The property industry can be a tough business to be in. With a vast array of factors that can determine triumph or defeat, costing and location, as well as marketing strategies and infrastructure, can all come into play.
Fortunately, today it seems drone technology and the internet of things continue to contribute to the efficiency of many of these operations/processes.
Here are a few areas in which drones may have improved your chances of success in the real estate sector.
Real estate marketing can be a challenging endeavour to undertake and activities are typically made up of listings, advertisements and other conventional tactics that can introduce a property to the general public. Drones are best known for their ability to capture photos and record videos from aerial points of view. Various drone models are suitable as platforms that bring flight to real estate photographers and these machines have led to more presentable marketing efforts.
Another technology-driven innovation is the virtual tour of a property featuring high-quality video walkthroughs of entire premises with both aerial and ground footage. Skilled drone pilots are used for video and photography work of this kind.
Before and after the development of the property itself, there’s a lot of work to be done on the plot of land where construction has been planned. Mapping is a large operation in and of itself so surface models created by drones are used to add graphical value to maps and makes the job of organising as well as managing things easier.
3D views of the land can also be incorporated into the mapping phase, where drones make use of aerial photography and create simulations of where points of accessibility or potential issues could be. It makes planning roads, buildings, bridges and rivers less of a headache. A career that uses drones for mapping is quite similar to a career as a GIS professional (even though certain differences may exist).
There’s one aspect that may be often overlooked by many people when it comes to real estate development and that’s the management of natural lighting. It’s important and can determine whether or not a homeowner is satisfied with the overall structure of the property.
Developers should ensure that barriers don’t block the site from light and drones can implement capabilities for 3D model capturing to run thorough analysis rounds, producing shadow maps which can show illumination points during particular times of the day.
Have an interest in architecture but don’t intend to become an architect? Being involved in architecture as a drone operator can be just as meaningful. Architecture’s a component that determines a piece of real estate’s final aesthetic and structure and there might be no turning back once the architecture of a property has been established. By using ground-based technology which captures the building’s overall structure, drones can help things proceed with a sense of confidence. Digital information can be transferred to software that can be used to make architectural elements fit into the model of a home/property.
Many aspects of the real estate sector are highly-technical in nature and today, these may require skills facilitated by drone technology. Drone pilots and specialists can be just as important to many of these additional roles as the drones themselves and this means that career advancement for drone-related professions in the real estate sector should be viewed as a growing reality.