Like that house for sale? Get a drone’s eye view first

This beach house in Connecticut was photographed with drones.

(Credit: Video screenshot by Tim Hornyak/CNET)

Anyone want to buy this heap in Connecticut for $ 7.6 million? No? What if you can see it from a flying robot’s perspective?

Until recently, most real estate agents could only show off headshots with fake gigawatt smiles to distinguish themselves from the competition. But some have been using drones for years to sell luxury homes.

New York-based Halstead Property shot exterior and interior footage of this sprawling beach house in Darien, Conn. Featured on “The Today Show” months ago, it’s still for sale.

The agency has commissioned similar photography for hundreds of multimillion-dollar properties. Video reels highlight the best features of homes with high-def, cinematic footage from drones that fly over, around, and inside them.

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