Why, or why, will some realtors still use someone else's picture to use in a listing, without at least attempting to see who took the picture and getting permission?
This is a pet peeve.
,,,,since we now have so many digital cameras of all shapes and sizes, at all budget ranges...
....and since many phones today have high-quality, high megapixel built-in cameras...
It smacks of laziness, lack of effort, lack of imagination, and in my opinion, a broken promise to do one's best to service a listing if one simply copies someone else's work, be it a photo or text description.
It's not that hard, folks! Even a non-professional photographer with an old camera (some folks simply use their phones) can take decent pictures.
I took this photo using an "old" circa 2004 Lumix digital camera
It was nearly at dusk, and I was facing the sun. Thank goodness for the free Picasa photo editing software and the wonders of Microsoft Office Picture Manager, I was able to make this photo quite nice-looking. Nice enough that some folks have used it for their listings at the same building!