The seller behaved like an adult and quickly wrote an apology letter to his neighbor:
Dear All, ironically I do not know any of you but somehow caused a stir in your worlds. As a result, I apologize. To clarify what happened, I am selling apartment [address] and asked my assistant to find some stock photos to show potential buyers what my apartment looked like. He being young and living in this social media world of non stop pictures did not realize that the pictures he provided to [broker affiliate] on my behalf belonged to anyone and there was no way [broker affiliate] could have known. As soon as Bertha informed me about this, I immediately told [broker affiliate] who immediately removed them. It also appears that when Bertha looks at my listing on Zillow, her name auto populates into the listing. Please reassure her that this does not happen when anyone else looks at my listing and thus she will not be unnecessarily contacted. Once again, I apologize. None of you are too blame. Take care.
Good Happy Monday to all,
First and foremost – I want to thank you for taking down the photos of my unit. I also want to apologize for misunderstanding the Zillow “contact agent” screen. For that I am sorry – I hope we can all move on and wish each other happy and prosperous sales of our units.
Good Luck to all, Bertha Malone
Why not just take photos for free from your cell phone camera?