Hotline has heard reports of buyers upset with their buyer agent for taking a selfie with them while presenting the keys to their new home or putting the sold sign in the yard together and then using that photo in marketing (e.g., social media posts).

It cannot hurt to get permission.

It cannot hurt to get permission in writing or video.

Issues like this may escalate without clear communication, expectations, and if there is a reasonable expectation of privacy.

Your clients and customers can provide future business and referrals to you, so keep your clients and customers happy if possible.

Posted by: Byron King on 8/19/21 (This information is only accurate as of 8/19/21. You must contact SCR for updates and changes to this information after 8/19/21 as laws and regulations may change over time. SCR 803-772-5206 or email info at or email byron at