YouTube Thursday | Real Estate Drone Videos

Real Estate Agent with MOOERS REALTY ME Broker License 106759

YouTube Thursday, real estate drone videos.

This blog post considers taking to the skies over the real estate property listings. real estate drone videosThings to consider that you would have no way of knowing if you stay on the ground in your online real estate presentations.

Real estate drone videos.

Points to ponder. Weather impacts whether you are lift off flying today or not. Time of day, the settings on your drone "eye in the sky" get adjusted. If too much wind, if there is rain or snow in the forecast, the drone launch take off may have to wait for skies to clear.

Like all your real estate videos, the show and tell collecting the images and video loops on the ground or in the sky.

Buckle up. Time is always a valuable consideration for the finished project of all your real estate video productions. real estate drone video

Unless you have weeks to produce a dripping with luxury high end real estate video and a budget with no ceiling, keep it simple.

You are producing, editing, uploading lots of them. Not just doing video for your most expensive listings.

Your run and gun, meat and potato real estate videos should do three things consistently.

1) Replace the in person need for the buyer to put everything on hold, to have to wait for a physical tour of the community and the real estate listing.

2) To give the video user a good sense of where the property listing is located and the community flavor surrounding it. Who in the audience would enjoy this location? Is it obvious after the video tour, the rewind, re-watch a couple times?

3) Pull the buyer in from curb and thru the front door for the room by room through the property listing virtual tour. Showing everything that would happen in the physical real estate tour side to side, top to bottom.

Real estate drone videos and still images are powerful and cut to the chase transporting the buyer to the property instantly. videos real estate drone images

Within a few seconds, a sense of how big the land area is surrounding the home, land, whatever real estate listing for sale  happens.

Your drone video loops and images all help to instantly transfer your buyer to the location.

Watching, listening on whatever device whether a phone, lap top, desk top or television to the real estate video location. Your viewers suddenly can one after another tour property listing that plug into the GPS coordinates.

Your real estate video should be kept simple, predictable.

You can weave in the aerials, maps, plats, the slow pan on the approach and ending pull away that signals the shows over folks. But that you are here for questions. And don't forget to go down below in the SHOW MORE region for the price, contact information, property details on this and every single real estate video production.

And please subscribe to our video channel, to like this video and make a comment or two that helps everyone else in the wild blue yonder audience.

Battery life also impacts your real estate drone video production.

Even if the weather is perfect, the time of day just right for the look and feel you real estate drone photosare after. If you don't have a mental flight plan before drone lift off, you eat up valuable air time.

I'm on my third drone and flight times are improving.

But 22 minutes ties it up and even less when colder temperatures diminish your real estate video flight time.

You also don't fly until the battery is exhausted on a wing and prayer, seat of your pants approach to drone flight.

Or hoping your real estate drone falls out of the sky in some place soft, easy to find without the aid of the transponder signal you see on movies. There's no black box on your real estate drone to learn what went wrong in flight.

You are warned at 30% battery that it is high time to thinking about heading back to your launch GPS coordinates.

Trees, wires, the flight path for your real estate video drone takes time to real estate drone videomaneuver no matter how skilled you are with the two navigational sticks.

Easy does it with your real estate drone aerials.

Just because you have a drone, don't give your viewer  vertigo. With the round and round that never ends. There is nothing worse than a video that starts out with real estate drone video aerial shots that excite the buyer. But the inside video tour never happens. That's like a meal where portions are missing. Videos, real full motion videos are open house on demand property tours.

The video after the opening and ending drone shots has to have the "beef" in the middle filling.

There is a clock ticking out in the audience too. Give them the grand tour of the real estate go proproperty listing right now which should be easy right?

Not so hard.

Because you the agent or broker do real estate showings all the time right?

Real estate drone videos, plan your flight before take off and the return touch down landing.

Consider the weather and how many trips back to the property listing to collect video inside, outside, over head you really want to take.  Check the drone memory card to make sure you have room for the video and image capture.

Our early real estate drones carried a payload.

A go pro camera and trial and error adjustments to absorb the vibration and without a gimbal you could control from the drone flight controller.

Also missing the onboard video screen to POV see what you were capturing until you downloaded al the loops into video production software. That's your YouTube Thursday video blog post installment for today. Real estate drone videography has come a long ways and is steadily improving.

I'm Maine REALTOR Andrew Mooers, ME Broker

Comments (22)

Bill Salvatore - East Valley
Arizona Elite Properties - Chandler, AZ
Realtor - 602-999-0952 / em:

We just bought one, learning how to fly it. Thanks for the post have a great Thursday and reflect on something you are thankful for today. bill

Feb 17, 2022 05:29 AM
Andrew Mooers | 207.532.6573
Northern Maine Real Estate-Aroostook County Broker

Like bikes, kissing, dancing, golf. You get better the more time behind the sticks with real estate video practice Bill Salvatore - YVP Blog !

