YouTube Thursdays - Drone Photography for Photos and Videos
We think a bird's eye view can give prospective buyers a better feel for a property, especially if it sits on acreage, and/or has a view of a nearby body of water, mountain, or other pleasing scene. However, we think they are often over-used in the real estate industry. It makes little sense to send a viewer on a soaring ride to see a rooftop, or the neighbors' houses next door.
This aerial video is one of my favorites as it really is an awe-inspiring vista. We sold this million dollar home last year. The area adjacent to it is the site for this year's Parade of Homes. Although, only a few of the homes will be able to enjoy this spectacular view.
For this situation, we chose to include a drone video in our marketing to better showcase a pond located on this 2.32 acre property. There is also a creek, but in summer, it runs more slowly and it's not easy to spot. People who buy rural properties, often place high import on ponds and creeks. Therefore, it makes good sense to showcase that amenity.
( Next time, we'll make sure the sellers haven't recently treated the roof for moss, and hope for a better weather day. It was a bit gloomy, but again, it shows the pond and the acreage.)
This one nearly failed the Drone video marketing test, but we wanted to show Vancouver Lake's close proximity to the property. Plus, the backyard is amazingly private, low maintenance, and a perfect spot for entertaining.
And while we think drone captured photos and videos are a good tool for our particular niche, we will leave the flying and the photography to the professionals. Although, we both admire agents who do this well, such as Sheri Sperry - MCNE® , her husband Rick does a great job with aerial videos.
What about you, do you use drone photography for your listings?
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