Go Ahead! Drone On About Your New Listing!

Mortgage and Lending with Guaranteed Rate, Marin County, CA NMLS: 22343

Go Ahead!  Drone On About Your New Listing!


Some of you may know that I do a bit of video marketing.  I rely on Doug Canning, here in San Rafael, to shoot and edit the video and while we were working on my last production, he mentioned that he'd purchased an aerial drone to which he can mount a camera.  And as a result he now offers the dramatic real estate video shoots that are becoming increasingly popular with local agents.  In marketing properties, especially in the luxury markets prevalent here in Marin, aerial drone footage can make for a very compelling presentation.

So I'll ask you.  Are you thinking about droning on about your newest or upcoming listing?  Do you see value in this type of marketing?




If you are a real estate professional in Marin, San Francisco or the East Bay, Doug may be able to help you with your video shoots.  You can reach him at 415-215-5369 or by e-mail at douglascanning@gmail.com.  A more helpful and accommodating individual you will not find.



Rob Spinosa
Mortgage Loan Originator
NMLS: 22343  CA BRE: 01297944
Cell:  415-367-5959     Fax:  415-366-1590
rspinosa@rpm-mtg.com     www.rpm-mtg.com/rspinosa 
1058 Redwood Highway, Frontage Road, Mill Valley, CA  94941




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  1. Tammie White, Broker 04/26/2014 02:55 PM
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Endre Barath, Jr.
Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices - Beverly Hills, CA
Realtor - Los Angeles Home Sales 310.486.1002

Rob, there are some markets where this concept would make sense, such as waterfront properties or homes high in the hillside....I also think depending on the price point and location within the country where it will make more sense....as far as I am concerned I am not a big fan but what do I know, Endre

Apr 22, 2014 05:17 AM #1
Rob Spinosa
Guaranteed Rate, Marin County, CA - San Anselmo, CA
SVP of Mortgage Lending, Marin County

Endre --- what we haven't seen yet is neighbors taking skeet practice out on these, but hopefully that's a way off.  

Apr 22, 2014 05:57 AM #2
Elisa Uribe Realtor #01427070
Golden Gate Sotheby's International - Oakland, CA
Opening the Doors to California Homes -East Bay

Wow, thanks for sharing. It sounds like you foudn someone to work with that is keeping up with what clients want to see. Highend footage of the latest listings.

Apr 22, 2014 03:02 PM #3
Joe Petrowsky
Mortgage Consultant, Right Trac Financial Group, Inc. NMLS # 2709 - Manchester, CT
Your Mortgage Consultant for Life

That is really wild, I just wonder if something like this was flying around my home that I wouldn't shoot it out of the sky.

Thank you for commenting on my post.

Apr 24, 2014 04:53 AM #4
Tammie White, Broker
Franklin Homes Realty LLC - Franklin, TN
Franklin TN Homes for Sale

We saw this technology being used at a training today. It is really awesome.

Apr 25, 2014 01:49 PM #5
Rob Spinosa
Guaranteed Rate, Marin County, CA - San Anselmo, CA
SVP of Mortgage Lending, Marin County

Thanks for all the great comments.  Tammie --- it is remarkable how smooth the footage is from the drone and, once edited properly, does make for a dramatic video presentation.  I sense that here in Marin, CA, most of the waterfront and estate properties will soon see this as a requisite piece of marketing material.

Apr 25, 2014 01:58 PM #6
San Diego real estate blog San Diego real estate agent
brokerforyou.com CA Lic#00706331 - San Diego, CA

It's soon going to be a part of any property video. Sure, if the property has views or a large lot it's useful, but, why not show an aerial view of the street & neighborhood? I'm already on my second areial drone because the tech has advanced so much that many are very EZ to use.

May 23, 2014 12:18 AM #7
Cynthia Larsen
Cotati, CA
Independent Broker In Sonoma County, CA

Rob, while I think drone photography is cool, I see some privacy issues. Let's just peek over the neighbors fence and see what they are BBQ-ing today, shall we?

May 24, 2014 07:27 AM #8
Sam Miller
RE/MAX Stars Realty - Howard, OH
Knox County Ohio Real Estate Specialist

Rob, I especially like the drone aerial video footage that was taken over the edge of the water.  That has such a neat feeling!

Oct 18, 2014 10:56 PM #9
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