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FAA UAV Initiatives Good for Real Estate, Say Realtors®

Media Contact: Jenny Werwa / 202-383-1193 / Email

WASHINGTON (May 6, 2015) – The following is a statement by National Association of Realtors® President Chris Polychron regarding today’s announcement from the Federal Aviation Administration:


“Realtors® believe that images gathered by unmanned aerial vehicles, or UAVs, can enhance the experience of buying and selling real estate. The FAA’s intention to study the safety of UAV flights that go beyond the line of sight of the operator could lead to important benefits in the real estate industry, particularly for agents who wish to market rural and large commercial properties. NAR continues to advocate for federal regulations that allow for the real estate industry’s safe commercial use of UAV technology while also protecting privacy rights.”

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.

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