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Sandy Padula and Norm Padula, JD, GRI NMLS#1483386
Realty One - Carlsbad, CA
Presence, Persistence & Perseverance

I mount my Nikon on a 20' tall bamboo pole and make a whirling noise and run around the outside of the home. FAA hasn't caught me yet!

Jan 19, 2017 11:25 AM
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Jennifer Mackay
Keller Williams Success Realty - Panama City, FL
Your Bay County Florida Realtor 850.774.6582

I do not, I am not and more than likely will not ;)

Jan 19, 2017 06:21 AM
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Gabe Sanders
Real Estate of Florida specializing in Martin County Residential Homes, Condos and Land Sales - Stuart, FL
Stuart Florida Real Estate

I have in the past.  I have an FAA commercial license.

Jan 19, 2017 06:06 AM
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Thomas J. Nelson, Realtor,CRS,ePro
Big Block Realty 858.232.8722 - La Jolla, CA
Co-Host of Mail-Right's: Real Estate Agent Podcast

Yes I do use drone on every listing, here's an DRONE VIDEO EXAMPLE

Yes I hire a licensed drone pilot.

You do not need an FAA pilot's license under 300 feet, but you are required to pass a course and get certified in CA. 

Jan 19, 2017 06:02 AM
Rainmaker
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Ryan Huggins - Thousand Oaks, CA
www.HugginsHomes.com - Thousand Oaks, CA
Residential Real Estate and Investment Properties

I've yet to have a house that justifies it.  I'd hire a buddy of mine with a drone to do the video.

Jan 20, 2017 09:26 AM
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Bob Crane
Woodland Management Service - Stevens Point, WI
Forestland Experts! 715-204-9671

Burns me up that the commies in DC feel that we need a license to do this for business, yet the kid who wants to spy on the neighbor girl does not need a license.

Jan 19, 2017 05:31 PM
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Anthony Acosta - ALLATLANTACONDOS.COM
Harry Norman, REALTORS® - Atlanta, GA
Associate Broker

Our company requires for agents using drone companies to have a valid FAA licensed to operate and meets all govermental requirements for your local area.

Jan 19, 2017 05:06 PM
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Lyn Sims
RE/MAX Suburban - Schaumburg, IL
Schaumburg IL Area Real Estate

No & no. I'm lucky they let me drive let alone fly.

Jan 19, 2017 02:00 PM
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Dorie Dillard
Coldwell Banker United Realtors® ~ 512.346.1799 - Austin, TX
Serving Buyers & Sellers in NW Austin Real Estate

I haven't yet because most of my listings are in a master planned community but on a couple coming up I may give it a shot because the back to greenbelts.

Jan 19, 2017 06:18 AM
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Annette Lawrence , Palm Harbor, FL 727-420-4041
ReMax Realtec Group - Palm Harbor, FL
Making FLORIDA Real Estate EZ

I use GoogleEarth.

If more is needed I will hire it done.

No, I wlll not ask to see their credentials. Yes, I will pay a deeply discounted cash rate.

Jan 19, 2017 05:44 AM
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Tony Lewis
RE/MAX of Valencia (Hall of Fame) 30 year Valencia Resident - Valencia, CA
RE/MAX Valencia, Stevenson Ranch, Santa Clarita

No, but if I had a listing that warranted it I'd use my Tour Factory company and wouldn't ask about licensing.

Jan 22, 2017 05:50 PM
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Nina Hollander
RE/MAX Executive | Charlotte, NC - Charlotte, NC
Your Charlotte/Waxhaw/Fort Mill Area Realtor

Rarely... not licensed and have no intention to be. If I deem aerial photography is necessary for a specific home, I hire a professional.

Jan 22, 2017 04:36 AM
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Praful Thakkar
eXp Realty - Andover, MA
Andover, MA: Andover Luxury Homes For Sale

Tony and Suzanne Marriott, Associate Brokers - tried to do it myself on a couple of my listings. Worked okay once - the second time, a car ran over my drone! (Of course, working on getting the license to operate unmanned aircraft.0

Jan 21, 2017 10:45 PM
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Larry Johnston
Broker, Friends & Neighbors Real Estate and Elkhart County Subdivisions, LLC - Elkhart, IN
Broker,Friends & Neighbors Real Estate, Elkhart,IN

We have a Phantom 4 DJI Drone. Between now and Spring, it will be licensed and I will be taking my Form 104 test by then also.

