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.
We have seen a dramatic decrease in the number of photo violations since adopting the recommended changes passed by the rules committee. Tax ID violations are also once again seeing lower numbers now that the programming is set to ignore Proposed, New Construction, and Under Construction listings.
The recently updated version of the RMLS Rules and Regulations is now available.
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 February of 2023.
Listings missing Tax ID information are typically the top informal violation within RMLSweb. Recently this rule has been edited to exclude Proposed and Under Construction property types. Because of this, there was a drop in the number of violations and now we are seeing Personal Promotion as the top violation for February 2023.
The chart below shows the next three most frequent informal violations from February 2023. This month we saw a spike for Incomplete or Inaccurate Data, making it the second-most violated category.
This pie chart shows the remainder of the informal violations last month.
Data Accuracy Department Statistics
- Listings Reviewed: 15,946 (-5,804)
- Notices Sent: 1,554 (-253)
- Violation Notices Received: 310 (-23)
- Courtesy Notices Sent: 711 (-118)
- Phone Calls Received: 327 (-32)
How to Report Violations
Subscribers have multiple options to report violations, including a Report Issue button on every RMLSweb listing. Subscribers can email our Data Accuracy team at firstname.lastname@example.org or call them at 503.395.1916. When there are increases in specific violation types, we sometimes place notifications on RMLSweb.