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 August 3rd. The revisions are set forth as follows:
- Information in the public remarks shall only relate to the marketing, description and condition of the property.
- No contact information is permitted, including names, phone or fax numbers, email addresses or website branded addresses (including branded virtual tours and branded transaction tracking URLs).
- No showing instructions are permitted, including references to lockbox, alarm, gate or other security codes, or the vacancy of the property. However, a statement that the property shall be delivered vacant is not a violation.
- No information directed toward real estate agents or brokers, including compensation or bonuses offered to buyer brokers may be shown in public remarks.
| aug 2020 – oct 2020 |
Mandatory Submission (450)
Accuracy of Information (183)
Public remarks (67)
Failure to Report Sale (48)
| aug 2020 – oct 2020 |
MLS corrections processed (660/ mo avg.)
Warning emails sent (245/mo avg.)
Warnings without fines (238/mo avg.)
Citations issues (7/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.