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Again, for a listing worth this additional marketing.
For a high-end listing and preferably in a community.
The last I heard, was they were trying to get some regulations in place by September 2015, but the probability of it was low. Possibly as far as 2018.
So far, it's illegal to use a drone for Commercial business.
La Pointe, WI
Hank Dugie 'Pole' photography can be a good substitute - as Frank Rubi, MBA has shown - until the drones are legal to use in business.
Use them with most of our listings, tons of govt aerial photos available for download.
Until NAR tells us to proceed with aerial "drone" video, it's best to steer clear of using drones in real estate marketing. FAA is still dragging its heels on the issue.
There are no new regulations, Hank. Only proposed regulations. It will be a few years before the regulations go into effect.
I use them for properties with ususally over 5 acres. I get them off of county web sites, farm sites, google and a few others. It is fast. Not often you need anyting better than that.
The real question in my opinion is will it really help you get more business, and if everybody is doing it, what difference will you make? It is never about the stuff or the number of likes on social media, or the latest gizmo, it is about who you are! If it was about the stuff a lot of people would be making from their practice in the mid 6 figures, here are the NAR figures
▪ 21% of Realtors® earn more than $100,000 per year.
▪ 7% of Realtors® earn more than $200,000 per year.
▪ 5% of Realtors® earn more than $250,000 per year.
▪ 2% of Realtors® earn more than $500,000 per year.
▪ 1% of Realtors® earn more than $1 million per year.
This is interesting how they do this. I use a professional photographer and put the camera on a pole.