Peter Mohylsky, Let me help you find your path to the beach.  (PrimeSouth Properties)

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Candice A. Donofrio
Next Wave RE Investments LLC Bullhead City AZ Commercial RE Broker - Fort Mohave, AZ
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OK . . . I actually love crappy MLS photos as a buyer's agent. Buyers will go right past it if it doesn't please the eye. We can then go in and negotiate with less competition.
I would let it goooooooooooooooooo, let it goooooooooooooo. . .

Sep 01, 2019 11:10 AM
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Doug Dawes
Keller Williams Realty - Topsfield, MA - Georgetown, MA
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I would ignore. Not my job to instruct.

Sep 01, 2019 12:28 PM
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Michael Jacobs
Pasadena, CA
Los Angeles Pasadena 818.516.4393

Likely let it go.  

Sep 01, 2019 11:21 AM
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Roy Kelley
Realty Group Referrals - Gaithersburg, MD

Move on and focus your attention on your own photographs.

Sep 01, 2019 12:05 PM
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Margaret Rome, Baltimore Maryland
HomeRome Realty 410-530-2400 - Pikesville, MD
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Peter Mohylsky Only if you were asked to provide feedback. 

Sep 01, 2019 11:01 AM
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Debe Maxwell, CRS
www.iCharlotteHomes.com | The Maxwell House Group | RE/MAX Executive | (704) 491-3310 - Charlotte, NC
Charlotte Homes for Sale - Charlotte Neighborhoods

Spend your time in a happier place - don't waste your time on that! 

And, don't think the consumer doesn't notice...

Sep 01, 2019 11:20 PM
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Bob "RealMan" Timm
Ward County Notary Services - Minot, ND
Owner of Ward Co. Notary Services, retired Realtor

You got to let it go Peter Mohylsky . It's a tough one but maybe you will get a chance to list it next time it comes up.

Sep 01, 2019 07:12 PM
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Mel Ahrens, MBA, Kelly Right Real Estate
Kelly Right Real Estate - Hood River, OR
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Often people do not appreciate someone pointing out issues, even though it is well-intentioned. Let it go.

Sep 01, 2019 11:30 AM
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Richie Alan Naggar
people first...then business Ran Right Realty - Riverside, CA
agent & author

Choose your battles...

Sep 01, 2019 11:07 AM
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Lyn Sims
RE/MAX Suburban - Schaumburg, IL
Schaumburg IL Real Estate

Is it photoshopped or do you mean the distortions from the fish eye lens? There was an agent in my office who thought that was cool no matter what we used to say.

We can report if we think their photo enhancements turn into fraud. No 'ugliness' button available.

Sep 01, 2019 11:03 AM
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Anthony Acosta - ALLATLANTACONDOS.COM
Harry Norman, REALTORS® - Atlanta, GA
Associate Broker

I would ignore. 

Sep 01, 2019 07:18 PM
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Ryan Huggins - Thousand Oaks, CA
https://HugginsHomes.com - Thousand Oaks, CA
Residential Real Estate and Investment Properties

I've reported many things in the past 4 years.  I've reported things to the state department of real estate, I've reported stuff to our board.  It's never once done any good.  I've since turned in my "MLS Police" badge.

 

Distorted or heavily doctored photos are not even a violation.  I'd let it go and keep my eyes on my own paper, as Nina Hollander often says.

Sep 01, 2019 05:50 PM
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Kathleen Daniels
KD Realty - 408.972.1822 - San Jose, CA
San Jose Homes for Sale-Probate & Trust Specialist

Let it go.  

Sep 01, 2019 03:34 PM
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Susie Kay
Ultima Real Estate - Plano, TX
North Dallas Specialist

I only provide feedback after viewing the property AND if the agent request a feedback. 

Sep 01, 2019 12:38 PM
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Thomas J. Nelson, Realtor e-Pro, CRS, RCS-D, Vets
Big Block Realty 858.232.8722 - La Jolla, CA
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Sep 01, 2019 12:25 PM
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Sandy Padula and Norm Padula, JD, GRI
HomeSmart Realty West & Geneva Financial, Llc. - Carlsbad, CA
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Reads like that listing agent is trying to discourage showings. We all know why.

