Section 1.1.17 Photos are Mandatory for Every Property Type

Section 1.1.17 Photos are Mandatory for Every Property Type

Photos are mandatory for every property type and must be entered during the same time frames described in Section 1 “Listing Procedures. The primary photo must be an exterior elevation view of the property and flagged as the primary photo within the NCRMLSOne of the first ten (10) photos shall be the best possible front elevation of the property as seen from the road. (BOM 02/07/19)

With multifamily properties, this should show a photo of the exterior of the actual unit for sale. A land listing may be an aerial view. Where the MLS number has more than one property listed (see Section 1.8 Listing Multiple Unit Properties), the first photo must be one of the actual properties shown. The requirements of this paragraph shall not apply where a seller expressly directs that photographs of their property not appear in MLS compilations, provided the MLS Participant shall furnish a copy of the seller’s request to the Service. The Service incorporates Exhibit 3A Guideline for MLS Photos”Exhibit 3 “A Guideline for MLS Photos” attached to these Rules and Regulations.

No photo or virtual tour entered into or linked to or from the service shall display:

·        any for sale or for lease sign;

·        no text except the specific allowances noted below

·        any information that identifies the subscriber or the company;

·        any business card images or the like;


The photo may display only physical characteristics of the subject property and its immediate vicinity; it may not include any link to any location on the web. Specific marking on photos submitted may include text and symbols for clarification
. Photos using picture in a picture are allowed (BOM 1/10/2018). The MLS Staff is authorized to remove any photo or virtual tour from the MLS that is not in compliance with these rules.

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