Branded Photos


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.