Photography Trends

It’s still rare, but I’m seeing more instances of home photographs including aerial shots.

They’re especially useful in a couple situations:

–the home is elevated and/or obscured by landscaping, so there are no good exterior shots available from street level;

–the home’s spectacular physical setting and views are accentuated by an aerial shot (definitely true of the home pictured above).

–“the value is in the land,” as they say — that is, the home is underwhelming and/or the lot is especially attractive, due to its size, location, and features (walkout, for example).

–the home is so large that exterior front and rear photos don’t do it justice.

Implicit in all of the foregoing is that the home’s asking price justifies the added expense: anywhere from $50 to $300 extra, depending on the photographer and their equipment (cherry picker, long pole).

So, as a practical matter, the home’s asking price usually has to be upper six figures before you see aerial shots.
About the author

Ross Kaplan has 19+ years experience selling real estate all over the Twin Cities. He is also a 12-time consecutive "Super Real Estate Agent," as determined by Mpls. - St. Paul Magazine and Twin Cities Business Magazine. Prior to becoming a Realtor, Ross was an attorney (corporate law), CPA, and entrepreneur. He holds an economics degree from Stanford.

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