Drone Photos work for property management too

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I am still a great believer that single image photos can often do more than 3D tours and other new and cool ways to present a property. The use of drone photography enhances the desirability of a property if it shows off significant features and intrigues the buyer or renter enough to inquire about it. We recently sold a 17 acre home with a 2 acre pond where the drone picture told the story. The photo below was even more successful to me in that we had taken over the management of a new and modern 17 town home complex where the previous manager had rented none of them even with the first month free. They had a terrible banner and a reputation for not being prompt on return calls so they had a lot of problems including terrible pictures.

Once we tool it over we hired the pro photographer who does all of our properties and he is expert at drone photography also. The other thing about drone photography I like is when Google Maps is far behind and only show the dirt of grass that was there. The picture here was one of many shots we took to emphasis the uniqueness of the complex, and then interior photos were just as good. The end result is that we had 15 of the 17 leased in less than a month. If you do the numbers, getting 75% of the first months rent and 8% per month for property management makes the photography a bargain considering the speed of the leasing which cuts down on further management marketing cost. We did get the other two leased so photography including drone work was essential.

 

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Silvia Dukes PA, Broker Associate, CRS, CIPS, SRES
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Hi Joe, drone photography has firmly established itself for real estate photos regardless of type.  

Oct 28, 2017 02:04 PM #10
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Joan Cox
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Joe, that is a great shot, but like others, looks like a rendering versus a photo!   Drones works in many situations.

Oct 28, 2017 02:07 PM #11
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This looks like a video game to me and I'm wondering where the cars are, LOL. Good job, Joe. I'm using drone photography for a new listing in the foothills this coming week. I don't do it on all listings because sometimes seeing the surrounding neighbors' houses and area is a drawback!

Oct 28, 2017 03:56 PM #12
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Myrl Jeffcoat
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Drones have provided an avenue into photography not enjoyed prior to their arrival on the scene.  There's no question about that.  

Oct 28, 2017 04:39 PM #13
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Drones are used in my area because of the mountains and the views you get using this technology.

Oct 28, 2017 05:35 PM #14
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Patricia Feager, MBA, CRS, GRI,MRP
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Joe Pryor - Not only is this a great photo, it's thoroughly modern and contemporary. It's definitely a step up from the ordinary photos. Yes! Drones are making a big difference and your photo is proof!!!

Oct 28, 2017 06:18 PM #15
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William Feela
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I am not sold on drones, but I am thinking that maybe for bare land

Oct 28, 2017 08:22 PM #16
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Lou Ludwig
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Joe

Your post offers great on using a drone for property management.

Good luck and success.

Lou Ludwig

Oct 28, 2017 08:33 PM #17
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Inna Ivchenko
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So clean and I like bright colors too! 

Great use of drone technologies. 

Oct 28, 2017 11:02 PM #18
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James Dray
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Good morning Joe.

That is one heck of a turnaround.  I don't take any photos, if I did the property would never sell

Oct 29, 2017 03:40 AM #19
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Hi Joe - Given the appeal of that photo, your excellent results aren't surprising. Very nice work, and thanks for another contest entry.

Oct 29, 2017 09:28 AM #20
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Yolanda Cordova-Gilbert
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Joe,

 Those are really some extremely good numbers! Like you said this is a no brainer!

Oct 29, 2017 12:17 PM #21
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Lou Ludwig
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Joe

Drones are becoming a big part of the real estate business.

Good luck and success.

Lou Ludwig

Oct 29, 2017 07:29 PM #22
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This is a great tool for certain properties and you have certainly mastered how to use it, Joe.

Oct 29, 2017 07:48 PM #23
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Yolanda Cordova-Gilbert
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Joe,

 I hope you are having a good day! Take care!

Oct 30, 2017 01:03 PM #24
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Hi Joe Pryor - It is always reassuring to see that your hard work and marketing stlye pays off. You know that when the leasing begins!  Congrats on the quick turn around. 

Oct 30, 2017 03:01 PM #25
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Excellent marketing Joe. Perfect use of a drone.

Oct 31, 2017 01:57 PM #26
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Roy Kelley
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Thank you very much for sharing this successful experience.

Nov 03, 2017 06:40 AM #27
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Sybil Campbell
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Drone photography definitely adds a different perspective to property, especially high rise buildings.

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That photo is so good it looks like a render! 

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