Leading Drone Photography and Videos

Snap2Close has been a leading provider of drone photography and videography services since 2017 and all of our drone pilots are FAA Part 107 Certified. This license is required for all professional drone work, including photography, videography, film production, mapping, aerial inspections, construction and farming. Real estate photography has been an important field for professional drone photographers and many real estate agents request drone photos or videos as part of their visual media for a listing.

When is Drone Photography Important?

Many drone services promote that drone images or videos will help sell your home faster, for more money and in less time. That is true if the home truly benefits from the service.

Your job, as a real estate agent, is to first make an intelligent decision about whether an investment in drone photos or videos are justifiable for your listing/property. Snap2Close believes that drone photos and/or videos are truly justified if you meet the following conditions:

  • Horse properties or homes on a large parcel of land.

  • Raw and undeveloped land

  • Listings that located near or on mountains, golf course and green belts.

  • Homes with solar panels

  • Large construction projects


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Drone Videos

Drone videos for real estate should be focused on the property itself. Listed below are four interesting drone videos because of what they highlight. The video on the left used several low to the ground flight paths and pans to highlight the front entrance and the backyard poolS. The second video focuses on the 100 year old architecture, estate size and neighboring golf course.

The third video is of a horse property. In this case we blended in a few walkthrough video clips to highlight the video. The fourth video was for a new residential develpment and highlighting the nearby community assets. As you watch each video you will see how we focused on capturing elements to aid the Realtor in marketing their listing.  All of these samples were recorded in Arizona.

Words of Wisdom

We would like to offer you a couple words of wisdom that may also help you decide on whether or not to order drone photos or videos. Our number one caution point is in regards to the rooftop. If the home has a flat white stucco roof then be aware that drone photos and videos will automatically capture the rooftop. Dirty roofs can be somewhat cleaned up in photos, but the process to clean up videos can be an expensive and time consuming process.

You also need to be aware of the condition of the neighbor’s property appearance. Aerial drone photos and videos will most likely capture the neighbor’s yard and home. So, if the neighbor’s homes are in bad condition then you might want to skip ordering real estate drone photos or videos.

By the way, don’t order drone photos and videos on trash day.

Choosing the right drone service

The Internet is full of ads promoting real estate photography. Some of these ads are from drone schools, some from others looking to make a quick dollar off of the marketplace, and quite a few who are not even licensed to professionally fly drones. Real estate agents are frankly overwhelmed by marketing from these companies. So critical criteria should you first consider are:

  1. Professional Photographer and Videographer

  2. FAA Part 7 Certification

  3. Quality of drone equipment.

Snap2Close has 4 professionals that match those qualifications and with more than 20 years of experience.

Meet Our FAA Part 7 Certification Drone Pilots (who are also professional photographers)

Simply owning a drone and having a FAA part 7 license does not qualify you as a professional drone photographer. The skill set of photography and videography knowledge is what increases Snap2Close's drone photography and video service. Knowledge of photography and flying professional drone equipment gives us a significant advantage over our competitors.

  • Bill Johnson: Mavic Pro 3 (4/3 CMOS Hasselblad Camera shoots 5.1K/50fps and 4K/120fps [1] with a f/2.8 - f/11 range. The 10-bit D-Log M mode records up to one billion colors.), (Phantom 4 Pro 2 (1-inch 20 mp CMOS Sensor) and Mini Pro 3 (The 1/1.3-inch CMOS sensor features dual native ISO)

  • Bill Hildebrand: Mavic 2 Pro (Hasselblad Camera 3-Axis Gimbel HDR 4K Video Adjustable Aperture 20MP 1" CMOS Sensor) *(Bill is also a commercial pilot and flight instructor)

  • Katilin Kent: Mavic Air 2S (1-Inch CMOS Sensor and 5.4k Video)

  • Paul Little: Mavic Air 2S (1-Inch CMOS Sensor and 5.4k Video)

Drone photos of equipment flown by Snap2Close Drone Photographers