Yesterday I found a front-page photo of my home on a realtors webpage under a listing of "Woodlea Historic Homes for Sale". I bought my home in 1979 , it has never been for sale since then, and is not now for sale. The realtor (in fact I am not familiar with this company) has not asked me for permission to feature my home in ads, in fact I did not know about this until alerted by friends that my home is apparently for sale!! What should I do? A. Traylor
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The first thing you should do is contact the realtor that is listing your home.
Have to tried that yet?
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I'm sorry that I did not ask the question correctly. As far as contacting the realtor, - that is evident, and I had already figured that out myself. I guess that my question is really whether it is legal for them to use my home for advertising purposes without my consent??
It seems to me there is a bigger problem if your house is being advertised as for sale. Ulitimatley, no one can sell your house without your consent. As far as the Realtor advertising your house with a picture of it, I see no incentive for the Realtor to do so. It costs the Realtor money and time to advertise. So what is the point of advertising a house that is not for sale? There is nothing illegal about it per se in the criminal sense. But Im sure you could get an injunction solely on the grounds that advertising your home will expose you to strangers wanting to see your home and nuisance. There are civil causes of action you might be able to use to bring suit against the Realtor if they do not cease and desist upon your request.
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