A kitchen growing herbs, drone landing pads and automatic voice commands: meet the house of 2050.
What’s that in the sky, a bird or a plane?
Nothing shoots you into 2016 more than an Advanced Quadcopter Drone floating above your property on a Saturday morning. Drones have become increasingly popular in presenting real estate, reasonably so. Unlike conventional photography, drones can help home hunters see the property’s beautiful surroundings. 90% of real estate buyers use the Internet to look for their next home, making eye-popping videos and photos all the more important. Just last month the Federal Aviation Administration finalized the first operation rules for routine commercial use of small unmanned aircraft systems. Basically, the drone must weight 55 pounds or less, can’t fly higher than 400 feet, and can’t fly within 5 miles of an airport or go faster than 100 mph.
“We are part of a new era in aviation, and the potential for unmanned aircraft will make it safer and easier to do certain jobs, gather information, and deploy disaster relief,” said U.S. Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx.
In 20 minutes, a drone can survey 1,000 square feet, revealing topographical characteristics a buyer might really love- like biking trails or tall shading trees. The technology available to show an entire home and it’s surroundings in a 5 minute video is transforming the home buying experience. Other businesses are starting to use drones, like roof inspectors who want to get a better view of hard-to-access buildings. And Farmers who can keep track of widespread operations more effectively with aerial support. Drone videos can be used to create an inventory for insurance purposes as well as for assisting in presenting a home. Regardless, Drone footage is truly breathtaking. To see sparkling coastal waters or the dense green of Orange County’s inland makes the home buying experience that much more riveting.
Hurry, hide the pink yard flamingos!
With an increase in aerial drone footage, more of a property’s landscape is featured in videos and photos. The topic of curb appeal has found popularity in real estate news lately, probably since REALTOR® released a report highlighting its importance. In regards to an overall landscape upgrade, the report stated that 75% of people surveyed have a greater desire to be home since completing [a landscape] project, 65% have an increased sense of enjoyment when they are at home and 79% feel a major sense of accomplishment when they think of the project. A lot of people are talking about curb appeal for some reason, here’s just a friendly reminder that the outside of a home can seriously impact the owners experience.
Talk about exterior…
This $1,380,000 Seven Gables listing is awe-inspiring. Check it out.
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