Real estate agents try all different methods to get potential buyers in the door — the newspaper, internet listing, and open houses.
But a New Canaan agent has gone a bit more “high tech” and “higher up” to get your attention.
He’s using an “unmanned aerial system.”
Mark Pires has been using this quadcopter for clients who have asked him to get aerial views of their homes in hopes of selling them faster. The copter costs about $5,000, and Pires says the response has been good.
“It’s not a cheap investment, but I don’t charge anything to my clients for it. To me, it’s how I can sell my property faster and how to it in front of people to get that wow factor,” Pires said.
The FAA has restrictions on commercial use of such devices but, Pires says, since he doesn’t charge for the service, it’s not for commercial use.
Currently, seven of his clients have signed on to get their homes photographed from above by the quadcopter.