Getting Ready To Photograph Your Home? Try Using a Drone

Posted by Justin Havre on Monday, June 24th, 2019 at 9:56am.

Why You Should Use a Drone For Home PhotographyIt’s no secret that when it comes to selling a home that the homeowner needs to ensure that every listing they post has high quality photos so buyers have an accurate representation of what they’re seeing. The classic way of doing this is just for the seller to take photos themselves or hire a professional photographer to do it for them. However, with improving technology comes a new way of taking photos: using drones. Here are some of the different ways drones can be used and why using them can be helpful when selling a home.

For informational purposes only. Always consult with a licensed real estate professional before proceeding with any real estate transaction.

1. Drones Are Affordable

Homeowners don’t have to purchase their own drone in order to reap the benefits of using one. Instead, homeowners can hire a drone operator to come to their home and take all the photos and video for them. This typically costs $200-600 per session depending on how long the session is and how much material is needed. Just taking exterior shots will be at the lower end, but if the homeowner also want a video walk-through of the home, they can expect to spend more. Homeowners interested in using a drone can choose how much they want to spend on a session by choosing what they want out of their session.

2. Drones Impress Home Buyers

When selling, homeowners should always try to have some sort of “wow” factor to draw buyers toward their home, and having professional photography and videography done by a drone can be just that thing if done well. Having high quality images on a listing can be enough to draw interested buyers in, and after they’ve clicked through the photos and videos, they’re likely to scroll down and look at more of the home’s information and even call their agent to set up a showing time if it meets all of their desires.

3. Drones Show Off Large Properties Easily

Some people have huge properties that they need to sell that just can’t be photographed in a way that encompasses it well without using a helicopter. A drone is a much cheaper alternative than a private helicopter ride and it can still get all the same photos and video. This can be a good way to show off the exact layout of a large property including things like ponds, trails, fences, and anything else that can be difficult to see in ground-level photographs. Not only this, but drones can also help capture images of parts of the home that aren’t easily seen, like the state of the roof on a an especially tall home

4. Drones Show Off More Than Just the Home

When a buyer looks for a home in Cranston, they aren’t just looking at the home—they’re also looking at the neighborhood, the surrounding areas, how far away things like schools, parks, and shopping centers are, and so on. Using a drone to fly over the surrounding area can show buyers exactly how close these sorts of locations are to the home without forcing them to do any work, which can be a huge relief for busy buyers who don’t have very much time to scout out the area themselves.

When taking photos of a home in preparation for selling, quality is of the utmost importance. Using a drone can give the average online listing a fresh new perspective that can draw buyers in and keep them interested by giving them even more information than normal photos can.

For informational purposes only. Always consult with a licensed real estate professional before proceeding with any real estate transaction.

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