At the most recent Board Meeting, the CMLS Board of Directors voted and approved a rule eliminating the placement of any individual branding to include watermarks on photographs. This was done in an effort to protect agents from a growing list of issues in the real estate industry. In addition, this rule will help maintain the MLS as a non-branded source of information for agents and consumers.
There has been some misinformation about this rule that needs clarification:
Existing photos do not need to be modified at this time
This rule applies to new photos being uploaded to CMLS
As always, we continue to strive to make improvements and adjustments to CMLS to make it work better for all.