Annette Lawrence , Palm Harbor, FL 727-420-4041, Making FLORIDA Real Estate EZ  (ReMax Realtec Group)

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Roy Kelley
Retired - Gaithersburg, MD

Drone photography is difficult in much of our market because of the no fly zone around DC.

Nov 22, 2017 06:29 AM
Nina Hollander, Broker
Coldwell Banker Realty - Charlotte, NC
Your Greater Charlotte Realtor

Doubt it... it's only useful in limited areas... sellers are not asking for it. I use night photography and/or aerials as appropriate, but not full scale.

Nov 22, 2017 06:59 AM
Bob Crane
Woodland Management Service / Woodland Real Estate, KW Diversified - Stevens Point, WI
Forestland Experts! 715-204-9671

Part of the continual improvemtn plan, no need for metrics, just part of the evolution.

Nov 22, 2017 07:01 AM
Debe Maxwell, CRS
Savvy + Company (704) 491-3310 - Charlotte, NC

I've been using a professional drone photographer for some time now - the sellers love it and my homes sell faster than others in our area. I attribute that to, not only the drone photography but, the aresnal of marketing that is done for each one. 

The drone photography is not used on every property, however, only specific ones that have a need for it - golf course, lake, equestrian, acreage listings, etc.

Nov 22, 2017 06:56 AM
Gabe Sanders
Real Estate of Florida specializing in Martin County Residential Homes, Condos and Land Sales - Stuart, FL
Stuart Florida Real Estate

I have been using drone photography for a number of years now.

Nov 22, 2017 06:14 AM
Richard L. McKinney P.A.
Atlantic Shores Realty Expertise - Port St Lucie, FL
For Results that MOVE you on the Treasure Coast!

I've been using drone technology on some listings (not all) for several years now. I "measure" the use of drones because buyers and sellers want it, like it and are growing to expect it. I also believe that it sets me apart from the average agent. 

Nov 22, 2017 05:55 AM
Wayne Martin
Wayne M Martin - Chicago, IL
Real Estate Broker - Retired

Probably not in downtown Chicago!

Nov 22, 2017 07:35 AM
Scott Godzyk
Godzyk Real Estate Services - Manchester, NH
One of the Manchester NH's area Leading Agents

I bought a drone to do it myself. The costs of local people is huge and upwards to $500. As soon as i get the hang of driving this, i will be a pro in no time

Nov 22, 2017 05:55 AM
Lyn Sims
Schaumburg, IL
Real Estate Broker Retired

I have been bombarded just in the last few weeks of drone offers. The prices are coming down & 2 I was really impressed with.

Will I add drone photography to a subdivison of townhouses though? I think that I can get my own drone & do a couple of photos of the roof at 50 feet. I am serious - another agent did that & when one of my sellers saw this in my presentation he laughed. I'm sure he thought it was overdone just as I did.

I have no data in which to give you as to it's value.

Nov 22, 2017 07:09 AM
Carol Williams
Although I'm retired, I love sharing my knowledge and learning from other real estate industry professionals. - Wenatchee, WA
Retired Agent / Broker / Prop. Mgr, Wenatchee, WA

My drone photography experience will be limited to watching and I do enjoy doing that. 

Nov 22, 2017 06:22 AM
Fred Griffin Florida Real Estate
Fred Griffin Real Estate - Tallahassee, FL
Licensed Florida Real Estate Broker

  Unless I'm doing lakefront, acreage, golf course, not happening.  And then, I will hire it out. 

Nov 22, 2017 05:20 PM
Diana Dahlberg
1 Month Realty - Pleasant Prairie, WI
Real Estate in Kenosha, WI since 1994 262-308-3563

I have not used it and I don't see it being used in our area ... plus it would not be price effective for my practice at this time.  I'll continue to learn and see.

Nov 22, 2017 12:52 PM
Jeff Pearl
RE/MAX Distinctive / LIC in VA - Lovettsville, VA
Full Service Full Time Realtor

Not much interest in it around here. Our county website has Pictometry Imagery which allows anyone to see aerial photos from all directions, along with everything else you can imagine about a property. Really is no need for drones.


Nov 22, 2017 12:12 PM
Dave Martin (703) 585-4687
Fairfax Realty - Fairfax, VA
Making Realty Dreams a Reality #WeWillGetYouHome

I don't use it currently the hoops I would need to jump through to use it myself or the price I would have to pay a professional company to do it are just too prohibitive for most listings. 

Here's Why"

Effective August 29, 2016, real estate professionals around the country may operate drones for a host of real estate-related purposes, such as capturing aerial imagery of property listings, but not in much of Northern Virginia.

