Suspicious of real estate drones
I read in the New York Post recently that the FAA is ordering realtors to court, they are receiving subpoenas requiring them to explain how and why the drones are needed. Many feel that they are being spied on, maybe not on purpose, but they remind a lot of people of those Google cams that catch some quite funny and personal things at times.
The FAA claims that the drones cannot be used for commercial purposes. Large real estate brokers in New York City and the Hamptons are now having to explain how they are not being used for that purpose. The realtors feel that they are not selling the photos, so it is not a commercial venture. One major issue is that in the city, the density of them makes it dangerous. The main issue is privacy. A woman recently was spooked when she saw a drone outside her 26th floor window in Seattle.
The only reason I bring the whole subject up is because I receive emails weekly, asking me if I know what the drones are, people actually think the government is spying on them, they don't know much about the real estate aspect.
Have you seen the drones in Coconut Grove? They have been taking images of the new condos going up also Center Grove and Kennedy and Peacock Parks. Does it bother you? What if you're on the 12th floor of the Sonesta with the blinds open and a drone flies by or hovers, now what? Do you feel uncomfortable?
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