Drones are currently illegal for use in real estate, so why is the future for drones and real estate looking bright? Well, the FAA expects that by 2020, more than 30,000 drones will be active in a wide range of industries. With that, the FAA is implementing policies that “will allow for commercial operations in low-risk, controlled environments.”. The National Association of Realtors (NAR) is actively working to create regulatory exemptions for the future use of drones, especially in real estate. That means an aerial tour of your future property is around the corner. Read more here.