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Real Estate Advertisement Regulations in Maryland

Real Estate Advertisement Regulations in Maryland


“Advertisement” means any oral, written or print and media advertisement, including newspaper and magazine advertisements; correspondence; mailings; brochures; business cards; for sale or for lease signs; sign riders; promotional items; newsletters; telephone directorylistings; automobile signage; as well as internet, radio and television advertisement.

All advertisements to be placed by a real estate licensee, including licensed or unlicensed personal assistants, shall be promptly submitted to the broker or office manager (or the designee of the broker or office manager) for review and audit to ensure compliance with established company policy and the requirements of federal and Maryland law, prior to the placement of such advertisements.

Following such review and audit as to each advertisement to be placed, the real estate licensee shall be advised of any inconsistency in such advertisement. Upon notice of such inconsistency, the real estate licensee shall immediately undertake to correct the inconsistency noted and ensure that such inconsistency does not occur with respect to advertisement to be placed in the future. 

This is a Maryland Real Estate Commission announcement.


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Roy Kelley, Associate Broker

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Comment balloon 8 commentsRoy Kelley • May 14 2019 04:31PM


Roy Kelley - This is good information for agents in your area to know. Several years ago we were warned about real estate advertising rules and those that didn't comply were notified. 

Posted by Patricia Feager, MBA, CRS, GRI,MRP, Selling Homes Changing Lives (DFW FINE PROPERTIES) about 1 year ago

Hi Roy Kelley - It is so important to be familiar with and stay in compliance. Thank you for sharing this information. 

Posted by Sheri Sperry - MCNE®, (928) 274-7355 ~ YOUR Solutions REALTOR® (Coldwell Banker Realty) about 1 year ago

It is important for licensees in all states know the regulations that apply to them.

Posted by Myrl Jeffcoat, Greater Sacramento Real Estate Agent (GreatWest Realty) about 1 year ago

I think it is so important for agents to know the rules and regulations.  It is never good to be caught by surprise and then get a heft fine to go with it.  Thanks for sharing!

Posted by Norma J. Elkins, Realtor - Elkins Home Selling Team ( Elite Realty Group) about 1 year ago

Hello Roy Kelley,  I think this sould be in all states but it is not.  Glad I am my own broker.

Posted by Will Hamm, "Where There's a Will, There's a Way!" (Hamm Homes) about 1 year ago


This is great information for all those who operate in the State of Maryland.  Happy Thursday. A

Posted by Ron and Alexandra Seigel, Luxury Real Estate Branding, Marketing & Strategy (Napa Consultants) about 1 year ago

Roy, nice to know what is expected in Maryland, and hope the brokers there see this.

Posted by Joan Cox, Denver Real Estate - Selling One Home at a Time (House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373) about 1 year ago

Your feedback is always welcome and is very much appreciated.

Posted by Roy Kelley (Realty Group Referrals) about 1 year ago