If you are thinking of selling your home, there are a few relatively simple and low-cost steps that you can take to ensure that your listing gets the most attention and, ultimately, receives the highest price. Luckily, modern tools make listing a home far easier and more effective than it has ever been. But you need to know how to best use those tools that are at your disposal. One of the most effective ways to give your listing a huge leg up on the competition is through the use of high-quality drone photography.
The advent of modern drone photography has represented a tectonic shift in the way that modern homes are marketed. But you need to find a high-quality drone photographer in order to take full advantage of the many benefits of this new form of real estate photography.
With the recently relaxed FAA rules for the operation of drones within residential areas, nearly everyone in the country has the ability to enhance their listing through the use of drone photography. Modern drones use ultra-high-quality cameras that produce movie-quality videos. They use stabilization technology to get shots that look better than anything aerial photographers of the past have ever been able to realize.
However, when your home is photographed from above, it is necessary to ensure that areas that you normally would not think about are in top condition. Make sure that all shingles on your roof are in good shape and that both the roof and gutters are completely clear of debris. Having excess leaves, shingle damage and gutter debris in the drone shots can actually detract from positive perceptions of your property.
You should also remove all exterior clutter from the home and make sure that the lawn is mowed, and the yard is generally well kept. A beautiful exterior shot of a home can drive traffic to your listing in a way that nothing else can. But a shot that contains kids’ toys, bikes, fallen tree branches and weeds can serve as a detraction from the perceived value of your property.
All told, drone photography, when done right, can serve as powerful enticement to get prospective buyers into a showing of your home. Follow these drone photography steps, and your home won’t be sitting on the market for long.