Google Maps have been offering aerial views for some time, I am sure we have all had a good look around to see what’s local to us and found it interesting, it’s especially useful if you are looking to purchase a property in that area. Google Maps uses satellite images and details are often a little out of focus, that is not so when using a top of the range drone with DSLR camera attached as used by Helmores Estate Agents – one of our large fleet of drones!
There are many advantages to offering our drone footage service and we find it surprising not more estate agents have taken to the use of them, though understand the cost and training involved may be preventative for some. Fortunately, Rob has always been keen on his gadgets and kept up to date with new technology as it arises. He completed his drone pilot’s training a few years ago and has permission for the CAA and insurance for up to £5m.
Drones cannot work for every property we sell, there are rules and regulations that must be complied with, however for the right property their use can really help show off the setting. They will show the property as a whole, the layout of the gardens and grounds and spectacular Devon countryside surrounding it. Drone footage allows a prospective buyer to see far more than they would from ordinary sales particulars, a bit of drama can be added with the right music and before you know it the viewings are lining up!
We are very fortunate in Devon, it’s very rare any aerial footage will show anything untoward, we are surrounded by so much beautiful countryside.
Drones now have many uses, showcasing your house aside they can be used with a thermal imaging camera to help locate draughts enabling owners to improve the energy efficiency of their property; they can also be used to take multiple photos which create 3D models of a property – however you don’t necessarily need a drone to do this! We are able to offer purchasers 3D tours of your property using a different type of technology, our incredible 3D camera. I am still in awe of what this technology can achieve.
You can find out more about the 3D tours here
Want to know how we achieve those epic drone shots? Rob takes you through it here