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Drone Technology Class

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Fargo1

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Certified Residential Appraiser
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North Dakota
We have a new appraisers association in the area and they are bringing their first cont ed class. I want to support the association, but a class on drones? Really? As I understand it, we need to drive by all the comps anyway. So why send a drone out when I will have to drive by it anyway. Apart from maybe a driveby appraisal where the appraiser is not allowed on the property what value is a drone? Any one take such a class? Is it worth spending a day in class for drones?
 

gregb

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California
In fly-over country I can see how a drone class might be worthwhile. Another plus is that its a local appraiser association bringing CE to ND. My experience with local AI courses is that meeting other local appraisers face-to-face has led to numerous assignment referrals plus data sharing and comarderie that otherwise would not have occurred. Any chance that BobbyBucks is the instructor? :)
 

Fargo1

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North Dakota
The instructor is Lamar Ellis.

Honestly the only reason I am even considering the course is to support the local appraiser association and to keep in touch with other appraisers as you stated. Otherwise, I have no interest in drones. It would likely take me longer to fly a drone than just get in a car and drive to a place in person.

On the other hand I suppose you could argue that going to the class would answer the questions I just asked here about the class and the validity of using drones.
 

JTip

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Pennsylvania
Don't take it if you are going to whine about it.....

Pros: AI CE credit. Meet your local peers. Take time off from report writing. You might learn something.
Cons: None

I'll be at the Lancaster offering in Oct with several co-workers.
 
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