No! No! I WILL NOT BE USING A DRONE!!! A drone for real estate?

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Real Estate Agent with RE/MAX Advantage

During my real estate career I must admit that I have sorta been forced into things by a forceful daughter.  Way back in the early 1990's she made this statement, "Mom, you need a computer."

"What's a computer?" was my probable reply.  She conveniently left hers with me while she wasn't using it and I played around on it and fell in love.  1993 sticks in my mind because that's when I bought my very own computer.....a little laptop that didn't take up much room in my tiny office.  I was able to type all my clients in and let them all know that I was moving to RE/MAX and that I wanted to continue having their trust.

Several computers later, I was still in the real estate business and thanked the forceful daughter for her pushy ways.

Then in about 2007, she says, "Mom, you need to do a blog."  Say again?  A blog?  What's a blog?

But I tried it out.  The first blog I did was about her and her wiliness. 

It seems impossible today to think that I have been on activerain since 2007!  And it has been good for me.  I evolved into a sort-of historic blogger about our little town of Searcy.  And of course, she pointed out that I could share the blog on facebook (Well, yes, she pushed facebook on me too)  and when I do that the number of folks who click on the blog climbs high in just a little while.  One of the newspapers, Arkansas Business, even wrote a little article about me and titled it, "Would you like a little history with that?"

And around 2011 the forceful daughter came back to Searcy and has learned the real estate business.  She is not just a daughter but also an associate and we can be called a team.

But the buck stops right here!  We were at a charitable auction last night and SHE BOUGHT A DRONE!

She says that is the way things are going.  She will use it to take pictures of houses, etc., etc.  I screamed, covered my ears and ran away!

NO!  NO!  I will not be using a drone!!!!!!!!!!!!

Real Estate Drone

 

 

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Rainmaker
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Barbara S. Duncan
RE/MAX Advantage - Searcy, AR
GRI, e-PRO, Executive Broker, Searcy AR

Anita, you are right.  The blog, I think, made me meet Don and Paula?  Or was it the old yearbook that I bought on ebay?  And somewhere you came into the picture so I have been overly blessed!! 

Don, I knew you'd love a drone.  In fact, I am surprised that you have not invented one yourself!  But I REFUSE TO LEARN THIS LESSON!

 

Aug 09, 2014 01:25 AM #5
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Don Thompson
Donthomp Associates - Sunnyvale, CA

It was the 1930 SHS yearbook that got us together. I was able to ID you as the buyer from eBay information.

I got in touch with you asking why you bought it. That was my lucky day.

That was in 2008.

With all this identity protection today, I could not have done that now.

Aug 10, 2014 01:25 AM #6
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Barbara S. Duncan
RE/MAX Advantage - Searcy, AR
GRI, e-PRO, Executive Broker, Searcy AR

Don, I remember now.  I thought it strange that someone contacted me to ask why I bought something.  LOL  Now I need to check on when Anita came on the scene.  You two have been my best friends.

Aug 10, 2014 09:25 PM #7
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Mark Neighbor
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Interesting Blog. Buying a drone to take pictures sure will give the house a different prospective

Aug 10, 2014 09:44 PM #8
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Don Thompson
Donthomp Associates - Sunnyvale, CA

Barbara, Anita and I  came on the scene 6 years ago.  August of 2008.

 

Aug 10, 2014 10:58 PM #9
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Anita Fuller

Barbara: if you don't remember we met....because I contracted you to sell mother's condo.....then you might consider an early retirement and leave the business to Valerie. LOL

Aug 10, 2014 11:10 PM #10
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Monte Wall
Keller Williams Premier Realty - Katy, TX
Keller Williams Premier Realty - Katy, Texas

Only time will truly tell Barbara. I can see you flying that drone around once you see the incredible view of your listing pics. Wishing you great success with your next tech adventure. 

Aug 11, 2014 12:38 AM #11
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Jeff Fisher
RE/MAX Fine Properties - Scottsdale, AZ
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There are quite a few progressive Realtors experimenting with drones here in AZ. So far the results are mixed.  I'm not in line to buy mine.....yet!

