Mary D. Griffin Photography retains copyrights to all images provided through this service. Images are licensed for various use as follows:
Real Estate License ~ photos for real estate are licensed for the term of the listing and use includes online marketing and print materials. They can also be used in magazines or other publications as long as the intent is the marketing of the property. It is also permissible to use these photos in closing gifts like property books for the seller.
If the listing ends and the homeowner opts to use another agent within the same brokerage, there may be no additional fee required if the company is supplementing the cost of marketing. But if the homeowner chooses to move to a different brokerage or sell by owner, the use of the images are not transferrable and it is not unreasonable to re-license the images with compensation. Likewise, an agent who leaves a brokerage, while they may have paid the licensing fee with the former brokerage, may need to pay for a new license.
While on the MLS or after the sale of the property, photos may not be given to owners for listing on rental sites or any other commercial use. Rentals are an ongoing long-term license and are subject to higher licensing fees in that they are used for income for the owner and due to the potential length of time of use.
Extended Use Marketing – Images may be used by the agent and/or broker for general marketing of real estate services. Images may not be used for other commercial use by vendors or any other parties without the express permission of Mary D. Griffin Photography and may be subject to additional commercial license fees.
Rental and Commercial Use License – Images for rental properties run for an extended period of time and are subject to higher fees. While some charge more than twice what would be paid for MLS photos, I charge only a slightly higher than mls fees to compensate for the extended use.