YouTube Thursdays - Droning On

Real Estate Broker/Owner with ViewHomes of Clark County - Nature As Neighbors

Welcome to this week's YouTube Thursdays - Drones for Real Estate 



Aerial videos can be great tool for real estate marketing. They can show us a unique perspective and the overall visual appeal of a listing. Especially prime for a bird's eye view, are properties with stunning views, or acreage. 

This week, Georgie Hunter R(S) 58089 is featured again, with this recent listing of a oceanfront 2.3 acre parcel for sale in Haiku, Hawaii.   Likely, we all agree, this property would be difficult to show without drone or aerial photography. 



Please leave a like and comment at Georgie's YouTube Channel, please. 


This next video is courtesy of Sheri Sperry - MCNE®, and her husband Rick. Rick actually shoots the footage with his drone. This is an aireal tour of a .25 acre listing in Sedona.  Once again, it gives us a great perspective of the lot's location, and the surrounding Red Rock Views. 



Please leave a comment and visit at   1015 Lee Mtn Sedona Lot For Sale - Branded from Rick & Sheri Sperry on Vimeo.


Finally, this is an aerial video of a $1.1 million house we sold in June of 2018. The house, completely renovated after the sale, was an entry in the 2019 Parade of Homes. The location of the home in Camas is quite unique and has amazing views. It would have been difficult to show how dramatic without the aerial perspective. 



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We also encourage you to join or participate in Anita Clark 's FaceBook Fridays. She helps promote our Facebook pages and encourages mutual support. Plus, Anita shares savvy Facebook marketing tips each week. 


Happy YouTube Thursday! 

Posted by

Debb Janes  Bernie Stea
Call or Text 360-608-4900

We help buyers and sellers in Camas, Washougal, Brush Prairie/Hockinson, Salmon Creek, Felida, and other Vancouver, Washington Areas. 

We bring our passion for nature and beautiful environments to Real Estate. Multigenerational and family estates, country land and homes, and small farmsteads are our speciality.

We agree with our clients, "The true luxury of rural living is having elbowroom for the soul.


Comments (49)

Patricia Feager, MBA, CRS, GRI,MRP
Selling Homes Changing Lives

Congratulations on your FEATURE on ActiveRain! 

Debb Janes EcoBroker and Bernie Stea JD - I admire how you have grown your business with outstanding videos and great information. Drones are another great addition to your repertoire when it comes to marketing and advertising. I like how you include others work and give them credit here on ActiveRain too. 

Feb 28, 2020 06:50 AM
Debb Janes EcoBroker and Bernie Stea JD
ViewHomes of Clark County - Nature As Neighbors - Camas, WA
REALTORS® in Clark County, WA

Hi Brian England thank you. I also enjoy Georgie and Sheri's work. 



Feb 28, 2020 06:52 AM
Debb Janes EcoBroker and Bernie Stea JD
ViewHomes of Clark County - Nature As Neighbors - Camas, WA
REALTORS® in Clark County, WA

Thank you so much Patricia Feager, MBA, CRS, GRI,MRP - it's fun to look for videos from other Rainers. D 

Feb 28, 2020 06:52 AM
Lawrence "Larry" & Sheila Agranoff. Cell: 631-805-4400
The Top Team @ Charles Rutenberg Realty 255 Executive Dr, Plainview NY 11803 - Plainview, NY
Long Island Condo and Home Specialists

Debb/Bernie, Larry and I have recently included Drone photography for some of our listings. It's too early to tell if it has an impact yet. I would imagine it's going to be a great tool!

Feb 28, 2020 06:58 AM
John Henry, Florida Architect
John Henry Masterworks Design International, Inc. - Orlando, FL
Residential Architect, Luxury Custom Home Design

This is all about aerial photography.  Drones are capable of more flexibility than a helicopter and are more economical.  Moreover you can actually fly very close to details and even through the house if careful.  Thanks for showcasing these three videos.  I think people are fascinated by the aerial aspect beyond just illustrating the extent of the property, etc.

Feb 28, 2020 09:10 AM
Debb Janes EcoBroker and Bernie Stea JD
ViewHomes of Clark County - Nature As Neighbors - Camas, WA
REALTORS® in Clark County, WA

Lawrence "Larry" & Sheila Agranoff. Cell: 631-805-4400  let me know. I'm always interested in results. 

Feb 28, 2020 10:56 AM
Debb Janes EcoBroker and Bernie Stea JD
ViewHomes of Clark County - Nature As Neighbors - Camas, WA
REALTORS® in Clark County, WA

Tre story, John Henry, Florida Architect - and some properties are screaming for aerials. Others, not so much. 

Feb 28, 2020 10:56 AM
Roy Kelley
Retired - Gaithersburg, MD

Thank you very much for sharing your experience and your advice. Drones are restricted in the DC area.

