Drones Changing Construction And Real Estate

Drones have pretty much become a household word these days. Most people may own one, have flown one or at least seen a drone flying. With this technology taking the world by storm, the real estate sector cannot fall behind and therefore it is essential for real estate businesses to implement this technology correctly.

Drones have flown their way into real estate and recently more and more professionals are using these drones in photography and videos to better their listings. Not only that, but drones have also begun leaving their mark in construction, helping construction workers in their daily jobs and making the entire process quicker and more productive. This is good, as the demand to streamline the process through automation and cut costs have risen through time.

In this article, we will discuss just how much drones are changing the face of construction and their impact on the real estate industry.

Site Data

Drones provide an easy way to collect site data via a remote, non-intrusive method. Traditional methods such as walking the site, surveying, or laser scans require someone to actually go to the site, which creates potential safety problems for real estate surveyors.

Through drone based survey and laser scans, the topography of the land and its potential pitfalls or advantages can be assessed while sitting in the comfort of an office.




From a property planning perspective, drones can be integrally useful, making it easier for site managers to plan and make more accurate and sophisticated structures.

The main use of drones in the industry is their ability to reach areas that humans and heavy machinery cannot. Thanks to their small size, agility and low weight, a drone with a camera can relay aerial survey shots to construction teams, allowing them to plan ahead of time as well as assess progress.

It can also be used to take aerial shots of an area and through this create 3D models of a construction site, producing interactive maps, which can be used by supervisors and clients. Data may be gathered allowing a quantitative report of progress ensuring that a project does not go over budget or go over set deadlines. Basically, the entire construction process may be revolutionised by drone technology.


Real Estate

In the real estate sector, drones are enabling us to streamline the buying and selling process by providing more visual information that is easily accessible at a reasonable cost. It puts a new perspective for real estate listings, providing cost-effective aerial photography, better views for large properties, a better look at the complete layout of the land and aerial tours of the surrounding area. All of these factors combine with each other to provide a bigger impact on buyers for properties. It also gives agents the ability to show their listing in a new light, showing just how great a property can be as well as the amenities that they may enjoy when they invest in it.


The future is now; the use of drones will only become more prominent as time passes. The best course of action is to familiarise yourself with this technology so that you can make full use of it and give yourself a competitive advantage.