Use of Drones for Home Sales Sparks Controversy
RE/MAX Agent says it’s the Property Owners’ Right
CINCINNATI, OH – March 6, 2014 – Derek Tye is a passionate businessman who believes in using innovative technologies and approaches in order to find his clients the perfect home and showcase home sellers’ unique properties. Recent articles focused on Tye’s combination of technology and his hobby to help him sell houses as a real estate agent. Tye uses a remote-control helicopter equipped with a GoPro camera to create videos of his listings. He publishes these on YouTube and his website www.HeliHomeTours.com. His story has apparently caught the attention of Federal Aviation Administration officials and is raising questions with privacy and civil rights advocates concerned about this new drone technology.
However, Tye beleives this so-called “danger to civil rights” is actually an infringement on owner property rights. “Home owners have the right to use whatever tools or means to sell their home that they wish, as long as the tactics are not harming anyone or breaking any laws.”
After an article was published about Tye’s use of drones, rumors started to circulate that Tye had received a warning from the FAA, and he had plans to no longer use his Blade 350QX in his real estate sales, but Tye denies both accounts.
“This technology adds to the buying experience and I don’t see any problems with it,” said Tye. “Through this technology, home buyers have had access to see hundreds of acres of land which traditionally would have taken hours to view in-person.”
Derek Tye is the owner of The Tye Group, a successful five-person sales team at RE/MAX United Associates located at 11013 Montgomery Rd, Cincinnati, OH 45249. The Tye Group focuses on helping home buyers and sellers in Montgomery, Mason, Madeira, Loveland, Milford, Eastgate, Anderson, and Hyde Park. For more information, visit www.cincyohiohomes.com .
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