Photo Does Not Represent Property/Failure to Include a Minimum of One Photo of The Property

Rules and Regulations:

3.6 Photographs of Listings Entered into the MLS System

All photographs entered in the MLS System by the Participant shall be accurate representations of the property and shall not be misleading. Photographs must be of the property only and shall not include any person(s). Sellers may expressly direct that photographs or other graphic representations of the property be withheld from the MLS Compilation. Each listing entered in the MLS System must have at least one (1) photograph of the subject property. Participant may exclude a photograph of the subject property provided Participant includes a copy of the listing exclusion agreement between the seller and the listing Participant which directs that such photographs or other graphic representations of the property be withheld.

Compliance Guidelines:

SECTION 2: CORRECTABLE VIOLATIONS
Failure to include a minimum of one (1) representative photograph of the subject property upon entering the listing into the MLS System. The photograph must accurately represent the subject property. If the seller does not want a photograph of the property in the MLS, a signed statement from the seller must be submitted to MLSOK. An alternative photograph or visual representation must be entered into the listing in lieu of a photographic representation. Acceptable alternatives would include a map, a plat map or a floor plan, or architectural rendering for example;

SECTION 3: FAILURE TO CORRECT A CORRECTABLE VIOLATION
If a notice of a correctable violation has been sent to a Participant and/or Subscriber, the correction must be made within two (2) business days of receipt of the notice. If the correction is not made within two (2) business days, then the MLS staff may remove the listing from the System or take alternate action as necessary such as removing data that is not in compliance.

SECTION 4 CORRECTION FEES AND REPEAT OFFENSE POLICY
When the Correctable Violation Notification has been sent to the Participant and Subscriber, the correction must be made within two (2) business days from the date of the notice. Non-response or noncompliance to a Correctable Violation Notification within the designated grace period may result in the following:

  • First Time Offense: No fine will be assessed; however, a Twenty-five Dollar ($25.00) Fee will be assessed per day until the Participant or Subscriber corrects the listing.
  • Second Time Offense: A $50 fine will be assessed and a Twenty-five Dollar ($25.00) Fee will be assessed per day until the Participant or Subscriber corrects the listing.
  • Third Time Offense: A $100 fine will be assessed; the matter will be referred to the MLSOK Board for review, and a Twenty-five Dollar ($25.00) Fee will be assessed per day until the Participant or Subscriber corrects the listing.

In any occurrence, if the violation is not corrected within five (5) business days, the MLSOK staff may remove the listing or take alternate action as necessary such as removing data that is not in compliance and the matter will be referred to the MLSOK Board for review and/or discipline as appropriate.

If the violation is not corrected within five (5) business days following the initial Correctable Violation Notification, a Participant shall be considered “non-compliant” and may be subject to suspension or revocation of MLS privileges.

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