Sep 01, 2019 12:19 PM
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Jeff Pearl
RE/MAX Distinctive / LIC in VA - Lovettsville, VA
Full Service Full Time Realtor

I wouldn't wory about it. Photos can be overprocessed or photographer wasn't familiar with the wide angle lens.

Sep 01, 2019 11:29 AM
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Peter Testa
Nationwide Homes - Danbury, CT
PETER TESTA

Save them and create a Worst MLS Photos contest on Social Media.

Sep 01, 2019 10:38 PM
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Jeff Dowler, CRS
Solutions Real Estate - Carlsbad, CA
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I'd ignore it. Just one of many MLS listing photo isssues.

Sep 01, 2019 04:56 PM
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Bob Crane
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Ignore.

Sep 01, 2019 04:42 PM
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Barbara Todaro
RE/MAX Executive Realty - Franklin, MA
Marketing Agent for The Todaro Team

that's why we have hired a professional photographer to do all of our listings.... even twilight shots of the home.... we pay for 140 photos .... 280 of them when we do twilight photos, too....  

unless one knows how to properly use settings on a camera, the photos are horrible.... "the eye buys" and it's easier to hire a professional .... then there's never an issue.

Sep 01, 2019 02:24 PM
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Steve Higgins
RE/MAX Kelowna - Kelowna, BC

I'd let it go. What one might think is a bad set of photo's another may see as great photo's. Beauty is in the eye of the beholder or beer holder depends on how you want to look at it! haha

Sep 01, 2019 01:45 PM
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Mott Marvin Kornicki
Waterway Realtors® • South East Florida • Real Estate Brokers - Miami Beach, FL
Waterway Realtors, Notary Public 786-229-7999

I'd contact the poster of thelisting and let them knowhow you feel.

Sep 01, 2019 12:24 PM
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J.R. Schloemer, CRS
Kentucky Select Properties - Louisville, KY

If it is just the lens that is used, then I would have to let it go because it is an equipment effect. If it is grossly photoshopped then that would potentially be misrepresentation and a violation.

Sep 01, 2019 12:10 PM
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Kevin J. May
Florida Supreme Realty - Hobe Sound, FL
Serving the Treasure & Paradise Coasts of Florida

Going too wide is difficult to mask and when I see it I can only imagine the true dimensions. If the photos don't reveal the actual views within reason then it should be followed up on in my opinion.

Sep 01, 2019 12:02 PM
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Scott Godzyk
Godzyk Real Estate Services - Manchester, NH
One of the Manchester NH's area Leading Agents

My favorite recent one is the ones that they take with a car mirror in the photo. My second favorite is when they take it up and down instead of across and we cant forget photos with snow in the in August

Sep 01, 2019 11:38 AM
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Richard Weeks
Dallas, TX
REALTOR®, Broker

Don't let this distract you from your buisness.

Sep 02, 2019 03:51 AM
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Sharon Altier, SFR
Lawton Realty Group, Inc. - Elmhurst, IL
Your Real Estate Partner

If someone asks for your opinion, then give it to them.  Otherwise, don't worry about it.  That reflects on them; not you.

Sep 01, 2019 07:56 PM
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Valeria Mola
SIB Realty - Miami, Sunny Isles Beach - Sunny Isles Beach, FL
305-607-0709 SIB Realty Condos for Sale and Rent

I agree with Candice A. Donofrio 

And for us is more work - have to go and preview the condo and take a video for customers out of town.

Sep 01, 2019 04:35 PM
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Nina Hollander
Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage - Charlotte, NC
Your Charlotte/Ballantyne/Waxhaw/Fort Mill Realtor

It is what it is. I wouldn't exactly respond well if someone commented that way on one of my listings. Without seeing photos, I don't know what you mean by "heavily photo shopped" or "distorted." Someone else might think otherwise. This kind of stuff can be very subjective. Have you been asked for feedback because you showed the listing? If not, I'd definitely stay out of it. Now,  if you showed the listing and your client said the property looks nothing like the photos and if your client had known that he/she would not have looked at that home, then I'd send feedback (again if asked for it).