Jan 21, 2017 10:44 AM
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Joan Cox
Metro Brokers - House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373 - Denver, CO
Denver Real Estate - Selling One Home at a Time

I do use aerial photography if the property warrants it.    My professional photographer has this product, and they are licensed.

Jan 21, 2017 09:20 AM
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Nathan Gesner
American West Realty & Management - Cody, WY
Broker / Property Manager

I do not but it's a great thing, particularly for larger properties like farm and ranch. I'm disgusted that the federal government is even regulating this.

Jan 20, 2017 07:38 AM
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Debbie Reynolds
Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices PenFed Realty, Your Clarksville Real Estate Professional - Clarksville, TN
Your Dedicated Clarksville TN Real Estate Agent

Most of my listings are in subdivisions with very small lots and aerial photography would be detrimental by showing how close the adjoining houses are.

Jan 19, 2017 07:37 PM
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Debbie Laity
Cedaredge Land Company - Cedaredge, CO
Your Real Estate Resource for Delta County, CO

No I haven't used aerial photography yet. I think this is going to be a new and lucrative business in most markets.

Jan 19, 2017 07:27 PM
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William Feela
WHISPERING PINES REALTY - North Branch, MN
Realtor, Whispering Pines Realty 651-674-5999 No.

I do not and i have yet to have anyone ask for these photo's.

Jan 19, 2017 05:39 PM
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Will Hamm
Hamm Homes - Aurora, CO
"Where There's a Will, There's a Way!"

I have not used it yet in any of my listing.

 

Jan 19, 2017 04:23 PM
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Scott Godzyk
Godzyk Real Estate Services - Manchester, NH
One of Manchester NH's Leading Agents

I have a new drone but not yet ready to take footage until i am 100% great pilot. Here you can take thr extra step to register as a professional

Jan 19, 2017 03:37 PM
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Marc Swartz, CPA, CA, Real Estate Broker
Royal LePage Vision Realty, Brokerage, Direct: (416) 737-9800, Office: (416) 321-2228 - Toronto, ON
Toronto, Durham & York Regions, Ontario, Canada

FAA regulations do NOT apply in our great nation.  However, Transport Canada regulations do apply.

Jan 19, 2017 12:15 PM
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Barbara Todaro
RE/MAX Executive Realty - Franklin, MA
"Franklin MA Homes"

we do use aerial photography for our subdivisions.... and eric does the photography.... 

Jan 19, 2017 09:33 AM
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Lynnea Miller
Bend Premier Real Estate - Bend, OR
Premier Real Estate Service in Central Oregon

We hire a professional photographer who has his license.

Jan 19, 2017 09:13 AM
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Kathleen Daniels
KD Realty - 408.972.1822 - San Jose, CA
San Jose Homes for Sale - Probate Broker

I have not yet used drone photography. If the need arises I will hire it out.

Jan 19, 2017 08:29 AM
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Les & Sarah Oswald
Eastvale Team Realty & Property Mgmt - Eastvale, CA
Broker, Realtor and Investor

I leave it up to the experts so that I can have more free time for my clients.

Jan 19, 2017 08:10 AM
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Ron and Alexandra Seigel
Napa Consultants - Carpinteria, CA
Luxury Real Estate Branding and Marketing

Tony,

Our clients use an FAA licensed pilot/photographer to do so.  It may cost more, but it eliminates headaches like broken picture windows, etc   A

Jan 19, 2017 07:48 AM
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Richard Weeks
Dallas, TX
REALTOR®, Broker

Our market is so hot there is no need for that extra expense.

