Droning On

There’s a popular commercial playing now that shows the skies filled with drones. Well, according to our latest Quick Poll, many of them could be operated by property managers. Some 94% of managers responding to the Poll say they would find the technology useful for their businesses (as opposed, one would assume, to using them for spying on their neighbors!).

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The majority of responses were split evenly at 38% between “Property Maintenance/Inspection” and “Security Purposes.” Running a close second at 18% was “Virtual Marketing.” Only 6% claim that they “Would Never Use Drone Technology.”

But for those who are intrigued by the idea, there’s more involved than just playing with a remote controlled airplane, and you could run into FAA restrictions if you don’t know what you’re doing. For more on drones, listen to the free recording of the IREM webinar, Drones: The Next Big Thing in Property Management?, originally presented on February 12, 2015. Or register for the NAR webinar, How To Navigate the Regulatory, Business, and Financial Hurdles to Operating Unmanned Aircraft Systems, being presented on Thursday, July 9 at 2:00pm EDT.

Watch for our Quick Polls in every issue of IREM’s weekly Real Estate Management News e-newsletter. Vote and be counted!

About the Author
John Salustri is one of the nation’s most respected writers in the field of Commercial Real Estate. A multiple award winner for excellence in journalism, John is the founding editor of GlobeSt.com, the nation’s premier news and information site for the commercial real estate industry. Today John is a freelance writer and editor, focusing on helping companies boost their industry presence through enhanced web and print content.

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