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Listing Photos Should Be Removed from Real Estate Sites after Sale!

August 27th, 2018

Brian Balduf, CEO of VHT.com has recently pointed out that: A small “ask for help” type article in a small local paper about listing photographs being used after the sale, got picked up by Realtor Magazine. Stories like this definitely help in our argument that it’s not just an issue for photographers; it’s a consumer […]

How Can You Tell How Many Days a Property Has Been on the Market?

February 11th, 2018

Jack in Florida asks: Is there a way to determine how many days a property has been on the market and sold after images of the property are marketed on the internet? Most agents will upload photos at the same time they create a listing. In fact, most MLSs require photos these days. So time […]

Should Real Estate Photographers Be Accompanied While Shooting a Listing?

November 26th, 2017

Bob in Albuquerque says: I’ve been shooting RE now for almost 4 years. I have a licensed business and carry liability insurance. Recently, a topic came up over coffee with a client which leads me to this post. I have a question about who, if anyone, should be present when you are shooting. Though I […]

My MLS Told Me I Am Not Allowed to Sell My Photos to the New Agent Taking Over the Listing

October 23rd, 2017

Mike in Pennsylvania says: I was just told by the MLS in my area that I am not allowed to sell my photos to the new agent taking over a listing that is on a different broker of record. She told me that the broker of record and the agent own the rights to the photos. […]

Getting The Best Possible Quality Photos On MLSs and Syndicated Sites

April 24th, 2017

Bill in Cleveland says: In Cleveland the MLS is taking photos from the Realtors at 2048 pixels wide then they the MLS knocks them down to 640 pixels for their use but when they send them on to Zillow, Trulia and Realtor.com they are sending the 640 resolution and not the 2048 res.

How Many Photos Should Real Estate Photographers Provide?

April 13th, 2017

Michael in Illinois recently asked: My MLS has changed the real estate photography playing field. The number of photos allowed used to be limited to 25. They now allow an unlimited number of photos for each listing. So for me, this is a great advantage, since my competition in this market typically provides only 25 or so […]

Can You Do Anything About MLS Rules You Don’t Like?

April 5th, 2017

Ted in Indiana says: After sparring with my local real estate board for years, I’m on their radar screen and they’re coming after me with everything, from blacklisting me with brokers, telling agents they don’t have to pay me if I use a copyright, telling agents with active listings they have to remove pictures with […]

Photos That Are Uploaded To MLSs Propagate To Thousands Of Sites

November 1st, 2016

Peter in Seattle asked: I’m sure you covered this topic somewhere but I could not find it. I was checking in with a friend of mine and I wanted to send him some shots I did of a home. The files were too big so I just gave him the MLS number. Wondering what would […]

What Size Photos Should Real Estate Photographers Deliver?

August 25th, 2015

Last week Tom ask about the size of photos he should deliver to his clients: I have been uploading photo files to my agents at the guidelines recommended in the September 9th, 2009 article you posted titled “What You Need To Know About Uploading To MLS” . Yesterday I had an agent tell me the […]

Getting The Best Possible Quality Photos On MLSs and Syndicated Sites

April 22nd, 2015

Bill in Cleveland says: In Cleveland the MLS is taking photos from the Realtors at 2048 pixels wide then they the MLS knocks them down to 640 pixels for their use but when they send them on to Zillow, Trulia and Realtor.com they are sending the 640 resolution and not the 2048 res. I believe it is […]