Real Estate Drones
Some of the requirements included in the proposed rule are:
· Commercial drones’ flights would be restricted to 500 feet in altitude, 100 miles per hour of speed and daylight hours.
· All flights would need to be within visual line of sight of the person operating the drone.
· Operators of commercial drones would be required to pass an aeronautical knowledge test be issued a permit to fly, which must be renewed every two years. This would be different from receiving a pilot’s license.
While drones are exciting new technology, until the rules are finalized I encourage sellers not to pressure their Realtor to use drones to aid in the selling and marketing of properties.
Currently, using Real Estate drones to market and sell either residential or commercial property can result in heavy fines for Realtors. When the rules are finalized, drones will hopefully become an exciting, tool to help sellers make their property even more attractive. For more information and updates, as they become available, please visit http://www.realtor.org/drones.
The Greater Chattanooga Association of Realtors is “The Voice of Real Estate in Greater Chattanooga.” The Association is a regional organization with more than 1,500 members and is one of more than 1,400 local boards and associations of Realtors nationwide that comprise the National Association of Realtors. The Greater Chattanooga Association of Realtors services Hamilton and Sequatchie counties in southeast Tennessee. It also services Catoosa, Dade and Walker counties in northwest Georgia. For more information, visit http://www.gcar.net.
By Travis Close, ABR, GREEN, GRI, e-PRO
President, Greater Chattanooga Association of Realtors
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