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Barbara Todaro
RE/MAX Executive Realty - Happily Retired - Franklin, MA
Previously Affiliated with The Todaro Team

"the eye buys" and it MOST DEFINITELY DOES attract more attention... and then, if the price is right and the description says JUST ENOUGH to make them call, they WILL CALL.... 

Dec 10, 2016 08:39 AM
Rainmaker
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Annette Lawrence , Palm Harbor, FL 727-420-4041
ReMax Realtec Group - Palm Harbor, FL
Making FLORIDA Real Estate EZ

Steve,

Your question is about more hits and views on sites like z and mls.

The question to ask is 'Does a home buyer or seller know/searching or in anyway pre-select properties based on the presence of a drone created image?"

The answer is NO. The result they see is based on price and house attributes and location. After that, they get what the get.

Does Goggle favor VIDEO, especially YouTube hosted Video. YES. However, once more 'drone' is not part of the selection.

Unless one chooses to market drone capability as a strategic advantage directly to home owner/sellers  there is no practical or honest measure of advantage of droning on the consumer side or Internet relevant side of the business.

Reduce the outcome to video influence and the answer would be differant.

 

 

Dec 10, 2016 08:31 AM
Rainmaker
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Wayne Martin
Wayne M Martin - Chicago, IL
Real Estate Broker - Retired

For most listings, yes!

Dec 10, 2016 05:49 PM
Rainmaker
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Lyn Sims
Schaumburg, IL
Real Estate Agent Retired

I don't know but I'm sure that it would. If you have a very stately large home or one with a view on acreage or a lake it would HAVE to up the appeal factor.

Better than a view from the roof right?

Dec 10, 2016 08:19 AM
Rainmaker
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Sandy Padula and Norm Padula, JD, GRI
HomeSmart Realty West - Carlsbad, CA
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Thanks, Annette Lawrence , Palm Harbor, FL 727-420-4041 for an in-depth answer

Dec 11, 2016 02:41 PM
Rainmaker
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Gita Bantwal
RE/MAX Centre Realtors - Warwick, PA
REALTOR,ABR,CRS,SRES,GRI - Bucks County & Philadel

Annette has a good answer.

Dec 10, 2016 10:18 AM
Rainmaker
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Michael Jacobs
Pasadena, CA
Los Angeles Pasadena 818.516.4393

Anecdotally I'd say this is true.  

Dec 10, 2016 09:04 AM
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Chris Ann Cleland
Long and Foster Real Estate - Gainesville, VA
Associate Broker, Bristow, VA

Unless it's the lead shot, I'd say no.  The thing that is going to get a listing more clicks is the opening shot.

Dec 10, 2016 08:29 AM
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Jeff Dowler, CRS
eXp Realty of California, Inc. - Carlsbad, CA
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Yes I would think it was definitely grab more attention and views. But will it sell the property? Still has to show well and be priced appropriately. Certain properties will be prime for this, such as oceanfront

Dec 10, 2016 08:28 AM
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Debe Maxwell, CRS
www.iCharlotteHomes.com | The Maxwell House Group | RE/MAX Executive | (704) 491-3310 - Charlotte, NC
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Without a doubt!  Especially in golf course, lake and equestrian communities.

Dec 10, 2016 08:27 AM
Rainmaker
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Dorie Dillard Austin TX
Coldwell Banker Realty ~ 512.750.6899 - Austin, TX
NW Austin ~ Canyon Creek and Spicewood/Balcones

Absolutely!! Definitely more interesting and can see more of what is surrounding the house in a drone video.

Dec 10, 2016 08:26 AM
Rainmaker
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Les & Sarah Oswald
Realty One Group - Eastvale, CA
Broker, Realtor and Investor

Does a staged house have a greater advantage than a vacant? I believe the goal is to attract as many potential buyers as possible. If a drone or video brings more attention to the listing...then why not?

Dec 10, 2016 08:24 AM
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Chuck Mixon
The Keyes Company - Cutler Bay, FL
Cutler Bay Specialist, GRI, CDPE, BPOR

I think all new technology such as drones  grabs views curiosity. The big question is will and it wear off  or become the standard in the future?

Dec 10, 2016 08:20 AM
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Jim Paulson
Progressive Realty (Boise Idaho) www.Progressive-Realty.info - Boise, ID
Owner,Broker

Drones are a great tool, but they aren't the definitive answer.  I bought a Matterport camera and a drone in November for the tax write off and the differentiators for listing appointments, since I know most of my competitors still use their cell phone for photos!

Mar 12, 2017 11:15 PM
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Joan Cox
House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373 - Denver, CO
Denver Real Estate - Selling One Home at a Time

I think if a buyer gets past the first photo, they may see the rest of the photos, including the aerials.

Dec 12, 2016 02:18 PM
Rainmaker
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Will Hamm
Hamm Homes - Aurora, CO
"Where There's a Will, There's a Way!"

It hells to sell some homes.

Dec 11, 2016 10:07 AM
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Andrew Mooers | 207.532.6573
MOOERS REALTY - Houlton, ME
Northern Maine Real Estate-Aroostook County Broker

The drone coming in across the water of a big lake and elevate, lift to just clear the waterfront property listing, video with sight and sound pulled into the engagement connection always has good results. Video, the most misunderstood, under used heavy hitter in the marketing toolbar bar none.

