CRMLS i-Tech Broker Report: February 2021 Edition

CRMLS i-Tech Broker Report: February 2021 Edition

Welcome to the February 2021 Broker Report. This information is available for you to share with your agents and office staff. Resources for you and your agents on any modifications to how you do business are available on our webpage: CRMLS COVID-19 Resources. Please make sure to look out for emails from CRMLS and your local association as they become available.


Register now for our broker/manager update webinar on Friday, 2/26!

Major changes to how you do business are on the way. As your MLS and trusted partner, we want to help keep you as informed and up to date as possible on anything that will impact you.

We encourage you to register early, as space is limited.

Register Now Friday, 2/26 @ 1:30 PM


CRMLS implemented transparency rule change on 2/15

Selling office compensation amounts may appear on all agent and broker websites

On November 19, 2020, the National Association of REALTORS® (NAR) and the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) announced that they are in the process of coming to an agreement that will affect how you use CRMLS products and services.

The DOJ has made it clear that all MLSs in California will need to require their systems to give the option to display selling office compensation on all agent and broker websites.

As of Monday, February 15, CRMLS gave users the option to display selling office compensation amounts on all agent and broker websites.

CRMLS plans to fully comply with the terms of this government-mandated agreement, once finalized.

Please visit NAR’s official FAQ to learn more and watch a video explaining the agreement. Visit CRMLS.org/NewRules to keep up to date on how CRMLS will implement these rules.


Fair Housing Resources

CRMLS supports fair housing for all. Find resources to help you understand fair housing laws and best practices.


Zillow’s 2021 transition to IDX



How to Include or Exclude a Listing From the Internet

By default, CRMLS distributes listings you input into your MLS system to a selection of internet websites. These include the websites of other CRMLS brokers and agents as well as broader presence sites like Realtor.com.

If your seller directs you to display their property listing only in the CRMLS system so that no other websites display the seller’s property, written authorization from the seller is needed.

Review our step-by-step guide to learn more.


Product Corner

Join us on 3/5 to learn about Glide for Brokers and claim your account at no additional cost. The webinar will include a sneak peek at the upcoming Glide Offers benefit. Save time, increase compliance, and impress your clients with a modern experience with Glide.

Glide combines forms, eSignatures, collaboration, and compliance into a single user-friendly platform for Brokers. CRMLS brokers are invited to attend a webinar on 3/5 at 11 AM to learn more – click here to register.


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