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Kathleen Daniels, Probate & Trust Specialist
KD Realty - 408.972.1822 - San Jose, CA
Probate Real Estate Services

Yes I have. No I have not. MLS rules prohibit me from stripping MLS data. All of the other marketing belongs to me. It is my work product and I own the rights to it. I do not work for the buyer. I have no duty or obligation to the buyer to ask how high when they tell me to jump. 

Jun 16, 2016 05:17 AM
Rainmaker
1,840,366
Lyn Sims
Schaumburg, IL
Real Estate Broker Retired

Yes, I have had buyers say that they now own the copyright because they've bought the house. It's so stupid I can't believe it. Some folks really get nuts about it & it isn't even their furniture/stuff in the listing photos.

They've also had YouTube's taken down also. Buyers actually have no right in IL.

Jun 16, 2016 05:05 AM
Rainmaker
4,854,437
Richard Weeks
Dallas, TX
REALTOR®, Broker

I was recently asked to remove all pictures from a listing.  I advised the seller to wait until all contingencies were removed.  I only follow legal instructions from my seller not someones buyer.

Jun 16, 2016 04:43 AM
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Bob Crane
Woodland Management Service / Woodland Real Estate, KW Diversified - Stevens Point, WI
Forestland Experts! 715-204-9671

Lots of private people out there, have had clients and friends ask to have pics and other things removed from the internet.

I did so promptly

Jun 16, 2016 04:28 AM
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Jerry Newman
Brown Realty, 210-789-4216, - San Antonio, TX
Texas REALTOR, San Antonio Military Relocation

Yes, only once in my career. I can only take down images that I personally posted on other sites, not what I posted in the MLS, due to our board's rules.

Jun 16, 2016 06:26 AM
Rainmaker
290,919
Allie Angeloni
Long Realty - Oro Valley, AZ

I will be reading replies below, as I have never been asked to remove on-line marketing by a buyer or a seller KAREN SANCHEZ

Jun 16, 2016 05:16 AM
Rainmaker
921,504
Annette Lawrence , Palm Harbor, FL 727-420-4041
ReMax Realtec Group - Palm Harbor, FL
Making FLORIDA Real Estate EZ

Asked to remove? Yes.

Did I? Yes.

Why? Buyers are exposed to great harm when all control is lost of floor plans and interior images of a home. Agents who think 50 images are a benefit are not thinking about the residual harm this can create.

Some buyers have asked simply to prevent shopping their offer and securing a backup. Such requests are not acted upon.

 

Jun 16, 2016 04:50 AM
Rainmaker
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Gabe Sanders
Real Estate of Florida specializing in Martin County Residential Homes, Condos and Land Sales - Stuart, FL
Stuart Florida Real Estate

I've had this request on some rare occasions.  Though, very often the web pages they were looking at were old archived pages that I had no control over.  If I can, I will honor the new owners' requests.

Jun 16, 2016 04:46 AM
Rainmaker
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Michael J. Perry
KW Elite - Lancaster, PA
Lancaster, PA Relo Specialist

No not yet

Jun 16, 2016 04:37 AM
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Anthony Acosta - ALLATLANTAcondos.com
Harry Norman, REALTORS® - Atlanta, GA
Associate Broker

I have not KAREN SANCHEZ 

Jun 16, 2016 10:55 AM
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Susan Emo
Sotheby's International Realty Canada - Brokerage - Kingston, ON
Kingston and the 1000 Islands Area

That's funny . . .  I was just asked this last week (for the 1st time ever)  I explained that the majority of sites I had zero control over but I would remove what I could.  I never did get a plausible reason as to why this was necessary though.

Jun 16, 2016 06:17 AM
Rainmaker
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Chrissi Chapman Topoleski
Coldwell Banker Realty - Woodbridge, VA
Helping agents live an exceptional life!

I've never heard of a Buyer doing that. Interesting.