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Feb 17, 2022 05:34 AM
Michael Jacobs
Pasadena, CA
Los Angeles Pasadena 818.516.4393

Hello Andrew - drones have certainly changed a lot over the years.  It wasn't that long ago when I recall thinking of them as simply worker bees (and why did I need to know more about their importance in the world of real estate???).  🙃

Feb 17, 2022 07:05 AM
Andrew Mooers | 207.532.6573

The drone when the four blades start spinning for the lift off does  sound like a bunch of angry bees. But you are not capturing sound with the drone... just video eye candy to go with the voice over. The audio on a video is 40% of the experience Michael Jacobs ! Thank you for stopping by and your comment today!

Feb 17, 2022 07:48 AM
Ray Henson
eXp Realty of California, Inc. (lic. #01878277) - Elk Grove, CA

Thank you for the tips.  I just used a drone video for the first time at my last listing.  It really was more helpful than I thought it would be.

Feb 17, 2022 07:37 AM
Andrew Mooers | 207.532.6573
Northern Maine Real Estate-Aroostook County Broker

Videos are a powerful tool Raymond Henson, eXp Realty and remove the delay in transport for the buyer to the property listing for a looksie around walk through. With video, your buyer has an instant buffet hot and ready serving of property listings, one after another to tour right now. With video the community flavored live and local what's it like in the area events get broadcast one after another.

Feb 17, 2022 07:47 AM
Will Hamm
Hamm Homes - Aurora, CO
"Where There's a Will, There's a Way!"

Hello Andrew and thanks for a great blog to share with us here in the Rain.  I know some agent that have tools for videos and are good at it.  Make it a great day!

Feb 17, 2022 07:57 AM
Andrew Mooers | 207.532.6573

active rain real estate

You are welcome Will Hamm and we all learn together at Active Rain. Everyone can get proficient behind the drone sticks as they practice the barrel rolls and figure eights in solo flight. Also, staying eagle eyed on the YouTube analytics to study what works and why. It's not hit or miss and there is a science to real estate video.

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Feb 17, 2022 08:06 AM
Laura Cerrano
Feng Shui Manhattan Long Island - Locust Valley, NY
Certified Feng Shui Expert, Speaker & Researcher

A good video can last a long time and very much evergreen in the best way.

Feb 17, 2022 09:15 PM
Andrew Mooers | 207.532.6573

Just cover an event happening in your area Laura Cerrano ... those are the easy videos that showcase your area, that never get old. Like this World Cup Winter Olympic event over 11 years ago back in my area of Northern Maine shows. 

Feb 18, 2022 06:01 AM
Patricia Feager, MBA, CRS, GRI,MRP
Selling Homes Changing Lives

Andrew Mooers | 207.532.6573 - Drone photos are very tricky and when you have the land shots in rural Maine they are perfect! I didn't know about the weather related issues you are up against but it all becomes crystal clear after your explanations. To stay at the forefront of consumer's minds, you have to be creative when it comes to marketing, regardless of weather conditions. Congratulations on your FEATURE on AR. I like what a creative thinker you are!

Feb 18, 2022 04:51 AM
Andrew Mooers | 207.532.6573

Thank you Patricia Feager, MBA, CRS, GRI,MRP ! Appreciate the kind words. Real estate agents/brokers/REALTORS only need to make video part of the marketing daily/weekly exercise habit. Amazing things happen with on demand, instant open house round the clock property listing video access. 

Feb 18, 2022 06:07 AM
Kat Palmiotti
406-270-3667,, Broker/REALTOR® - Kalispell, MT
Helping your Montana dreams take root

I agree, drone videos (and still photos) can add a lot to a listing presentation.

Feb 18, 2022 05:32 AM
Andrew Mooers | 207.532.6573

Video transports your buyer to your home town, to each and every property listing Kat Palmiotti .  No delay, no expensive travel and motels, eats, tolls, airplane tickets to rack up each time a new listing hits the market. With video, it's hot and ready buffet style property display 365/24/7 . Put your hometown on display like a local ambassador with community videos.


Feb 18, 2022 06:14 AM
Gwen Fowler SC Lakes & Mountains 864-710-4518
Gwen Fowler Real Estate, Inc - Walhalla, SC
Gwen Fowler Real Estate, Inc.

Thank you for the videos.  It's a great way to showcase your listings.

Feb 18, 2022 05:54 AM
Brian England
Ambrose Realty Management LLC - Gilbert, AZ
MBA, GRI, REALTOR® Real Estate in East Valley AZ

I have never had a drone myself, but I have always been impressed by what others have captured with their drones!

