fastcompany.comYour local realtor might have a new trick up their sleeve very soon: Using drones for aerial photography of sprawling properties. The practice is increasingly commonplace in other countries, and the national trade association

Your local realtor might have a new trick up their sleeve very soon: Using drones for aerial photography of sprawling properties. The practice is increasingly commonplace in other countries, and the national trade association for realtors has written up a set of guidelines for real estate agents looking for their own personal eye in the sky. Drone photography is far cheaper than the next cheapest alternative—helicopters—and much easier to implement in terms of logistics and planning.

Drone photography is far cheaper than the next cheapest alternative—helicopters—and much easier to implement in terms of logistics and planning. Stephanie Spear, an attorney at the National Association of Realtors who works on the issue, told Fast Company that the demand for drone photography is simple: Many properties, especially commercial facilities or rural tracts of land, don’t necessarily photograph well on the ground. In late 2015, NAR issued a FAQ and a sort of best practices guide for realtors who want to use drones.

Realtors are following the money and using aerial imagery to showcase prestige properties where there is much more to see than meets the eye. It is going to change the definition of curb appeal…

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