Reasons You Should Use a Drone When Selling Your Home

Posted by Justin Havre on Monday, April 8th, 2019 at 11:21am.

4 Advantages of Using Drones in Real EstateOver the past few years, technology has advanced very far, and that change shows itself clearly when it comes to selling a home and real estate. Listings used to be able to just have a few photos, but as time went on, photos became more and more important. Then video walkthroughs of homes became popular as a way to show buyers the home’s layout. Now, the hot new way to show off a home is by using a drone. While using drones may seem like overkill to some, they actually come with a lot of advantages that are impossible to have otherwise. Here are four of the best reasons to use drones while selling a home.

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

1. Drones Give Listings a Wow Factor

First impressions are extremely important when selling a home, so homeowners need to ensure that the first thing buyers see on their home’s listing is something that’s going to grab attention and not let it go. Using drone videography and photography can do just that. Having a video of a drone flying around the home at the top of an online listing can be a great way to draw buyers in and make them want to see the rest of the photos and information on the listing.

2. Drones Can Show More Than Just the Home

When a buyer is looking for a new home, they aren’t looking for just he home—they’re also looking for the area surrounding the home, and they will have a lot of questions about it. How far is the nearest shopping center? Are there any parks nearby? How large is the neighborhood? It can be difficult to answer these questions verbally in a way that everyone understands, but by using drones, the homeowner can visually show the area surrounding the home so buyers can see for themselves what is and isn’t nearby.

3. Drones Can Show the Home In New Ways

With traditional photography, it can be impossible to get certain angles on a home. However, with drone photography, almost nothing is off the table. Drones can go around homes, over homes, inside homes, and they can take photos and video in 360 degrees. Normal photos are purely static and don’t allow buyers to see any more than they show, but with drones, it’s possible to create interactive images that allow buyers to click through the home and see it as if they were actually there.

4. Drone Photography is Affordable

It’s easy to be intimidated by drone photography because it seems like it would be very expensive to do. However, hiring a photographer can be very affordable. How much a session costs will depend on what the homeowner wants to get out of it. Just taking photos is going to be cheaper than doing a video walkthrough, and a video walkthrough will be cheaper than a flyover of the surrounding area. Homeowners can pick and choose what they want to do and work with the photographer to select a package that works for them at a price that they can afford. On average, one session will cost anywhere from $200-600.

Drones can seem intimidating to Springfield Spall homeowners who aren’t familiar with them, but they can be a great resource to use when selling a home. These are just four of the many advantages they can give. For more information on drone photography, be sure to contact a local drone operator who can help supply price estimates, schedules, and more.

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

Justin Havre

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