Shooting real estate with a drone

Sure, you can post your phone pictures on your Facebook page or realtor website of the house you’re selling, but so is everyone else. Question is, how do you make your listing stand out? By taking it to the next level, literally.

Let’s be honest here, if you’re not utilizing aerial photography and videos for your listing, you’re behind the competition. Drones are the new ‘it’ and they can do wonders for your listing. Utilizing aerial photography for real estate property can have a few advantages over just ground-level pictures.

First of all, show how big that property really is! This is amazing if the property has beautiful landscaping or sits on acres of land.
Second, show off that amazing roof, there is no other way to for the buyer to really see the condition of the roof other than being up there themselves. Drones solve this problem.
Third but not least, show off that size. When a buyer is standing in front of the house, they just see a flat wall that features windows and doors. Aerial images show how much space the house truly takes up. Ranch houses cover area while multi-level houses show mass.

Our next post will go into more details on how to combine aerial, exterior images with internal walk-through pictures and videos. Contact us for a free quote. We cover the northern Illinois and southern Wisconsin area including but not limited to:
Rockford, Freeport, Belvidere, Byron, Beloit, Janesville, Madison, Milwaukee, Elgin and Chicago.

Drone captures beautiful storm

Aerial drone shot of colorful clouds over Rockford, IL.
Aerial drone shot of colorful clouds over Rockford, IL.

Last night we were cloud-gazing and sensed something epic was going to happen. We quickly set up our drone and went straight up from our parking lot.

Not even two minutes later, the sunset light hit the clouds just perfect as to create a beautiful gradient in the skies above. The end result was spectacular as a the dark blue clouds from the east faded into the bright yellow clouds on the west, right as the sun was setting. The image was taken from Loves Park, and looks southwest over Rockford towards Byron, IL. In fact, if you look close enough, you will see the two cooling towers from the Exelon Nuclear Plant just outside of Byron. That’s an impressive 25 miles straight-shot view.

While we are not totally pleased with out foreground in this image, we believe the skies above compensate enough to make this still a great photo.