Residential Real Estate Photography and 

Drone Pricing 2020


Photographs are used extensively to market residential real estate both online and in the printed media.  Good photographs make properties stand out, on a busy page full of properties' your eye is naturally drawn to clear, colorful photographs - look at a page and try it for yourself.    I provide a punctual professional service with consistent quality outputs.  If you are an agent or private homeowner and you are looking for a real estate photographer give me a call at 1-902.430-5478 or e-mail me at Jarrell.  I work for a number of commercial property managers, architects, developers, designers and agents in Nova Scotia, if you need references, chances are I have a client or two that you may know.



(Investment starts at $125 excluding HST for Basic MLS shoots. Long-term marketing for the hospitality industry, such as Air B&Bs have a different pricing structure, as do architectural, designer and real estate development shoots, please request a quote)
Houses come in different sizes - the total pool of photographs taken in a flat is not the same as the number shot in a 10 room house at the ocean, as such, we differentiate pricing based on total living area (TLA).  All properties are shot by a professional photographer using high-end photographic equipment.
BASIC MLS PHOTOGRAPHY PRICE LIST                                                        


  • Basic - up to 2000 sq/ft - $125.00 excluding HST

  • Medium - 2001 - 3000 sq/ft - $135 excluding HST

  • Large - 3000 - 4000 sq/ft - $160 excluding HST

  • Extra Large - 4000 - 5000 sq/ft - $180  excluding HST

  • Above 5001 sq/ft call for a quote (1-902-430-5478)

  • Blue Hour shoot for Externals - after 4pm, 3 - 5 photographs - $140 excluding HST when included with another basic MLS package.  Standalone pricing $175 plus HST.

 What you get and Conditions for a basic MLS photoshoot


  • 15 - 35 images are provided depending on the property size and features. An basic MLS shoot involves a single visit to the property at an arranged time to take images.

  • Photographs are colour corrected and straightened on a single axis.

  • Properties typically take 90 to 120 minutes to photograph and are shot between the hours of 9am - 4pm, Monday to Friday.

  • Properties shot after 4pm are considered an evening shoot and will be billed accordingly.

  • For property shoots on the weekend and Public Holidays add $40  to the base package.  Please also see the **section below for processing times.

  • *Travel - first 50km are free for a first visit (we use Bayers Lake as the point of calculation after that I charge 0.87 cents per kilometer a figure made up of the 2019 CRA rate plus a portion of my general hourly rate.        

  • Two sets of files are provided to the client - one set is optimized for MLS and one set of high res files are provided for print media.

  • Photographs are delivered to clients 24 to 48 hours from the end of the shoot via Dropbox or WeTransfer.  See ** for exceptions.  Clients wishing to receive photographs within 24 hours of the shoot can do so for a rush fee of $40 (please note this is not always possible and depends on work volumes).


* Multiple visits to a location may be charged general travel rates. 

** Images shot on Saturdays, Sundays or public holiday weekends will be delivered within 48 hours of the end of the weekend or public Holiday.   Add $40 if you wish to receive images within this period. 

Real Estate agents should advise clients on how to prepare for photographic shoots, it is vitally important that properties are presented in the best possible way (our guide to preparing your house for a photo-shoot can be viewed HERE. Photographers may make superficial changes however the onus remains on agents and their clients to ensure properties are neat, clean and uncluttered.

Cancellation/Reschedule Policy

Due to the nature of the industry, we understand that there are many occasions when it is necessary to reschedule or cancel an appointment. Appointments can be canceled or rescheduled up to the day before the appointment at no charge. However, there is a $50 fee for same-day cancellation and a $75 plus travel at CRA rates for on-site cancellation.  Cancellation includes photo shoots that cannot proceed due to property access constraints or properties not ready for being photographed, most answers to common questions linked to real estate shoots can be found on the FAQ for agents page.


*Please Note: Video output provided to client refers only to the footage taken and edited by Elemental Photography, the creation of client branding and/or alteration of client branding is not included in these prices.  Music provided with videos is royalty and copyright free, if clients wish for a specific tune or piece of music to be included we will provide a quote for the purchase of this music; alternatively the client may provide the music along with proof of purchase and we will add it to the video.   

**The price below is for web-based residential property sales only.  Stills and video required for other purposes will be quoted on a case by case basis, please call Jarrell at 1-902-430.5478 or send an e-mail to

General Drone rates when coupled with an MLS Photography Package  (**Please note) 


  • House – 5 Still Images $75 - when coupled to one of the Residential Real Estate Photography packages on my site.

  • Video - $220 when coupled to one of the Residential Real Estate photography packages on my site - video can incorporate aerial photos, video, text and still pictures. 

  • Both Video and aerial photographs $230  (* , ** Please note).

Drone Only (*Please Note)


  • Still Images:  up to 15 Still images $150.

  • Video: 60 - 150 second Video $230

  • Both video and Still Photographs: $259  

  • *Travel - first 50km are free for a first visit (we use Bayers Lake as the point of calculation after that I charge 0.87 cents per kilometer a figure made up of the 2019 CRA rate plus a portion of my general hourly rate.          





In certain circumstances, interactive virtual tours are a powerful marketing and promotional tools that will showcase your business, facilities or products - 24/7.


Our services can help you achieve more exposure with dynamic and interactive tools that can combine photographic images, video, text, graphics, and audio into a single package.  Virtual tours can be used for multiple purposes, whether you are selling a home, displaying features or services, marketing a business or introducing an industry, region or association, what you do is only limited by your need and imagination.  We use RTV the leader in Virtual Tour Technology.


Standard features for all online tours include:

•  Optimized viewing on any computer or smartphone 
•  Easy navigation controls and custom hot-spots
•  Your custom banners, photos and logos appear on every tour
•  Download Tour button for instant downloading

•  Virtual Tour hit Stats 2.0 - monitor your tour stats

•  Email Tour button for super simple tour distribution
•  Map buttons map out the location of every tour

•  City Info button links to information by neighborhood

•  IDX / MLS compliant systems
•  MLS data can be automatically added to real estate tours
•  Auto-Play and Full-Screen features
•  Scene-by-Scene text descriptors
•  Royalty-free music,

•  Agent website and email links for easy agent contact

•  12 month free hosting of your tour (After your first year a $39 fee will apply for each subsequent year)

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