9 ways drones are changing real estate

  • Buzz for listing agents

    Photo courtesy of VHT Studios

    One of the biggest appeals of using drones in real estate right now is simply the buzz it brings to the listing, agents said. Drones are new and trendy, and they can raise an agent's profile.

    "It really sets you apart and shows you're trying to do something different from the pack," Mendez said.

    While this technology is novel right now, Brown said he could see it becoming an industry standard, much like professionally shot listing photos are now.

    "I think in the future, listings not enhanced with drone technology will stand out negatively because everyone else will be doing it," Brown said.

  • Ilyce Glink On Twitter»

    Ilyce R. Glink is an award-winning, nationally-syndicated columnist, best-selling book author and founder of Best Money Moves, an employee benefit program that helps reduce financial stress. She also owns ThinkGlink.com, where readers can find real estate and personal finance resources.