Bruce in CT says:
This past spring we shot a home for an agent who was referred to us by one of our clients. When it was time to deliver the images, we requested a payment and since the agent was not on the shoot, we sent her an electronic invoice asking her to pay it online and the images would then be released.
She wrote me back and said she didn’t own a credit card but she was going to put a check in the mail that morning. Since she was referred to us by a large client of ours, we released the images. Needless to say, the check never arrived despite several attempts to collect it. In June I contacted her broker with no response.
I then contacted our MLS and asked for the images to taken down and was told that they could not do that and that and I needed to once again reach out to the broker. I informed the person that I am the copyright holder and since I had not been paid for the images that I am formally requesting that the images be removed. Nothing happened.
This is not super common but it seems to happen once or twice to too many real estate photographers. Here is a previous post where we talked about not getting paid. The comments have many others experiences of not getting paid.
Here are the key things to do:
Does anyone have suggestions for Bruce?