Feb 18, 2022 05:58 AM
Andrew Mooers | 207.532.6573

Brian England .. take to the air and see a whole different perspective... if you go too high, it can defeat the purpose if your buyer on a phone or tablet device is squinting to see the visual elements. 

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Feb 18, 2022 06:25 AM
Roy Kelley
Retired - Gaithersburg, MD

Thank you very much, Andrew, for sharing your experience and your advice.

Have a great day and a very special holiday weekend.

Feb 18, 2022 06:16 AM
Andrew Mooers | 207.532.6573

You too Roy Kelley !

Feb 18, 2022 06:25 AM
Andrew Mooers | 207.532.6573
Northern Maine Real Estate-Aroostook County Broker

Thank you for stopping by Gwen Fowler-864-638-3599 SC * Mountain* Lake*Home Not just properties, real estate listings but your community flavor, your brand. Help your audience local and out of state, out of the country with the welcome to your home town, be a helpful ambassador for where you list, twist, sell (repeat)


Feb 18, 2022 06:20 AM
Sam Shueh
(408) 425-1601 - San Jose, CA
mba, cdpe, reopro, pe

It used to be virtual tour photography were popular.  I actually was engaged being a virtual tour photographer in one of the most expensive neighborhoods in the country. Other realtors were jealous because I get to see homes before it is on the market.  Fast forward to drone.  To get a FAA license flying over an army of lawyers of homes and airspace is just not my thing. Most neighborhoods backyard is meant for storage, those who saw someone's backyard have second thoughts...    I try to keep things simple. 60 images per house is more than vistors have patience for.

Feb 18, 2022 06:41 AM
Andrew Mooers | 207.532.6573

Every real estate market behaves so differently and when you are in a rural low population area, the neighbors are not jammed together with high fenced teenie weenie itsy bitsy fraction of an acre lots. Large population expensive markets measure lots in square feet...We peddle properties with acres surrounding them Sam Shueh ! This is a 1434 acre "kingdom lot" property I listed and sold recently in Amity AND Cary Maine.

Feb 18, 2022 07:07 AM
Laura Cerrano
Feng Shui Manhattan Long Island - Locust Valley, NY
Certified Feng Shui Expert, Speaker & Researcher

I always enjoy the aerial shots from drone cameras and what it affords. I really like it

Feb 18, 2022 10:50 PM
Ed Silva, 203-206-0754
Mapleridge Realty, CT 203-206-0754 - Waterbury, CT
Central CT Real Estate Broker Serving all equally

Taking video and photos with drones has its place.  We have agents in our market taking overhead shots of a small ranch on a city lot that is just silly

Feb 19, 2022 06:17 AM
Andrew Mooers | 207.532.6573

When pull back and reveal as you ascend slowly skyward the lake in your lap or approach a 500 acre farm property from the air and just clear the roof of the home... it is dramatic. Gives you a sense of the space, no neighbors and vivid colors whatever season @edsilva . That makes it memorable in the presentation. 

maine lighthouse aerial

Feb 19, 2022 07:09 AM
Debb Janes
Nature As Neighbors - Camas, WA
Put My Love of Nature At Work for You

How fun, Andy. Bernie really wanted to get a drone, but so far, we've left the flying and filming to the pros.  Good for you.

Feb 19, 2022 07:27 AM
Jeff Dowler, CRS
eXp Realty of California, Inc. - Carlsbad, CA
The Southern California Relocation Dude

Great overview of things to know and think about when using a drone for your listings, Andrew. I use a professional photography who also has a videographer for walk-through videos as well as drone photos and video.


Feb 19, 2022 03:42 PM
Debra Leisek
Bay Realty,Inc Homer Alaska - Homer, AK

Great Post Andrew Mooers | 207.532.6573  I bookmarked this to share with and agent who is getting really good with the drones especially for showing off the beautiful area we live in. People want to see more than just the roofs of the home. Thank you

Feb 22, 2022 01:19 AM
Andrew Mooers | 207.532.6573

Too high and you lose the buyer with the round and round. Like everything we do, don't waste the buyer's time... save it. Video, real full motion video with natural sound saves buyers, sellers, your time. But you have to learn to edit Debra Leisek and not make it look at me... get out of the shot and turn the camera around to capture the property, the community. Welcome to Maine.

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Feb 22, 2022 02:51 PM
Debra Leisek
Bay Realty,Inc Homer Alaska - Homer, AK

Great Advice Andrew Mooers | 207.532.6573  I will be passing it on

Beautiful farm in Maine too! You grew up there? What a beautiful place to live!

Feb 23, 2022 12:35 AM
Andrew Mooers | 207.532.6573

I did grow up on this farm that I bought from my three older brothers Debra Leisek . Thanks for stopping by!

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Feb 23, 2022 07:01 AM