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REALTORS® Applaud FAA’s Proposed Rule to Allow Commercial Drone Use for Real Estate03 Mar

WASHINGTON (February 15, 2015) – National Association of Realtors® President Chris Polychron, executive broker with 1st Choice Realty in Hot Springs, Arkansas, issued the following statement about new proposed rules for unmanned aircraft systems issued today by the Federal Aviation Administration:

“The proposed rules announced today for the commercial use of unmanned aerial vehicles are good news for property owners and Realtors® who desire to embrace cutting-edge technology to enhance the process of buying and selling real estate with images gathered by unmanned aerial vehicles.
“Realtors® support the proposed federal regulation, which would allow for safe commercial use of UAV technology by the real estate industry for the purposes of marketing real estate.

“NAR plans to submit comments to the agency and will continue to work with our members to educate them about the future safe, responsible and legal uses of UAVs; however, until the final rule is published, NAR discourages Realtors® from using UAV photography or video for commercial purposes without an FAA exemption.”

The National Association of Realtors®, “The Voice for Real Estate,” is America’s largest trade association, representing 1 million members involved in all aspects of the residential and commercial real estate industries.

2015 Convention

Land’s End Resort, Homer, Alaska
September 29 – October 3, 2015
The Alaska Association of REALTORS® 2015 Annual Convention will be held Tuesday – Saturday, September 29 – October 3, 2015 at the Land’s End Resort in Homer, Alaska. This year’s theme is “Chart Your Cosmic Course.”  All twenty hours of continuing education will be offered.  Additional information including hotel accommodations and online education will be available soon.

This year’s Keynote Speakers are Jerry Rossi and Maura Neill.  Jerry is spinning real estate into the future with “Class in the Round!”  Because “the Edutainer” knows that people don’t buy what you do, they buy WHY you do it.  And YOU are his WHY!

Maura  is a second-generation REALTOR® who combines her love for the industry with her passion for education.

Contact Information

Alaska Association of REALTORS®
4205 Minnesota Drive
Anchorage, Alaska 99503

Phone (907) 563-7133
FAX (907) 561-1779
Toll-Free (800) 478-3763

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