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Drone-led real estate tours hit market

By On Sep 14 2016

Drone-led real estate tours hit market

Drone manipulation has been an integral part of our process at ZUM3D for years, getting all the angles that would be impossible to capture normally, and bringing the most breath-taking views to our videos, digital renderings, and photo-montage work. And as the technology continued to develop, we are able to push the limits of our visualizations ever-further, bringing the most lifelike and stunning graphics to our clients on a regular basis.

But now that these high-flying photographers are getting more common, they are starting to make an appearance in a number of other areas and finding uses that we might not have expected just five years ago. One couple in Staten Island for example has been using their very own robotic tour guide to show interested visitors around their properties. They explain that drones are ideal for giving virtual visitors a view of larger properties that couldn’t be easily traversed by foot. While they need permission to fly their remote-controlled craft over a property just like a traditional tour would require, they say that this new technique gives a level of access that wasn’t previously possible.

The couple had a chance to show off their new strategy the Staten Island Economic Development Corp.’s (SIEDC) sixth annual SI Green & Clean Festival, where other property owners could learn from them and incorporate it into their real estate sale repertoire. They presented alongside renowned urban agriculturalist Adrian Wilton and other industry leaders and organizations on June 8th, 2016.

While this entrepreneurial duo have rolled out this solution for residential properties, the use of real-time tours in commercial real estate ventures seems obvious, and right around the corner. Don’t be surprised if the majority of property sales in the future happen via flying robots.

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is a founding partner of ZUM3D. She has been working in the architecture/planning/technology fields for over 20 years in NYC. Wendy holds a masters degree in planning and one in architecture and has a BA in Marine Biology.

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