6 Steps to Leverage Aerial Photography for Real Estate | 317 Aerials
Use of drones in aerial photography is quite advantageous when it comes to selling your real estate; this is because drone photographs have a lot of details that a potential real estate buyer may be looking for. These details may include:-
Real estate maps and property outlines
Developments within the area that the buyer’s tax may go to.
Roads within the area look like.
The area surrounding the residential real estate and the nearness of the real estate to the amenities.
The aerial view of the property and land.
An interactive 3D map
Many real estate agents hire airplane to take elevated photographs which may turn up to be expensive than using a drone which can reduce the cost of shooting similar photographs. Depending on the setup of your equipment’s drones can take photos, videos or even both. You can edit the video to only cover your property and share it on social media so as the potential buyers may be able to view the property from there hence attracting many buyers, it will be upon you to select the buyer who meets your set buying cost.
Things consider before hiring a drone
1. Try to be flexible with dates and time.
Weather is a factor to consider when flying a drone, therefore when hiring a drone pilot try to be flexible. In case it rains during the scheduled day of the photography you will have to postpone. When it is on a bad weather the photos may be of poor quality and may be less interesting to look hence you will get few or none of the, potential buyers will want to buy your property.
2. Research about the same projects done by the same drone by probably looking at photos to see if they meet quality you want.
Having an idea of the previous work done by the same drone is very important; therefore, you will have an idea of the quality of photos that the drone will take.
3. Fly in a save area
As the real estate agent who has hired the drone you ought to make sure that the location is far enough away from any flight restrictions ex: 5 miles within an airport, hospital helipads, heavily crowded areas. Ask your expert drone pilot about these flight restrictions and provide the location of the photoshoot as soon as possible. If the property is in one of these restricted zones the FAA 107 pilot can apply for a permission of waiver which takes within 90 days to be approved or denied
4. Put in mind that not all drones are made equally
In the case of marketing a real estate it’s good to check at the drone’s pilot portfolios, certifications and also discuss with him or her equipment he has which can carry out the task at hand. More extensive projects may require a dual operator drone.
5. Post production work is worth the investment
After taking the aerial photos there is still more work which needs to be done on the photos to make them more appealing to the buyer’s eyes, make sure you hire a person who has an experience in photograph editing so as to make your work successful.
6. Ask about 3D Mapping
Drones can now take hundreds of photos and upload them to the cloud to generate a 3D map clients can interact with such as inspect, zoom, rotate, etc. The 3D file can also be applied to plastic print out a small-scale version of the land/property on a 3D printer. Other data such as elevation levels, vegetation levels, engineering measurements can be achieved.
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