 

Dec 11, 2016 05:17 AM
Rainmaker
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Nina Hollander, Broker
Coldwell Banker Realty - Charlotte, NC
Your Greater Charlotte Realtor

It really depends.

Dec 11, 2016 04:31 AM
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Tony and Suzanne Marriott, Associate Brokers
Serving the Greater Phoenix and Scottsdale Metropolitan Area - Scottsdale, AZ
Haven Express @ Keller Williams Arizona Realty

Barbara Todaro nailed this one!

Dec 11, 2016 04:09 AM
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Paul S. Henderson, REALTOR®, CRS
Fathom Realty Washington LLC - Tacoma, WA
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It depends how good the video is!

Dec 10, 2016 10:33 PM
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Patricia Kennedy
RLAH Real Estate - Washington, DC
Home in the Capital

It depends on whether or not it's well done.

Dec 10, 2016 08:05 PM
Rainmaker
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FN LN
Toronto, ON

You have multiple questions in your question.  I have no idea about Zillow and similar sites since they do not operate in our great nation.  Photos and videos can provide advantages if they are appropriately edited and composed.

Dec 10, 2016 07:49 PM
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Debbie Reynolds, C21 Platinum Properties
Platinum Properties- (931)771-9070 - Clarksville, TN
The Dedicated Clarksville TN Realtor-(931)320-6730

Most will not know it has drone photography unless they click on it and look further. It can enhance a property and show its best attributes.

Dec 10, 2016 06:36 PM
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Bob Crane
Woodland Management Service / Woodland Real Estate, EXP - Stevens Point, WI
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Advantage, probably.

Just hope the new regime softens up on the regs.

Dec 10, 2016 06:27 PM
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Fred Griffin Florida Real Estate
Fred Griffin Real Estate - Tallahassee, FL
Licensed Florida Real Estate Broker

 Yes

Dec 10, 2016 05:04 PM
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Joe Pryor
The Virtual Real Estate Team - Oklahoma City, OK
REALTOR® - Oklahoma Investment Properties

Don't think so.

Dec 10, 2016 02:51 PM
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Gabe Sanders
Real Estate of Florida specializing in Martin County Residential Homes, Condos and Land Sales - Stuart, FL
Stuart Florida Real Estate

Done properly, drone views can give a great perspective of the home/land setting.

Dec 10, 2016 02:02 PM
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Roy Kelley
Retired - Gaithersburg, MD

Amazing photography does attract the attention of consumers.

Dec 10, 2016 12:30 PM
Rainmaker
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Ryan Huggins - Thousand Oaks, CA
https://HugginsHomes.com - Thousand Oaks, CA
Residential Real Estate and Investment Properties

Not in my view.  Drone video helps when the property is huge with lots of land.  For a standard tract home out here, they are a total waste.

Dec 10, 2016 11:54 AM
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Debbie Laity
Cedaredge Land Company - Cedaredge, CO
Your Real Estate Resource for Delta County, CO

The views you can get on the property are great and this is an advantage for some properties...not all of them. I don't know if the photos actually bring about more attention and hits. 

Dec 10, 2016 11:44 AM
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Inna Ivchenko
Barcode Properties - Encino, CA
Realtor® • GRI • HAFA • PSC Calabasas CA

It depends on the property itself. I'd do it only if those pictures benefit the property marketing. 

Dec 10, 2016 11:19 AM
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Praful Thakkar
LAER Realty Partners - Andover, MA
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steve weiser -  in some cases, yes.

Not for a condo on first floor....lol!

Dec 10, 2016 11:18 AM
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Yolanda Cordova-Gilbert
Richmond, TX

I do not know about hits and stuff but the photos are better and will intice buyers to come see the property, it is a numbers game

Dec 10, 2016 11:15 AM
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Lynnea Miller
Bend Premier Real Estate - Bend, OR
Premier Real Estate Service in Central Oregon

Great photography is essential to sell real estate.  If drone videos and photos show the property better than traditional photography, than by all means it is extremely valuable and will show the property the best way possible. It makes your seller realize that you are doing your best to market his/her listing to reach the most possible buyers.

Dec 10, 2016 10:48 AM
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Kathleen Luiten
Resort and Second-Home Specialist - Princeville, HI
Kauai Luxury Ocean Home Sales

No. Here on Kauai it is a great marketing tool for our luxury properties and acreage. Drone is really the only way to highlight expansive areas and some features.

Dec 10, 2016 10:47 AM
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Ron and Alexandra Seigel
Napa Consultants - Carpinteria, CA
Luxury Real Estate Branding, Marketing & Strategy

Steve,

If it is poorly done it will not give you a strategic advantage and the same goes if it is well done.  Facebook did a recent survey on video viewing, and those numbers are very low.  They were advised by their experts to not go against Youtube, but they are

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Dec 10, 2016 10:23 AM
Rainmaker
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Michael Setunsky
Woodbridge, VA
Your Commercial Real Estate Link to Northern VA

steve weiser I believe aerial photography especially in commercial real estate does give a competitive advantage.

Dec 10, 2016 08:50 AM