FAQ

Real Estate Photography

How Long Does It Take To Get My Images?

Images are delivered with in 24 hours of the photographer completing the shoot. Sometimes they are delivered sooner.  For properties photographed on Saturday, Images are delivered on Monday.

Can You Upload My Images To MLS?

Yes we are able to upload your images to MLS. All you need to do is provide us with admin access. This is done by filling out the form and sending it to ARMLS. Once we receive the log in information we will upload all of your shoots to your listings at no additional charge.

Real Estate Teams & Brokerage Photography Accounts

We do offer accounts for teams and brokerages. These accounts can be set up in different ways based on the amount of listings. These accounts are completely customizable to meet the demands and workflow of your real estate team or office. Contact Us for additional details. By using a brokerage or team photography account all of your listings and marketing will have a consistent look to it.

Drone Images/Osmo+

What Is a Drone?

Drone is a nickname given to any aircraft in the category of Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAV), Unmanned Aerial Systems (UAS), or Small Unmanned Aerial Systems (sUAS) weighing less than 55 lbs. Almost all models are capable of carrying a payload, usually a camera which captures images and/or video. Many models offer the ability to “live stream” the media from the camera to the operator on the ground in real time. The cost to operate the units is much less than an airplane or helicopter and therefore we can offer images and video at a lower cost. It also saves on resources such as fuel and aircraft maintenance and even reduces emissions since UAS devices run off batteries.

Is It Legal to Operate Drones Commercially?

No. It is only illegal to operate commercially if you do not have the proper licensing. All of our UAS operators are licensed pilots and have an FAA Section 333 Exemption and/or a Part 107 UAS Airman Certificate. On August 29, 2016, the new FAA regulations (part 107) went into effect. Please refer to the chart at the bottom of this page for more information. Anyone operating drones commercially is required to have the proper certifications and regulatory requirements in place.

What is Considered Commercial Drone Operation?

The FAA considers anything tied to income as commercial operation. This includes a realtor using drone footage for a listing. Even if the realtor is not directly getting paid for the flight, the ultimate purpose is to earn income through the sale of the home. Basically if you are flying for any purpose other than hobby or recreation, it is commercial use.

How High Can You Fly?

The FAA guidelines state that UAS devices can fly no higher than 400 feet without a Certificate of Waiver from the FAA. Most of the time we don’t need to get above 200 feet to capture the subject so this is usually not an issue. An example of a valid reason to petition for permission to exceed the standard 400′ height restriction would be for wind turbine inspection since some of them are close to 400′ tall with the blades.

Can You Fly at Night?

No, but it can be approved under part 107. Night flying presents a number of dangers. The FAA guidelines state that UAS devices can only fly between sunrise and sunset unless an exemption is granted from this rule.

Can You Fly Near Airports?

It depends on the airport. Some require approval from the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) and/or the local Air Traffic Control tower (ATC) and some do not. Contact us with the address of your project and we can find out for you.

How Long Can You Fly the Drones?

Our Drones can operate for for up to 25 minutes on a single battery depending on the aircraft we use, the wind speed, and other conditions. Each of our units have multiple batteries in order to extend flight time with additional 20-25 minutes flight time.

Can You Fly Over People or Crowds of People?

The FAA guidelines state that you cannot fly a UAS over anyone not involved in the flight operation. This includes flying at stadiums, sporting events, wildfires, or over crowds of people, including first responders at the scene of an incident. Some of these restrictions can be exempted on a per-flight basis but requires a valid reason.

Virtual Tour Listings

Branded Virtual Tour Link

The Branded Virtual Tour Link is the link you want to use on any site that you wish to show your information and the property. This link is also suggested to use on any social media sites. We can customize the branded virtual tours to match your website and marketing.

Non Branded Virtual Tour Link (For MLS)

This is the link that you use in MLS. It has no agent branding on it, and has separate tracking info on your weekly report.

Graphic Intensive Flyer

The graphic intensive flyer includes a background image and can be customized for an additional free of $25. This flyer uses more ink when you are printing, we also offer a ink friendly flyer as well.

TinyTurls - Short Tour Link

This is a shortened link of the branded virtual tour link. This is typically used in magazines, newspapers, etc., so that potential buyers don’t have to type a long web address in to see the property.

Virtual Tour Gallery

This is a link to a page that shows every property that RMDP 360 Media has done a virtual tour for you on. You can use this link to put on your website to show your current listings. This page gets automatically updated every time a new virtual tour is completed and sent to you. Your logo and contact info also displays on this page, along with a map that shows a pinpoint of each property.

Individual Download Link

This link opens a page that displays all of the images in your virtual tour. You can go to this page to download one specific image instead of downloading all of the images to get just one.

Download Your Interactive Virtual Tour

This link will download a .zip file to your computer. Once extracted you can then play your virtual tour on the computer. With this format you do not need to have an internet connection to view the tour.

Download Your High Resolution Images

This link will download a .zip file that contains all of the images in your virtual tour. Download this file to get the images to upload into MLS. You will have to extract the images from the .zip file before you can upload them to MLS.

Virtual Tour Traffic

Virtual Tour Traffic reports are provided weekly and provide you with a lot of information. The following are some of the stats provided.

Nothing on this page should be taken as legal advice, and should be verified with the appropriate regulatory agency.