Feb 28, 2020 12:23 PM
Roy Kelley
Retired - Gaithersburg, MD

The airspace around Washington, D.C. is more restricted than in any other part of the country. Violators face stiff fines and criminal penalties. DC is governed by a Special Flight Rules Area (SFRA) within a 30-mile radius of Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport (DCA), which restricts all flights in the greater D.C. area.

The SFRA is divided into a 15-mile radius "inner ring" and a 30-mile radius "outer ring."

  • It is prohibited to fly a drone within the 15-mile radius inner ring without specific FAA authorization.
  • Flying a drone for recreational or non-recreational use between 15 and 30 miles from Washington, D.C. is allowed under these operating conditions:
    • Aircraft must weigh less than 55 lbs. (including any attachments such as a camera).
    • Aircraft must be registered and marked (if it is not operated exclusively under the Special Rule for Model Aircraft, pending NOTAM change).
    • Fly below 400 ft.
    • Fly within visual line-of-sight.
    • Fly in clear weather conditions.
    • Never fly near other aircraft.
Feb 28, 2020 12:28 PM
Debb Janes EcoBroker and Bernie Stea JD
ViewHomes of Clark County - Nature As Neighbors - Camas, WA
REALTORS® in Clark County, WA

Roy Kelley I can well understand why it so restrictive in the DC area. Makes sense. 

Feb 28, 2020 12:29 PM
Jeff Dowler, CRS
eXp Realty of California, Inc. - Carlsbad, CA
The Southern California Relocation Dude

Hi Debb and Bernie:

There is some great education here, and 3 wonderful examples of the power of drone photography and video to enhance listings. I always enjoy seeing what others are doing with their marketing - thanks for opening those doors!


Feb 28, 2020 06:06 PM
Grant Schneider
Performance Development Strategies - Armonk, NY
Your Coach Helping You Create Successful Outcomes

Good evening Debb Janes EcoBroker and Bernie Stea JD - I thinks that well done drone videos are great sales tools.  I show a very dramatic perspective of a property.

Feb 28, 2020 07:29 PM
Georgie Hunter R(S) 58089
Hawai'i Life Real Estate Brokers - Haiku, HI
Maui Real Estate sales and lifestyle info

Wow, thanks for featuring my video in your post!  I'll be back to watch the others as well.  I know both you guys and Sheri make some great content!

Feb 28, 2020 07:55 PM
Merv Edinger & Associates
Remax Nova - Halifax, NS

Drones can be great for marketing. In our area, drone use is highly regulated. 

Feb 29, 2020 05:41 AM
Scott Godzyk
Godzyk Real Estate Services - Manchester, NH
One of the Manchester NH's area Leading Agents

I have a new drone and practicing before i use it for business Debb Janes EcoBroker and Bernie Stea JD . 

Feb 29, 2020 05:51 AM
Anthony Kirlew
Group 46:10 Network @ eXp Realty - Gilbert, AZ
Helping You Make Fiscally Sound Choices

Drones definitely have changed the business. Back in the mid 90's, I was working on a land project on Florida and I recall working with the folks who flew actual panes to do aerial photography. Drones are much cheaper. :-)

Feb 29, 2020 09:43 AM
Debb Janes EcoBroker and Bernie Stea JD
ViewHomes of Clark County - Nature As Neighbors - Camas, WA
REALTORS® in Clark County, WA

You're welcome Jeff Dowler, CRS 

Feb 29, 2020 10:44 AM
Joan Cox
House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373 - Denver, CO
Denver Real Estate - Selling One Home at a Time

Debb, drone photography can be very useful when there are views, backing to open, or spacious acreage.   I don't do them in neighborhoods.   I have had homes back to golf courses, expansive views or acreage, and this type of photography is critical.  Great post.

Mar 04, 2020 09:48 AM
Gene Mundt, IL/WI Mortgage Originator - FHA/VA/Conv/Jumbo/Portfolio/Refi
NMLS #216987, IL Lic. 031.0006220, WI Licensed. APMC NMLS #175656 - New Lenox, IL
708.921.6331 - 40+ yrs experience

You agents get all the fun toys, Debb Janes EcoBroker and Bernie Stea JD ... drones are a prime example of that.  Not sure a drone shot of a mortgage lender doing his job would hold quite the same allure!


Mar 04, 2020 11:55 AM
Barbara Todaro
RE/MAX Executive Realty - Happily Retired - Franklin, MA
Previously Affiliated with The Todaro Team

Good morning, Debb Janes EcoBroker and Bernie Stea JD we often use drone photography ..... any luxury home deserves it.... the roofline alone is a feature that clearly shows the magnitude of the home.... and we all know "the eye buys".... drone photography and video are the one only options with listing land.....  and, as far as Maui is concerned, the name alone is eye-opening!!! but to see a video from an overhead view, it's magnificent!

Mar 06, 2020 03:23 AM