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718,485
Richard Bazinet /MBA, CRS, ABR
West USA Realty - Scottsdale, AZ
Phoenix Scottsdale. Sellers, Buyers & Relocations

I depends on the property Fred. I have used them for trials in the past. It may help in the presentation, but difficult to say. Hired photographers that offer the service.

Jun 03, 2017 01:00 PM
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6,523,783
Bob Crane
Woodland Management Service / Woodland Real Estate, KW Diversified - Stevens Point, WI
Forestland Experts! 715-204-9671

Now that the govt is out of it I will be getting one.

Jun 03, 2017 01:34 PM
Rainmaker
5,773,797
Ron and Alexandra Seigel
Napa Consultants - Carpinteria, CA
Luxury Real Estate Branding, Marketing & Strategy

Fred,

Not all properties are drone worthy.  And our clients pay to have them done professionally.  In the long run, it is cheaper than breaking picture windows, cutting electrical lines...In our area (Santa Barbara) it is great with large estate, ranch land, wineries, etc.  A

Jun 03, 2017 12:48 PM
Rainmaker
1,713,276
Joe Pryor
The Virtual Real Estate Team - Oklahoma City, OK
REALTOR® - Oklahoma Investment Properties

I pay for a photographer who can do both static and drone photography.

Jun 03, 2017 12:38 PM
Rainmaker
1,578,754
Thomas J. Nelson, REALTOR ® CRS,ABR,PSA,RCS-D, ePRO
Big Block Realty 858.232.8722 - La Jolla, CA
Serving Coastal San Diego, Veteran's & Seniors

I hire my drones, been using them for about 1.6 years, gimmick but cool videos.

Jun 04, 2017 01:09 AM
Rainmaker
3,416,113
Scott Godzyk
Godzyk Real Estate Services - Manchester, NH
One of the Manchester NH's area Leading Agents

I own a drone and getting used to flying it. I love the over ruling and hope i can get some practice to be able to use it for some breathtaking shots

Jun 03, 2017 03:56 PM
Rainmaker
5,583,563
Barbara Todaro
RE/MAX Executive Realty - Happily Retired - Franklin, MA
Previously Affiliated with The Todaro Team

our photographer also has a drone and we use aerials on our new construction and subdivisions prior to completion........ "the eye buys" and aerials are like magnets...

Jun 03, 2017 01:26 PM
Rainmaker
3,072,430
Tony and Suzanne Marriott, Associate Brokers
Serving the Greater Phoenix and Scottsdale Metropolitan Area - Scottsdale, AZ
Coldwell Banker Realty

For commercial purposes FAA licenses are still required...

Jun 04, 2017 06:36 AM
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5,347,030
Debe Maxwell, CRS
Savvy + Company (704) 491-3310 - Charlotte, NC
The RIGHT CHARLOTTE REALTOR!

I pay for a licensed drone operator and love the results!

Jun 03, 2017 10:24 PM
Rainmaker
4,320,722
Praful Thakkar
LAER Realty Partners - Burlington, MA
Metro Boston Homes For Sale

Fred Griffin - I like drone photography - though never could use it. Had my own drone and was crashed after 8 minutes of recording (which I could not recover) on a recent listing.

Jun 03, 2017 09:49 PM
Rainmaker
922,268
Jeff Pearl
Samson Properties / LIC in VA - Lovettsville, VA
Full Service Full Time Realtor

No. Not much of a demand for drone photos around here.

Jun 03, 2017 01:32 PM
Rainmaker
1,045,460
Dave Martin (703) 585-4687
Fairfax Realty - Fairfax, VA
Making Realty Dreams a Reality #WeWillGetYouHome

As of yet neither the price tags here are very high for drone service probably because we also have the most restricted airspace around in N. Virginia

May 11, 2018 09:43 AM
Rainmaker
4,800,182
Gabe Sanders
Real Estate of Florida specializing in Martin County Residential Homes, Condos and Land Sales - Stuart, FL
Stuart Florida Real Estate

I use a drone.  Mostly for personal photography and occasionally for business.

Jun 04, 2017 05:25 AM
Rainmaker
1,857,807
Lyn Sims
Schaumburg, IL
Real Estate Broker Retired

I like them for certain applications. So now I guess you do not need to be licensed?

I saw this cute little drone about the size of a cell phone for $65. I wouldn't feel bad crashing it into a tree for that price. 

Jun 04, 2017 04:57 AM
Rainmaker
5,177,380
Nina Hollander, Broker
Coldwell Banker Realty - Charlotte, NC
Your Greater Charlotte Realtor

Another toy (which I'm not into); another form of photography, which I don't do. If I feel a house is "drone-worthy," I call a professional. If I don't even own a camera, what would I do with a drone? 

Jun 04, 2017 04:25 AM
Rainmaker
5,124,261
Dorie Dillard Austin TX
Coldwell Banker Realty ~ 512.750.6899 - Austin, TX
NW Austin ~ Canyon Creek and Spicewood/Balcones

I don't feel all properties lend themselves to drone photos. I won't get one..pay a professional

Jun 03, 2017 09:59 PM
Rainmaker
809,308
Kasey & John Boles
Jon Gosche Real Estate, LLC - BoiseMeridianRealEstate.com - Boise, ID
Boise & Meridian, ID Ada/Canyon/Gem/Boise Counties

We don't use drones for traditional residential homes.  Personally I think they are useful on large estates, large acreages, farm land, some luxury homes with a lot of land or a nice property, but I think they are a bit unnecessary on a typical single family home.  If we need it we have a photographer that offers it as part of a package. -Kasey

Jun 03, 2017 09:23 PM
Rainmaker
2,401,016
Lise Howe
Keller Williams Capital Properties - Washington, DC
Assoc. Broker in DC, MD, VA and attorney in DC

they are hard to use in DC

Jun 03, 2017 09:22 PM
Rainer
231,998
Eva B. Liland Century 21 Doug Anderson
Century 21 Doug Anderson - Lancaster, CA
Glad to be of Service 661-714-1643

Would LOVE to own one but no, no drone activity for me at this point.

