Washington REALTOR Legal Hotline Lawyer Annie Fitzsimmons discusses the use of drones by real estate professionals. Spoiler Alert! You must have an FAA Section 333 Waiver to fly a drone for commercial purposes, and those waivers are hard to get.
There is plenty of controversy regarding the FAA’s authority to levy these fines but we wanted to make sure you know the regulations and the potential penalties of operating a drone for commercial purposes without a license. Before you invest in the equipment, review this video and check out the links below.
The NAR Field Guide to Drones www.realtor.org/field-guides/field-guide-to-drones-and-real-estate
FAA Regulations for Unmanned Aircraft www.faa.gov/uas/
Apply for the Section 333 Waiver www.faa.gov/uas/legislative_programs/section_333/