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Archive for September, 2016

Photos -Rules to Follow

J. Andrew English J. Andrew English
Friday, September 9th, 2016

The biggest thing to remember is the photos need to be your property/work. This means that you either need to have taken the photos yourself or you need permission from the party who took the photos to use the photos. The mistake sellers make is that they will take the photos from when they bought the house and submit them as their own work. Eventually, the original agent who took the photos gets upset, files a complaint, with the MLS, etc… and we then have to take them down. Thus, it’s always best if you only submit your own photos or photos that you have permission to use.


How does this pertain to Virtual Tours or hiring a photographer? Anytime you pay someone for pictures, 99.9% of the time they are going to give you permission to use these photos and post these photos to help aid you in the sale of your property. If you ever have any doubt, just ask the party you paid for the photos. Any virtual tour ordered through Congress Realty directly will always give you the right to use these photos for marketing purposes of your home.


Other tips – If you have trouble getting your photos to web sized images, email the larger photos to info@congressrealty.com and we will take care of this for you. We can always shrink photos. However, we can’t increase the size. As a result, when in doubt, email us the larger photos and let us handle the sizing for you.

Photos should always be submitted in jpeg format.