Want to know more about Aerial Drone Photography?
With all the new regulations and operating procedures that the FAA is releasing it is important to know how this can affect you, as a realtor or a person selling his/her home!
You just received drone aerials from a real estate photographer and uploaded them to the MLS, zillow or realtor.com. You’re getting phone calls left and right because the aerial photos shows off the real estate property so well! You’re incredibly pleased and go to thank your real estate photographer for the great job that they’ve done.
Then the unexpected Happens.
You get a pleasant phone call from the FAA and/or MLS asking if you are part 107 certified and have the proper license to commercially produce a photograph of that nature.
You Better hope that
the professional real estate photographer you hired is actually part 107 certified or else you and the real estate photographer are liable to paying some hefty fines.
Here are the Facts:
What is a commercial use of UAS?
Selling aerial photos from a drone can only be legally done so if the user of the drone or Remote Pilot-In-Command is Part 107 Certified.
BOOM! At this point it hits you,
Why haven’t I been asking my real estate photographer if he or she is part 107 certified through the FAA.
Let’s not Forget..
Just because someone is a part 107 certified pilot does not mean he/she are following the correct protocols. All sUAS must follow certain airspace guide lines.
It seems simple, but it isn’t, here are some facts about Drone flight regulations you should know
So it all adds up to this:
Ask your real estate photographer if he/she is part 107 certified by the FAA. Ask them general questions about the facts you have learned here in order to test their competency as you the amount of knowledge they actually retained. And lastly know all of your facts prior to hiring any real estate photographer.
So go ahead, Leave a comment and Let us know what you think!