Do you think there would be any legal or copyright issues if we, as hired real estate photographers submitted any of our photos to stock photography sites for potential royalties? Do you think a property release would be required to sell photos of homes we have shot for our clients? Is this a worthwhile endeavor? Is there a site that would be better suited for this type of photography? Not sure how much stock sites sell these types of photos for.
First of all, I'm not a lawyer so I don't give legal advice. If you are going to resell your real estate photos I would do the following:
As to whether or not selling real estate photo through a stock photo site is worthwhile, I've never tried so I can only guess. I believe photographers that make money selling stock photos sell a wide range of photo types, not just a single type of photo. You don't get much per photo for selling stock photos so you have to do a high volume business. I'm skeptical that selling just real estate photos to a stock agency would be worthwhile.
Anyone out there that has sold stock photography that can give Roy more insights?