The Rules Roundup provides a monthly accounting of RMLS rules violations and courtesy notifications. Our Data Accuracy team manages all reports of property listing errors, tracking 34 specific issues outlined in the RMLS Rules and Regulations, and is responsible for addressing subscriber questions and concerns regarding listing accuracy whether those are submitted via the “Report Issue” button on a listing, through email, or by phone. When there are increases in specific violation types, we often place notifications on RMLSweb in order to alert subscribers so that they can avoid violations.


A new year means new listing numbers and often the ‘refreshing’ of listings in order to get a new listing number. If you represent sellers, please let them know that if they ‘refresh,’ they could receive solicitation phone calls from other REALTORSⓇ aiming to represent their property.

Conversely, if you are planning to solicit business from sellers who have had a listing cancel or expire, please double-check that the property has not been relisted before contacting them. Solicitation of a listing that is under contract (i.e., Active (ACT), Bumpable Buyer (BMP), Short Sale Pending (SSP), Pending (PEN), Pending Lease Option (POP), Withdrawn (WTH), or Coming Soon-No Showing (CSN) statuses) can result in a fine of up to $2,500.00, in an amount to be determined by the RMLS Rules and Regulations Committee.

If you have any questions or need any assistance, please reach out to Data Accuracy by emailing or by phone at 503.395.1916.      


The RMLS Rules and Regulations Committee reviews all formal complaints which allege a violation of the RMLS Rules and Regulations. The committee has the power to impose sanctions.

The committee did not review any cases in December 2021.


In December 2021, the RMLS Data Accuracy staff reviewed 17,605 listings in addition to the 295 notices sent through the “Report Issue” button on RMLSweb. Of the items reviewed, 925 violation notices and 1,515 courtesy notices were sent out. In addition, our team handled 291 phone calls.

Missing Tax ID366
Incorrect or Missing Information87
Personal Promotion82
No Showings66
Missing School61
Incorrect Status50
Missing Owner Name38
Property Condition33
Duplicate Listing30
Incorrect First Photo25
Incorrect Property Type 24
Is Property a Condo16
Listing Input in Incorrect MLS area11
Conditions to Compensation7
Partial Bathrooms 5+ 6
Duplicate Listing Sold in Different Categories5
Address Issues 5
Missing Condo Unit Number4
Inaccurate Lot Size3
City Unknown 2
Missing SQFT by Level1

The following are the courtesy notifications sent to RMLS subscribers in Decemberr 2021:

Listing is Set to Expire1152
Listing Still Pending248
Multiple Owner Names in First Field92
New Listing Input Over 24 Hours23

Questions about RMLS Rules and Regulations or the accuracy of specific listings can be directed to the RMLS Data Accuracy department at or 503.395.1916.