Brian Sharp, Residential real estate broker. CRS. C2EX endorsed (Sharp Realty)

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Carol Williams
Although I'm retired, I love sharing my knowledge and learning from other real estate industry professionals. - Wenatchee, WA
Retired Agent / Broker / Property Manager

Honestly, I don't think any of the aerials do the property justice. I  believe you could get a much better perspective from ground shots. In tight neighborhoods like that, aerials are more useful for getting an overall picture of the area, not so much for specific properties. Just my humble opinion.

Apr 10, 2022 05:03 AM
Steve Higgins
RE/MAX Kelowna - Kelowna, BC

I would go with #3 as it shows the front of the house and the park. They will see the neighbors garage as soon as they pull up and it won't be a surprise to them. 

Apr 09, 2022 05:42 PM
Brian England
Arizona Focus Realty - Gilbert, AZ
MBA, GRI, REALTOR® Real Estate in East Valley AZ

I like the 3rd one the best, I have never liked the pictures that mainly show the top of the roof since there is nothing worthwhile to see there, haha.

Apr 10, 2022 06:04 AM
Wanda Kubat-Nerdin - Wanda Can!
Red Rock Real Estate (435) 632-9374 - St. George, UT
St. George Utah Area Residential Sales Agent

#3 to get the full view like Steve Higgins said.

Apr 09, 2022 06:06 PM
Ryan Huggins - Thousand Oaks, CA - Thousand Oaks, CA
Residential Real Estate and Investment Properties

None.  They don't add anything that the eye can't see at the home and they're all highlighting negatives of the house.


#1 highlights that you don't have a yard and the house fills up the lot.

#2 shows the closeness to the other structures.

#3 you don't have a clue which house it is.

Apr 10, 2022 01:23 PM
Carla Freund
Keller Williams Preferred Realty - Raleigh, NC
Carolina Life RealEstate & Relocation 919-602-8489

I think #3 gives a good view of the park if they know what they're looking at. Had you not written what you did, I wouldn't know what I was looking for. I'd use #3 adding an arrow and the word park. Then I'd use #2 adding two arrows pointing at each part of the yard with a description (pool, side yard, etc).

Apr 10, 2022 05:57 AM
Thomas J. Nelson, REALTOR ® e-Pro CRS RCS-D Vets
Big Block Realty 858.232.8722 - La Jolla, CA
& Host of Postcards From Success Podcast


one and two are the wrong angles to convey the full potential of this home.

Apr 09, 2022 07:06 PM
Fred Griffin Florida Real Estate
Fred Griffin Real Estate - Tallahassee, FL
Licensed Florida Real Estate Broker

#1 and #3 

Apr 09, 2022 06:12 PM
Don Baker
Lane Realty - Eatonton, GA
Lake Sinclair Specialist

It's not a property that drone photos are needed.  I think it does more harm than good.  Just go take some photos of the park from the house .... street level to show how close it is and you'll be helping much more than this sea of roofs.

Apr 10, 2022 02:41 PM
Kevin J. May
Florida Supreme Realty - Hobe Sound, FL
Serving the Treasure & Paradise Coasts of Florida

My thoughts on MLS / marketing pictures has almost always been that it's all about the view. In this scenario aerials don't seem to do it justice but shots from inside the home looking out towards the park seem like the choice I would make here. You might capture a wee bit more of its personality looking at it from that perspective rather than 300 feet from above. That's my grain of salt Brian, best of luck!  

Apr 10, 2022 04:14 PM
Jeff Pearl
RE/MAX Distinctive / LIC in VA - Lovettsville, VA
Full Service Full Time Realtor

I wouldn't use any of them.

Apr 10, 2022 11:16 AM
Joan Cox
House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373 - Denver, CO
Denver Real Estate - Selling One Home at a Time

If you need to use one, I would choose #3 too.   I usually don't get aerials of homes in neighborhoods, homes are close together, and all you see are roofs.   the park is nice though.

Apr 10, 2022 06:17 AM
Lyn Sims
Schaumburg, IL
Real Estate Broker Retired

I'd use #2 with the park in the background. In my area, I wouldn't even include these photos. People would freak over the lot size or lack there of. It would be a tough sell here with all that concrete.

Apr 10, 2022 05:55 AM
Kat Palmiotti
406-270-3667,, Broker/REALTOR® - Kalispell, MT
Helping your Montana dreams take root

I'd go with #3 - you can see the house and the park.

Apr 10, 2022 04:32 AM
Greg Large
ERA Real Solutions - Grove City, OH
A Tradition of Trust

Not intended as a negative comment, but my opinion is that just because technology is available, doesn’t mean you have touse it. Likely the areas you would like to showcase would be better presented using quality still photos at ground level.

Apr 10, 2022 08:10 AM
Nina Hollander, Broker
Coldwell Banker Realty - Charlotte, NC
Your Greater Charlotte Realtor

Let me put it this way... picture #1 doesn't show me much except a roof. I'd go with #3.

Apr 10, 2022 07:09 AM
Doug Dawes
Keller Williams Realty Evolution - Topsfield, MA - Georgetown, MA
Your Personal Realtor®

I like #3 the best since it gives a look of what's around you

Apr 10, 2022 06:43 AM
Wayne Martin
Wayne M Martin - Chicago, IL
Real Estate Broker - Retired

#3 gets my vote!

Apr 10, 2022 04:54 AM
Karen Climer
Demetree School of Real Estate - Orlando, FL
Teaching people to pass the real estate exam

My order of preference is 3, 2, 1.

Apr 10, 2022 04:07 AM
Jeff Dowler, CRS
eXp Realty of California, Inc. - Carlsbad, CA
The Southern California Relocation Dude

I agree with #3 to provide the best view of the home and the park.

