Why is that helicopter hovering around my new listing?

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Real Estate Agent with Realty Professionals, Inc.

I just listed this house in Jacksonville, Arkansas.  When I went outside to take pictures, I saw this helicopter hovering around a couple blocks away.  It was pretty low and thought it was the police looking or chasing a criminal.  I then saw a cable attached to the bottom of the helicopter.  There is a small lake in that direction and thought it might be a fire helicopter getting water for a forest fire or something.  The helicopter never left and the sellers and I were curious but didn't know who it was or what is was doing.

Larry DeGroat, Searcy, Arkansas 72143

I finished up my listing apointment and was driving out of the neighborhood.  At the edge of this subdivision, there is a power line right of way.  There were several workers near the street so I stopped and decided to take a few pictures.

This helicopter had a long cable hooked to a device that looked like a 20-30 foot hedge trimmer.  The helicopter was going up and down trimming these larger tree branches so they would not get into the power lines.  It was a pretty powerful site.  This machine was working like there were a bunch of people out there with chainsaws.  Below are the pictures, they are pretty impressive.  I have never seen anything like this before.

Larry DeGroat, Searcy, Arkansas 72143   Larry DeGroat, Searcy, Arkansas 72143   Larry DeGroat, Searcy, Arkansas 72143   Larry DeGroat, Searcy, Arkansas 72143

My name is Larry DeGroat and I am a Realtor at Realty Professionals, Inc. in Searcy, Arkansas 72143 and I sell new homes, existing homes, commercial property, farms and land as well as manage and own rental properties. If you are looking for real estate for an investment or a home, I will be glad to assist you! You can call my personal cell number at 501-278-7659 or e-mail me at Larry@Searcy4Sale.com. Visit my website at http://www.searcy4sale.com if you are looking for Searcy homes for sale or other areas.

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Rainer
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Marcy Eastham
Town & Country Realty Corvallis Oregon - Corvallis, OR

I've never seen that before.  Probably more efficient than a whole team of people on ladders, but must be kind of expensive. 

Very interesting.  I always say you should have your camera with you all the time -- you never know what you'll see!  Thanks for sharing!

Sep 29, 2009 02:01 AM #1
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Jeff Craig
Hang Me Up Photos - Jamestown, NC
Greensboro Area Real Estate Photography

That's pretty cool.  I have never seen that before.

Sep 29, 2009 02:19 AM #2
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That's one way to get trimming done quickly. Do you think they can trim the big tree I have growing up the side of my house?

Sep 29, 2009 02:39 AM #3
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Joel Weihe
Realty World Alliance - Wichita, KS
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Don't give my husband any ideas! I'll have a helicopter over my house in no-time!  Wow!

Sep 29, 2009 02:58 AM #4
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Barbara S. Duncan
RE/MAX Advantage - Searcy, AR
GRI, e-PRO, Executive Broker, Searcy AR

That was a strange site.  No telling what it cost to trim those trees!

Sep 29, 2009 02:04 PM #5
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