Jan 19, 2017 07:35 AM
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Jeff Dowler
Solutions Real Estate - Carlsbad, CA
The Southern California Relocation Dude - Carlsbad

I haven't used it yet but have a local videograhper who also does drone work and it's quite good

Jan 19, 2017 07:09 AM
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Alexander- Slocum
Adamas Realty - Vancouver Washington - Vancouver, WA
Realty Team- Vancouver WA Real Estate

We'll hire a credentialed photographer for the appropriate listings.  For most properties where some extra elevation to the camera is helpful I use a "stick" that will get the camera up to about 12' above the ground; more if a step-ladder is employed.

However, going beyond listings, I'd like to put together some aerial photography for general/neighborhood marketing; where the video will have value long after the listing has run its course.

Jan 19, 2017 06:35 AM
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Richie Alan Naggar
people first...then business Ran Right Realty - Riverside, CA
agent & author

If I had a listing where droning would benefit, I would drone....As to hiring a pro? If I knew of a kid who was good with remotes, that be my first stop

Jan 19, 2017 06:32 AM
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Teri Pacitto
RE/MAX Olson & Associates, Inc. - Westlake Village, CA
Real Estate, Your Style...Your Home...My Specialty

I hire professionals for all of my photography including drone photography.  

Jan 19, 2017 06:28 AM
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Michael Setunsky
Woodbridge, VA
Your Commercial Real Estate Link to Northern VA

Tony and Suzanne Marriott, Associate Brokers I have not used drone photography. Google Earth meets my needs.

Jan 19, 2017 06:20 AM
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Sybil Campbell
Long and Foster REALTORS® 5234 Monticello Ave Williamsburg, Virginia - Williamsburg, VA
REALTOR® ABR, SFR, SRES Williamsburg, Virginia

I haven't done that.

Jan 19, 2017 06:03 AM
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Buzz Mackintosh
Mackintosh REALTORS - Frederick, MD
“Experience, reliable, leadership”

Yes I use drone photography when appropriate. Did a blog on this last year. My nephew does my photography and is up on all the latest rules & regs.

Jan 19, 2017 05:57 AM
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Maria Sapio
Berkshire Hathaway Homesale Realty - Carlisle, PA
Real Estate Agent- Carlisle, PA. Mariasapio.com

The photography company I utilize is licenesed and does offer aerial (drone) photography if I need to utilize it. 

Jan 19, 2017 05:57 AM
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Andrew Mooers
MOOERS REALTY - Houlton, ME
Northern Maine Real Estate-Aroostook County Broker

Just bought second drone, FAA sticker to fly was free in beginning when registering in Dec 2015 and only $5 for new drone bird in the sky with the eye. Valid for 3 years. Newest one nicknamed Sputnik.

Jan 19, 2017 05:54 AM
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Joe Pryor
The Virtual Real Estate Team - Oklahoma City, OK
REALTOR® - Oklahoma Investment Properties

I have not done that yet.

Jan 19, 2017 05:50 AM
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Raymond E. Camp
Nothnagle - Ontario, NY
Licensed Real Estate Salesperson Greater Rochester

The office Broker has one that I fly better than he does; and will be certifying in March. Love the pics on waterfront and larger properties.

Jan 19, 2017 05:37 AM
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Ken Jones
RE/MAX At Barnegat Bay - Toms River, NJ
ASA, SRES, SCGREA

Tony and Suzanne Marriott, Associate Brokers FYI - One is no longer required to be an FAA licensed pilot to fly drones for a commercial purpose.

It's now called a, "remote pilot airman certificate" under FAA Part 107, which is a far less stringent requirement to meet.

Jan 19, 2017 05:35 AM
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Julie Larson Realtor® Sarasota FL 941-882-0322
PalmerHouse Properties Florida - 941-882-0322 | Serving Sarasota, Manatee & Charlotte Counties - Sarasota, FL
When you're thinking of moving...ThinkSuncoast.com

Yes, if the listing warrants and aerial view - on a golf course, water, out in the country, I'll have my photographer shoot it. They are licensed to use a drone.

Jan 19, 2017 05:33 AM
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Gita Bantwal
RE/MAX Centre Realtors - Warwick, PA
REALTOR,ABR,CRS,SRES,GRI - Bucks County & Philadel

no

Jan 19, 2017 05:31 AM