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What Experts Want You to Know About Drone Use in the Real Estate Industry

Don’t Crash & Burn: Using Drones for Real Estate Photography

Welcome to the future of real estate selling, where tiny, pint-size planes can give you an edge. Much like your listing photos and videos, when it comes to using drones to boost the popularity of your properties, it pays to aim for high quality.

View from above
Touted by agents as the most important new technology affecting real estate selling since the Internet, video tours bearing dramatic drone photography have become the weapon of choice for high flyers, showcasing large landscapes, unbelievable views, and breathtaking exteriors in a way never before possible. In the wrong hands, however, results could disappoint.

 Knowing when to deplane
As agents welcome sellers aboard, it pays to keep in mind the listing should be more than just in-flight entertainment. Drones are useful, but should never be used to shoot ALL the content. Certain images are not well-suited for a fly-by, specifically:

• One size does not fit all
Standard shots commonly seen in listings, such as street-level views, or in-home shots are best taken by hand from certain angles to improve the look of the home.

• How small is too small?
Avoid drones for smaller interiors, such as condos or apartments.

• Even drones can run into a problem
Homes hidden by trees or buildings.

Flying high
Ensure drone success by hiring a professional. Drones require a pilot’s license, and a lot more than RC car skills. Expect services to cost more than a land-loving photographer, as they involve taking the time to splice multiple clips of raw footage. Be sure your contractor employs a “3-axis gimbal” drone for steady, flowing shots. Later on, you may want to take a course, earn your own wings, and fly your own shoots.

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Drones: The Future

Will Your Next Appraisal be by Fly By? – By Drone Of Course.

New roof? Large tract? Strange or interesting geography? You can now simplify your real estate selling needs, documenting and communicating attributes such as these with ease – with the help of drone technology, or unmanned aircraft systems (UAS).

It’s not sci-fi
No longer hampered by Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) regulations, there’s now an easy to understand system and set of rules for flying a commercial drone, and the real estate industry is taking notice. Should you take advantage of this technology when appraising real estate and gathering listing photos? You betcha.

Hold on to your hats
Real estate selling won’t be this interesting again until the implementation of driverless cars. This booming and exciting technology has been around for awhile, but only recently has the FAA finalized its plan to “fully integrate the UAS into the National Airspace System (NAS) harmoniously, side-by-side with manned aircraft, occupying the same airspace and using many of the same air traffic management systems and procedures…” without training that requires a brain and physique that rivals a NASA astronaut.

This picture might be worth more than a thousand words
It’ll also take you more than a thousand words of reading to figure out how to do it yourself. It’s not a flying camera, folks, it’s an aircraft – and you have to be certified to fly one. But you no longer need a pilot’s license and a fortune in time and monetary investment to put on your flying hat. Interested? Take a look at the FAA’s Airmen Certification Standards. Rest assured, commercial flying rules are common sense:

1. Get your license.

2. Choose a unit that weighs less than 55 pounds to avoid registration.

3. Stay in uncontrolled/Class-G airspace.

4. Keep drones in your line-of-sight during operation, under 400-feet.

5. Sorry, no fly-bys of people or planes – or driving drones from your car.

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