Profitable? well maybe. It's not a bad way to supplement your income. Lots of drone pilots here in Florida doing it.Is Real Estate profitable to enter into. I reside in Northwest Wyoming and winter in Florida near the beach.
I currently do landscape and rural area photography.JOEMC
One thing that will help someone in this market is if you have a broader skill and tool set than just getting the flying shots. We have found that typically we will get asked to do interior shots of properties first, and the aerial is an added feature that some realtors will pay for while others will not. Currently only about 25% of the clients we shoot for want aerial. In nearly all instances, we will have done several jobs for a client before they decide they want aerial shots for a particular property. Rare is it that the first job with a new client is aerial work.
So basically, becoming a photographer/videographer is step one. After all, the "drone" is only another tool that holds a camera.
THAT is an awesome shot. What Drone and settings and Editor? I primarily fly a P4P+ and use Lightroom, but yours is something exceptional...Here is a recent aerial night shot
I do 2-4 drones shoots a day. 80% of them are a combination of Interior/Exterior House shots and 5-8 aerial drone shots. I'm currently under contract with TourFactory working in Southern California.
THAT is an awesome shot. What Drone and settings and Editor? I primarily fly a P4P+ and use Lightroom, but yours is something exceptional...
Real estate is an "obvious" choice for many new drone businesses. And for that reason, it's also the most saturated. My best tips for real estate are:
(1) Do whatever it takes to align yourself with several >successful< agents or brokerages. Make yourself their go-to guy. Be a professional. Ditch the man-buns and cover the tats.
(2) Stop taking taking pictures of the roof!!! You have a drone, but that doesn't mean you have to go to altitude on every shot. 20 feet is probably gracious plenty unless you're going after big landscape angles.