Images are a huge part of selling real estate. Before you can sell a property, you need to get the buyers interested. The first step of this is having attractive photos to show off the features of the property. With the emergence of drone photography, there’s a whole new layer to real estate photography at your finger tips.
Imagine being able to show off your house from an aerial view. For a selling agent, this can be a great feature to emphasis the size of the lot, or show off the great nature that surrounds the home. Having the ability to produce such images could be a big reason for clients to list with you, increasing your earnings significantly.
From a buying agent’s perspective, you might be interested in using a drone to help inspect a property that a buyer is interested in. I know I’d be more interested in looking for a home with an agent who can get a better look at old roof with a quadcopter, or give me a better sense of how close the neighbors are to my property. Again, these are features that will get more buyers to purchase a home through you, increasing your commissions.
Before we get into buying the right quadcopter, it’s important to know that flying a quadcopter may not be for everyone, and you may be better off hiring a pilot to to the photography for you instead. Craigslist is a great place to find drone pilots for hire. If you’d like to get into flying yourself, be sure to start off with a beginner quadcopter and work your way up to the quadcopter we’re going to recommend.
The Best Quadcopters for Real Estate Photography
DJI Phantom 3 Professional Quadcopter
This quadcopter sets the standard for all other quadcopters. With the Professional edition, you get a camera that can shoot at 4K resolution, which means it won’t be obsolete for at least 5-10 years. The Phantom 3 in renown for its stable flying and smooth video. You really can’t go wrong choosing the Phantom 3, which is why it’s our top pick.
If you’re looking to hire a drone pilot, a quadcopter made by DJI is a sign that they’re heavily invested in the field. It could be a Phantom, Inspire, or other DJI quadcopter.
Check out the video below for an example of what this drone could be used for with real estate.