It is a new year, and we have tallied up the violations for 2021. Last year, there were 9,023 sanctions. Here is a list of the top 10 sanctions for 2021. The top five sanctions are the same as last year’s top five.
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Can an Active Listing Move into Delayed Status?
Can an Active Listing Move into Delayed Status? No. If you entered the property as active and it should be delayed, withdraw it immediately and copy the listing and add it as a new listing with the Delayed status set.
Active with Offer vs. Pending: What’s the Difference?
Once your seller accepts an offer, you need to change the status to Active with Offer or Pending in Flexmls. These two statuses are similar, but they differ in what the seller and potential buyers can do once an offer is accepted.
Can You Virtually Stage Your Listing Photos?
Are you planning on virtually staging your listing photos in the MLS? You can do this, but you must disclose that you have virtually staged the photos in the public remarks section.
Can You Show a Delayed Listing?
The Delayed listing status allows the seller additional time to prepare the home if it is not ready for showings. But when a property is in Delayed status, no showings of any kind are allowed until the property moves to Active status.
Can You Advertise a Delayed Listing?
The Delayed listing status allows the seller to offer a sneak peek of its property to potential buyers before it hits Active status. It is a way for the seller to prepare the home for showings while the listing agent starts generating interest in the property.
How to Enter a Delayed Listing in Flexmls
The Delayed listing status is in place to help sellers who need additional time preparing their home for showings. It is not considered a best practice or a tool for agents to use when selling a home.
Realtors Must Honor What is Detailed in Listing Remarks
You can specify when the seller will review offers. But if you include this language in a listing, you must honor that information and not accept an offer before the specified date.
Top 10 Violations of 2020
It is a new year, and we have tallied up the violations from 2020. Below is a list of the top 10 violations of 2020 with the data consisting of violations that occurred from July to December 2020.
How to Access Metro MLS’s Rules and Procedures
Metro MLS offers accurate and timely real estate data to its members. Correct data is vital and allows for fair housing for everyone involved in the home selling and buying experience.
Self-Report a Violation to Avoid a Sanction
Did you make a mistake and catch it before we did? We offer our members the ability to self-report a violation to avoid a sanction.
Understanding Listing Statuses
Did you know that once a property has an accepted offer, the listing agent must update the listing status in Flexmls® within 48 hours? The two options are “Active with Offer” or “Pending.”
When is a Price Change Unethical?
Recently, Metro MLS has received requests to change the price of properties after the seller accepts an offer. To change the list price after a property has an accepted offer is unethical and could lead to the manipulation of historical data.
Listing Time Frames and Data Accuracy
Selling a property can be a hectic period with multiple rules and critical dates…
Listing Status Terms
When searching for a property, you will come across multiple states of…