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Real Estate Photographers!! How do I add a clients photos to MLS

 
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Aug 14, 2012 04:11 |  #1

A potential new client is requesting that I upload my photos directly to MLS.com and realtor.com for them. I'm sure it can be done, but how do I do it exactly?

My first instinct would be that I'd need a real estate license and then I would need a listing number, but I am pretty sure there are other photographer groups doing this... Any insight?




  
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Aug 14, 2012 09:25 |  #2

You have to be a realtor with a realtor login. Are they willing to give you their login or make an assistant account for you under their account and I am pretty darn sure the assistant accounts do not allow access to edit which means an account of such can not add photos. Second of all you have to have a direct connection to their listings which will only be under their account. Does this realtor have any idea what they are doing?
I am a realtor.

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Aug 14, 2012 13:29 |  #3

Sounds like maybe his client is the homeowner, not a real estate agent?

Real estate agents/agencies pay to be a part of the MLS, hence the need for a login.


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Aug 14, 2012 16:25 |  #4

Ah Curtis, now that you say that this makes more sense. You have to be a licensed Realtor to list on the MLS system. FSBO can be listed on MLS through a license holder. You can find these services through the web usually for a few hundred dollars.




  
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Aug 14, 2012 23:45 |  #5

I am a Realtor for 25 years. First you need a Real Estate license and pay your dues to the NAR, and to the state real estate organization and next to the local board and next to the MLS. Do you want to do that, an amount of close to $500. Next you can only upload the pictures of your own listings or if you are an assistant to a realtor. A Realtor is not allowed to give his id and upload code to any other person. Doing this he/she might loose their license.
No, you better forget that approach.
Uploading the photos happen during the same process as putting the listing informations into the MLS. Believe me there are many Rules and Regulations and an agent who does not follows the system ends up paying a hefty penalty.




  
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Aug 15, 2012 11:04 |  #6

I've had to deal with the MLS a lot over the years. Figured out a long time ago their business model has little to do with selling houses.

Any time I've done images for realtors I have to supply them with the images and they submit them to the MLS.


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Aug 16, 2012 09:38 |  #7

I'm thinking this is just a FSBO trying to get their house in the MLS, etc. Former realtor myself. When I was doing it a great rate on a fixed 30 was 8.25.




  
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