Here Come the Drones!

Drone quad-copters are slowly making their way to the scene in real estate. The FAA has just allowed the first real estate company (Tierra Antigua Realty) to use drones commercially. They have specifically asked to use the DJI Phantom 2 Vision+ to take aerial photos and videos of homes for sale. You may think you’ve already seen plenty of aerial photos in your neighborhood, but all those images and technically been illegal.

The FAA has been in a battle with these tech companies over the use and regulations of drones. There are specific laws regarding them, but they have not been enforcing them. Because of this new ruling though, we might see a bit more regulation.

There are strict rules for drone pilots currently, and the FAA intends to make it even stricter. They want a drone pilot to have an actual pilot’s license. That is bullcrap if you ask me. This is a 10 pound object, not a flying tank. A real pilot’s license can take years to acquire, and cost more than $10,000.

While the FAA has only granted 14 exemptions to certain companies, this real estate company is the first of its kind.  The US government has been delaying its ruling on these for months, but with so many players, bad incidents are bound to happen which isn’t helping. Clear guidelines are supposed to be in place by November of 2015.

In the meantime, check out what these little gadgets are capable of and see if they could benefit you!

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