With owners’ or local authority’s permissions granted, consider taking shots and videos of parks, golf courses, local restaurants and other amenities in the area. These creative works will almost certainly enhance your website and social media postings.
Whether you choose to fly your drone at first with the functions on your smartphone or whether you use a remote, the left joystick typically controls up and down motions as well as left and right turns. The more you press the joystick, the faster your drone will go in your chosen direction.
When you take drone shots, you are marketing a new perspective of a property, and showing a new type of beauty in its surroundings. These unique and beautiful shots cannot be captured any other way, unless you hire an expensive airplane or helicopter. You can pan, zoom, and do other cinematic effects.
Many middle market homes listed by others now routinely have drone shots because all real estate agents know that old adage: “A picture is worth a thousand words.” While all real estate professionals try to show listings as favorably and as accurately as possible, using drone shots gives them an advantage that few other new technologies can offer.
The use of drones in real estate sales is no longer limited to mansions and estates. Your competitors are already using drones or hiring drone pilots to provide aerial photos and videos of properties, and you should, too. Just check their listings; if they have more and better ones than you do, it may be that a drone will help you compete.
If your company is looking for a drone company, check out Women And Drones at WomenAndDrones.com, which encourages women to learn to fly drones and features really interesting stories about women drone pilots, like me! I was profiled in the We Are All Awesome project.
All drones weighing more than one-half pound and less than 55 pounds, including the payload, must be registered. Go to FAA.gov/Dronezone and follow the instructions. DO NOT get sucked into sites that charge a fee to file the paperwork. Registering your drone is very easy.
Drones can carry different payloads, cameras, sensors, and equipment. It makes sense that larger drones can carry heavier payloads. Some can even carry multiple sensors, such as two different types of cameras. However, drones with a single high-resolution camera are adequate for most drone projects.
Map makers, topographers and even archaeologists need aerial surveys to fully evaluate some of their projects. Drone operators can provide these aerial views with lower overhead costs. Drones can fly low and slow, which captures better images of a site than a traditional manned aircraft. Drone operators can take advantage of many mapping software options to produce mosaic or composite photos based on stitching together many images.
Drones provide aerial views of facilities, including rooftops, for inspections of damage or routine inspections. Drones can produce maps and 3D models to quickly and accurately inspect and measure roofs. Adding thermal imaging camera photos or videos will reveal potential problems with equipment overheating, which supports better preventive maintenance.