The National Capital Region is governed by a Special Flight Rules Area (SFRA) within a 30-mile radius of Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport, which restricts all flights in the greater DC area.

The SFRA is divided into a 15-mile radius inner ring and a 30-mile radius outer ring. Flying an unmanned aircraft within the 15-mile radius inner ring is PROHIBITED without specific FAA authorization. This includes all of Arlington and Alexandria and much of Fairfax County (Tysons, Vienna, Fairfax, Burke, Lorton).

Nov 22, 2017 11:24 AM
Barbara Todaro
RE/MAX Executive Realty - Happily Retired - Franklin, MA
Previously Affiliated with The Todaro Team

we've been using it for a couple of years.... buyers, sellers and other agents love it.... see all of it in one frame or close ups of important areas in one frame...

Nov 22, 2017 09:57 AM
Ryan Huggins - Thousand Oaks, CA - Thousand Oaks, CA
Residential Real Estate and Investment Properties

IF I were to use it (and that's a BIG if) the house would need to have serious land and features that could only be seen (or be best seen) from the air.


It is not widely used here, nor are sellers asking for it.  Yes I've seen some real pretty ones, a friend of ours had used a drone to do an arieal fly of the streets leading up to the house.  It was pretty, but 3 minutes in I still hadn't seen the house yet!  Wasn't my taste.

Nov 22, 2017 08:59 AM
Kathleen Daniels, Probate & Trust Specialist
KD Realty - 408.972.1822 - San Jose, CA
Probate Real Estate Services

90% or more of my business (listings) are not candidates for drone aireal photos. Google earth covers what anyone would need to see and that does not piss off the neighbors ... as far as we know.

Nov 22, 2017 07:11 AM
Harry Norman, REALTORS® - Atlanta, GA
Associate Broker

I have been using drone photography and video for some time know. 

Nov 22, 2017 06:32 AM
Steve West
Self Employed - Chinatown, NY


Nov 22, 2017 06:38 PM
Debbie Reynolds, C21 Platinum Properties
Platinum Properties- (931)771-9070 - Clarksville, TN
The Dedicated Clarksville TN Realtor-(931)320-6730

My measure will be if I feel it adds value to my services and it benefits my sellers by reducing marketing time. By the way, that will benefit me too.

Nov 22, 2017 05:59 PM
Gita Bantwal
RE/MAX Centre Realtors - Warwick, PA
REALTOR,ABR,CRS,SRES,GRI - Bucks County & Philadel


Nov 22, 2017 03:52 PM
Michael Setunsky
Woodbridge, VA
Your Commercial Real Estate Link to Northern VA

Annette Lawrence , Palm Harbor, FL 727-420-4041 Aerial photography is quite common in commercial real estate. It makes a nice video, but I think potential buyers are more interested in what is inside the home than just the outside.

Nov 22, 2017 08:43 AM
Richie Alan Naggar
people first...then business Ran Right Realty - Riverside, CA
agent & author

A drone cannot steal the thunder of a  successful transaction....

Nov 22, 2017 06:52 AM
Sam Shueh
(408) 425-1601 - San Jose, CA
mba, cdpe, reopro, pe

$ taken home vs hours put in. $250/350 per hour.

Nov 22, 2017 06:27 AM
Joe Pryor
The Virtual Real Estate Team - Oklahoma City, OK
REALTOR® - Oklahoma Investment Properties

It updates an area faster than Google does.

Nov 22, 2017 06:01 AM
Will Hamm
Hamm Homes - Aurora, CO
"Where There's a Will, There's a Way!"

If it is a home over $800,000 I will have it done.


Nov 26, 2017 11:17 AM
Nathan Gesner
American West Realty and Management - Cody, WY
Broker / Property Manager

If I had the time to learn it, I would be happy to get my license and learn to fly one. But there are bigger fish to fry.

Nov 23, 2017 07:23 AM
Tony and Suzanne Marriott, Associate Brokers
Serving the Greater Phoenix and Scottsdale Metropolitan Area - Scottsdale, AZ
Haven Express @ Keller Williams Arizona Realty

#1 and 5 - And we both became FAA licensees, carry insurance and operate Sunlit Drones, LLC - both for our listings - and for other entities...

Nov 23, 2017 01:59 AM
Inna Ivchenko
Barcode Properties - Encino, CA
Realtor® • GRI • HAFA • PSC Calabasas CA

Not every property needs it. I do not believe drone pictures will increase public views. 

Nov 22, 2017 11:49 PM
William Feela
Realtor, Whispering Pines Realty 651-674-5999 No.

I am not sure but I am woring on it right now.

Nov 22, 2017 10:44 PM