Winter 2016, we expanded our creative outlets and purchased a drone for aerial photos of our real estate listings. We quickly realized that in order to legally utilize the drone for commercial use, we needed to obtain our remote drone pilot license thru the FAA. That’s when one of our agents decided she would take the captain seat. Tami spent the downtime during our winter arctic blast to study for her pilot license. She went thru the rigorous remote pilot program with the Federal Aviation Administration, took the test, and passed with flying colors! We now utilize the drone for aerial photos and video of our residential, land, and commercial listings. It provides an overall view of the surrounding neighborhood and the beautiful countryside that we have throughout Vermont.
Our drone is the DJI Phantom 4. We began with the Wingsland Scarlet Minivet M2 Model, but upgraded to a higher model as soon as we had the ability to do so. We are able to use our Samsung Note to view of the drone’s imagery as we’re flying. HD 1080p recording allows for high-quality video, so we can present the best walk-thru picture quality and capture the vibrancy of the green mountain landscape.
It’s a well-known fact that the more quality images a real estate team can provide, the better the likelihood of selling homes. The quote “A picture is worth a thousand words” has never been so true! Over 92% of home buyers are now shopping online prior to calling or following up with a real estate agency. Because of this, it’s important to have your property listed on a professional website with a variety of interior and exterior images followed by a detailed description highlighting the magnificence of the property. We have noticed a huge increase in traffic since utilizing our Phantom. Drone images and video have quickly become the most impressive way to display a property. Drone pics are a newer form of advertising, and buyers are now able to see the full spectrum that only a birds-eye view offers. The more quality images you have, the higher your odds of getting those buyers thru the door and to the closing table!