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Real Estate Aerial Video. Is Aerial Video ILLEGAL?

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Is It Illegal?

“IT’S ILLEGAL! I saw it on the news the other day” Said a real estate agent. She was referring to real estate aerial video. Where did she hear this? From a VERY reliable source – a competing title rep. “What Stephen does is ILLEGAL!” she said. Or so they say. Hey, they’ve said worse, no really – they have. Trust me.

OK, so by now you know me. Stephen Garner AKA MyTitleGuy. The bad guy. The guy that is forcing competing title reps to learn more about technologies that real estate agents actually want – WordPress, Video, Social Media and now – real estate aerial video. Hey more power to you. It’s about time. Where ya been?

I started using video in my business back in 2008, recently I started incorporating real estate aerial video into my clients HD Property Tours. Agents LOVE my videos because unlike most other real estate videos that merely “document” what a house looks like, mine tell a story. When it comes to story telling, adding real estate aerial video can go a long way. Notice I said “CAN” not “DOES”. It really all depends on how it’s used.

That’s IF it’s used. Some people believe it’s illegal. So is it illegal? Does the FAA even have jurisdiction over this matter? Is real estate aerial video something you should add to your marketing arsenal? Watch the short video below where all these questions and more (there really is more) are answered.

As you can see there is a right way and a wrong way to use not just video, but real estate aerial video in your real estate business. At the end of the day it comes down to VALUE. Not for you, but for the CONSUMER. If real estate aerial video helps the consumer get smarter, if it helps them gather information about a property or area – then use it. But if it is not part of the story or doesn’t convey value, don’t use it. Trust me, the attention span of the consumer is small – you can’t afford to have even one second of dull space in your video as they will go “back” on their browser and watch another agents video.

I see real estate aerial video becoming a commodity very soon, as I believe everyone and their mother will have a UAV, or Quadcopter (notice I don’t say {cue scary music} DRONE) Because commodities are almost invisible you will need to find a way to have your marketing really POP. As luck would have it – I’ve been doing that since 2008 :-)

I Want You To Shoot My Listing Stephen!

Are you ready? Fill out the form below and I'll contact you ASAP to get your video scheduled. Oh and don't forget to tell your sellers YOUR videographer is coming to bring their home to life! Can you imagine what an advantage that could be in a listing appointment? What real estate agent has a videographer? YOU!
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Hi I'm Stephen Garner, I'm just a guy in the title industry {in Phoenix} trying to change how real estate agents market themselves and their services. To that end, I teach my clients HOW TO leverage sales technologies like WordPress, Content, Video, Camtasia, Final Cut X, iMovie and indexable IDX solutions to convey value and help your ideal client find you online when they are most interested in learning about you and your services. I work for escrows. Hire me!

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  • lyndy

    Great video Stephen, thank you for sharing. If charging for shooting the aerial video is illegal, how are you getting around it when you are offering to shoot the video in the form above? We are already offering other services to agents, and want to offer video and aerial video as well.