If you plan to use a small drone that weighs less than 55 pounds for a commercial purpose—such as taking photos of your listings—you will need to register your drone with the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), become an FAA-certified drone pilot, and follow the FAA’s rules for commercial operators.

Texas law allows for the use of drones by licensed real estate brokers “in connection with the marketing, sale, or financing of real property, provided that no individual is identifiable in the image.” But you still must follow federal rules for commercial drone use while photographing your listings.

Learn more about how to become an FAA-licensed drone operator at faa.gov.