When you hear the phrase “real estate appraising,” most people
think of a real estate professional coming to your home, taking a few
photos, and providing you with an estimate of its value based on its features,
visual aesthetic, and current market trends. While these tried and true
methods have long been the standard, new technologies have provided real
estate professionals with new opportunities to streamline the real estate
valuation process – and often in unconventional ways. According to
a blog posted by the National Association of Realtors, drones may just be the next big tool that will revolutionize the way
real estate professionals appraise properties.
How Can Drones Help?
We’ve often heard the phrase “a picture is worth a thousand
words.” With the use of drones, appraisers can now obtain detailed
birds-eye view photographs of a property and its features, including:
- The condition of a building’s roof
- Air conditioning units and gutters
- Land topography
- Proximity to surrounding buildings
- Nearby power lines
- Rivers, lakes, and other natural features
- Hard to reach places such as attics
While learning to fly a drone for commercial real estate use is no easy
endeavor, recent relaxations in federal regulations have made drone use
a much more feasible and attractive option as drone operators are no longer
required to hold a pilot’s license - a certification which can be
notoriously expensive and time-consuming to obtain. Now, appraisers can
use drones to highlight the attractive features of a property that otherwise
would have remained hidden, maximizing its selling value.
Looking to Sell? We Can Help!
At Dippy Real Estate, we take pride in utilizing the latest and greatest
techniques and technologies to help our clients list and sell their properties
as quickly and as efficiently as possible. From effective home staging
practices to smart marketing through both electronic and print media,
our professionals have the know-how and resources to help our clients
maximize their selling price and facilitate a smooth transaction.
To learn more about how our team of Santa Clarita realtors can help you
get top dollar for your home, call (661) 441-3304 today.