According to US copyright law, the photographer (Columbus Pics) retains full ownership rights to every photo we take. When you pay our fee, you are licensing the right to use our photos of your property (This is just how the law is written.)
In practice, we are not that strict. We don’t make realtors sign contracts, and if you want to give pictures to clients, stagers, builders, newspapers, that’s fine with us! We’re all on the same team. We want to work for you not against you.
We will occasionally use photos taken at your shoot for promotional marketing. If a client of yours prefers privacy, let us know and we’ll take it down.
We can and do resell or reuse photos we have taken at your photo shoot with other clients.
1) We keep a location library of community common areas (pools, club houses, and city streets) available for all our clients, thus some pictures we take while shooting your property may be added to this library
2) A new client may prefer photos of a home in the summer when it is winter, or homeowners may not wish to have their home shot again, in which case we will resell the old photos instead of reshooting
If you become a regular client, you will almost surely benefit from these policies.