Archive for the ‘Real Estate Technology’ Category

Scott’s Home Buyers Guide, eBook, Sneak Peak

Monday, February 24th, 2014

I’ve begun putting together a short eBook series that at this point in time will consist of the following two eBooks:

“Scott’s Home Buyers Guide” followed by,

“Scott’s Home Sellers Guide”

I should have the first of the two ready and available via Amazon towards the end of March, but it’s shaping up nicely so I thought I would put up a small sample of the book; here goes:

Triggering a Multiple Offer Situation

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Drones & Real Estate; Yup, It’s On The Way

Friday, January 31st, 2014

For years in real estate, Realtors like myself have used aerial photography via helicopters for marketing some of their listings; soon however we may see a shift to using drones instead. Check it out in this video:

 

Currently I don’t know of anyone using this in the Portland market primarily due to the fact that it’s illegal to do so per the FAA as drones are currently only allowed for hobbyist or emergency services, not commercial or business use.

Companies like Amazon and UPS however are helping to push those regulations with their own desire to use drones in their businesses which could, and likely would, pave the way for drone use in real estate photography.

Thing is, I’m not completely sold on the idea yet only because of the image quality one could get with a drone vs an actual person snapping pics using a good DSLR from a helicopter. But time will tell and as technology improves and advances I’m sure this will come to pass, I’m just not sure I would want to be an early adopter; but from a marketing stand point it would certainly make one stand out (and likely alone) in listing presentations!

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