Every good mortgage broker in the Baldivis market keeps a close eye on Real Estate news. A lot of it can be boring, but recently we found a story that is anything but. Aerial drones are now being used to provide video of neighbourhoods for prospective home buyers.
In the present era, it seems like nobody has as much time as they used to. Instead of driving around neighbourhoods to check out homes, most of us want to save time. Drones make it easy to know what a neighbourhood is like. The days of looking at static pictures are numbered as videos are supplanting pictures as the preferred way to view properties before seeing them in person.
Those looking to buy or sell larger properties may benefit the most from this technology, as it can provide a much better idea of just how large or majestic a property may appear than pictures can. A drone video can show breathtaking views that pictures can’t quite express.
Aren’t Drones Used for Military Purposes?
Drones, also called Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs), were invented and developed for the military. However, any citizen can own a drone and use it for recreational purposes. If you want to use it for business purposes, you have to get a licence.
According to the Civil Aviation Safety Authority (CASA), 2014 has been a record year for licence applications. Among that record number are a host of drone specialist companies who work with real estate companies to provide videos of homes and neighbourhoods.
Pros and Cons of Drones
Drones show the neighbourhood surrounding a property, including stores, schools and other infrastructure. They are more engaging than photos. They are the most cost-effective way to show a property and gauge interest.
On the minus side, they often capture images of people who don’t want them used and feel their privacy is being invaded.
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