Sep 01, 2019 01:53 PM
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Annette Lawrence , Palm Harbor, FL 727-420-4041
ReMax Realtec Group - Palm Harbor, FL
Making FLORIDA Real Estate EZ

NO ONE cares what real estate agents think. However the vanity within many agents suggests they can be manipulated by offering pejorative commentary.

However, the PUBLIC doesn't care a hoot what a agent thinks. After all, whether PS'D or not, they will say "It doesn't look like the pictures."

 

Sep 02, 2019 05:15 AM
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Wayne and Jean Marie Zuhl
Samsel & Associates - Clark, NJ
The Last Names You'll Ever Need in Real Estate

I would let it go. 

Sep 02, 2019 04:34 AM
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Ron and Alexandra Seigel
Napa Consultants - Carpinteria, CA
Luxury Real Estate Branding, Marketing & Strategy

Peter,

Who are we to blow against the wind?  

Sep 01, 2019 02:12 PM
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Mary Yonkers
Alan Kells School of Real Estate/Howard Hanna Real Estate - Erie, PA
Erie/PA Real Estate Instructor

I would just go on my merry wayClueless.  

Sep 02, 2019 06:39 AM
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Greg Cremia
Shore Realty of the Outer Banks - Nags Head, NC

Probably paid a lot for those pics

Sep 02, 2019 05:53 AM
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Wayne Martin
Wayne M Martin - Chicago, IL
Real Estate Broker - Retired

Not your job unless the agent is a good friend!

Sep 02, 2019 05:03 AM
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Joan Cox
House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373 - Denver, CO
Denver Real Estate - Selling One Home at a Time

No, it is a reflection of the listing agent.

Sep 19, 2019 02:27 PM
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Will Hamm
Hamm Homes - Aurora, CO
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I would provide email, always willing to help other agents.

 

Sep 06, 2019 11:03 AM
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Evelina Tsigelnitskaya
SIB Realty - Sunny Isles Beach, FL
www.SIBRealty.org 305-931-6931

I don't like it, double work for us - have to call agents and ask for additional pictores or details.

Sep 03, 2019 06:10 PM
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John Juarez
The Medford Real Estate Team - Fremont, CA
ePRO, SRES, GRI, PMN

If the agent is a Realtor, they may find themselves as a respondent in an Ethics hearing regarding a violation of Article 12 of the Code of Ethics. Not presenting a true picture (no pun intended) in their advertising.

Sep 03, 2019 05:18 PM
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Tammy Lankford,
Lane Realty Eatonton, GA Lake Sinclair, Milledgeville, 706-485-9668 - Eatonton, GA
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I let it go.  Because time and time again I've sold a house that was on the market for a long time and had really crappy photos and was reduced and reduced and reduced when good marketing would have sold it sooner and for more.  I like when my buyers get those bargins.

Sep 03, 2019 02:10 PM
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Joe Pryor
The Virtual Real Estate Team - Oklahoma City, OK
REALTOR® - Oklahoma Investment Properties

I showed one that was so photshopped and it looked good on line. It was a tear down in reality.

Sep 02, 2019 11:12 AM
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Inna Ivchenko
Barcode Properties - Encino, CA
Realtor® • Green • GRI • HAFA • PSC Calabasas CA

They know exactly what they are doing, don't they? 

Sep 02, 2019 10:04 AM
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Greg Large
ERA Real Solutions - Grove City, OH
A Tradition of Trust

If a friend and think it is horrid would likely reach out, otherwise keep my eyes on my own paper.

Sep 02, 2019 09:16 AM
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Dan Pittsenbarger
Keller Williams Western Realty - Bellingham, WA
Improving Conditions

Not a fan of fish eye lens and other techniques that make something look significantly different than what it looks like when you get there. In my opinion it's a poor strategy. Having look worse when you get there doesn't usually "help" sales.

Sep 02, 2019 08:02 AM