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 a smaller lighter camera.
Then several tripod manufacturers started to make large tripods that would support an extension tube that could reach 15' to 20'.
Drones initially provided a great way of getting that elevated front exterior shot but as drone regulations have evolved to be more complicated and neighbors paranoia about being watched or photographed has gotten worse, using a drone to get a few front exterior shots has become a pain.
Nathan Cool illustrates that it's still pretty easy to just use a big tripod. You can get some pretty great elevated shots without much hassle. Sure, there are some properties that will benefit from a drone but most properties don't need a drone.