As drones have become more accessible and affordable, their use in a variety of industries has skyrocketed. Drones are now being used for photography and videography in everything from real estate to wedding shoots.

The use of drones in construction has already resulted in several modifications in the way structures are constructed. In recent years, drones have assisted in many construction advances,  including increased reporting accuracy, improved safety conditions, cost reduction, and increased efficiency.

New England is a northeastern United States region consisting of the six states of Maine, New Hampshire, Vermont, Massachusetts, Rhode Island, and Connecticut. The area is steeped in history, from its early Native American inhabitants to the Pilgrims who famously settled in Plymouth Colony.

Historically, the construction industry is known for inefficiencies, cost overruns, and delays. While most construction companies will tout their stellar records of delivering projects on time and under budget, for the most part, these buzzwords remain just that and don't reflect the accurate picture on the ground. 

Drones are quickly becoming an industry standard for a wide range of tasks - from inspecting cell towers to capturing aerial footage for marketing campaigns. Here are five industries that are benefiting immensely from drone photography and drone technology.

Drones are helping new homebuyers with a bird's eye view of their new homes. Real estate marketing is evolving and using Drone Technology; prospective homeowners benefit from viewing their new homes through every possible lens. 

Indoor drone photography is one of the most difficult techniques to master from a drone pilot's perspective. Cramped spaces, obstacles at every turn, and a multitude of other factors necessitate a skilled pilot in order for the shoot to be successful. Here are 6 tips from our own FAA Certified Drone Master Pilot with thousands of hours of drone piloting under her belt. 

It's no secret that drones, also known as unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs), are becoming increasingly popular in the real estate industry. They are affordable to use, incredibly labor-saving, and provide new methods of photography for real estate that traditional photographic techniques cannot match. 

Let's start with the most obvious question we get asked a lot - what are drone roof inspections? In its simplest form, drone roof inspections are an easy, affordable, convenient, and safe way to inspect the roofs of homes and commercial buildings for weather damage, normal wear & tear, and any other potential issues that can become much larger issues if left unchecked.

Any home buyer would like to get a natural feel of their home before visiting it. To get a sense of what amenities are included, what the layout and landscaping are like, and more. Real estate agents who provide their potential clients with aerial images of their listings can quickly generate more leads and expect more conversions.

Today, thanks to Instagram, we're all used to seeing absolutely stunning wedding photo's taken in equally stunning locations, most often set against the setting sun, the ocean, or even breathtaking natural wonders like the Grand Canyon.

The City of Easthampton hired Web-tactics, MA to conduct a drone inspection on two of the city's water tanks. When you have your tank regularly inspected, small issues can be identified and addressed before they become huge problems, saving money in the long term.

The commercial drone sector is experiencing exponential growth and evolving each day, as are the industry's regulations and technology. This is why businesses of all sizes need to comprehend how to select the best drone services company for their business applications.

Are you wondering how you can change the way your real estate business operates to suit the ever-changing needs of the 21st-century customer base? Well, one thing that will certainly put you on the right pedestal is the introduction of drones. Why have drones taken a front seat today? Well, it’s partly because the consumption of high-quality video and graphic content by the audience has grown beyond bounds.

Although Massachusetts ranks 13th in the country amongst states producing the most solar power, the numbers paint an encouraging story of sustainabilty and eco-friendly, renewable energy production.

Drone photography by itself is a tricky thing to master. Add the complexity of flying indoors, and the chances of getting that perfect shot for your website, your business collateral, or your sales team, becomes exponentially harder. Here are 6 aspects to aerial drone photography indoors that most drone websites don't tell you. 

Over the last couple of years, drones are increasingly becoming a mainstream solution for inspection & maintenance services across a variety of industries. From energy & power transmission to real estate and everything in between, you would be hard-pressed to find an inspection & maintenance company today who don't use drone inspections in some shape or form for their clients.

Web-tactics was hired to take aerial drone photos of Providence Place at Ingleside - an exceptional 55-plus active adult independent living and retirement community located on a scenic hilltop in Holyoke, Massachusetts.

The real estate market in Massachusetts is white-hot right now with realtors facing a whole host of challenges that make succeeding a steep uphill climb. That's not to say it's not possible, however, with the best in the business continuing to bring in new listings and clients to the envy of those lower down the ladder.

Drones can be an incredibly powerful tool for photography and video. The aerial views that are available using a drone can capture an entirely different vantage point and produce a stunning result. It’s fair to say that drones for landscape construction and design photography can be a game changer when it comes to our client’s sales and marketing approach.

18 Days. That's how long on average homes are going from being listed on the market to being bought in Western Massachusetts. To put that figure in a clearer perspective, the Realtor Association of Pioneer Valley reported the median home price in the region was up 14% from $250,000 in 2020, and that a buyers market was still very much in effect.

You’ve started on your lists of small repairs, you’ve contacted a real estate agent, and now you’re in the final steps of getting ready to sell your house. But before you put your home up for sale, and certainly before having your first open house, here are 11 things to consider that most home sellers forget to think about and could cost you a sale.

