DATA INTEGRITY

Metro MLS prides itself on offering real time, real accurate real estate data. Our Data Integrity group is tasked with clearing over 20,000 potential data errors each year. Having accurate data is vital and allows for fair housing for anyone involved in the home selling and buying experience. If you need help or have a question, you can reach our Data Integrity at (414) 778-5400 (ext 2) or send an email to admin@metromls.com.

RULES & PROCEDURES

Rules
This is the core rules document approved and adopted by the Metro MLS Board of Directors. Any changes or additions can be found here, with the latest approval date included.
Procedures
This is the core MLS Procedures document approved and adopted by the Metro MLS Board of Directors. Any changes or additions can be found here, with the latest approval date included.
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3rd Party Display Rules

The following fields and disclaimers are required to be displayed on your Metro MLS Data enabled web site on any page, email or printed material that displays data received from the Metro MLS data.

REQUIRED FIELDS & DISCLAIMERS
Required Fields
1) Listing Office Name
2) MLS Number
Required Disclaimers
1) Source of the listing data, in this case – “Metro MLS”
2) Copyright notification – “Copyright 2017 (or current year) Multiple Listing Service, Inc. – All Rights Reserved”
Optional Fields
All remaining, non-confidential fields are optional, both for display and/or for searching.
The following two fields are confidential fields and may be used only within your internal processing
1) Limited/Unserviced
2) Exclusive Agency Contract
Note: They may not be displayed on your public Metro MLS data fed web site, nor used for searching by the public on your MetroMLS Data enabled website.
Listing Office Name and MLS Number
The Listing Office Name and MLS Number must be displayed adjacent to other MLS provided data and not separated out at the bottom of the page. Also, these two data fields must be displayed in the same typeface and bold as all other data received from the MLS
Required Fields and Disclaimers
The required fields and disclaimers are required to be displayed on EVERY page that displays ANY data you received from the Metro MLS data feed
Adding Listing Data
You may augment or enhance the display of your own office’s listing data with any additional information you would like within the overall display of Metro MLS listings on your web site

Rules Violations

The below modules provide a broad overlook of the rule violations and the fines accessed and can be updated at any time. For a more detailed look at rules and violations, be sure to review the MLS Rules and Procedures Manuals which are approved, and date stamped.

RULES VIOLATIONS & FINES
Violation Fine
Late/ Early Listings $100 per day
Failure to upload Required documentation $100
Late listing and advertising $100
LIsting Advertised prior to start term $100 per day
Non Reported Excluded Listings $100 1st day $25 each day thereafter
Non Reported Excluded Status Changes $100 1st day $50 each day thereafter
MLS Exclusion Abuse $200 per listing
Incorrect/Incomplete listings information $5
Insertions in Inappropriate info in the remarks or directions $5

