Drones are quickly gaining popularity in Africa, with both governments and private individuals coming up with all sorts of ways to make use of them.
In countries (like South Africa) where drone laws have already been established, drones are being used to serve as an eye in the sky for different industries, such as delivering life-saving medical supplies and assisting production in the entertainment industry.
In South Africa, one of the industries that are benefiting the most from the use of drones is the real estate industry.
Whether you are a property developer, property manager, or real estate agent, there are several ways you can benefit from investing in a drone:
Marketing is easier and cheaper
Thanks to drones, developers and real estate agents can tell more compelling stories through high-quality videos.
With drones, developers can make amazing advertisement videos, capturing details from perspectives that would previously have required a helicopter.
The aerial imagery that modern drones can capture can make a property stand out from its rivals. Shooting such photos and videos is also considerably cheaper.
For example, if you are a real estate agent, you don’t need to travel with a film crew to record high-quality videos of properties you’re selling across the country. You only need a drone to record similar or even better quality videos.
However, if you are traveling with your drone, always check the drone laws in your destination to ensure that you don’t get into legal trouble. It’s also key to always carry your drone essentials with you when you travel, including a repair kit, car power inverter, and extra batteries.
One of the most important roles of a property manager is maintaining the property in tip-top condition at all times. To do this, property managers need to conduct periodic inspections aimed at identifying and repairing any issues early.
Drones have made this a lot easier and faster especially for skyscrapers and other buildings with hard-to-reach areas. Thanks to drones, no human lives have to be risked in jobs like inspections on windy rooftops.
Drones are also used by property developers to inspect their developments throughout the construction process, ensuring that everything is going according to plan. Construction teams can also monitor supply inventory on large project sites so that they can better manage the delivery of new bricks, steel, and other construction materials.
The South African real estate industry has changed drastically since drones were introduced. As drone technology advances, drones will continue to collect vital data in unprecedented ways, complete risky tasks like physical inspections effortlessly, and change the way real estate is marketed in ways never before possible.