After your buyers close, they ask you to use your phone to take a photo of them holding the keys to their new home. After you text the photo to them, you decide you want to share it on your business Facebook page. Since you took the photograph, you likely own it, but do you still need your clients’ permission to post the photo?

It’s a good idea to get authorization from your clients to post a photo of them on social media. There are some legal causes of action that could arise if you post photos of them without permission, and the social media platform may have specific requirements you should be following.

But perhaps the most important reason you should ask their permission is so you maintain a good relationship with them after closing.