MLS RESOURCES & INFORMATION
MLS RULES & REGS SPOTLIGHT:
Post at least 1 exterior photo on all listings
MLS RULES & REGULATIONS – 11.5 (b) Photographs on the MLS
To avoid MLS compliance violations, be sure to post at least one front exterior photo of your when you input your listing on the MLS. This ensures that agents and consumers get a clear picture of the property/home. Best practice: prepare and post all professional photos when you input each listing.
“…b. At least one (1) photo or graphic image of the front exterior of the property accurately displaying the listed property (except where sellers expressly direct in writing that photographs of their property not appear in MLS compilations) is required to be posted on the MLS upon submission of the listing in all categories other than business opportunity and Lots and Land.”
MLS RULES CHANGES
These following MLS Rules changes have been adopted by CCAR and will be included in CCARs MLS Rules & Regulation effective June 30th. The revisions are set forth as follows:
11.5 Photographs on the MLS.
a. By submitting photographs to the MLS, the participant and/or subscriber represents and warrants that he or she either owns the right to reproduce and display such photographs or has procured such rights from the appropriate party, and has the authority to grant and hereby grants the MLS and the other Participants and Subscribers the right to reproduce and display the photographs in accordance with these rules and regulations. Use of photographs by a subsequent listing agent requires prior written authorization from the originating listing agent or other appropriate party with the legal right to reproduce and display such photographs. Except by the MLS for purposes of protecting its rights under Section 11.6, branding of photographs, virtual tours or any other photographic representation with any information or additional images, is prohibited. However, branded Media Links will be permitted in the Branded Media Link field for the sole purpose of transmittal to 3rd party vendors only. Upon notification to the Participant and/or Subscriber, MLS has the right to remove any photo found not to be in compliance with the MLS Rules.
b. At least one (1) photo or graphic image of the front exterior of the property accurately displaying the listed property (except where sellers expressly direct in writing that photographs of their property not appear in MLS compilations) is required to be posted on the MLS within 1 day of submission of the listing in all categories other than business opportunity and Lots and Land.
c. To maintain the accuracy and efficacy of the MLS data base, the MLS will no longer remove photos from Sold listings. Alternately, to meet the requests from home buyers and sellers the MLS will update the Sold listings IDX and VOW settings to stop the listing from syndicating.
| mar 2020 – may 2020 |
Mandatory Submission (425)
Accuracy of Information (137)
Failure to Report Sale (51)
Public remarks (37)
| mar 2020 – may 2020 |
MLS corrections processed (491/ mo avg.)
Warning emails sent (239/mo avg.)
Warnings without fines (222/mo avg.)
Citations issues (17/mo avg.)
tools & SERVICES:
User Compliance Ensures Data Integrity
Accurate, reliable MLS information is critical to your success. By following MLS Rules & Regulations you ensure the consistency, accuracy and integrity of data. To ask a question or submit a confidential complaint about a specific MLS listing, click on the Paragon “Correction” link and detail the issue in an email to [email protected] All complaints and inquires are confidential.
PARTNERS IN COMPLIANCE
CCAR is dedicated to providing MLS Participants and Subscribers with the tools and education necessary to manage every aspect of the real estate transaction with the highest levels of accuracy and integrity possible. Should you have questions about MLS Rules & Regulations, feel free to contact us for clarification, or sign up for classes to help you refine your Paragon skills.