Why is someone taking a picture of my house?

Real Estate Agent with The Edge Group LLC 1298065

I have had a few of my clients call me lately in a fluster saying that someone is taking a picture of their home and they are concerned and upset as they were not told this was going to happen.

Usually the person that is taking a picture of your home is an Appraiser doing a drive by Appraisal or a Realtor doing a BPO (Broker Price Option). Most of the time this happens when you are behind on your mortgage and trying to do either a Short Sale or a Loan Modification. In most cases this happens in the latter stages of the Short Sale or Loan Modification process and is usually a good sign that everything is in process and you will most likely get an answer on you Short Sale or Loan Modification soon.



Paul Gruber


The Edge Group Inc.

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Tommy Taylor
Taylor Properties & TexasForSale.net - Kerrville, TX
CNE- Texas Hill Country Realtor

There are many reasons that someone may be taking pictures of a house we have for sale. We can't predict, control, or even know in advance about most of them.

Feb 28, 2011 04:11 AM #1
Jim Courtney
OklaHomes Realty, Claremore Oklahoma - Claremore, OK

I've had that call too! It was an appraiser taking a photo of the front of the house for comps on another one of my pending sales. I reassured the homeowners who it was and all was fine. Aren't we all on Google Earth anyway? :)

Feb 28, 2011 04:15 AM #2
Rob D. Shepherd
Windermere/lane county - Florence, OR
Principal Broker GRI, SRES

One other possibility is the county tax assessor updating records.

Feb 28, 2011 05:45 AM #3
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