Derek Tye Press Release 3-6-14

Real Estate Agent with Keller Williams Seven Hills 243495



 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 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 .



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About RE/MAX Regional Services:

RE/MAX was founded in Denver in 1973 by Dave and Gail Liniger. In 1978, the first franchised RE/MAX Regional office was opened in Georgia. Today, RE/MAX Regional Services (RRS) provides outstanding support to close to 4,000 agents in nearly 300 offices in Georgia, Kentucky, Tennessee, Southern Ohio and Southeastern Michigan. RRS ensures its real estate professionals are leaders in technology, training and expertise, to best serve the homebuyers and sellers in their communities.

With offices in more than 90 countries and the most productive sales force in the industry, RE/MAX sells more real estate than any franchise company in the world. RE/MAX agents are passionate about the communities in which they live and work, and are proud to have raised more than $130 million for Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals and other charities. For more information visit


About the RE/MAX Network:


RE/MAX was founded in 1973 by Dave and Gail Liniger, with an innovative, entrepreneurial culture affording its agents and franchisees the flexibility to operate their businesses with great independence. Over 90,000 agents provide RE/MAX a global reach of more than 90 countries. Nobody sells more real estate than RE/MAX. RE/MAX, LLC, one of the world’s leading franchisors of real estate brokerage services, is a subsidiary of RE/MAX Holdings, Inc. (NYSE:RMAX).With a passion for the communities in which its agents live and work, RE/MAX is proud to have raised more than $130 million for Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals®, Susan G. Komen® and other charities. For more information about RE/MAX, to search home listings or find an agent in your community, please visit

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