I know that you "think" you know the answer to this one, but it may surprise you. Most people will use drone as a standard for their rural properties to show the size and purpose of the land, and whilst they are not incorrect, often you can't see the house from the trees (so to speak). Showing a top top down shot may be difficult in anything over 2 acres, simply because you can't show the full property when limited to CASA's restrictions in height at 120m. This said, there is another way.
A skilled drone photographer can take a series of photographs normally 15+ looking straight down, with an overlap and using the right methods, combine these shots together to get a fully detailed top down picture detailing every inch of the land. This, together with some perimeter shots showcasing location, could be ideal to sell some acreage, I would also get 45 degree close ins of all external additions, sheds, tanks and garages as the reason for people buying acreage normally involves these additions.
The above shot used 18 images stitched together to show the layout of this retirement duplex and display the sort of lifestyle achieved by living here.
The above shot shows the aforementioned property, neighbouring on acreage - giving a unique perspective only drone can offer.
Where drone may be overlooked, is on you day to day, mum and dad homes or small investments, this is where you stand to make the greatest impact. Eastern states and overseas investors make up a large chunk of the market, aerial shots sell the "sizzle" of that property better than any other medium. In multiple recent scenarios we have been credited for our photos helping to secure higher offers from eastern states investors than the competing local offers. One of these properties was in the heart of Mandurah - and the other in Lakelands. Both of these homes were smaller residential investment properties, both sold to eastern states investors in a multiple offer scenario.
Mandurah Example - 6/42 Sutton Street Mandurah
Lakelands Example - 79 Badgerup Avenue, Lakelands
To conclude, if aerial photography entices 1 extra buyer to write an offer or in turn gives a buyer a better perspective on the location to give them to increase their offer by $150 (the cost of a regular shoot), then it is worth getting for any property.
If you are having trouble convincing your seller maybe I can help with these quick reference points.
There are also some great points for the agent too.
So, if your looking to get some aerial done on your next listing, put UFO Drone on the top of your list.
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James is the Owner Operator at UFO Drone and is passionate about his craft. The purpose of this blog is to educate the general public about drones and their capabilities through James' experience through his work as a real estate aerial photographer.