Why did you create this program?
We are on a mission to have a floor plan on every real estate listing because it makes for a better home buying experience. It’s happened in other countries – such as Norway and the UK – and with your help we’re going to make it happen in Australia and New Zealand. Photographers are ambassadors to the marketplace about the value of floor plans, and so we wanted to create a special program with unique benefits for photographers that would have them join us on our mission.
Who can join the program?
Any professional photographer who offers real estate photography to the public in Australia or New Zealand, with a CubiCasa account in good standing, in any area we service, may apply for the program.
What are the requirements to join the Preferred Photographer program?
Include a CubiCasa floor plan with every photo shoot
Adjust the messaging on your website to say, in your own words
“floor plan included with every (interior/real estate/vacation rental) photo shoot”
What are the benefits of being a Preferred Photographer?
- 25% discount on all floor plans and optional add-ons
(For example, fixed furniture, Digital GLA™, rush delivery, large properties, and 3D products)
- 12-hour expedited priority delivery on every order at no charge, instead of the standard 24 hour delivery target
- Unlimited number of change requests on 2D products
- White-labeled social media posts for you to use to announce that you have joined our network
- Premium, direct customer support
- Early access to new product features*
I’m already a part of the Photographer Network. Is this the same thing?
No, this is a completely new program with new requirements and new benefits.
The “Certified Photographer Directory” will soon be renamed “Photographer Network”. Your profile will still be searchable there whether you decide to become a Preferred Photographer or not.
What if my client doesn’t want a floor plan?
No problem. As long as you are offering a floor plan with every shoot, you are not obligated to do a scan if your client declines the service. And a floor plan is not expected if you are not providing interior photographs.
What If I am already providing a floor plan as a part of another product, such as a Matterport or other virtual tour? Do I have to do a scan too?
Yes, you have to provide a floor plan from a CubiCasa scan.
Is it OK if I say that floor plans are available with all shoots, or included in all packages?
No, in order to be a Preferred Photographer, the wording must be that a floor plan is included with Every Photo Shoot. This must be consistent for all photographers who participate in the program.
I provide photography for vacation rentals, not only for real estate. Do I have to do a floor plan on those too?
Yes, to be fair to all photographers, the expectation is that a floor plan is included with all interior photo shoots.
What if I operate in several locations, but I only include the floor plans in certain markets?
In order to join the program, floor plans must be included in all shoots in all your coverage areas.
How do I sign up?
Make the adjustments to your website as described (“floor plan included with every (interior/real estate/vacation rental) photo shoot”), then log into your account, go to your settings, and submit your application. We will review for the “floor plans with Every Photo Shoot” messaging and follow up with you to complete the enrollment process.
Thank you for your interest in our Preferred Photographer Program!
If you have additional questions, please contact Jarmo for more information.