February 24th, 2014
In a post last week I suggested pointed out that: Anyone interested in commercial use of RCMA in the future should be tracking legislation in their state and be giving regular rational input to their state legislators on the subject to counterbalance all the irrational input they are getting. Because states are under pressure to act because the FAA has been so slow to act. If nothing is done many states my ban RCMA use.
Within 24 hours of when I did the post I heard from Tom Tezak on Maui who had just gotten wind of Hawaii’s SB2608 that is under consideration and threatens to shut down RCMA use in Hawaii. Tom had come to the same conclusion that I did and has a great suggestion on exactly how to do it. Here is Tom’s suggestion:
The National Association of Realtors (NAR) has one of the largest lobbying constituencies in the country, and I would encourage PFRE readers to encourage their Realtors to reach out to their respective boards and make them aware of the drone legislation that is starting to pop up around the country and get them involved. The real estate associations have a strong voice and more importantly a lot of votes.
Tom is right on! According to the NAR website:
NAR is the “Voice for Real Estate” and a lobbying group to be reckoned with. In fact, Fortune Magazine has ranked NAR among the 25 most powerful lobbying groups in the nation.
Most Agents are members of the NAR and will quickly appreciate the value of RCMA use in real estate marketing. So, make a point to discuss this issue with your clients. And for those of you that are Realtors talk to your local NAR government affairs representative and let them know how valuable RCMAs can be in marketing real estate.