Photographers, a Flowchart, & Unlimited Photos Oh My!
Hiring a photographer has become common place for many brokers and agents in the marketplace, but it doesn’t come without some challenges. REALTORS® can face difficulties when using photos in MLS they did not take, because photos are considered the intellectual property of the photographer that took them. In an effort to help our broker and agent members navigate the modern-day complexities of copyright challenges, Metro MLS has created a Work-Fore-Hire Photographer Agreement based upon best industry practices. We strongly recommend you take advantage of this agreement when utilizing a photographer’s photos on a listing in Flex MLS.
Work Fore Hire Agreement
National Association of REALTORS® flowchart
The National Association of REALTORS® created this flowchart to help brokers and agents understand copyright challenges.