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Real Estate Invoice Template

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Invoice
James Hall
William Wanamaker & Sons
1331 Masonic Hill Road
Bill to:
Henry Brockman
Flexus
638 Fleming Street
Date
Item name
Description
Units/hrs
Rate
Subtotal
08/31/2021
Digital advertising
-
-
1.00
0.00
09/13/2021
Broker consultation
-
-
1.00
0.00
09/13/2021
Full motion virtual tour
-
-
1.00
0.00
Subtotal
$0.00
Total due
$0.00
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You can sign up for Indy to make your whole workflow better. With Indy, invoices are just a part of one seamless process that includes proposals, contracts, time tracking, client approval, and payment.

Indy Invoice templates take the pain out of billing.

  • Build and send an invoice in minutes.
  • Personalize your invoices with your brand color and logo, and leave a nice message for your recipient.
  • Accept payment by top credit and debit cards, check, wire transfer, direct deposit, and more.
  • Add your unbilled time tracks to your invoices as line items for easy payment.
  • Include discounts, late fees, and request deposits.
  • Make single invoices or set up recurring billing.
  • Send your invoices straight from Indy or export them to PDF to send them however you want.
  • Keep track of each invoice’s status, so you know who has paid and who to remind.
  • Set the estimates in your proposals to automatically generate invoices when accepted.
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Real Estate Invoice Template FAQ

What Is a Real Estate Invoice Used For?

You’ll use your invoice to get paid for your estate agent work. 

Your clients can clearly see the services you provide, when they should pay for them and any late fees if applicable. A well-designed invoice makes it easier to avoid questions about how much money is owed or due by which date.

Accepting multiple forms of payment is easier now than ever before. Select which payment methods you accept on your invoice and invite your customers to choose the payment method that’s best for them. 

You can use your Real Estate invoice to bill clients for many services, such as:

  • Property photography
  • Due diligence fees
  • Permit filings
  • Travel costs
  • Commission

Whatever services you are billing your clients for, using a single form of billing will make life simpler. Connecting your invoices to a payment system and bank account will help you keep track of paid and unpaid bills easily.

How do you bill for real estate work?

You can bill your clients by sending them an invoice. There are a few things to get right with your billing. Here’s a short list:

  • In addition to your commission, you can bill by the hour, milestone, or project. 
  • Hourly billing is really common in many industries, and you can use Indy’s Time Tracker to track your hours easily. You can even add your time tracks to your invoices as line items.
  • Some property projects may have extra charges, such as photography charges, change of use permits, and other fees.
  • The largest portion of your bill will probably be the commission. The amount of commission should be in the contract you signed with your client.
  • You should set out your billing and payment terms in your contract. If you don’t have a contract, use Indy’s Contracts tool to create one before you start work.
  • Once you finish the work or pass the milestone, send the client an invoice. If you don’t have an invoice, you can use Indy’s invoice generator to create a professional invoice in just a few moments.

That’s it! Those are the basics of how to bill someone for your work. 

How much to charge for your real estate work?

Real estate agents charge between 4-8% commission on the sale or lease of a property. This amount might be split between multiple realtors for commercial transactions. Real estate photographers charge $100 per hour, on average.

Knowing how much to charge for your work is a complicated area. We want to help freelancers, so we’re going to give you some general tips here about settling on the best amount to charge clients for your services.

Let’s think about this from a few different perspectives:

First, how much do you want/need to earn? You should create your rates to reflect what you need to earn. Keep in mind that you won’t get paid for some of the things you must do, such as preparing your taxes, looking for more customers, and weekly admin work. So, your hourly or project rate needs to be a little higher to make up for the unpaid work that is part of every freelancer’s life.

Second, how much do others charge for similar services at your level of expertise and experience? This question can be a little difficult to answer, but you can just ask. Join a Facebook group and ask. Call a local competitor and ask. Once you know what they charge, you can go under that if you’re new to the market or over it if you’re the boss.

Another massive item you should plan for is taxes. You’ll be paying your own taxes as a freelancer, so your rates should incorporate the taxes you’ll eventually have to pay. The average tax amount paid by Americans, for all taxes, is about 29%. This means you’ll end up paying $3 in taxes out of every $10 you earn. Price your work to pay your taxes and be left with the income you want.

Your best rates will be different because everyone’s market is different. What works on the West Coast might not be successful in Texas. Try a few different price points until you find the rate clients accept and you can live on.

How to create a Real Estate invoice? 

This part is easy! Here’s a step-by-step guide to getting your invoice done:

  1. Open one of Indy’s Real Estate Invoice Templates.
  2. Add your business branding and information.
  3. Insert your client’s contact information.
  4. Number your invoice in a useful way.
  5. Fill in the lines with your work completed and the cost per task/hour.
  6. Check the invoice total and details.

Once you’ve finished these six steps, you are ready to send your invoice to your client. Send it straight from Indy or download it as a PDF and use your own email client to send it. 

Why Choose Indy?

Indy offers an all-in-one platform for freelancers to manage all their admin work. When you sign up with Indy, your invoicing gets better because the other tools work together. For example, you can use Indy’s Time Tracker to note the time spent on a project. When you’re ready, the Invoice tool can automatically pull your unbilled hours for the project onto your invoice to make it ready to use. This makes your billing more accurate and saves time as well. When you set up your customers and projects with Indy, your entire workflow becomes smoother.

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