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(i.e., Active (ACT), Bumpable Buyer (BMP), Short Sale Pending (SSP), Pending (PEN), Pending Lease Option (POP), Withdrawn (WTH), or Coming Soon-No Showing (CSN) statuses) can result in a fine of up to $2,500.00, in an amount to be determined by the RMLS Rules and Regulations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 firstname.lastname@example.org or by phone at 503.395.1916.
The committee did not review any cases in December 2021.
INFORMAL VIOLATIONS & COURTESY NOTICES
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 ID||366|
|Incorrect or Missing Information||87|
|Missing Owner Name||38|
|Incorrect First Photo||25|
|Incorrect Property Type||24|
|Is Property a Condo||16|
|Listing Input in Incorrect MLS area||11|
|Conditions to Compensation||7|
|Partial Bathrooms 5+||6|
|Duplicate Listing Sold in Different Categories||5|
|Missing Condo Unit Number||4|
|Inaccurate Lot Size||3|
|Missing SQFT by Level||1|
The following are the courtesy notifications sent to RMLS subscribers in Decemberr 2021:
|Listing is Set to Expire||1152|
|Listing Still Pending||248|
|Multiple Owner Names in First Field||92|
|New Listing Input Over 24 Hours||23|
Questions about RMLS Rules and Regulations or the accuracy of specific listings can be directed to the RMLS Data Accuracy department at email@example.com or 503.395.1916.