STOP STEALING MY PHOTOS.....OR ELSE!!!!

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Real Estate Agent with PalmerHouse Properties & Associates, LLC 316636

Today pretty much started out as normal. I'm working diligently alongside my Assistant when I receive a phone call. This young lady is interested in a property that I'd previously listed which is now being marketed as a rental by another Brokerage. I informed her that I'd sold the property and that I no longer have any information regarding the current status of the property, but would gladly assist her in contacting the current listing agent. I look up the property in order to get the contact information and was shocked at what I witnessed!

As I flipped through the photos of the property, I noticed that they were MINE!!! The photographs that I'd so meticulously perused in order to find the best ones and then strategically placed on the MLS had been tainted by the soily hands of another Realtor!!! How dare she!!! Now, I realized that her office was approximatley 45 miles away from the property, HOWEVER, it's not my responsibility or duty to share my prized work of art with your lazy butt!!! If she couldn't take the time out of her busy schedule to drive to Coweta County to photograph the home herself, then she should be selling doghouses on a cat farm! We have a higher standard around these parts and, subsequently, expect all others to follow suit! Needless, to say.....the photos have since been removed (nastygrams really work)!

 

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Rainmaker
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Allen Tate - Concord, NC

I would feel the same as you do about this. Agents who take listings out of their area can be quite a problem. Often, the selling agent will be a local agent and then the listing agent wants you to do all of their local job. No way. It is one thing to be helpful to a fellow agent but no one should be expected to do the listing agents duties.

Betty

Feb 20, 2013 01:41 AM #1
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Vanessa Calhoun
PalmerHouse Properties & Associates, LLC - Atlanta, GA
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You're so right, Betty!!! The degree of laziness in this industry totally amazes me!

Feb 20, 2013 01:59 AM #2
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Nakia Brooks
BKG - Brokerage Atlanta - Braselton, GA
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Vanessa, We get that all the time, but usually with LAZY BPO agents. We work on average 40 Short Sale listings at a time. We have BPO agents that call us all the time to do BPO reports on our listings. Two or three months down the road when I am doing my value dispute because the BPO doesn't know how to go get listings so instead they are the "Local valuation experts" - I see that they never visited our property by looking at my lockbox history as well as I see the photos they have used for the BPO are my photos. REALLY? It irritates me that, if they were that lazy, they should at least have the common courtesy to call me and get my comps so that I am not having to fight them down the road. I will give them the photos if they will just use my comps!!! I know and feel your frustration my friend!!! Wish you the best of luck, if I get any southern Short Sales, I will send you some referrals, we will take your northern referrals!!! Nakia Brooks www.garealtygroup.com 678-279-5977
Feb 23, 2013 11:20 AM #3
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Vanessa Calhoun
PalmerHouse Properties & Associates, LLC - Atlanta, GA
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@ Nakia....Wow!!! I'd be livid if they used my photos for the interior BPO and THEN came in with a ridiculous value!!!! There would definitely be some smoke in the city after that one! Lol!!!

Feb 24, 2013 10:55 PM #4
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