Top 10 Violations of 2020 - METRO MLS Blog

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.

Rank Violation Total
1 Address Error 1,779
2 Incorrect Expiration Date 569
3 Incorrect List Date 418
4 Variable Rate Commission 340
5 Named Prospect 143
6 Incorrect Zip Code 86
7 Incorrect Item in Remarks 71
8 Broker Owned 62
9 Incorrect Tax Key 38
10 Listing Entered Early 33

Reliable and transparent market data encourages and helps maintain the principal goals of fair housing. It is essential to provide a professional home buying and selling experience to consumers.

In 2020, we implemented a new tool that allows members to self-report a violation on a listing to avoid a sanction. If you notify us of an error before we send a violation notice, we will help you correct that mistake without assessing a penalty.

You can learn more about the MLS rules and read detailed information on violations under our Data Integrity section at We also have numerous resources available to help members navigate Flexmls®.