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As you may know by now, drones can make a high impact on your project – and your wallet.

Whether selling real estate, inspecting solar panels or cell towers, mapping a property or scanning your farm’s crop, professional licensed drone operators are here to do the heavy lifting – and at a fraction what it used to cost.

Shoot us an email or give us a call today at 530-602-5561 to schedule a free consultation with one of our FAA 107 licensed pilots.

  • Let’s discuss your aerial video and aerial photography needs!

Services

OperationDrones.com is a North Valley business offering FAA licensed drone services to businesses, farms, and licensed real estate professionals.

Aerial Videos

Commemorating Weddings, birthdays and other important personal events

Aerial Photography

Showcasing your business and its location

Construction Progress

Providing neighbors with construction progress

Inspecting cell or radio towers

Mapping

Mapping property lines for farms or difficult to access land boundaries

Solar Proposals

Developing solar installation proposals.

3D modeling & Measuring

3-D Models

Share Online 3D models


Call us today at 530-602-5561 to get started with your aerial imaging project!


Residential Real Estate Aerial Video and Pictures

Serving Brokers / Realtors (non-FSBO)

The data shows that if you are looking to sell homes, aerial views are a must-do:

Sell Faster

“According to MLS statistics, homes with aerial images sold 68 percent faster than homes with standard images. Video tours that incorporate drone footage are also a great way to make your property stand out and to attract new listings. According to the National Association of REALTORS® (NAR), 73 percent of homeowners say that they are more likely to list with a real estate agent who uses video to market their home; however, only 9 percent of agents create listing videos.”

Make More Money

“...If we go off of the statistic that homes sell 68 percent faster when using aerial imagery and that 73 percent of homeowners prefer to list with an agent who uses video, we can be conservative and say that you could attract 50 percent more listings and close 50 percent more deals—pushing the 11 transactions to approximately 17, which would result in an annual income of $89,250 in our scenario, an increase of $31,500.”

First Time Discount

If you are trying us for the first time, ask about our special realtors FIRST TIMER deal and about our per month volume discounts.

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Videography and Photography Packages


$195/site

HD AERIAL PHOTOGRAPHY

  • $100/hr On-Site-Time
  • All Images from Shoot
  • 2 Large Format Images
  • $100/hr Photo retouching, edits
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$225/site

HD AERIAL VIDEOGRAPHY

  • $100/hr On-Site-Time
  • 4K Unedited Video Deliverable
  • $100/hr Video editing
  • $100/video Voiceover
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Frequently Asked Questions


  • Starting with property liability, you very likely do not have enough insurance to cover yourself if there were a problem or property damage. Standard, we carry $1M in liability insurance, and we can amp that up to $15M or more for special projects where the client requires a higher rate. Also, there is a long learning curve to knowing how to fly drones well, which is why the FAA created a special license for it. Youtube videos offer many drone crashes - - so, yeah, the prices for drones are going down, but if you do not know what you are doing, say goodbye to that drone and that money. The final reason is QUALITY: our 20+ years of experience in digital graphics is something that the average home droner can not match.

  • Yes, flying drones is legal. FAA Part 107 regulates the licensing of drone pilots. Most issues with neighbor complaints have to do with not preparing neighbors for the drone work. We have flyers to help communicate out our planned activity in a way that notifies neighbors professionally.

  • Cheaper than it used to be, and generally quite affordable as a percent of your total project costs. Our minimum project charge is $250 within a 25 mile range of Chico, CA (excluding any RE broker discounts).

  • We typically can have a conversation within 24-48 hours and maybe in a pinch we could get something done within a couple days, but typically we are booked out a week or so. We also need time to scope the project with you and prepare a contract, so please plan ahead.

  • For MLS, we supply 2 or 3 files, for web and for printing that will comply with the MLS you are using (we may ask you to confirm the requirements, as they can differ from MLS to MLS).

  • Yes for a service fee, we deliver high definition images. Our video standard is 720 dpi, and 4K will typically cost 30% more than standard.

  • As we are a work for hire independent contractors, the original is ours, but we can work with you on a usage agreement that works for you. Typically, the license is per project with a reduced rate for additional usage needs.