In the real estate industry, trends are constantly changing. Today, one of the most popular trends is using drones for real estate photography. Drones can be very beneficial for your real estate business as they can be used for purposes such as real estate photography, marketing, giving aerial video tours and real estate investment. In today’s article, I will outline some of the key benefits of using drones for your real estate photography.
Captures the Whole Location
A lot of customers often look for houses in a good location. In order to capture the best version of the location of your property for your real estate photography, your best tool is a drone. One of the key benefits of using drones in real estate is the ability to view the property’s location while at the same time highlighting nearby attractions, parks, airports and much more. Drones are a great way to capture the whole area and layout of a place.
Accurate and High Definition Photography
Using drones for aerial photography in real estate can capture a much more accurate and aesthetic depiction of the property, which can be very useful and beneficial for your clients as they get a full view of what the property looks like. The high definition quality of the photography can also be used as a baseline assessment of the property’s quality and condition, which is extremely crucial for the process of insurance claims and tax assessments.
Helps With Your Storytelling
Good storytelling helps you win more listings and make more profit. Your client needs a clear understanding of what exactly it is that you are selling to them and the seller needs to list their property with agents who have the best experience and latest trade tools. The best way to do that is by listing on the MLS aka the multiple listing service. MLS listings provide a list of details on using aerial shots. According to NAR (National Association of Realtors), using drones for the purposes of real estate is rapidly becoming the new norm and an increasing number of innovative companies are using drones for their real estate purposes.
Comes in All Shapes, Sizes and Prices
Whether you are just starting out your real estate business or not, drones can be useful. Drones come in all shapes and sizes as well as different price ranges. However, displaying professional real estate properties on a professional level may not be very sufficient with a poor quality drone. Affordable drones are best for beginners who are just getting into their real estate photography and who want to learn the basics of taking photography or videos. More advanced real estate photographers invest in a good quality drone with a higher price.
Rules and Regulations of Using Drones
Before investing in a drone, you must be aware of all the rules and regulations that come with owning one. In order to start using drones for real estate purposes professionally, you will need a commercially licensed drone pilot. Having a license involves taking an FAA examination which covers topics on aviation such as airspace regulations and restrictions to aviation physics. Additionally, other than federal regulations, cases such as local restrictions may prohibit your usage of drones in places such as parks or state infrastructure. So, the best way to be prepared is to learn all the rules and regulations of different cities for the purpose of drone usage before investing in it.
Increased Work Safety
Last but not least, drones provide you with a safe working environment. Apart from accessing unreachable places they limit the extra time spent unnecessarily and provide better inspections.
Drones are becoming increasingly popular in real estate. Whether you plan on investing in one or not, it is always beneficial to know about the uses and benefits of drones as they can become a valuable addition to your real estate business.
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