Join our team of world class independent real estate photographers looking to build their portfolio of both skills and customers. We aim to provide the necessary support and tools to creative individuals who possess strong technological skills, meticulous attention to detail, and effective leadership qualities, in order to enhance their earning potential. Come be a part of our dynamic family and help us tell the story of every home.

House Trekker is a reliable and polished platform for freelance real estate photographers to offer their services. By entrusting the routine backend tasks to us, you can concentrate on your core strengths. You can expand your local customer base by accepting assignments scheduled through our website, which integrates seamlessly with your availability calendar.

At House Trekker, customers can choose between a standardized or personalized product offering, all easily accessible through a well-designed and efficient website. They also have the option to browse local photographer profiles and place repeat orders. The feedback left by customers can contribute to building a photographer's reputation based on their past performance.

Benefits of Joining the House Trekker Family

  • No need to market your services. Build your clients organically through our system, which allows them to select you for repeat business.
  • Avoid the accounting/invoicing/billing burden of running a business from end to end.
  • Avoid charging customers HST and the associated monthly government filings.
  • Avoid website setup and maintenance.
  • Decide whether you want to edit your own pictures or have House Trekker edit them for you.
  • Set your schedule to suit your lifestyle needs, and income level.
  • Work independently, yet have our backend support when needed.
  • IGUIDE camera system will be consigned (training will be provided as needed)
  • Receive ratings from customers upon completion of jobs.
  • Set a retainer to help adjust your compensation based on skill level, demand, or local market rates.
  • Approximate income is $52,000 CAD/yr for an average of 5 jobs per week, or $104,000 CAD/yr for an average of 10 jobs per week.

Requirements to Join our Network of Independent Real Estate Photographers

  • Minimum 1 year of photography experience required.
  • Punctual with great pride in professionalism.
  • Excellent customer service skills and excellent communication abilities.
  • Must keep an up to date calendar of availability within the House Trekker Photographer Portal.
  • No criminal record - House Trekker reserves the right to request a police check.

Required Equipment

  • Full frame camera with wide angle lens.
  • Aerial drone with an adequate camera, and accompanying drone license if applicable.
  • Reliable vehicle with adequate insurance.
  • Smartphone with data package and a laptop/desktop with a high-speed Internet.

The Jobs

Photographers are generally required to follow these steps to complete each job

Maintain an accurate and up to date availability calendar on our portal. There is zero tolerance for cancelling jobs and being late for jobs.

  • Drive to jobsite (milage is charged to the customer and added to the payout if the jobsite is over 20km away, 1 way)
  • Obtain media/do the job
  • Prior to 11 pm the same day
    • Upload only the media to our servers that will be used to fulfill the customer order (edited or unedited)
    • Process the IGUIDE tour in the IGUIDE portal account issued to you at the time of hire and submit. (training will be provided as needed)
  • The following day, check and approve the edited media and IGUIDE tour/floor plan as a final check prior to submitting to customer. (re-submit for any edit revisions if required)
  • Upload media to customer portal for final delivery

Compensation Details

Independent photographers are compensated based on the invoice amount to the end customer less, taxes, job related expenses, and 15% service charge.


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