NAR Announces Policy Statement on UAV’s
The NAR Board of Directors approved the following policy statement on unmanned aerial vehicles:
The National Association of REALTORS® advises members that the use of unmanned aerial vehicles for real estate marketing is currently prohibited by the Federal Aviation Administration. Such prohibited use of unmanned aerial vehicles may lead to the assessment of substantial fines and penalties.
The National Association of REALTORS® supports efforts to create new federal regulations to allow for the future commercial use of unmanned aerial vehicle technology by the real estate
The National Association of REALTORS® is committed to working with the Federal Aviation Administration, and any other relevant federal agencies, during the regulatory approval process. The National Association of REALTORS® will continue its ongoing efforts to educate REALTORS® about the current and future regulatory structure for the safe and responsible operation of unmanned aerial vehicles.
Rationale: A policy statement on this issue will provide direction for Association staff when engaging with relevant regulatory agencies to advocate for the creation of regulations that allow for the commercial use of unmanned aerial vehicles by the real estate industry that are not overly cumbersome or cost prohibitive