Realty One Group
I have worked for Circlepix, Plans and Tours, and always are proud what I can make homes look more attractive with crystal clear photo images. Actually, I used to develope and enlarge black and white photographs and did commercial work for furniture companies as a teen ager. Digital photography is a lot easier since camera lens is self focused and aperture is automatic. Digital photography is not constrained by the cost of film and development as one can practically take as many images and post processing software tools to make images outstanding. When I work for these real estate companies they asked me if I crop or adjust contrast to improve quality, I said I do not take photos that people do not like. If they are not professionally done I do not keep them.
As soon as I upload the images shown above phone started ringing and I have it sold very quickly. I was too involved with counteroffers etc. I found an eMail in my spam folder:
Citation for Nonconforming Photo(s) on Listing
Amount of Fine: $100, Due and payable upon receipt of this invoice.
You are being fined for posting nonconforming photo(s) to your listing number MLxxxxxx, the property located at San Jose, CA specifically:
One or more photos are branded with a legible view of the property's "For Sale" sign.
You must remove the offending photo(s) and if not already on the listing, post a photo of the front of the property, including the front of the existing building, if any. There must be no branding on any posted photo.
I contacted the MLS the photo shown above is offensive. If I do not pay the fine my membership with MLS will be terminated. The real reason I think is the red color which stood out. If it was a plain color sign I doubt the compliance employee half-asleep will not take notice. Strictly speaking at court or Association defense I do not believe on the Internet with small images how they can read "For Sale".
The question becomes when Realtor uploaded a Google image of a home which belongs to Google. How can MLS tolerate these images? One best example is a garbage truck in front of a house and Redfin or MLS uploaded the trash truck and property listed at $1,775,000.00? When I got on the MLS I saw a shack standing there corrected.
Life is too short to fight with the Association. I submitted 20 violations to keep the Compliance staff busy, since I have more time after getting it in pending same week.
Should you be in need of real estate servicing in Silicon Valley please contact Sam Shueh
at (408) 425-1601 SamShuehRealtor at Gmail.com
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