THE NEED TO HIRE PROFESSIONALS
AERIAL PHOTOGRAPHY & VIDEOGRAPHY
When you determine the use of a drone best fits your needs, remember this, choose your provider wisely or you may find your assets in jeopardy. There are more than 400,000 registered drones currently in the United States and the industry is expected to generate 70,000 jobs and more than $13 billion in revenue over the next three years. Currently, the FAA requires commercial drone operators to hold pilot certificates and obtain certain mandatory exemptions in writing before launching flying-for-pay operations; a process that can take more than eight months.
Here’s the thing; for every FAA-approved commercial drone operator out there, there’s probably at least a few dozen operators who ignore the rules, violate federal air regulations and carry no liability insurance because all of that gets in the way of their pursuit of a fast buck. Clients who fail to properly vet their proposed vendor can share the liability if something goes wrong; an event that can become quite costly quite quickly.
TOP GUN IMAGERY PRODUCTIONS, LLC is an FAA-authorized holder – meaning we have complied with all current regulatory mandates to operate drones commercially – whose pilots all hold FAA pilot certificates with flight experience, a thorough knowledge of all federal air regulations and broad experience operating drones. Top Gun carries no less than $1 million in liability insurance per drone and we believe that safety always trumps convenience. We are dedicated to exceeding our clients’ expectations in both meeting their missions and operating legally, safely and professionally at all times. We are constantly looking for ways to improve and we also believe we set the bar for what clients expect from a professional, commercial drone operator; pursuing the “fast buck” is not part of our game plan…it never will be, either.
INTERIOR and EXTERIOR GROUND PHOTOGRAPHY
Sep 10, 2018
Photography has always been an important and powerful marketing tool. And, as businesses and marketing move further into the digital world, having high-quality, attractive real estate photography for your listings is more essential than ever.
According to HS Media, an estimated 92% of home buyers use the internet to search for properties. The first thing that potential home buyers look for are photos of the home, not a bunch of descriptive text. That means their first impression of a listing lies in the quality of the photos. Providing great photography is one of the best ways to make your listings pop!
Your website might have the best written content and the highest-functioning infrastructure around but without great property photography, it will inevitably fall flat.
Here are just a few reasons why real estate agents should seriously consider professional photography for their online listings.
Professional Photography = Higher Price Points
When selling a home—whether you’re the homeowner or the real estate agent—you want to sell it at the highest price possible. Professionally-taken and well-edited property photos will help you do just that! Research shows that properties listed using professional photography end up selling for a higher price than those that don’t.
The idea of saving money by taking the property photos yourself might be a cheaper alternative initially, but you’ll likely be losing out on money in the end.
Professional Photography Gets Noticed
Well-done photos are far more eye-catching. That means more people will click on your listings from social media, MLS, and your website. The more traffic a listing receives, the more likely it’ll sell quickly. In other words, high-quality photos open up a bigger pool of buyers and can help your properties sell like hotcakes!
Professional Photography Results in a Faster Turnaround
Usually, homeowners want to get rid of their property as quickly as possible. Selling a home is stressful—it’s something that you want to get done with ASAP! When a listing uses low-quality photos, potential buyers will likely look right past the post without giving the home another thought. Your seller will have to continue waiting for a buyer.
Professional real estate photography helps with the speed of a sale by sparking potential buyers’ interest right off the bat. That way, the sale turnaround is much quicker and the homeowner can put the home they are trying to sell behind them quickly and efficiently.
Professionally Done Photos Help Highlight the Unique Details of a Home
Professional photographers know better than anyone how to best highlight certain features of a home. If you use low-quality photos for a listing, you’re selling the home short and not giving it the credit it deserves through your photography.
Whether it be the detailed woodwork in a staircase or a brand new renovated bathroom, they must be presented at the right angle and the appropriate high quality cameras.
Professional Photographers Have the Know How and the Tools
A professional photographer has the knowledge, experience and equipment necessary to produce consistently excellent results no matter the situation.
Whatever the charge, it’s going to be cheaper than buying the equipment necessary to make the images look their best. Between the camera bodies, lenses, lighting gear, high resolution product, computers and software we use, we’re talking about $$$ of gear involved, depending on the shoot. Compared to that, the fee is a bargain.
Professional Photographers Understand Post-Production
Another great reason to hire a professional photographer when selling a home is post-production. Chances are, you don’t have the software or editing experience needed to create the best-looking images. Editing can brighten up photos and make a space look beautiful and true to life. On the other hand, low-quality or unedited photos can make a space appear smaller, dingier, and less appealing.
For more information or why professional photography is the way to go, contact us today at 972-897-7549