Remember the days when house hunting actually meant house hunting, a driving expedition from prospect to prospect in search of the “right” home. Of course, those days are long gone as today’s home buyer can take a virtual tour through any house of interest and then ask for the location to be downloaded to the GPS device of choice.
The next “must have” tool for the home buying public will be an aerial presentation of the home and the neighborhood. Already, such presentations are popping up for the more expensive properties.
Initially provided as a service to the real estate industry, it won’t be long before every agency has their own drone and office drone expert. One company that services this opportunity today is SkyCamUsa, a New York company ready to help the innovative realtor.
Will Caldwell, CEO and co-founder at Rivolix, a mobile real estate company that helps Realtors generate more word-of-mouth leads believes that sellers will “demand it.” He argues that Realtors should invest in drone technology today and suggests three reasons why this is the case:
1. Drones are essentially a flying camera tripod.
2. Aerial photography is affordable.
3. Sellers will demand it.