How does A Perfect Space Work?

Think of A Perfect Space as a marketplace of sorts.  It is a platform where people come to hire out their properties and others come to find a property.

Searching through the various locations we offer is as easy as scrolling through the site. Our search function allows you to narrow down your selection by property location, property features (i.e. pools, manicured gardens), type of property (architecture, style) and function (TV & film production, events, photography) 

To use list a property or book a property, you must first set up a profile.  This is a simple process that is free of charge.  

Once your account is set up, you are given access to a personalised dashboard that allows you to manage your property listing or location bookings. 

You also get access to exclusive valuable locale insights via our team of experienced creative insiders who are on the ground hunting down unique locations in production hotspots around the world.  

A Perfect Space has been developed with content creators, producers, photographers and event planners in mind. Their input has shaped every element of our platform and for this reason it is the preferred location scouting website for creative teams.  

This means that as a lister, your property will be seen and shortlisted by more potential clients.  As someone who works in production, photography or events, A Perfect Space delivers a location platform with deep search capabilities and a proven working knowledge of on-location shoots.

How do I list my property?

To list your property, you must first set up a free profile and then select 'List a Space'.  From here you will be asked to fill in details about your property and required to upload images of your property and your certificate of insurance .   The listing process should take approximately 15 minutes.

Who can list with A Perfect Space?

Anyone can list with A Perfect Space just as long as they are the legal property owner of the space.

We have owners of single properties, property portfolios, event venues and studios currently listing on the A Perfect Space platform.  

How much can I expect to earn from listing my property with A Perfect Space?

This is a tricky question to answer.  Some locations are more popular than others because of the type of space, it's accessibility and style.

For example, a house located in the inner suburbs with loads of natural light and a neutral colour palette will be hired more frequently than a tin shed located in a rural setting.  That's not to say that the tin shed won't be used for TV dramas, commercials or fashion shoots, it's just that is a very specific look that won't be required regularly. 

Locations used in a full-day shoot can earn anywhere between 

Sometimes half-day shoots are booked and these can earn 75% of a day rate.

Does it cost anything to list on the A Perfect Space platform?

Listing your space on the A Perfect Space platform is a free service.

If your location is hired, A Perfect Space retains 15% commission on the booked rate.

Example:  If your tree-lined driveway is used for a 1-day car commercial shoot at the average rate of $1,500 A Perfect Space will retain $225. The remaining $1,275 is deposited directly to your nominated bank account.

Will I need professional photos?

The short answer is yes.

A Perfect Space has been developed for, and in conjunction with, content creators, producers, stylists, photographers, film-makers, event planners and creative teams.  They were unanimous in their request for high-quality images to help them scout their location shortlists.

Getting professional photos of your property does not have to be an expensive exercise and it will increase the likelihood of your property being booked. We recommend investing approx $350 - $500 AUD for a portfolio of 20+ images.

Who will use the locations listed on A Perfect Space?

A Perfect Space has been developed for content creators, producers, stylists, photographers, film-makers, event planners and creative teams.

In real terms this means your property could be used for TV commercials & programmes, digital content, fashion shoots, movie productions or events (if applicable)


What are the benefits of A Perfect Space?

A Perfect Space has been developed with content creators, producers, photographers and event planners in mind. Their input has shaped every element of our platform and for this reason it is the preferred location scouting website for creative teams.  

This means that as a lister, your property will be seen and shortlisted by more potential clients.  As someone who works in production, photography or events, A Perfect Space delivers a location platform with deep search capabilities and a proven working knowledge of on-location shoots.

What if there is damage to my property during the location?

All bookings made through the A Perfect Space platform are bound by a Location Hire agreement that requires any reported damage to the property be remunerated within 30-days or other such timeframes as agreed to by you.

As further protection, all bookings are required to provide proof of insurance for workers compensation and public liability insurance prior to the shoot.

This is on top of the property insurance all owners must provide to list their property on the A Perfect Space platform.

Do I need to be home or can I be out when the 3rd party is using my location?

As glamorous as it sounds, being on-set can be time consuming and boring.  We would recommend that you leave your property for the duration of the shoot and let the cast & crew to handle their business.

We do however require that you are accessible by phone just in case the production manager needs to get in touch with you.

A Perfect Space offers a location manager service should you want someone to be present at your property during a shoot on your behalf.  The costs to book this service are paid for by the person/production hiring the space.

Who will clean my house afterwards?

Renting your property for any kind production or event can be a messy business.   While all production crews go to great lengths to leave the property in the same condition as they found it, you should expect that your property will probably need a quick clean once they leave.   

Producers are aware of this and will provide either house cleaning services or a house cleaning fee.  This is organised by the production manager in consultation with you to determine which option works best for you.

When do I get paid for the location?

Payment for your location always takes place 24-hours prior to the shoot with any additional fees (such as overtime) being paid within 7-days after the shoot. 

The timings way vary slightly if an international transfer is required.  Our aim is to get money in your hands as soon as possible.

How do I get paid?

The location hire minus A Perfect Space's 15% commission is deposited directly into your nominated banking account 24-hours prior to the shoot.   

Please be sure to add bank details to your profile when listing your space to streamline the process.

Do I need specific insurance?

Yes, you will need to provide proof of property insurance cover? This is typically provided via a pdf copy of your certificate of insurance.

Can I turn down a production?

Of course, yes!  You have complete say in whether you will accept a booking or not.  

All content creators using the A Perfect Space platform to scout locations will be required to answer a series of questions about their shoot prior to selecting properties.  If your location is shortlisted for a particular project, these details will be forwarded onto you for your consideration.

In addition, most productions will carry out what is called a recce prior to booking a location for their shoot.  A recce is when members of the production team visit the property in person to determine if the location will meet their requirements.  The recce is another opportunity to learn more about how your property will be used and decide whether you would like to continue.

Once a deposit is paid to secure your location and the Hirer Agreement is signed, you are unable to cancel (subject to unforeseen circumstances as laid out in the terms & conditions). 

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