Drone Technology For Your Business?

At the recent REALTORS® Legislative Meetings & Trade Expo, experts shared their knowledge about safely using drone technology in the real estate industry. The forum included Jim Williams of the FAA’s Unmanned Aerial Systems Integration Office, Doug Trudeau, the first REALTOR® to apply for and receive a waiver allowing him to use an unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) and Lesley Walker, associate counsel for the National Association of REALTORS®.


You can read the complete article, “Should You Pursue Drone Technology?” in May’s issue of REALTOR® Magazine. The article addresses safety as the number one priority for drone operation. Also discussed are other aspects, such as applying for the Section 333 Exemption with the FAA to perform drone operations and liability issues.

Know Before You Fly is an educational campaign founded by the Association for Unmanned Vehicle Systems International (AUVSI), the Academy of Model Aeronautics (AMA), and the Small UAV Coalition in partnership with the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) to educate prospective users about the safe and responsible operation of unmanned aircraft systems (UAS). To download the Know Before You Fly brochure, click here.

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  1. NNRMLS is watching this issue closely but as of right now we do not have a policy surrounding the use of drone photography in the MLS. As professionals, we expect our members to upload only legally obtained photography. If you have employed someone to do drone photography for your listing, NNRMLS recommends you obtain a copy of the Section 333 Exemption Permit from the operator a keep it for your records. Remember, the act of capturing photography via a drone is not illegal, it is the commercial use in real estate marketing than can get you in trouble.

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