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Carla Freund
Keller Williams Preferred Realty - Raleigh, NC
Carolina Life RealEstate & Relocation 919-602-8489

Yes, I do have issues with this. I believe there are privacy issues at play here. It is one thing when you use fake addresses, etc. but a whole different level when you're using real addresses. On occasion I have past clients call to ask if I can remove their house photos from the internet. I cannot take them down. Our MLS may need new privacy rules about who can use photos and data. I can see lawsuits happening over this. 

Feb 03, 2022 09:05 AM
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Lyn Sims
Schaumburg, IL
Real Estate Agent Retired

Pics are copyrighted so they have no permission to use them.

Feb 03, 2022 12:34 PM
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Kathleen Daniels, Probate & Trust Specialist
KD Realty - 408.972.1822 - San Jose, CA
Probate Real Estate

What's next? 

Feb 03, 2022 09:42 AM
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John Juarez
The Medford Real Estate Team - Fremont, CA
ePRO, SRES, GRI, PMN

The Metaverse is an odd place in which to live.

Feb 03, 2022 09:29 AM
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Candice A. Donofrio
Next Wave RE Investments LLC Bullhead City AZ Commercial RE Broker - Fort Mohave, AZ
928-201-4BHC (4242) call/text

I have a HUGE problem with this, this is tantamount to digitally claiming ownership of a property that IS NOT THEIRS.

We already have title fraud, this is not innocuous.

The ONLY home anyone should be using in these games should be legit owned by them and that is idiotic too.

Feb 04, 2022 06:14 AM
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Wayne Martin
Wayne M Martin - Chicago, IL
Real Estate Broker - Retired

Where there is a will there is a way. Not for me but some often take the low road!

Feb 04, 2022 04:54 AM
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Bob Crane
Woodland Management Service / Woodland Real Estate, KW Diversified - Stevens Point, WI
Forestland Experts! 715-204-9671

Some folks have a lot of time on their hands, I have no time for such games.

Feb 03, 2022 01:48 PM
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Ryan Huggins - Thousand Oaks, CA
https://HugginsHomes.com - Thousand Oaks, CA
Residential Real Estate and Investment Properties

Very interesting sounding game.  So long as people don't try to cross from the virtual into the actual.

Feb 03, 2022 10:09 AM
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Anna Banana Kruchten CRS, Phoenix Broker
HomeSmart Real Estate BR030809000 - Phoenix, AZ
602-380-4886

Well I 'm not sure and I will take time later to come back around and read the article.  What I do know is the FB (Meta) stock is down 25% this morning after a horrible last quarter.  We'll see where it all goes.....massive sell off.

Feb 03, 2022 09:42 AM
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Roy Kelley
Retired - Gaithersburg, MD

Interesting.

Feb 03, 2022 08:20 AM
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Tony Lewis
Summit Real Estate Group - Valencia, CA
Summit Real Estate Group Valencia & Aliso Viejo

I believe that there will eventually be a class action lawsuit to prevent photos being permanently  displayed online.  Too many people continue to complain and I can't say that I blame them for wanting them taken down.  Virtually Tours are also included in this objection.

Feb 09, 2022 11:55 PM
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Anthony Kirlew
Group 46:10 Network @ eXp Realty - Gilbert, AZ
Helping You Make Fiscally Sound Choices

The metaverse will likely open up many more privacy issues like this. Hopefully they will offer options to opt out in a similar manner that you can blur your homes photo on Google Map.

Feb 06, 2022 12:20 PM
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Richie Alan Naggar
people first...then business Ran Right Realty - Riverside, CA
agent & author

What can you do? Choose your life battles

Feb 04, 2022 08:50 AM