FAQs Regarding The Use Of Drones In Property Inspections & Real Estate
We get a lot of questions at The Drone Hangar, and we try to be as educational and transparent as possible. Here are a few inquiries we get often.
Are drones difficult to fly?
With the proper education, training, and practice, anyone can learn to fly a drone. We can teach you everything you need to know. With The Drone Hangar as your partner, you can understand no fly zones, how to navigate your drone, how to leverage camera technology, and how to apply drone technology to your business.
How often do real estate inspectors or realtors crash their drone?
Crashes happen sometimes, but usually when someone is inexperienced. This points back to being properly trained and educated on drone use. Not only will you protect your drone and yourself, but you will also experience greater success with your inspection or real estate business. Our training program takes you step by step so that you can fly your drone with confidence. In addition, our drones have technology that keeps them safe and brings them back to you as a base if they are experiencing a malfunction or running low on battery.
Do home inspectors or realtors need a license to fly a drone?
While hobbyists typically do not need a license to fly a drone, we recommend that any drone used for business purposes (such as home inspections or real estate) be properly licensed with a Part 107 license by the FAA. This requires setting up an online account with the FAA and passing the exam with a 70% or better.
Should home inspectors have insurance on their drone?
Drone insurance is a great way to protect equipment which is an asset for your home inspection business. Insurance is also wise when inspecting property that you don’t own, given the possibility of an accident or of the drone causing damage to the property. You can protect your drone through a warranty, but for liability reasons, insurance is the best option for situations such as bodily harm, privacy claims and property damage.
Do you sell drones to hobbyists or those looking for fun?
Sure! Our online shop is open to all, but our consultancy and education programs are geared toward those in the inspection and real estate industries.
Do the drones come with warranties?
Most drones come with limited warranties, but the purchase of an extended warranty is a necessity. It provides protection for your investment and peace of mind should there be an accident. This might include impact or liquid damage to the drone, malfunctions or a lost or stolen drone. You can view the full warranty information from our warranty partner, Consumer Priority Service, on our warranty page.
Still have unanswered questions? Connect with an expert at The Drone Hangar today to learn more about your specific situation.