Photo-Quiz

Using your knowledge of the rules, can you spot the MLS violations in the questions below? You can review the Rules & Inappropriate Language Policy before you start. The MLS rules haven’t changed but you’ll want to ensure you know them as we have a new Penalty Policy. If you like this quiz, take another here.

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blurred sign
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Signs are allowed in photos, just as long as all contact information, company information and branding are not viewable.

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Third Party
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This is not a violation as depicted per 8.23: ...the Media producing enterprise may have its name, address and logo on or in the Media, so long as the name, address or logo does not include any hyperlinks that lead back to the Listing Subscriber or their Participant or other entities other than the Media producing enterprise.

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pictured named with contact info
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The name of the photo is displayed publicly, in portals for example, so it must not contain contact information, company information or branding.

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sign with brokerage name
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Company information can allow a client to bypass their agent, which is against rule 8.23. Under the Penalty Policy, this would be a $200 fine. 8.23. PHOTOGRAPHS, RENDERINGS, FLOOR PLANS, FILES, VIDEO, MEDIA. "...Media cannot direct the user in any way to contact information or other information about a real estate agent or broker or any other individual or entity with a connection to the business of real estate. Media may not be used to advertise or promote an agent, broker or a real estate brokerage or any other individual or entity..."

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Harkins Theatre
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Along with images of the property, listings can include photos of surrounding attractions and amenities as long as they comply with ARMLS guidelines. 8.23. PHOTOGRAPHS, RENDERINGS, FLOOR PLANS, FILES, VIDEO, MEDIA The ARMLS Compilation may have the capacity to store and display one or more photographs, floor plans, electronic files in various public and proprietary formats, virtual tours, renderings, or other Media for a listed property.

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