Drone images and video have without a doubt changed the game in showcasing luxury real estate. It has become the modern way of capturing luxury real estate in today’s market and has the ability to get aerial images and video like never before. It truly tells the story of the property in a way that a static image just can’t. Professional “drone cinematographers” are in high demand, capturing high end real estate property in high end locations.

We were so excited a few months ago when our video for our listing at 4847 Rim Road here in Santa Barbara, CA won an award on Placester.com’s list of the top 10 Most Stunning Real Estate Listing Videos of 2015. The same video is now generating even more buzz for San Francisco-based drone cinematographer Douglas Thron, who was just featured in Digital Journal’s article, “Drone photography is upping the real estate game dramatically.”

Thron tells Digital Journal, “My videos are like mini- movies…I start with an intro that showcases the entire area so that potential buyers can get a complete idea of the community and natural surroundings before zooming into the home and detailing the interior.”

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Having an interested buyer be able to see every inch of a property is very appealing, and having an agent who knows the value of drone video is becoming even more sought after. Please contact us today and check out our current listings and our other drone property videos!


Kellie & Randy

Happy to announce that our video for 4847 Rim Road being included in the Placester 10 Stunning Real Estate Listing Videos from 2015

What an honor! We are so happy we got to showcase how truly stunning this property is through this video. The home is for sale, contact us to check it out and read an excerpt from Placester below:



Each year, agents and brokers nationwide continue to raise the bar for the quality of real estate videos. Properties are showcased in ever more unique fashions. Homes for sale are better staged and styled to help buyers envision themselves living there. All in all, more effort is put into making these videos visual masterpieces — ones that compel agents’ audiences, earn them new leads, and nurture existing ones. In 2015, this real estate video trend continued, as countless great listing videos were created by industry pros across the country — including the 10 featured below.
Check out each of these stunning real estate listing videos from 2015 and discover what makes them great … and how to emulate them with your own real estate video marketing strategy. -Matthew Bushery

Santa Barbara International Film Festival, January 27-February 7, 2015

Celebrating its 30th season, this 11-day celebration of cinema takes place each year at several historical theaters in beautiful downtown Santa Barbara and represents a diverse movie-rama of more than 200 films. This year, the festival will present its prestigious Montecito Award to actress Jennifer Aniston in honor of her celebrated career, including a performance in this year’s inspirational performance in “Cake” on January 30 at the Arlington Theatre. Member passes grant priority admission and individual tickets are available for tribute and panel events. Film MiniPak punch cards are offered for film screenings and free community screenings and events, including several highly-acclaimed animated films for families, are presented at the Arlington.

Santa Barbara International Orchid Show & Festival, March 13-15, 2015

Santa Barbara Vintner’s Festival, April 23-26, 2015

Founded in 1983, the Santa Barbara Vintners Association is a non-profit 501(c) 6 organization that supports and promotes Santa Barbara County as a world-class, authentic wine-producing and wine grape-growing region. The organization’s mission is to promote the wine and grape industry and tourism of Santa Barbara County through the production of festivals, educational seminars and tastings to consumers, trade, and media.

After 11 years of fundraising the Greater Santa Barbara Ice Skating Association (GSBISA) announced on Nov. 6 that its state-of-the-art ice skating rink in Goleta, Ice in Paradise, is set to break ground later this month. The projected completion date is September 2015.

Set on 1.3 acres of land that was donated by an affiliate of the Wynmark Co., the 46,500-sq.-ft. facility will be located at the corner of Santa Felicia Drive and Storke Road in Goleta next toGirsh Park. Upon completion Ice in Paradise will include a regulation-sized NHL rink (200-ft. x 85-ft.) and a 100-ft. x 60-ft. junior rink. The facility will also include six team locker rooms, a figure skating room, specially equipped adaptive sports locker room, food concessions and 700 pair of rental skates for general skating sessions. In addition, a homework center onsite will provide wireless internet and a quiet place for students to concentrate on school work when they are not on the ice.

Ice in Paradise will serve the community as a permanent facility for year-round public recreation, figure skating and hockey for all ages and abilities. In addition, it will offer specialized programs such as adaptive ice sports for skaters with physical disabilities and mobility-impaired athletes and offer unique recreational opportunities and equipment such as sled hockey for Wounded Warriors. According to the GSBISA website, “Adaptive Ice Sports will be offered as the ice rink will be fully ADA accessible including locker rooms, specialized ramps to the ice, benches and viewing areas.” It is the first facility west of the Mississippi to be designed with full-service adaptive sports capabilities.

A skating school will offer varied classes through private instruction, to schools, service organizations, and youth programs. Public skating will offer rotating daily sessions for tots, teenagers, college groups, adults and seniors. Those with Olympic dreams of bringing home the gold can train with highly-experienced instructors to perfect their skills in figure or pairs skating and ice dancing. Do you have a need for speed? Ice in Paradise will offer youth and adult ice hockey programs and leagues with coaching, practice and pick-up sessions, tournaments and camps.

The community is encouraged to get involved and help with fundraising. Two programs, Buy a Brick and Naming Opportunities for locker rooms, main scoreboard, benches and more will kick off with groundbreaking efforts with a goal of raising an additional $1 million in donations over the next two years.

A 501(c)(3) non-profit organization, the mission of GSBISA is to construct and operate an affordable public ice skating sports and recreational facility in the community of Santa Barbara for people of all ages and skill levels to enjoy. To learn more about Ice in Paradise, watch a video on YouTube featuring supporter and actor Alan Thicke https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=C3suq6StKS4.