Jun 16, 2016 05:27 AM
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Fred Griffin Florida Real Estate
Fred Griffin Real Estate - Tallahassee, FL
Licensed Florida Real Estate Broker

     Unless I have an Agency relationship with that Buyer, they can ask anything they want... but I have no obligation to comply with them.

    If it is "my Buyer" (agency), then I would consider it.  But once it is on the Internet, it will never go away completely.

Jun 16, 2016 05:25 AM
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Jeff Pearl
RE/MAX Distinctive / LIC in VA - Lovettsville, VA
Full Service Full Time Realtor

No. It would be almost impossible to remove it all, but I would remove what i could.

Jun 16, 2016 04:39 AM
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Melissa Jackson REALTOR
Trinity Premier Properties - Azle, TX
Helping You Make The Right Move

I have never been asked to remove online material.  

Jun 17, 2016 02:05 PM
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Ryan Huggins - Thousand Oaks, CA
https://HugginsHomes.com - Thousand Oaks, CA
Residential Real Estate and Investment Properties

No I have not, nor would I.  Some cannot be removed and that which I control I would not want to remove because that is my marketing for potential clients.  The buyer has no right to expect removal.  They can ask, but I say no, especially since none of their possessions will be in the photos.

Jun 17, 2016 04:07 AM
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Cathy Hertler
Burns & Egan Realty Group, LLC - Billerica, MA

Nope, and I wouldnt do it, they have no right, they dont own the house. Until they close, the seller can do what they want and advertise how they want.

Jun 17, 2016 02:51 AM
Rainmaker
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Barbara Todaro
RE/MAX Executive Realty - Happily Retired - Franklin, MA
Previously Affiliated with The Todaro Team

I've always been a listing agent, but those for whom I market also work buyers.... they've never been asked to do that....I do all of their marketing....

Jun 17, 2016 12:41 AM
Rainmaker
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Sandy Padula & Norm Padula, JD, GRI
HomeSmart Realty West & Florida Realty Investments - , CA
Presence, Persistence & Perseverance

No, that has never happended to us.

Jun 16, 2016 11:47 PM
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Scott Godzyk
Godzyk Real Estate Services - Manchester, NH
One of the Manchester NH's area Leading Agents

A couple of times, it depended what they asked and how they asked. 

Jun 16, 2016 10:32 PM
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Nina Hollander, Broker
Coldwell Banker Realty - Charlotte, NC
Your Greater Charlotte Realtor

Why would a buyer have any say in your on-line marketing? Never had such a request.

Jun 16, 2016 10:23 PM
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Tony and Suzanne Marriott, Associate Brokers
Serving the Greater Phoenix and Scottsdale Metropolitan Area - Scottsdale, AZ
Haven Express @ Keller Williams Arizona Realty

What Kathleen Daniels said - only once

Jun 16, 2016 10:11 PM
Rainmaker
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Jennifer Mackay
Counts Real Estate Group, Inc. - Panama City, FL
Your Bay County Florida Realtor 850.774.6582

I've not had anyone ask me to remove my marketing - I can see this happening though specially with Z

Jun 16, 2016 09:58 PM
Rainmaker
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Roy Kelley
Retired - Gaithersburg, MD

Yes. I have tried to comply but it is often not possible.

Jun 16, 2016 09:36 PM
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Praful Thakkar
LAER Realty Partners - Andover, MA
Andover, MA: Andover Luxury Homes For Sale

KAREN SANCHEZ - yes, I have been asked. And I have made YouTube video private - that's the extent I can go. I do not control the pictures put in MLS.

Jun 16, 2016 03:53 PM
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Patricia Kennedy
RLAH@Properties - Washington, DC
Home in the Capital

In this area, many buyers are very concerned about privacy.  I would take some of the information down - perhaps photos of the interior of the house. That's a fairly common practice here.

Jun 16, 2016 02:00 PM
Rainmaker
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Kathleen Luiten
Resort and Second-Home Specialist - Princeville, HI
Kauai Luxury Ocean Home Sales

No. However after a sale is complete I don't keep my marketing active so most of it does get removed.

