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Best Drone Accessories [2021 Review]

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26/03/2021
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Drones are designed for capturing incredible aerial footage and to give you views your normal camera can’t. However, a drone requires additional accessories to make your device easier to use and safer. We’ve compiled this list of the best drone accessories to help you know what to bring along on your next real estate photography session.
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Best Drone for Real Estate [2021 Review]

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17/02/2021
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Looking for the best drone for real estate? We review different options to choose from depending on your needs and budget.

Flying Drones and Cranky Neighbors

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09/06/2020
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There was a recent question posted on PFRE’s Community page that I’d like to put out to all of you as I think it’s very relevant to our industry: “I have a home that needs aerial photos and would like a nice sunny exposure on the front, but the sun is only on the front […]

Using Data to Promote the Value of Video & Aerial/Drone Photography in a Listing

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01/11/2019
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Lonnie from Detroit, MI writes: “I want to share some data with my clients on the value that video and aerial work can deliver for their listings. I already use the sources that I’ve gotten from PFRE on the impact that real estate photography can have for an agent. I’m wondering if there’s similar info […]

Skydio 2 vs DJIMavic2Pro: A Battle for Drone Supremacy in Our Field?

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31/10/2019
I’ve been using drones in my real estate photography business for a few years now and I’ve always been amazed at both the capabilities of these devices, and the speed at which new advances are made. I've recently stumbled across a video for the new Skydio 2 drone and its specs are remarkable, particularly its […]

Where to Find Quality Drone Training?

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25/09/2019
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I got an interesting notice in my inbox the other day from a drone training company called DARTDrones and I thought it might be useful to pass it along to our community. Drone training is a service I haven’t seen actively promoted (and certainly not as much as the off-shore re-touching services from whom I […]

Drone Insurance--Continued

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21/07/2019
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Stanley writes: Does the app called Verifly - Drone Insurance have a good reputation? I am a certificated drone photographer who has been approached to take aerial photo/video of a well-known tourist location in the US. The organization that controls the tourist location will approve my flight if I have appropriate insurance coverage. I only […]

Often the Best Drone Photos for Real Estate Don't Look Like They Were Shot from the Air

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01/03/2019
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This is a guest post by Dave Spencer in the Seattle area. Often the best drone photos for real estate don't look like they were shot from the air... That's because of processing fluency, a language study that's been established for over 100 years. Progressive companies quickly discovered the science worked for advertising too, both […]

How to Use Pole Photography to Get No Drone Aerial Photos

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01/01/2019
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Over the years, we've pointed out how important it is to be able to shoot at an elevated point of view when shooting the front exterior shot. Before the advent of drones, the standard way to get your camera elevated was a pole. You could either put your main camera on the pole or use […]

What Are the Best Settings for Drone Photography?

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27/12/2018
Rom in New Jersey asks: I am seeing a few posts around which Drone is best for real estate photography but I have not seen yet any posts around the best settings for the camera for stills and videos. I bought a DJI Phantom 4 Pro V2, passed the part 107 and still need to […]

When Flying a Drone, Do You Need a Property Release for Neighboring Properties?

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01/08/2017
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Peter in California says: Grant Johnston, who advertises on your blog, had a good question on his own Video blog. Is there an existing photo consent form that includes drone shooting as well as property release in existence? I have left this up to my clients who have photo consent as part of their contracts […]
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