Finally. Finally. It’s the article I was born to write. In the following few paragraphs, please find detailed, easy-to-use instructions on how to construct, master and deploy your very own robot army.
I don’t… I don’t understand. You don’t want an army of flying buzzbots, programmed to indulge your every whim?
You just want them to do your job better? Seriously?
No, no, that’s OK. I’m not disappointed. More for me.
But seriously, folks. Drones are amazing tools for Realtors, providing an opportunity for detailed, high-quality observation of properties, opening up new security solutions for prospective and current customers, and generally changing the game.
“Game,” unfortunately, is the operative word. I’ve been a gamer since DOS and I still can’t run a flight sim without plowing a Learjet into Newark. All that costs me is my save. Getting this “game” wrong means turning hundreds of dollars into scrap and smoke.
Thankfully, for once the expertise is ahead of the implementation.
The Drone Racing League, which turns out is a thing, has a user-friendly, full featured drone flight simulator on the market.
And the best part? It’s not on the market at all.
The DRL already has builds for PC and Mac ready to go, though of course you’ll need a computer that can handle the beast. You’ll also need a controller. The standard input device for professional droning is an RC controller, the stylish great grandson of those black antenna boxes that slammed so many tiny cars into so many walls on so many Christmas mornings.
But DRL has you covered: no specialist controller needed. Just about anything that plays nice with USB will work, including Playstation and Xbox controllers. There’s even online multiplayer, so if you want to get really good at taking pretty pictures of your properties (or like flying bundles of pixels around super fast) dive in.
Drones are flocking in droves to the real estate market, and not just as the first stage of conquest for my robot empire.
High-quality images of your properties are a great way to set yourself apart from the rest of the market.
If you want to know if it’s worth your investment, here’s a great – and free! – way to find out.