Reasons To Hire A Real Estate Agent Who Uses A Drone

18 November 2016
 Categories: Real Estate, Blog


When you're looking for a real estate agent for help with buying or selling a home, you likely have a plan to meet with a few agents to explain your needs, ask questions, and make a decision about which agent will best suit you. One of the things that you should find out is whether or not the agents you speak to have access to drones. Many real estate agents are making this investment for their clients, and partnering with an agent who uses a drone in his or her line of work can be advantageous in many ways. Here are some reasons that you may want to hire a real estate agent who uses a drone.

Ability To Provide Unique Photos And Videos

Long before a prospective buyer plans to visit your home in person, he or she will thoroughly get a feel for how it looks by checking out your real estate listing. Interior photos are important, but a drone can provide some unique photos and videos of the exterior of the home and the neighborhood around it from a bird's eye view. The presence of these photos and videos can reveal more about your home and ideally generate some excitement among the prospective buyers.

Ability To Check For Issues

A drone can come in handy for checking potential issues with the home you're selling. Before you list the home, you want to minimize the risk of any issues being noticed by a home inspector, which can hinder or delay your ability to sell. It can be difficult to check some things on your own. For example, you're probably not going to climb onto the roof to check its condition. Your real estate agent can use his or her drone to fly over the roof and shoot HD-quality video to let you know if you need to fix anything before listing your home for sale.

An Asset For The Home Inspector

Some home inspectors use drones to provide more of a thorough job, but if your home inspector doesn't have access to this device when you're interested in buying a home, the agent's drone can be valuable. Additionally, some home inspectors won't perform certain duties in the winter — many inspectors, for example, will not climb on the roof when it has snow or ice. This means that you might not have a clear picture of the roof or gutters of a home you're interested in buying. A quick flight from your agent's drone, however, can provide the visuals that the inspector needs to make his or her assessment.