While secondary photos may not be removed from the MLS, a Listing Broker may choose to have an off-market listing’s secondary photos (but not primary photos) suppressed from third-party sites. This can be done by clicking “Exclude from Consumer Websites when off-market” on the desired photos.

Primary photos must be kept on a listing for appraisals, comps, and CMAs.

MRED’s Rules and Regulations state the only reasons photos may be removed from a listing are:

  • To reflect a change in seasons.

  • To reflect improvements to the home.

  • To substitute a higher-quality photo of the same image.

The unauthorized removal of photos may result in a $250 fine. Photos will also be restored to the listing.