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If you are on the hunt for a real estate photo editing service, read our EPE-REAL review before choosing what company or provider to use.
In this review, we have taken an in-depth look at the real estate photo editing services offered by EPE-REAL and their pricing, ordering process, quality and examples, revisions, support, and additional services.
Overall Rating Table
Let’s get started with a comparison table between EPE-REAL and PhotoUp’s real estate photo editing services:
|Current Ranking||5th of 22||1st of 22|
|Cost per Image||$0.70 per image||$1.50 per image|
|Turnaround Time||12-18 hours||12-24 hours|
|Overall Quality||quite good||excellent|
|Consistency||all notes followed||all notes followed|
|Cost of Single Shot/HDR||$0.70 per image||$1.50 per image|
|Rush Delivery||yes||yes, 12 hours rush= 50% extra|
|Cost per Revision||1-2 free revisions||free revisions|
|Order Form Interface||okay, a bit dated/basic||good & easy to learn|
|Turnaround Time||12-18 hours||12-24 hours|
|Upload Speed||fast & smooth||fast & smooth|
|Payment Accepted||debit/credit, PayPal||debit/credit, ACH|
|Systems and Extras|
|White labeled sub-Photographer Accounts||no||yes|
|Response Time||11-59 min||5 min|
EPE-REAL is a real estate photo editing company out of Vietnam that was established in 2016.
The company employs more than fifty experienced editors to offer a suite of services for professional real estate photographers.
I’m looking forward to seeing what they have to offer, so let’s jump straight into their pricing.
I was glad to see that the team lays out its pricing strategy across all services in one clear, easy-to-understand table.
Prices range from free retouching services, such as adding TV screens, etc., to $25 for advanced virtual staging.
Overall, the pricing looks competitive, or slightly higher than other similar services.
The one aspect I was unclear about is the difference between Standard, Advanced and Hi-End editing that they offer.
Prices vary quite a bit in this regard, and it would be helpful to understand what they mean by each of those terms so that customers can choose the service they want.
Ordering From EPE-REAL
The process of signing up with EPE-REAL is simple and actually quite charming.
1. Creating an Account
It starts with high-quality images on their website and a “Try It Now” button.
That takes you to a contact page that shows a Google Map to their offices in Vietnam and a few email addresses plus a contact form.
Once you take that next step and get in touch, the conversation moves to your email client.
All in all, the initial contact from the admin team after I reached out was very fast and informative.
2. Uploading Images
EPE-REAL tries hard to accommodate your needs and get the process moving quickly.
The next email said: “You can upload your free trial images to dropbox or google drive. Do whatever is convenient for you. Thank you! Thao.”
I quickly put together a folder in Google Drive and mailed the link to them, adding a note that I would like to see their work in the ‘traditional’ style.
That said, let’s see what the results are like, and how long they take to deliver. (I have a feeling it’s going to be quick!)
3. Signing Up
If you do actually sign up for the service, the process is a little bit different from emailing back and forth.
As they explain it, they will create an account for you on the system where you can log in and upload raw files at epereal.net.
Next, you’ll email them to confirm the task and add your instructions as well at email@example.com
The EPE-REAL team will process and take the Q&A process for two rounds to ensure the quality of the product.
And once your images are edited, they will upload the results to the system, and let you know once your order is completed.
The only slight glitch in the process is that I didn’t realize you had to tell them if you wanted them to do the work “Standard, Advanced, or High-End Style.”
It’s a little unclear and subjective what each of those means, and it would help if you just had to click a button to lodge a selection.
But after a few emails back and forth, we settled on the ‘Standard’ style.
We hope you’re enjoying our EPE-REAL estate photo editing review so far. Let’s move on to the actual photo editing examples next.
Photo Editing Examples
As I suspected, the EPE team responded quickly to my request for test images.
I shared a set of images via Google Drive and six hours later, they emailed back a Dropbox link with two versions of edited photos for me to choose between.
Let’s take a look at the quality by comparing the before and after shots.
I like how they worked on the white balance of the photo, brought out the brightness of the colors, and were able to cleanly remove the two cars from the exterior, as I asked them to.
Another good effort by EPE Real in this example. They blended the images very nicely, managed to warm up and brighten the tones without making it look overly processed. Good job!
Next, the dappled light and shadows made this a tricky edit and a good test.
I asked them to focus on the color of the grass and they certainly did that. It’s definitely a lot greener.
However, they may have actually gone too far and made it look slightly fake.
What do you think?
I soon realized that I had forgotten to ask the editor to remove the basketball hoop that was showing over the fence in the neighbor’s yard in one of the exterior images.
So I sent an email asking if they could do that extra work for me and the response came back affirmative within thirty minutes.
To my satisfaction, the new version was added to the Dropbox folder in under two hours.
They did a good job of removing the offending hoop and edited the colors at the same time.
I must say the attentiveness and speed of the EPE-REAL estate photo editing team have been great to see so far!
Overall, the quality of the editing work was very good.
I was impressed that they sent two different versions of the work for me to judge. Although, I wasn’t sure if that was an example of their “Standard” vs “Advanced” editing.
But they work well with color, they’re great at removing objects, and the white balance and exposure were good.
One note in my EPE-REAL estate photo editing review is that they sometimes overdo it (as you can see on the homepage), and the images look manipulated.
In their defense, some people like the heavily edited look, so that probably works for them!
I was very impressed with the support that the team offered.
They were prompt in their replies, gracious, and always managed to do what was asked quickly and efficiently.
One of the benefits of being a small, nimble upstart is that you can respond quickly to any client needs, and EPE-REAL more than proved this to be true.
One of the most important aspects of any photo editing service is whether their services can interact with other services they offer.
In that regard, EPE-REAL does offer the following additional services:
- Day to Dusk Conversion
- Virtual Staging
- Floor Plans
It’s unclear how well any of these services are combined when you’re trying out the “Test Package.” But I suspect that they are standalone services, where EPE will do the work and leave it to you to implement.
One benefit of a real estate photo editing service like PhotoUp is that they allow you to automatically add your edited photos to a new standalone website, for example.
In contrast to PhotoUp, EPE-REAL’s additional services do not seem to offer that level of functionality.
With that being said, let’s try and sum up the findings of our EPE-REAL estate photo editing review.
Pros and Cons of EPE-REAL
To give you a quick overview, here are some pros and cons of EPE-REAL:
|Fast turnaround||Basic systems|
|Good quality work||Limited integration|
|Friendly team||Slightly overpriced|
Verdict: Is EPE-REAL’s Photo Editing Services Worth Using?
The verdict of this EPE-REAL estate photo editing review is that I really enjoyed working with this company.
They were eager to please, flexible, and good at what they do, although their overall real estate marketing package is limited.
But their service is still new, and hopefully, they will grow to offer a broader range of services like some of the bigger companies are already providing.
All things considered, they show a lot of promise but are not quite there yet in terms of an overall real estate marketing package.
But I’m expecting big things from EPE-REAL in the future, and can’t wait to see how they grow.
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