Just like real estate agents, real estate appraisers are always looking for new ways to make the most of new technology. Drones have become increasingly popular in the real estate industry, especially for real estate appraisers who are latching on to the new trend. Drones as a real estate tool are only likely to become more popular in the coming years, and this could have a big effect on the way real estate agents operate.
The Beginning of Drones in the Real Estate Industry
It took a few years for the Federal Aviation Administration to get on board with drone use in the real estate world, but now the rules are official. Real estate agents have certainly begun using drones to show off homes for sale, and now real estate appraisers are getting in on the action. It is still not a walk in the park to learn how to use a drone commercially, but the good news is that you no longer need a pilot’s license to use one to promote your real estate career.
How Can Real Estate Appraisers Use Drones?
Aerial photographs are quite practical for real estate appraisers. Does a home have a new roofing system? A drone will show off the new improvement. Are you trying to display the topography of a large piece of property? Drones will show off every hill, area of forest, and body of water for your client.
Drones are also great for showing off distances. They can demonstrate the proximity of a property or structure to natural features, including bodies of water, or other buildings. Ultimately, a drone offers a bird’s eye view of the surroundings that you just can’t capture with any other type of camera.
How Appraisers Can Get started with Drones
Browse the Federal Aviation Administration’s website for additional information about drones. In order to properly use a drone, you need to understand the best way to fly it. They can cause damage to property and person, so the safety concerns are very real. Still, proper use can open your world to a fun and exciting way to complete real estate appraisals.
Ongoing knowledge is an important tool for any real estate agent or appraiser to possess. There is also little that can compete with a well-rounded understanding of new and ongoing technology. Contact us for more information about continuing education available for those working in the real estate industry.