Should you use drone photography when selling your home?
The answer is absolutely! Drone photography adds a unique perspective, gets more clicks, and highlights your location.
Professional photography is probably the least expensive and highest impact tool you can deploy when selling a home. Let's face it, home buyers today do most of their shopping online and skip many desirable homes because of bad photography. Lets look at two images to see the difference between drone and ground images.
Ground image. Due to the rise in elevation, the image is distorted and half of the house is not visible because of the tree:
On the drone shot, the photographer is able to rise up and capture the entire home. The angle gives this shot a 3D feel too.
Drone photography offers an eye catching glimpse of a home, and done correctly can generate lots more clicks! However, you must hire a professional drone photographer that knows how to capture real estate images.
Just because you're using a drone, doesn't mean you have to go 200 feet in the air to capture the best image. The best images can be taken from just a few feet off the ground:
What makes this image stand out? It's well balanced with good post production processing. Because the drone is elevated, you can't even see the construction vehicle parked in front
Now let's look at a so-so image below:
Too high. This image offers a great view of the roof, but it's difficult to see the beautiful exterior features. Notice the fish eye feel of the image? It has a rounded feel, like you're looking through a snow globe. This can be caused by two things; low quality drone/lens, or no post production processing.
One of the best reasons to use drone photography is to show off your location and amenities.
Here's a couple of examples of how much more information a drone image conveys to a buyer:
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This marks the sixth consecutive weekly decline for mortgage rates, leaving some borrowers wondering how low will they go. The 30-year fixed-rate mortgage averaged 3.82% this week, the lowest average since September 2017.
“While the drop in mortgage rates is a good opportunity for consumers to save on their mortgage payment, our research indicates that there can be a wider dispersion among mortgage rate offers,” says Sam Khater, Freddie Mac’s chief economist. “By shopping around and getting a single additional mortgage rate quote, a borrower can save an average of $1,500.”
Freddie Mac reports the following national averages with mortgage rates for the week ending June 6:
A lot of my clients moved here to North Carolina from somewhere up North; New York, Pennsylvania, Michigan, etc. A common question is "Why don't you have a lot of homes here in NC with basements?"
You see, in many other parts of the country it's quite common to have a basement as the foundation of a home. While here in North Carolina, it's just as common for a home to be on a crawl space or concrete slab foundation.
The reason for this is the soil. Here in Central North Carolina the soil is rich in clay, and this presents a problem for basements. Clay rich soils don't hold water very well and water always seeks the path of least resistance, which means it tends to flood basements.
However, the topography of some lots means that a "daylight" or "walkout" basement is the best option for a builder, even here in NC. These types of basements are not surrounded by earth on four sides, and have one side accessible by doors and windows, because the lot is sloping downward and away from the street. This requires some fairly common drainage to be added to the lot, and the basement can add quite a bit sqare footage to the home.
Buidlers will usually offer a 'finished' basement as an option in this case, and the cost of having the builder do it can be less than actually doing it yourself. Plus, there's the comfort of having it completed before you move into the home, as finishing a basement yourself can be quite difficult.
I took some recent drone footage of Langston Ridge by Chesapeake Homes in Knightdale. It's literally a few minutes to downtown Raleigh, and you can see the Raleigh Skyline in some of the shots. Chesapeake Homes does offer daylight basements in Langston Ridge. In fact, right now (Feb. 2019), they're having some incentives on homes with basements, and one home is going for $299,000 with a finished basement inlcuded!
Check out this drone video of the community, and call me today if you have any questions.
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