Last week Les asked the following:
Your site has great info and it is helping my wife and I as we get started in our real estate careers. I do have a question though...
My wife and i just left an agency for a new agency. The broker from the previous agency is insisting that the pictures we took of the listings we had are now his since he has taken over the listing. he says that when we left the agency that we abandoned the images. I am furious that he continues to use our work and profit by it. There was no agreement in writing. Do we have recourse? I do not give him permission to use the images. May I sell them to him?
First of all I'm not a lawyer so this isn't legal advice, just my opinion. I think in the case you describe there are a couple of things to think about:
So yes, you are probably right, the photos are yours but in the over all scheme of things what happens to these listing photos is inconsequential! Just walk away! If you were a photographer only rather than a Realtor my answer would be different.