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Ajay Pandya
e-Merge Real Estate - Columbus, OH
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I should.

Jan 30, 2018 11:35 PM
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Gabe Sanders
Real Estate of Florida specializing in Martin County Residential Homes, Condos and Land Sales - Stuart, FL
Stuart Florida Real Estate

I would complain to the agent and then report them if they don't change them.

Dec 01, 2017 06:30 AM
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Silvia Dukes PA, Broker Associate, CRS, CIPS, SRES
Tropic Shores Realty - Ich spreche Deutsch! - Spring Hill, FL
Florida Waterfront and Country Club Living

Thank you, I should be more precise.  The photo in question is mine from a previous listing.  So far, I've emailed the new listing agent and hope he'll remove it.

Feb 01, 2015 08:41 AM
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Dipti Thakkar
LAER Realty Partners - Andover, MA
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Sure.

Jun 12, 2018 09:36 PM
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Troy Erickson AZ Realtor (602) 295-6807
Good Company Real Estate www.ChandlerRealEstate.weebly.com - Chandler, AZ
Your Chandler, Ahwatukee, and East Valley Realtor

Silvia - I would do like most others have said, and contact the agent directly. If they didn't remove my photos, then I would talk with their Broker, and if that didn't work, then I would talk directly with my MLS.

I actually had an investor buy one of my listings, and their agent used my photos to list the home for rent as soon as the property was purchased. I guess you could say that I helped them get a lease on the home.

Feb 03, 2015 07:13 PM
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Silvia Dukes PA, Broker Associate, CRS, CIPS, SRES
Tropic Shores Realty - Ich spreche Deutsch! - Spring Hill, FL
Florida Waterfront and Country Club Living

Thank you everyone.  I emailed the new listing agent and he replied that he didn't know how that happened.  ;-). But he will take it off.  Using another agents photos without permission is a MLS violation in our area. 

Feb 02, 2015 09:13 AM
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Debbie Laity
Cedaredge Land Company - Cedaredge, CO
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I would be emailing my MLS with this problem. A few years ago, I did have someone use some of my pictures. I thought it was very tacky of them to do that. 

Feb 02, 2015 08:55 AM
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Jeff Dowler, CRS
Solutions Real Estate - Carlsbad, CA
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I would not interfer with that relationsbip but would report it to the MLS

Feb 01, 2015 11:25 PM
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Gita Bantwal
RE/MAX Centre Realtors - Warwick, PA
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I do not care about it. I have read that some agents delete the photos when listing expires or sells.

Feb 01, 2015 09:40 PM
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Nina Hollander
Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage - Charlotte, NC
Your Charlotte/Ballantyne/Waxhaw/Fort Mill Realtor

If you have no relationship with the seller, I don't think you should be "butting in." BUT, check with your MLS as it may be illegal to use another agent's photos without permission. It is in our MLS.

Feb 01, 2015 08:17 PM
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Sally K. & David L. Hanson
EXP Realty 414-525-0563 - Brookfield, WI
WI Realtors - Luxury - Divorce

I would notify the agent.....and then call their broker if the pictures are not removed,

Feb 01, 2015 08:08 PM
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Lawrence "Larry" & Sheila Agranoff. Cell: 631-805-4400
The Top Team @ Charles Rutenberg Realty 255 Executive Dr, Plainview NY 11803 - Plainview, NY
Long Island Home and Condo Specialists

Not the seller, but the new listing agent, the Broker and your MLS should be notified...

Feb 01, 2015 07:20 PM
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Inna Ivchenko
Barcode Properties - Encino, CA
Realtor® • Green • GRI • HAFA • PSC Calabasas CA

Silvia,

I just read your comment, why don't you report about it to your local MLS? It is a clear violation and they would make him to remove them immediately.

Feb 01, 2015 05:00 PM
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Inna Ivchenko
Barcode Properties - Encino, CA
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Seller would not care about it.... Yet, if the seller paid for photography and video service( I know, it is rare, but happens)~ it is acceptable. Otherwise, it is stealing.

Feb 01, 2015 04:59 PM
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Evelyn Johnston
Friends & Neighbors Real Estate - Elkhart, IN
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No, the seller wouldn't care about that, I would notify the agent that copied and the broker.

Feb 01, 2015 02:16 PM
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Praful Thakkar
LAER Realty Partners - Andover, MA
Andover, MA: Andover Luxury Homes For Sale

Silvia Dukes PA, REALTOR if I am that previous agent, than I certainly will do.

However, these pictures are similar at times. I got a complain from an agent who thought I am using her pictures - whereas I had hired a professional to take pictures (which I could prove it easily - otherwise....)

Feb 01, 2015 02:03 PM
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Ron and Alexandra Seigel
Napa Consultants - Carpinteria, CA
Luxury Real Estate Branding, Marketing & Strategy

Sylvia,

It depends, this is a tough one.  Many of our clients have professional photo shoots, and they own the photos.  So, this could be explained to all parties concerned, or you hope the favor is returned to you next time.  A

Feb 01, 2015 11:50 AM
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Mark Don McInnes, Sandpoint
Sandpoint, ID
North Idaho Real Estate - 208-255.6227

Hello Sylvia,  I would have no qualms in politely asking the agent to remove my pics.  There are programs for putting your personal water mark on any photo also.  Not many of us would want to post a pic with another agents name.  Mark

Feb 01, 2015 11:48 AM
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Patricia Kennedy
RLAH Real Estate - Washington, DC
Home in the Capital

Silvia, I wouldn't make an issue of something like that.  There have been a few times when I was both the first and third agent - I try to be gracious. 

Feb 01, 2015 11:08 AM
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Roy Kelley
Realty Group Referrals - Gaithersburg, MD

The seller really does not care about conflicts between agents.

Feb 01, 2015 09:32 AM
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Jeff Pearl
RE/MAX Distinctive / LIC in VA - Lovettsville, VA
Full Service Full Time Realtor

I think it makes more sense to ask the agent to remove them first. if that doesn't work, contact broker next. that should do it.

Feb 01, 2015 09:31 AM
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Pete Xavier
Investments to Luxury - Pacific Palisades, CA
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I would just contact the previous listing agent and leave it at that, if I where to do anything.

Feb 01, 2015 08:37 AM
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Scott Godzyk
Godzyk Real Estate Services - Manchester, NH
One of Manchester NH's Leading Agents

If i was not the one whose pictures were taken, i probably would not. But if i was, i would talk to the agent first, then perhaps the managing broker, then if nothing the real estate commission,.

Feb 01, 2015 08:36 AM
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Cindy Davis
SD Home Source Realty - San Diego, CA

That's tricky business. I would shy away from this personally unless I knew the seller.

Feb 01, 2015 08:27 AM