Jun 16, 2016 01:54 PM
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Debbie Reynolds, C21 Platinum Properties
Platinum Properties- (931)771-9070 - Clarksville, TN
The Dedicated Clarksville TN Realtor-(931)320-6730

I have been asked to change the wording but not remove it. I oblidged.

Jun 16, 2016 01:54 PM
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Larry Johnston
Broker, Friends & Neighbors Real Estate and Elkhart County Subdivisions, LLC - Elkhart, IN
Broker,Friends & Neighbors Real Estate, Elkhart,IN

No, Not yet, but I'm sure there will be someone.

Jun 16, 2016 01:12 PM
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Sharon Kowitz
CRS-SRES-ABR-GRI-E-Pro-CREN ~ COMPASS RE - Cary, NC
Cary, NC Relocation Specialist ~ Buying or Selling

I've never encountered this, I'm shocked how many have! If they were to ask me too, I'd just explain it's my material that I own. The pictures are of the sellers stuff, they have nothing to do with it. I hope I don't have to deal with this, it seems so odd!

Jun 16, 2016 01:11 PM
Rainmaker
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Olga Simoncelli
Veritas Prime, LLC dba Veritas Prime Real Estate - New Fairfield, CT
CONSULTANT, Real Estate Services & Risk Management

No, but I could see how some homeowners might not want their homes on the internet when they are no longer on the market.

Jun 16, 2016 01:06 PM
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William Feela
WHISPERING PINES REALTY - North Branch, MN
Realtor, Whispering Pines Realty 651-674-5999 No.

I have not been asked this and I would refuse for several reasons.

Jun 16, 2016 12:35 PM
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Robert May
Robert W May - Lethbridge Real Estate - Lethbridge, AB
Real estate consulting

i have never had such a request, why would they not want marketing done?

Jun 16, 2016 12:34 PM
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Lise Howe
Keller Williams Capital Properties - Washington, DC
Assoc. Broker in DC, MD, VA and attorney in DC

Yes. I generally honor it to the extent that I can

Jun 16, 2016 11:26 AM
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Hella M. Rothwell, Broker/Realtor®
Carmel by the Sea, CA
Rothwell Realty Inc. CA#01968433 Carmel-by-the-Sea

As the listing agent, if I get the request by the buyer or the seller before it shows up SOLD on the MLS, I will take off interior photos, but not the main exterior one. MLS requires it. Doesn't happen too often.

Jun 16, 2016 11:05 AM
Rainmaker
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Debbie Laity
Cedaredge Land Company - Cedaredge, CO
Your Real Estate Resource for Delta County, CO

I haven't had this happen. 

Jun 16, 2016 10:52 AM
Rainmaker
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Ron and Alexandra Seigel
Napa Consultants - Carpinteria, CA
Luxury Real Estate Branding, Marketing & Strategy

Karen,

It is an issue of privacy for many. The MLS Data stays intact as it is on a separate server (the MLS).  Why not do that, and make them feel good.  You just may bet a referral out of it.  A

Jun 16, 2016 08:57 AM
Rainmaker
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Mary Yonkers
Alan Kells School of Real Estate/Howard Hanna Real Estate - Erie, PA
Erie/PA Real Estate Instructor

Sorry, I have never had that happen in thirty years in Erie market.

Jun 16, 2016 07:58 AM
Rainmaker
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Sam Shueh
(408) 425-1601 - San Jose, CA
mba, cdpe, reopro, pe

Sellers are my boss. Buyer who? You remove anything you want after releasing all contigiencies.

Jun 16, 2016 07:53 AM
Rainmaker
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Will Hamm
Hamm Homes - Aurora, CO
"Where There's a Will, There's a Way!"

That would be a new one.

Jun 16, 2016 06:09 AM
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Susan Laxson CRS
Palm Properties - La Quinta, CA
Realtor in San Diego, CA & Naples, FL

I make a habit of removing pictures from my listings after the transaction closes, other than one exterior photo. Buyers and sellers appreciate it.

Jun 16, 2016 06:03 AM