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Tony and Suzanne Marriott, Associate Brokers, Haven Express @ Keller Williams Arizona Realty (Serving the Greater Phoenix and Scottsdale Metropolitan Area)

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Joe Pryor
The Virtual Real Estate Team - Oklahoma City, OK
REALTOR® - Oklahoma Investment Properties

All of the above. Funny thing, we hired a photgrapher for our short term rental condo in Florida and hired him off the dorne photos. His interiors weren't that good so look for both.

Sep 17, 2017 11:08 AM
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Dave Halpern
Dave Halpern Real Estate Agent, Inc., Louisville, KY (502) 664-7827 - Louisville, KY
Louisville Short Sale Expert

Good photo composition skills

Sep 17, 2017 10:51 AM
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Barbara Todaro
RE/MAX Executive Realty - Happily Retired - Franklin, MA
Previously Affiliated with The Todaro Team

"the eye buys" and we want to see samples of what they've done.... I want all sides of the home displayed including a shot from directly above that shows the true magnitude of the home with the roof and all valleys showing, if it's deceiving with a front shot....

Sep 17, 2017 10:47 AM
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Bob Crane
Woodland Management Service / Woodland Real Estate, KW Diversified - Stevens Point, WI
Forestland Experts! 715-204-9671

The number one factor is not having to deal with any govt interference.

Requiring a pilot to fly these toys to take commercial photos while any kid in the neighborhood could fly them for any other kind of activity or mischief was just wrong and kind of a communist move.

Sep 17, 2017 07:18 PM
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Susie Kay
Ultra Real Estate Dallas Fort Worth - Plano, TX
North Dallas Specialist

I'd like to see their portfolio and I don't care about the type of camera or drone they use as long as the results are nice. They have to be licensed for drone.

Sep 17, 2017 03:01 PM
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Wayne Martin
Wayne M Martin - Chicago, IL
Real Estate Broker - Retired

Quality of their product for the price. Ask to see examples and make sure they are licensed.

Sep 17, 2017 02:34 PM
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Sandy Padula & Norm Padula, JD, GRI
HomeSmart Realty West & Florida Realty Investments - , CA
Presence, Persistence & Perseverance

We have  done aerial photography but only from my plane with Sandy taking the shots

Sep 17, 2017 01:27 PM
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Roy Kelley
Retired - Gaithersburg, MD

Much of our market area is in a no fly zone. I have not hired anyone for drone photographs.

Sep 17, 2017 11:38 AM
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Fred Griffin Florida Real Estate
Fred Griffin Real Estate - Tallahassee, FL
Licensed Florida Real Estate Broker

  I have only used aerial two or three times.  I have several friends who are pilots (including a Board member); I would ask their advice.

Sep 17, 2017 07:12 PM
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William Feela
WHISPERING PINES REALTY - North Branch, MN
Realtor, Whispering Pines Realty 651-674-5999 No.

I never have hired one before

Sep 17, 2017 06:56 PM
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Debbie Reynolds, C21 Platinum Properties
Platinum Properties- (931)771-9070 - Clarksville, TN
The Dedicated Clarksville TN Realtor-(931)320-6730

Yes I would want to see examples of their work, ask about their strategies and how they would approach photographing my listing. Also ask if editing is included.

Sep 17, 2017 06:23 PM
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Will Hamm
Hamm Homes - Aurora, CO
"Where There's a Will, There's a Way!"

If they are license

Sep 17, 2017 06:16 PM
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Lyn Sims
Schaumburg, IL
Real Estate Broker Retired

The quality of their product. Also the originality in some of their samples. I expect them to do it well no matter what they use.

Sep 17, 2017 03:10 PM
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Nina Hollander, Broker
Coldwell Banker Realty - Charlotte, NC
Your Greater Charlotte Realtor

Really, all of the above. But at the end of the day, I don't sell all that many properties that justify aerial photos as they won't really enhance the marketing.

Sep 17, 2017 11:18 AM
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Gabe Sanders
Real Estate of Florida specializing in Martin County Residential Homes, Condos and Land Sales - Stuart, FL
Stuart Florida Real Estate

I typically hire myself to fly my drone.

Sep 18, 2017 07:29 AM
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Marco Giancola
Beachfront Realty - Miami Beach, FL
Realtor (305)608-1922, Miami Beach Florida

Absolutely see their work!

Sep 18, 2017 04:46 AM
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Gita Bantwal
RE/MAX Centre Realtors - Warwick, PA
REALTOR,ABR,CRS,SRES,GRI - Bucks County & Philadel

I have not yet hired anyone.

Sep 18, 2017 03:52 AM
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Praful Thakkar
LAER Realty Partners - Burlington, MA
Metro Boston Homes For Sale

Tony and Suzanne Marriott, Associate Brokers - I have my own drone - not hired anyone yet and not likely to.

Sep 17, 2017 11:18 PM
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Jeff Dowler, CRS
eXp Realty of California, Inc. - Carlsbad, CA
The Southern California Relocation Dude

OK price IS important, but the quality of their work, their experience, and their portfolio are important. Do they edit, too? And they better have insurance!

Sep 17, 2017 09:59 PM
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Tammy Lankford,
Lane Realty Eatonton, GA Lake Sinclair, Milledgeville, 706-485-9668 - Eatonton, GA
Broker GA Lake Sinclair/Eatonton/Milledgeville

their commercial license is important to me

 

Sep 17, 2017 08:37 PM
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Buzz Mackintosh
Mackintosh REALTORS - Frederick, MD
“Experience, reliable, leadership”

All in the family, My Nephew Drew has been doing my pictures & drone shots for years

Sep 17, 2017 08:16 PM
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Debe Maxwell, CRS
Savvy + Company (704) 491-3310 - Charlotte, NC
The RIGHT CHARLOTTE REALTOR!

I only have one drone pilot! I love his work and I am loyal to him. 

As far as camera specs, etc. - it's up to him - he's the expert and all I care about is that he's properly licensed. His work speaks for itself! 

Sep 17, 2017 07:57 PM
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Joan Cox
House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373 - Denver, CO
Denver Real Estate - Selling One Home at a Time

I usually go to their web site to see what their photos look like.  I have a client with a drone and my photographer can do them, so have not actively looked for a new provider.

Sep 20, 2017 06:15 AM