Aug 11, 2014 02:10 AM #12
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Cheryl Johnson
Highland Park, CA

The FAA says drones are illegal, although this is being challenged in court  ... Be sure you first find out if you are in an area where a ban on drones is enforced ... then there are privacy concerns (no peeking in bedroom windows!) ..... and liability concerns (what if your drone crashes thru someone's windshield ... oopsy!)

Aug 11, 2014 02:13 AM #13
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Morris Massre
Pembroke Pines, FL
Real Estate Instructor Broward County Florida

If you need a drone for real estate then business has to really be good!  It's a great idea for very large, unaccessable properties, but for everyday listings...come on?!

Aug 11, 2014 06:06 AM #14
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Chandler Real Estate Liz Harris, MBA
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Another great post , really enjoyed this one today.  Can't wait for the next one!  Liz Harris

Aug 11, 2014 02:01 PM #15
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Barbara S. Duncan
RE/MAX Advantage - Searcy, AR
GRI, e-PRO, Executive Broker, Searcy AR

Monte, sounds as if you think I'll come around.  LOL

Jeff, I'd like to be called progressive. 

Cheryl, thanks for the tip.  Don't want to be arrested.  Well, I will not be but Daughter might be.

Morris, business is pretty good.

Liz, thanks for stopping by.

Anita and Don......you two are treasures.

Mark, we'll see how it works out.

Aug 11, 2014 09:36 PM #16
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Myrl Jeffcoat
GreatWest Realty - Sacramento, CA
Greater Sacramento Real Estate Agent

Good for your "forceful" daughter in getting you involved with computers.  I can remember in my early real estate career, I bought an Apple IIE.  The year was 1983 before Windows came into being.  I never really did much with the old Apple.  But, 10 years later, it was a real estate agent friend, who basically loaded me up into his car, took me to the computer store, and razzle-dazzled me with the new generation of computers, loaded with Windows 3.1.  It has been an adventure since then.  But, must admit, I love Windows 7, but hate Windows 8!

Aug 13, 2014 12:55 AM #17
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Barry Kessler
CENTURY 21 Troop Real Estate - Simi Valley, CA
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I want a drone too!

Aug 13, 2014 03:50 AM #18
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Robert Vegas Bob Swetz
Realty ONE Group - Las Vegas, NV
Las Vegas Henderson Homes for Sale

Hello Barbara ... love your post and those drones can creep up anytime! Your post has been featured to the group:

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Aug 13, 2014 06:54 AM #19
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Barbara S. Duncan
RE/MAX Advantage - Searcy, AR
GRI, e-PRO, Executive Broker, Searcy AR

Myrl, sounds as if you could have written the same blog using your real estate friend as your forceful one.  I never liked that "dos" stuff in computers.

Barry, this drone may become second-hand and cheap!

Vegas Bob, thanks for the feature.

Aug 13, 2014 10:56 AM #20
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Troy Erickson AZ Realtor (602) 295-6807
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Your Chandler, Ahwatukee, and East Valley Realtor

Barbara, you say no now, but you may be using a drone before you know it. I have see some of the videos they can generate, and it does look pretty cool.

Sep 10, 2014 08:22 AM #21
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Andrew Mooers | 207.532.6573
MOOERS REALTY - Houlton, ME
Northern Maine Real Estate-Aroostook County Broker

The drone, go pro in the belly payload help add to the show and tell. You are here. Think customer, what they need and just do it.

Sep 14, 2014 01:50 AM #22
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Karen Mathers - REALTOR®
Keller Williams Vero Beach - Vero Beach, FL
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Barbara S. Duncan  I will be looking for the future article to see how this turns out.  Given your daughter's track record, maybe she is not wrong with this one. 

Sep 25, 2014 11:21 PM #23
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Barbara S. Duncan
RE/MAX Advantage - Searcy, AR
GRI, e-PRO, Executive Broker, Searcy AR

Ok, I give up.  You win.  I will be receptive to the drone.  I think it is outside my window right now.  LOL

 

Sep 26, 2014 11:18 AM #24
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