Release of MLS Not to Exceed $500 $100 Security Codes
Failure to report sold Information $25/month
Submittal of false information Not to Exceed $500
Extension without authorization $100
Failure to report changes $5 per day
Failure to report accepted offers $10/per day
Failure to submit a photo $10/per day
SANCTIONS & SUSPENSIONS: DELAYED/ANY MISCLASSIFICATION OF A LISTING
Delayed/Any Misclassification of a Listing
Liquidated damages and other related actions for any violation of the “delayed” status (use or nonuse of status, as may be applicable) or for any misclassification of a listing:
i) 1st violation or misclassification (within 2 years) will be $200/per day the property has been under contract and not offered for showings and offers to cooperating Agents/Brokers
ii) 2nd violation or misclassification (within 2 years) will be $400/per day the property has been under contract and not offered for showings and offers to cooperating Agents/Brokers
iii) 3rd violation or misclassification (within a 2 year period) will be suspension of Agent MLS access for a calendar period of 30 days
iv) 4th violation or misclassification (within a 2 years) will be a suspension of Office MLS access for a calendar period of 30 days
v) 5th violation or misclassification (within a 2 years) will be a suspension of Office MLS access for a calendar period of 6 months
SANCTIONS & SUSPENSIONS: FAILURE TO FILE AN EXCLUDED LISTING WITHIN 1 BUSINESS DAY
Clear Cooperation Failure to file an excluded listing with the service within 1 business day of advertising the listing
i) 1st violation (within 2 years) will result in a sanction of $1000/day
ii) 2nd violation (within 2 years) will result in a sanction of $2000/day
iii) 3rd violation (within 2 years) will result in a sanction of $5000/day
iv) 4th violation (within 2 years) will result in a sanction of $5000/day and suspension of MLS services for the violating agent for 30 days
v) Continued abuse could lead to suspension of MLS Services for MLS Participant (Broker)
MEMBERSHIP TERMINATION: FAILURE TO PAY SERVICE CHARGES, FEES OR DUES
Failure to pay any service charges, fees or dues within thirty (30) days of the due date
Provided that at least ten (10) days’ notice has been given, the services shall be suspended until all service charges, fees, liquidated damages, or dues are paid in full
Failure to pay any service charges, fees, dues, or liquidated damages within sixty (60) days of the due date
Provided that at least ten (10) days’ notice has been given, the membership in the Service shall be terminated. Fees applicable to reinstatement or admission to the Service will apply. In addition to unpaid service charges, fees, liquidated damages, or dues, members shall also be charged all reasonable costs of collection, including actual attorney’s fees

MLS Fines / Sanction Codes

The MLS checks the following information for accuracy. If you enter incorrect or incomplete information into the computer, the MLS makes the correction and levies appropriate sanctions.

MLS RULES SECTION 7.0
1. The address – as indicated in WIREdata
2. County – as indicated on the contract and tax records
3. Municipality – as indicated on tax records
4. ZIP
5. Tax Key Number – as indicated on the tax records
6. Listing and Expiration Dates – as indicated on the listing contract
7. Compensations to Subagent/Buyer Agent – compensations must be entered correctly
8. Disclosures – Named Prospects, Variable Rate Commission
9. Commission, Broker Owned, Exclusive Agency Contract, Limited/Un-Serviced listings
10. Directions and Public Remarks may only contain information regarding directions or information about the property. NO names, phone numbers, email, commission information, showing information, web sites, etc. are allowed.
SANCTION CODES

AD – Address

BC – Buyer Agent Commission
BO – Broker Owned
CO – County
CS – Subagent Commission
EA – Exclusive Agency
LD – Listing Date
MN – Tax Municipality
TX – Tax Key Number
NP – Named Prospects
VC – Variable Commission
XD – Expiration Date
ZP – Zip Code
SANCTIONS FOR INAPPROPRIATE INFORMATION IN PUBLIC REMARKS OR DIRECTIONS
BN – Bonus Information
CS – Commission Information
DG – Derogatory Information
EM – Email/Web Address
LA – Agent Name
OF – Office Name
PH – Phone Number
SH – Showing Information
WB – Web Address

OOPS!

Did you make a mistake and catch it before we did? If so, self-report a violation on your own listing right away. We’ll make the change and not sanction you for the error.

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THINK YOU KNOW THE RULES?
TAKE OUR QUIZ.

Challenge yourself with the data integrity quiz. A perfect score result will demonstrate your dedication to being a true industry professional.

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1. How long do you have to change listing status in MLS after an offer has been accepted with no home sale contingency?

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2. When are one party listings entered into MLS?

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3. What document is required to be uploaded under listing contract FSBO or single party?

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4. Can a delayed listing Start Showing date be changed?

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5. Can I enter a listing without a listing contract?

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6. Can I have a property entered as Withdrawn and Active?

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7. Can I have my company sign in photos found in MLS?

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8. When can I advertise a property on social media?

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9. Can I advertise a one-party listing?

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10. Can I use an amendment to change the list date of a contract after the term started?

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11. How much time do I have to enter the required main exterior photo?

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12. When can I advertise a delayed property?

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13. In order to comply with clear cooperation, a listing must be included in MLS in order to publicly advertise anything about it?

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14. How long do you have to change the listing status in MLS after a property becomes Active w/ offer, pending, or closed?

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