Just when you’ve mastered your smartphone to take listing photos, a new technology is springing up in MLSs across the country – flying photo drones (see more drone real estate photos here, scroll down after the jump). Unlike drones being used in the military, these are small GPS / radio controlled helicopter style drones, missiles not included.
Many come with specialized software to aide in photo taking “Our muticopters are GPS Enabled with position hold and fly to way point ability all viewable on a 3D map with preflight planning and mission simulation via Google Earth. With altitude, speed, distance and other relevant data,” says SkyCam USA, a leading real estate photo drone company.
“We are just trying to inform the public to ensure that before hiring these companies to operate these aircraft in federal airspace, that they are abiding by the federal regulations to ensure safety,” said police Sgt. George Gonzalez.”
What do you think of aerial drone photos? Would they benefit Buyers and Sellers?