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Hello Everyone,

I am looking for tips and advice for connecting with realtors around the northern Indianapolis area for some real estate work.  I've done a few jobs here and there, but also have a full-time  job working from home everyday.  I am very thankful for this, but don't get the opportunity to get out much during the week.  I would like to be grow network and gain some other opportunities.  

Thanks in advance for any advice you might have.

Alysa

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Given what you've shared, I'd say a compelling email is a good start with an offer to try you out, taking care not to "cheapen" your services where they expect a deal every time. Often they will try someone new, especially if you have some good work to show them. Do some research on who to contact - the luxury real estate market uses our services the most. You'll have the most luck with them. Others will debate this, but you may want to do a job for free here and there, depending on your level of experience and if you have a portfolio already. 

Also look at commercial real estate brokers. They pay better, are much more business savvy (less bs :), and do just as much or more business. 

Happy hunting!

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On 6/30/2020 at 2:43 PM, abcbuckeye said:

Hello Everyone,

I am looking for tips and advice for connecting with realtors around the northern Indianapolis area for some real estate work.  I've done a few jobs here and there, but also have a full-time  job working from home everyday.  I am very thankful for this, but don't get the opportunity to get out much during the week.  I would like to be grow network and gain some other opportunities.  

Thanks in advance for any advice you might have.

Alysa

@abcbuckeye Have you had any luck connecting with Realtors since this post?  One thing you could consider doing is joining your local Realtor's Association as an affiliate member.  These are memberships for non-realtors who work in the local real estate industry (mortgage lenders, appraisers, etc).  At a minimum, this should give you access to their member database to give you an idea of how many realtors are in your area.  Realtor Associations also regularly hold networking and educational events (not now obviously) for their members and these are great opportunities to share your services.  You might also consider volunteering to give an informational presentation at the association or at individual real estate broker offices.

Just some ideas - hope your business is growing.  :)

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@Drone Outlook I am so sorry for not replying sooner.  Thank you for taking the time to give me some tips.   I really like your idea and was not aware of this.  I will definitely be looking into this soon.  I have not had much luck connecting to realtors.  I even reached out offering a free service to some and didn't get any response.  Houses are selling so quick (within hours) in our area, so that may play a factor too.  The weather in Indiana has not been pleasant, so getting out is rather difficult for flying too.  It has been cold, wet or windy, so hoping to get some flying time in soon! We are more than ready for warmer and brighter days! 🙂Thanks again!  Much appreciated! 

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3 hours ago, abcbuckeye said:

I am so sorry for not replying sooner.

No problem at all!  It was an old thread - I wasn't expecting a response at all :)

It is tough when the demand for houses makes marketing less of a priority for Realtors.  Are houses at all prices going that fast or is it just the median-priced homes?  Maybe some deeper research might reveal that lower priced or high end homes are on the market a little longer and could benefit from some targeted aerial imagery to boost interest.  If you really want to do drone work in the residential real estate you might have to invest some time learning more about the nuances of the market.

Personally, I'm not going after residential real estate just because I think that most Realtors don't put a high value on drone services.  Now, commercial real estate is a whole different game.  @Joey Ambrosegave some good advice earlier in the thread.  Realtors who specialize in commercial property usually "get" the value of aerial marketing.  Commercial properties are typically larger, have unique features, and sometimes their biggest selling point is the surrounding area - all things that drones do a good job of highlighting.

I'm a little further south than you, but still pretty sucky weather in Virginia too.  We've got a snow storm coming next week and I'm hoping to get some amazing "winter wonderland" kind of aerial shots.  Good luck finding drone jobs!

 

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