Jun 03, 2017 07:39 PM
Rainmaker
3,986,358
William Feela
WHISPERING PINES REALTY - North Branch, MN
Realtor, Whispering Pines Realty 651-674-5999 No.

I do not use them...and almost everyone I asked sid why and for what reason.

Jun 03, 2017 06:29 PM
Rainmaker
3,988,063
Debbie Reynolds, C21 Platinum Properties
Platinum Properties- (931)771-9070 - Clarksville, TN
The Dedicated Clarksville TN Realtor-(931)320-6730

I don't own a drone and will hire that service when I need it. I have too many tools to master now.

Jun 03, 2017 05:59 PM
Rainmaker
2,804,046
Richie Alan Naggar
people first...then business Ran Right Realty - Riverside, CA
agent & author

Real Estate has been flying fine on its own with any help from Drones

Jun 03, 2017 04:28 PM
Rainmaker
5,914,788
Joan Cox
House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373 - Denver, CO
Denver Real Estate - Selling One Home at a Time

My professional photosgraphy company offers drone photography, and do use them when the property offers views.

Jun 06, 2017 06:30 AM
Rainmaker
4,629,815
Michael Jacobs
Pasadena, CA
Pasadena And Southern California 818.516.4393

One of my photographers used a drone on a hillside home once but it's not something I usually utilize.   

Jun 06, 2017 06:17 AM
Rainmaker
1,737,427
Sandy Padula & Norm Padula, JD, GRI
HomeSmart Realty West & Florida Realty Investments - , CA
Presence, Persistence & Perseverance

No drones for us at this time in our photography end of this business.

Jun 05, 2017 07:13 AM
Rainmaker
601,975
Nathan Gesner
American West Realty and Management - Cody, WY
Broker / Property Manager

I believe the FAA ruling only applies to "hobby" drones. If you use it for business, Uncle Sugar still has you under his thumb.

Jun 05, 2017 07:00 AM
Rainmaker
997,257
Jennifer Mackay
Counts Real Estate Group, Inc. - Panama City, FL
Your Bay County Florida Realtor 850.774.6582

I do not nor would I pay for a service - not very big here.

There is a Helicopter service that many agents use here to take pics though

Jun 05, 2017 05:22 AM
Rainmaker
4,434,227
Gita Bantwal
RE/MAX Centre Realtors - Warwick, PA
REALTOR,ABR,CRS,SRES,GRI - Bucks County & Philadel

No.

Jun 05, 2017 03:45 AM
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259,105
Mick Michaud
Distinctly Texas Lifestyle Properties, LLC Office:682/498-3107 - Granbury, TX
Your Texas Lifestyle is Here!

Wasn't aware the FAA got shot down over drone licensing.  I'll have to check it out.  I was going to get one for my business and fun.  They're handy things to have in rural RE. 

Jun 04, 2017 09:40 PM
Rainmaker
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Ryan Huggins - Thousand Oaks, CA
https://HugginsHomes.com - Thousand Oaks, CA
Residential Real Estate and Investment Properties

This is the only drone I use!

 

Resistance is Futile!  You will buy this house!

 

LOL!

 

But seriously folks, I don't use drones.  Very few houses out here can benefit from aerial photography.  I'd love to own one for fun, but it would probably collect dust more than anything else.  If I need it, I have a friend or two with them.

Jun 04, 2017 08:09 PM
Rainmaker
733,692
Lynnea Miller
Bend Premier Real Estate - Bend, OR
Premier Real Estate Service in Central Oregon

We encourage drone photography, especially for acreage property. How else to enable buyers to really picture the setting of the listing?

Jun 04, 2017 03:53 PM
Rainmaker
2,263,635
Andrew Mooers | 207.532.6573
MOOERS REALTY - Houlton, ME
Northern Maine Real Estate-Aroostook County Broker

Have two licensed drones. Newest one "Sputnik". You give them a name for FAA. Video is king in show and tell of real estate and the local community flavor. Your buyers are busy, it's 10 to 10:30 that is the busiest time of the real estate day if the video vending machines are locked, loaded for the shock and awe. Saves everyone time and money in the slice and dice of what's out there for areas, for property listings to consider in the eenie meenie miney moe.

Jun 04, 2017 03:47 PM
Rainmaker
5,051,562
Will Hamm
Hamm Homes - Aurora, CO
"Where There's a Will, There's a Way!"

I have the pros come out and do them for photos

Jun 04, 2017 11:42 AM
Rainmaker
7,977,607
Roy Kelley
Retired - Gaithersburg, MD

No. Much of our market is in a no drone fly zone.

Jun 04, 2017 09:10 AM
Rainmaker
542,913
Sean Casey
Patterson-Schwartz Real Estate - Newark, DE
Greenville, Hockessin, Newark & Bear Homes

I don't use them.  I think once things are settled on the drone front I will make a decision.  For now, it seems too undecided.

Jun 04, 2017 06:54 AM
Rainmaker
1,618,016
Harry F. D'Elia III
WEDO Real Estate and Beyond, LLC - Phoenix, AZ
Investor , Mentor, GRI, Radio, CIPS, REOs, ABR

I pay for a service

Jun 04, 2017 05:43 AM
Rainer
509,449
Susie Kay
Ultra Real Estate Dallas Fort Worth - Plano, TX
North Dallas Specialist

It depends on the listing. I hire professionals for the drone/photos.

Jun 03, 2017 04:24 PM