Apr 09, 2022 08:01 PM
Kathleen Daniels, Probate & Trust Specialist
KD Realty - 408.972.1822 - San Jose, CA
Probate Real Estate

#3 gives the best perspective. 

Apr 10, 2022 07:27 AM
John Juarez
The Medford Real Estate Team - Fremont, CA

We use drone shots in our listings to support the important photos. Aerial photos add to the overall photos but do not provide quality by themselves.

Apr 10, 2022 05:18 PM
Tammy Lankford,
Lane Realty Eatonton, GA Lake Sinclair, Milledgeville, 706-485-9668 - Eatonton, GA
Broker GA Lake Sinclair/Eatonton/Milledgeville

#3 is the best, but it's still a little too high for me to love it.

Apr 10, 2022 02:26 PM
Andrew Mooers | 207.532.6573
Northern Maine Real Estate-Aroostook County Broker

Why not all three although when your straight down the drone shots and focus on the roof... it can often show, hey, need a new roof. I would take the bottom shot into photo shop and outline your boundary lines... keeping what is inside that perimeter in color. Then take out the color surrounding it with the other properties to make everything around your listing black and white. To showcase your listing and make it stand out as not so crowded. Drones in a tight neighborhood can work against you in showing look how zero lot lines look and how tightly every home surrounding you really is @BrianSharp .

Apr 10, 2022 10:24 AM
Buzz Mackintosh
Mackintosh REALTORS - Frederick, MD
“Experience, reliable, leadership”

I would not do an aerial on this property. The side yard and park will show better from the ground.

Apr 11, 2022 04:37 AM
Scott Godzyk
Godzyk Real Estate Services - Manchester, NH
One of the Manchester NH's area Leading Agents

I like the bottom one, it shows the most and is appealing

Apr 10, 2022 07:46 AM
Diana Dahlberg
1 Month Realty - Pleasant Prairie, WI
Real Estate in Kenosha, WI since 1994 262-308-3563

I would use #3 ... but actually I would use all three!  If you have good pictures from the ground level you don't really need to do aerial photos ... but if you are why not use them all?  Buyers want to see as much as possible!

Apr 11, 2022 08:41 AM
Bob Crane
Woodland Management Service / Woodland Real Estate, KW Diversified - Stevens Point, WI
Forestland Experts! 715-204-9671

I would include all three.

Apr 10, 2022 10:28 PM
Candice A. Donofrio
Next Wave RE Investments LLC Bullhead City AZ Commercial RE Broker - Fort Mohave, AZ
928-201-4BHC (4242) call/text

#3 shows that it's in a nice neighborhood and #2 shows the back yard and lot size relative to the home.

#1 is redundant if you use the other 2.

Apr 10, 2022 01:12 PM
Richie Alan Naggar
people first...then business Ran Right Realty - Riverside, CA
agent & author

Showing the cul de sac works for me. However, Google does all that. I personally like hiring a video guy (not expensive) and they do drone shots, ground and angle. Its like literally being on a tour...

Apr 10, 2022 06:56 AM
Anna Banana Kruchten Phoenix Broker
HomeSmart Real Estate - Phoenix, AZ

I would not use any of these photos.  I find that at times aerial shots are not the best choice for homes in such tight areas.  I'd rather show off the front of home and specifics of  the home and make it personal and inviting rather than shots of neighbors driveways etc.  My goal is always is say WELCOME IN!  And I don't believe tons of shots in the MLS do that.....make them want to make an appointment to see the rest.

Apr 11, 2022 09:47 AM
Ben DeHaven
Haven Realty & Investments - Winter Haven, FL
Proudly serving Winter Haven & Lakeland, Florida

I wouldn't use any of them honestly. Drones are good for showing property (land) or views. I'd want to buy the neighbors house because of the detached garage though. 

Apr 11, 2022 08:51 AM
J.R. Schloemer, CRS
Kentucky Select Properties - Louisville, KY

In all honesty, I am a bit confused about what we are trying to highlight here. I see a pagoda (or what have you) in picture #2, but a field in the distance in picture #3. Picture #1 I am not sure if that green strip is what you are talking about, or not, & wherever or not that is on the subject property or is the neighboring property. Additionally, I see the pagoda in that shot as well. 
Why not just walk over to what you want to highlight and take a picture of it. Since I get the feeling the pagoda is the park, just have a picture take. From the front porch of the property to demonstrate its relation.

Apr 11, 2022 07:12 AM
Brenda Mayette
Miranda Real Estate Group, Inc. - Glenville, NY
Getting results w/ knowledge & know-how!

If you HAVE to use one, I'd use the 3rd with the addition of an arrow to the subject property.  Great comments here from others! 

Apr 11, 2022 03:55 AM
Caroline Gerardo
Licensed in 20 states - Newport Beach, CA
C. G. Barbeau the Loan Lady nmls 324982

#3 but you need to load the image into Paint or some easy photo adaptation and take a yellow highlighter to note which house is the subject. I would say all three photos do not help the layman (laylady laythey?) to appreciate the Park or the lot.  A photo standing in driveway facing the park  back to the garage on a clear day will be more informative. 

Apr 13, 2022 10:55 AM
Jeff Masich-Scottsdale AZ Associate Broker,MBA,GRI
HomeSmart Real Estate - Scottsdale, AZ
Arizona Homes and Land Group/ Buy or Sell

You can use all three in your assortment of photos but I think a front on shot of the home and the trees in front would be more eye catching as a primary photo.

Apr 12, 2022 07:04 PM
Tony Lewis
Summit Real Estate Group - Valencia, CA
Summit Real Estate Group Valencia & Aliso Viejo

#2 beyond a shadow of a doubt

Apr 11, 2022 06:53 PM