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.
A listing must be entered as Delayed from the start and requires the seller’s consent. Once you select the start showing date, you cannot change it to an earlier date. You can extend the start showing date as long as it does not exceed 21 days.
If a property is in Delayed status, you can start advertising the property. But, no showings can occur when a property is in Delayed status. This includes agent previews, broker opens and public showings.
The listing agent cannot use Delayed status to create a pocket listing or circumvent other MLS policies or rules. The status is only in place to give sellers additional time to prepare their homes for the active market.
Metro MLS offers members a guide on entering a listing as Delayed. 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.