Changing the Start Showing Date for a Delayed Listing - METRO MLS Blog

The Delayed listing status is in place to give sellers additional time to prepare their homes for showings. A property can be in Delayed status for up to 21 days. You can extend the start showing date if it does not exceed 21 days, but you can’t make a listing Active before the date indicated in Flexmls. You must contact Metro MLS ( to have the date adjusted. 

A listing must be entered as Delayed from the start and requires the seller’s consent.

Additional Reminders for Delayed Listings

  • No showings, such as agent previews, broker opens or public showings, can occur when a property is Delayed.
  • Delayed listings are not included in subscriptions, IDX feeds and third-party syndication feeds.
  • The listing agent can’t use Delayed status to create a pocket listing or circumvent other MLS policies or rules.

We have a Delayed listing status information page and a guide on entering a listing as Delayed available for members. If you entered the property as Active and it should be Delayed, withdraw it immediately. Then, copy the listing and add it as a new listing with the Delayed status set. Please contact Metro MLS ( to have the withdrawn listing removed.