For decades, real estate listings never changed. Pictures were taken, shown to prospective buyers, and then the buyers toured the house. That was all there was to it! But times have changed. Today, not only are video real estate tours becoming increasingly common, so are aerial property tours. A decade and more ago – even
For decades, real estate listings never changed. Pictures were taken, shown to prospective buyers, and then the buyers toured the house. That was all there was to it! But times have changed. Today, not only are video real estate tours becoming increasingly common, so are aerial property tours.
A decade and more ago – even a few years ago – aerial property tours were unheard of because of the huge cost associated with them. Today, thanks to drone pilots and UAV service providers, this type of selling tool for real estate is much more within reach.
Why Aerial Real Estate Videography is Such a Great Investment
There are many benefits to using aerial videography for your next home purchase. As a home buyer, having aerial photography will allow you to see things from a new perspective. In fact, you’ll be able to explore areas you couldn’t otherwise view. From the air, you can:
- See brewing roof problems such as missing shingles or dead tree branches that suggest a potential tree fall in the future.
- View whether the neighbours are digging an open-pit coal mine in their backyard.
- Compare the cleanliness of the front yard to the backyard to gauge the quality of future neighbours.
- Get a glimpse of the neighbourhood as a whole to determine if it’s the kind of place you want to live.
Of course, home buyers aren’t the only ones benefiting from this new trend. Real estate agents are jumping all over drone aerial photography because it gives them the ability to show potential buyers something that other agencies may not yet offer. In fact, a recent Australian study showed that listings with videos are viewed as much as 400% more than regular listings. Combine that with aerial video and you have the chance to really show off a property to a wider audience than ever before.
Selecting a Good Drone Aerial Videography Company for Your Real Estate Sale
Crashes can and do happen, and the last thing a real estate agent wants is to damage a home like these folks. That’s why it’s important to be sure you work with quality UAV service providers. In case something goes wrong, you want a provider who can manage and prevent the drone from crashing into a house or into someone else’s yard. So look for companies that are:
- Certified by the FAA or Transport Canada to operate drones in an urban area.
- Practice within the boundaries of local privacy laws.
These issues are important because aerial real estate videos often involve flying over private property or even in a downtown location. Hire with care.
Aside from these concerns, aerial videos give buyers and sellers loads of benefits – it’s no exaggeration to say that they are changing the face of real estate.
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