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Bert Craytor

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Well it's just a question of time. They already have drones they can send down extensive volcano tubes for mapping, in preparation for mapping volcano tubes on the moon and mars.


What appraisers will eventually have, and there should be absolutely no question about this, - are drones that can fly through and around a house (or any building) to take exact measurements of all rooms, widths and height, as well as exterior dimensions. These measurements will be uploaded into CAD software to create 2D floorplans and 3D glass house type plans or opaque 3D models. In fact VR will be possible, as the drone will be able to take video as well.

Now, what that means is you put on an Oculus Rift headset and view anything in the house without ever having to actually visit it. In particular Reviewers will have this capability - or anyone else.
 

Randolph Kinney

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Seems like a drone can replace the appraiser in the inspection and measurement of the subject. If the comps also have that same data method, a computer can do the rest to say what the most probable value is on the effective date.
 

Renee Healion

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What about if a drone meets another drone at a property? Do they have customs for who steps out, like Relo or legal appraisers? What about if one drone ignores protocol and accepted practices of good drone behavior? What is the appeal process or is it street justice rules?

I can see I would order the fighter ace drone package.
 

CANative

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a computer can do the rest to say what the most probable value is on the effective date.

Only an appraiser speaks in terms of "most probable value." Even if there were such as think as "most probable value" which there isn't.

We would no longer be in the context of a value with a definition. So market value would not apply. Maybe "most probable drone value."
 

CANative

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What about if a drone meets another drone at a property? Do they have customs for who steps out, like Relo or legal appraisers? What about if one drone ignores protocol and accepted practices of good drone behavior? What is the appeal process or is it street justice rules?

I can see I would order the fighter ace drone package.

Stop droning on and on.
 

Terrel L. Shields

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Maybe it will be almost as good as GIS mapping at determining property lines (below the GIS lines are well off center of the actual property survey)... so the drone measures 3' of the adjacent property building and excludes a few feet off yours... :rof: 40506 And addressing? Google, Magellan, TomTom all take you to my address on a road that is south of me, only ¼ mile off. This will be fun won't it?
 

NachoPerito

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Drones will be able to get good view of a home and measure, but it doesn't determine value.

I am surprised that real estate agents still only use photos to describe a home. You can't get a feel from photos. Some agents now use matterport, which is awesome as it gives you the ability to walk through a home from your computer, and some have used drones to give a visual representation of the space. It is vital.
 

J Grant

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Simone has to operate the drone skillfully and there are privacy concerns and FAA laws around their use as well. Would need owner permission.

I can see use of drones more for large tracts of land or remote/ hard to reach properties or commercial properties /vertical measure rather than residential . .
 

J Grant

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Drones will be able to get good view of a home and measure, but it doesn't determine value.

I am surprised that real estate agents still only use photos to describe a home. You can't get a feel from photos. Some agents now use matterport, which is awesome as it gives you the ability to walk through a home from your computer, and some have used drones to give a visual representation of the space. It is vital.

Matterport looks interesting! Perhaps one day appraisals will use it instead of still photos. I have seen listings using in on high end homes regular homes does not seem in use much for mid price or below.

No matter how how high tech it gets buyers usually want to see it in person and seeing it in person is always a bit different (same for appraiser )
 
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