Let's start by first assuming that you already know why real estate marketing videos are essential for promoting your business and your listings. If you're still on the fence, then click the link to read another one of our articles where we break down just why you need to be on the drone real estate video bandwagon.

Have you ever wondered how you could get the commercial for your business to really stand out from the rest? Well look no further than the use of a drone. Unlike a regular video camera that would only be able to get a certain view, drones can do so much more. Below you will find a few benefits you can gain by using drone videography for your next company commercial.

By now, most realtors in the industry have heard about drone photography for real estate, what it is, why it's useful, and how it can help transform ordinary listings into ones that have the phones ringing off the hook.

Planning for life’s big events is never easy. You want to be present, able to enjoy the moment without fretting over the details. Wedding days are a prime example of this—the food is taken care of, the guest list is no longer an issue, all preliminaries have been organized to a T. Here lies the ultimate question: who is going to document your special day? Surely none of your guests (even the closest of friends who have helped orchestrate this thing) want to be put in charge of a task such as this. What to do?

By now, it should come as no surprise to anyone in the real estate business that listings with video see a gigantic bump in inquiries, we're talking as much as 403% according to a study published by Inman a few years ago.

Drones used to be something the military used for combat. They were, for a long, long time, robots designed for combat. Although, with the invention of the GoPro camera and the rise of video sharing sites, drones are becoming more and more common.

It's no secret that drone technology has revolutionized the real estate industry. Real estate companies and realtors now can capture stunning aerial footage of properties, giving potential buyers a bird's eye view of the property before they even step foot on it.

Real estate has taken a form of innovation recently. Real estate’s agents have a new intelligence they are adding to their business, which is the introduction of drone.

The hospitality industry in the United States includes lodging, food service, and tourism. It is one of the country's largest industries, with over seven million hospitality workers. The hospitality industry is highly competitive, and businesses must constantly strive to provide excellent service and create a memorable experience for their guests.

A drone can be used for all kinds of purposes. Some people use them as a hobby. You can take some great aerial photos with them or simply view the landscape of an area.

Let's state this article by congratulating you on taking a solidly sound decision of getting a drone real estate video shot. You've spoken to an experienced drone company like Western Mass Drones and they've done a fantastic job in shooting an amazing video for your listing/s and then sending you the high-quality video.

The use of drones at events is becoming more common every day. In fact, drones are one of the hottest event tech trends, and they’re being used in a wide variety of creative ways at all kinds of events. From indoor conferences to outdoor festivals, drones are providing entertainment, advertising, security, and more.

In an article published last year in Ted, an energy study conducted found that homes in the US are incredibly energy inefficient. When compared to similar-sized homes in Europe, on average, US homes consume 2x the amount of energy with only homes in Canada consuming more due to the severe climate prevalent for most of the year.

The use of drone technology has quite literally elevated landscape project photography. Providing the ability to capture an entire project in one photo with aerial angles, drones also allow photographers to zoom in on specific details of a project with ease. They are sweeping through the landscape design/build industry with trending force.

As is evident by the spate of new projects springing up all across Western Massachusetts, the construction industry continues to thrive. Despite slowdowns due to Covid, resource & supply chain crunches, and a genuine shortage of skilled manpower, companies in this sector are scrambling to keep pace with demand in residential and commercial sectors. 

Construction sites across the world rely on drone technology to plan, monitor, and track the progress of their ongoing projects. Used by everyone from the site superintendent to the C-level executive, the real-time data capabilities of Web-tactics-equipped machines offer unparalleled insights into the construction process, helping companies stay safely on budget, on time.

In 2017, a pipeline leak in Alabama spilt hundreds of thousands of gallons of gasoline into the soil and nearby waterways. The cause? A crack in a buried section of the line was detected via aerial inspection - visual data collected from drones flying over the affected area. According to Colonial Pipeline Company spokesman David York, "had we not been using this technique, we may not have discovered it until the next time we physically walked the line." ( Drone Business Magazine, 2017)

Until recently, if a realtor needed aerial photography of large properties there were two not great options, using a grainy Google satellite image or hiring a very expensive chartered helicopter.

In virtually every sector that needs visual inspections as a part of its routine maintenance procedures, drones are now being used. By collecting visible data on the condition of an asset using a drone, drone inspections save inspectors from having to put themselves in hazardous situations. Instead of putting himself or herself in harm's way to inspect a joint, a guidewire, or an electronic component like an antenna, or working on scaffolding within a boiler to check a weld, an inspector may dispatch a drone.

Why is the real estate photographer so important?

When people look for a new property online, the key to making your house stand out from the competition is through the high-quality, visually appealing, and eye-catching visuals.

Quickly making itself as ubiquitous in the English language as Xerox or Google, Drones have enormous potential in a wide array of industries but have simultaneously suffered from a love-hate relationship with local city governments and municipalities. While there have been numerous high-profile drone catastrophes, which raise genuine concerns, they represent a small percentage of drone operations, the vast majority of which contribute to enhancing and serving communities for the better.