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John McCormack, CRS
Albuquerque Homes Realty - Albuquerque, NM
Honesty, Integrity, Results, Experienced. HIRE Me!

To lighten yes but to totally change the look of the home no.  Ticks me off to show a home that looks nothing like the pics. 

Jun 24, 2015 10:09 PM
Chris and Dick Dovorany
Homes for Sale in Naples, Bonita Springs and Estero, Florida - Naples, FL
Broker/Associate at Premiere Plus Realty

I would to remove a garbage can.  I think it's ok.  Improving on the actual property would be a huge disappointment when someone actually comes to view.

Jun 24, 2015 09:56 PM
Scott Godzyk
Godzyk Real Estate Services - Manchester, NH
One of the Manchester NH's area Leading Agents

Not in all cases, to clear or brighten yes, but to make it look like something it is not, then a big NO as you will only end up with upset buyers. 

Jun 24, 2015 09:48 PM
Richard Weeks
Dallas, TX
REALTOR®, Broker

Not if it crosses the line and becomes false advertising.

Jun 24, 2015 09:42 PM
Spirit Messingham
Tierra Antigua Realty - Tucson, AZ
Third Generation Full-Time Realtor® 520 471-6900

To what extent?  To where it no longer represents the product?  Is that is the case, McDonalds, and many others would have impacts too.  I think Photoshop is a good tool but cant be taken too far over the top where it no longer looks like or represents the property.

Jun 25, 2015 12:04 AM
Kevin J. May
Florida Supreme Realty - Hobe Sound, FL
Serving the Treasure & Paradise Coasts of Florida

Photo editing is a tool that can better position a poor representation. Push the envelope too far and you risk that reflection on yourself. 

Jun 24, 2015 11:27 PM
Michael Setunsky
Woodbridge, VA
Your Commercial Real Estate Link to Northern VA

Charles Ross I think photos should be Photoshopped to improve contrast or exposure, but not to enhance the physical characteristics of the property.

Jun 24, 2015 11:24 PM
Roy Kelley
Retired - Gaithersburg, MD

Every photograph should be edited to provide the best quality.

Jun 24, 2015 10:40 PM
Barbara Todaro
RE/MAX Executive Realty - Happily Retired - Franklin, MA
Previously Affiliated with The Todaro Team

only for clarity and brightness.... not to make a dump look like a flower garden....

Jun 24, 2015 09:45 PM
Gabe Sanders
Real Estate of Florida specializing in Martin County Residential Homes, Condos and Land Sales - Stuart, FL
Stuart Florida Real Estate

As long as they don't misrepresent the home, I see no reason why not.  

Jun 25, 2015 02:19 AM
Stefan Winter
Real Estate in IL & NV | Owner of Real Estate Web Tech | Daily Vlogger - Las Vegas, NV
Owner - Winter Group & Real Estate Web Tech

To lighten yes, many years ago there was a crimial that actually could somehow figure out the security code to the house if there was a picture of the keypad and since then if there is a picture of it I blurr out the key pad. Just habit at this point.

Except for those things I would not edit pictures, I've seen photos when the agents removed outlets, or a hole. That is going to far if you ask me.

Jun 25, 2015 12:58 AM
Michael Jacobs
Pasadena, CA
Los Angeles Pasadena 818.516.4393

Charles -- it depends.  Removing a trash can from a photo is one thing(and acceptable in my opinion). Removing power lines is not.  

Jun 25, 2015 12:24 AM
Sandy Padula & Norm Padula, JD, GRI
HomeSmart Realty West & Florida Realty Investments - , CA
Presence, Persistence & Perseverance

Yes, but not to structurally change or deceive. Removal of trash cans, cars in driveways, etc.; it's all good.

Jun 25, 2015 03:03 AM