Ever since the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) implemented the Small Unmanned Aircraft Rule (sUAS Rule), drones have been reshaping commercial real estate marketing. As aerial imagery has become affordable, more and more real estate professionals use drone services to increase client engagement and attract better leads. Want to be one of them? Keep reading to discover ten companies that could help you stay ahead of the game.
With several locations around the U.S., DroneAscent brings experience in aviation, tech, media, and project management to the table. Besides handling inspection, environmental, and agricultural projects, this company uses aerial imagery to help agents market their properties. You can get sharp images, soaring videos and 360⁰ tours to showcase the interior and exterior of your building, as well as the surrounding location and amenities. DroneAscent boasts a FAA Waiver for night operations, so you can even get those spectacular night shots you’ve always wanted. Rest assured, all their pilots are certified and insured. Go get your free, no-obligation estimate from their website!
Covering all 50 states and over 30 countries, DroneBase provides affordable CRE drone services without compromising when it comes to quality. Their packages include 4k videos, complete with professionally-recorded voiceovers, contact info and branding, 12-megapixel images with GPS location in the metadata, and 360⁰ interactive panoramas. All media is hosted on their website, so sharing, embedding or downloading your photos and videos has never been easier. Best part? CRE packages start at $99 per listing. Also, you can sign up online to receive special offers or refer a friend and get 10% off your next purchase.
Founded in 2016, Drone Dispatch is a nationwide drone services provider that works with a large variety of clients from industries such as construction, insurance, or commercial real estate. Using state-of-the-art, 20-megapixel cameras, they capture breathtaking photos and videos and put together unique, interactive 360⁰ panoramas to help you promote your listings. An in-house professional marketing and editing team oversees the final product, so you have the chance to really make it your own. Lower thirds, voiceovers and 3D animation are only a few of the elements that can be added to your videos in order to increase brand awareness. Interested? Head over to their website and get a custom quote!
From the Bay Area to Boston, this company takes care of construction, real estate, energy, and even custom projects all around the U.S. By choosing Dronegenuity, you can get photos your clients won’t be able to scroll past and fully-customizable 4k videos within just two business days from the time of the flight. Experienced realtor Bob Edmonson, who is part of their team, will make sure your professional needs are taken care of. Call or request a quote online and stay one step ahead of your competition! If you are a drone enthusiast yourself, you can find plenty of tips and tutorials on their website.
Extreme Aerial Productions
Based in Phoenix, but operating nationwide, Extreme Aerial Production is a company born from turning hobbies into careers. Passionate about technology, aviation, photography, and film, the team uses only high-quality equipment, no matter your budget. The result? Stunning photos, 4k videos, time-lapse videos, 360⁰ panoramas and even VR media, guaranteed to give your clients an unforgettable, immersive experience. The company is FAA approved for both day and night operations in Bravo, Charlie, Delta and Echo airspaces and also services industries like TV and film, construction, or automotive.
HiFly Photography is a drone services provider that gives customers the chance to schedule a flight, pay, and download their footage online quickly and effortlessly. You can choose one of their CRE packages, starting from $349 or get a custom quote, tailored to suit your needs. Submit your project using the special form on their website and the company will send you the best pilot for the shot. No project is too big and editing options are available. Moreover, their customer support team is always there to answer your questions and monitor progress, making sure you get everything on time. Turnaround time for commercial real estate projects is between two to five days from the time of the shoot.
HouseLens is a company based in Nashville, catering to multiple locations in the U.S., including Miami, Austin, and Chicago. Using the power of visual marketing, they help real estate professionals grow their businesses by attracting quality leads. Their extensive product list features broker videos, agent bios, walkthrough videos, twilight photos, HDR photos, digital enhancement services, and even 3D interactive models that are VR-enabled. Packages start at $149 per property and include edited HD video footage. The average turnaround time for a project is between 24 and 48 hours. HouseLens does custom quotes for properties larger than 10,000 square feet.
Working with small businesses as well as large companies, Invision Studio covers all of Southern California and can travel nationwide or even globally for your project. Choose between interactive 3D Matterport tours, mobile-friendly 360⁰ virtual tours, aerial photography, and 4k video packages. The average cost per service for CRE shoots is only $1500. The company uses Phantom III drones, equipped with 12.8-megapixel, custom DJI cameras, so you can be sure it’s worth the investment. Also, the footage will get to you in just seven to ten days from the time of the flight.
With U.S. locations including Oregon, Texas and Florida, Kino Cinematics offers affordable real estate promotion using drones. Bird’s-eye views, 360⁰ panoramas, 4k videos, and traditional photography are all available to you starting at only $250 per property. Do you have more questions? The company has a toll-free line where you can get help with choosing the right package for you. After you’ve made the choice, you will receive a quote within 24 hours. Aerial roof inspections are also available on their website, with packages starting at $99.
With 20 years of experience, VHT Studios is a well-known, nationwide property photography provider. Besides traditional photography, video home tours, virtual staging, and floor plans, the company now offers drone photo and video services. Turnaround time for drone footage is only one to two business days, and clients can download their media online, from the VHT portal. Nothing could be easier! Mobile-friendly imagery and professional studio editing are now at your fingertips. Also, when you go online to customize your offer, keep in mind that you can refer a friend and receive up to $75.