The Soaring Popularity of Drones In Real Estate

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Aerial drones have become more and more popular in recent years, with applications in industries like filmmaking, package delivery, and farming. Here at AgentDrive, we like to stay on the cutting edge of technology and help you differentiate yourself as an expert in your local market. After all, real estate is all about location, location, location—and what better way to get an aerial view of a property than with a drone? That’s why we’re excited to share with you some of the ways that drones are changing the real estate game.

From marketing properties to performing fly-overs to getting a closer look at hard-to-reach places, drones are providing a whole new perspective on real estate. And we’re not the only ones who think so: according to the National Association of Realtors, 20% of realtors are using drones to market properties, and even more say they plan to. So without further ado, let’s take a look at how drones are changing the real estate game.

Drones for Real Estate Photography and Videography

One of the most exciting ways that drones are being used in real estate is for property marketing. Drones provide a unique way to market a property, giving potential buyers a bird’s eye view of the property and its surroundings. In addition, drones can be used to capture video and photos from angles and perspectives that were once impossible to get without expensive equipment or putting yourself in danger. In the past, those awe-inspiring aerial shots required booking a helicopter, but with drones it’s become much more affordable. Drone aerial footage will continue to help your listings stand-out.

Exploring Hard-To-Reach Areas

Another way that drones are changing real estate is by providing a closer look at hard-to-reach places. Trying to get an idea of what kind of condition a roof is in? Or how large a piece of land actually is? A drone can give you a much better idea than simply looking at it from the ground. This is especially useful for properties where multiple stories or acres of land may be involved. 

Drones for Property Surveys

Finally, drones are also being used for things like 3D mapping and measuring soil erosion. This data can be extremely valuable for things like environmental impact studies or designing construction projects. With the help of GPS mapping, drones can quickly and easily survey large tracts of land, saving time and money over traditional surveying methods. Drones can also assess damage after natural disasters like hurricanes and earthquakes. 

The Future of Drones in Real Estate

The photography use cases for drones are amazing, but just one of many possible uses of drones in real estate. Soon we may see drones being used for things like Open Houses, delivering information packets to prospective home buyers, or even conducting home inspections. So whatever the future holds for drones in real estate, one thing is for sure: they’re here to stay. 

Drones are quickly becoming an essential tool for real estate professionals. From photography and videography to property surveys, drones offer a safe and efficient way to get the job done. And as drone technology continues to evolve, imagine all the new ways drones will be used in real estate. With 8% of Americans already owning a recreational drone, one thing is for sure: drones are here to stay. And the real estate industry will be no exception.