FAQ

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2 OF THE BIGGEST MISUNDERSTOOD TERMS IN REAL ESTATE MARKETING ARE VIRTUAL TOURS AND VIDEO TOURS!

In the greater Chicagoland area most of the virtual tours are nothing more then a 360 degree photograph that users can spin around and look in every direction. You may also see them as a slide show with still pictures with music incorporate into the show. 


Birds Eye Productions offers a professionally edited video tour which is a motion video showing a property. It is the most realistic presentation of a home which  will generate more 'meaningful' showing. Most consumers, if given the choice, would prefer to watch streaming videos than having to click through a 3D rendering or a slide show. The last reason videos are better - aerial footage. 

See a video tour

STATISTICS

  • 73% of homeowners say they are more likely to list with a real estate agent who uses drone videography to market homes.*
  • Homes listed with aerial images and videos sold 68% faster than homes with only standard, ground-level images.*
  • Video tours provide 403% MORE inquiries.

EQUIPMENT

Drone - Phantom 4 Pro 

Stabilization Camera - Sony Alpha 7 II

LICENSE?

As of August 2016 the FAA requires users of UAS (unmanned aircraft) also known as a drones to be licensed by getting a Remote Pilot Certificate (RPC) issued by the FAA which I carry. This UAS is registered with the FAA: FA3RTHCYCC.

HOW LONG CAN THE DRONE STAY IN THE AIR?

Batteries last between 20-30 minutes depending on weather conditions. Plenty of batteries will be carried to every site. 

CLIENT PREPERATION

FRONT EXTERIOR

  • Close garage doors
  • Remove vehicles from driveway and front of the yard
  • Clean up landscaping (mow, trim shrubs, leaves)
  • Remove sporting equipment (ie hockey nets, basketballs, etc.)

BACK YARD

  • Clean up porch/patio
  • Remove toys
  • Fence left unlocked for ease of access
  • Hide pool cleaning supplies (if applicable) 

INTERIOR

  • Thoroughly clean whole house (vacuum carpet, mop hard floors, clean countertops, clean windows)
  • Turn all overhead lights and lamps ON
  • Replace all burned out light bulbs
  • Use bulbs of the same temperature (ALL incandescent or ALL compact fluorescent)
  • Turn all ceiling fans OFF
  • Turn all TVs OFF
  • Turn all computer screens OFF
  • Open blinds/window treatments to let in outside light
  • Remove personal photographs (or replace with general landscape/object photographs)
  • Make all beds
  • Remove small floor rugs to reveal actual flooring
  • Place all shoes/jackets in closets

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TURNAROUND TIME

24 Hours After Production

FORM OF PAYMENT

All major credit cards and PAYPAL. Once completion of the professionally produced video an email of the invoice will be sent out and must be paid once received. 

FORM OF DELIVERY

Once production is complete you will receive an email with a link to the video and instructions on how to upload the video to MLS, Realtor.com, Zillow, etc. 

CAN WEATHER AFFECT OUR TOUR?

Our exterior drone tour may be affected by inclement weather conditions. These conditions may cause our exterior drone tour to reschedule at a later date.  Morning flights are best because the winds tend to be calmer and the weather is more predictable.


Weather condition that may cause for rescheduling are:

  • Moderate to high winds (18+ MPH on the ground)
  • Rain, thunderstorms and snow
  • Low cloud ceiling or low visibility

Our interior drone tour however will not be rescheduled due to weather. We will at the time of the interior production reschedule another date and time that works best for the realtor and the homeowners to produce the exterior tour. 

INSURANCE

Birds Eye Productions is insured up to $1,000,000 through USAIG, a global leader in aviation insurance.