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FAQs about the CubiCasa Preferred Photographer Program

Why did you create this program?
We are on a mission to have a floor plan on every real estate listing in the US because it makes for a better home buying experience. It’s happened in other countries – such as Australia and the UK – and with your help we’re going to make it happen in the US. 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.

Additionally, we are partnering with MLSs across the country and expect to generate increased demand for floor plans. We want to be ready for Realtors who are now aware of floor plans and interested in having them, but prefer to work with someone to provide them – and we would like to send them to our Preferred Photographers for floor plans AND professional photography.

Who can join the program?
Any professional photographer who offers real estate photography to the public, with a CubiCasa account in good standing, in any area we service, may apply for the program.

This program is for photographers who want to partner with us to include a floor plan with Every Photo Shoot.

What are the requirements to join the Preferred Photographer program?
Include a 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?

  • Top placement for your Preferred Photographer profile on the CubiCasa website and through the CubiCasa web app*
  • White labeled social media posts for you to use to announce that you have joined our network
  • A credit for our 3D marketing bundle, so you can test and create your own examples of these powerful assets
  • 25% discount on all 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
  • Premium, direct customer support
  • Unlimited number of change requests on 2d products
  • Early access to new product features*

In areas where we have an MLS partnership, all benefits above, plus

  • If possible, we include information about our local Preferred Photographers as part of the training webinars (live and recorded) for MLS subscribers. This directs those who would like to find a provider immediately right to our Preferred Photographer group.
  • Partnered MLSs will include a CubiCasa tile on their member dashboard where subscribers will be able to access our photographer network.
  • We’ll help you sponsor your local Realtor events with up to $100 credit to your CubiCasa account to help offset your expenses. Send us your proposal, we will evaluate, and if approved we will supply flyers or brochures for your event and issue your credit.

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.

Do I only do a floor plan every time for new clients from your referrals?
No, the Preferred Photographer program is for those who include a floor plan with every photo shoot, for all their clients.

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?
You do not.

Do I have to offer free floor plans?
Not at all. You are welcome to use our free version of the floor plans, with any combination of add-ons to create your packages and pricing.

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.

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.

What about oversize properties if I am using the free floor plans?
There is an additional processing fee for properties larger than 5000 square feet scanned area. If you anticipate many instances where you would be using the free version on larger properties, please be aware the oversize scan charge will apply.

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.

When do my benefits take effect?
Your discount and faster processing time take effect when you are approved into the program, and will be applied to your orders going forward from that time. They do not apply retroactively to orders placed during your billing period prior to joining the program.

How will I know that CubiCasa is promoting me?
To begin with, we will provide simple reporting to show how many times your profile has been shown through the app and/or viewed on our website. In the future we may also share you to additional platforms, and provide more advanced reporting.*

How do I sign up?
Make the adjustments to your website, 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 Tammy for more information.

Author: Tammy Dwight

Tammy is a real estate photographer based in the Pacific Northwest and a Community Manager at CubiCasa. She is interested in how emerging technologies will be used to meet the imaging needs of the real estate industry in the future.

We're building technology to digitize the real estate around us, and while doing it, helping families to find better homes, approve mortgages and renovate their homes. We are located in Oulu, Helsinki, San Jose, and Ho Chi Minh City. Currently we are especially looking for software developers to join our team.

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