Welcome to the May 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.
New Consumer Protection rules are coming in 2021.
Click here for more information.
In-person Open Houses are back in CRMLS
In response to new guidance from the California Department of Public Health (CDPH), CRMLS is re-enabling in-person open houses in its MLS systems, effective now.
While the state has recently revised its guidance on open houses, local jurisdictions are still in the process of reviewing the state’s guidelines. Many have yet to determine whether they will allow in-person open houses. At this time, several major jurisdictions have not updated their guidance to allow in-person open houses.
C.A.R. released information on this subject to REALTORS® on May 12th. C.A.R. attorneys are looking into what it means when it comes to hosting open houses. The links in their email raise questions, including how these changes apply to local jurisdictions, the use of the PEAD, registrations, maintaining physical distance, and much more.
We encourage you to contact your brokerage and your local jurisdiction before scheduling any open houses. Attorneys and brokers will need time to interpret these new guidelines.
CRMLS encourages you to continue to follow all federal, state, and local guidelines, as well as general common sense.
“People who feel sick or have COVID-19 symptoms are not permitted to attend. Physical distancing between different households must be maintained, and hand sanitizer should be made available. Face coverings are required.”
- CRMLS i-Tech Rapattoni: How to Add/Search Open Houses
Fair Housing Resources
- CRMLS supports fair housing for all. Find resources to help you understand fair housing laws and best practices.
- We’ve refreshed our list of Fair Housing Keywords and Phrases. Click here for more info.
Did you know that CRMLS now handles Compliance for i-Tech Rapattoni?
Compliance is an important part of real estate. It ensures that everyone works with accurate and timely information. It protects you, your clients, and your fellow agents and brokers.
CRMLS has several resources for your reference if you have i-Tech Rapattoni Compliance questions, including the correct forms to exclude a listing from the MLS and Buyer’s Agent Change Requests. There’s a dedicated FAQ for the most common concerns, and live chat available Monday through Friday.
Have an exclusion form?
The process on filing a C.A.R. Form SELM or equivalent exclusion form has changed! Instead of sending your forms to your local Association, you will now submit your exclusion forms to CRMLS online by following the steps below.
- Obtain a compliant seller-signed exclusion form within two business days of the effective date of the listing agreement (the effective date is either 1. the beginning date on the listing agreement, or 2. the last date in which all necessary signatures were obtained, whichever is later).
- Within the same 2 business days, go to https://go.crmls.org/crmls-i-tech-rapattoni-exclude-listing/ and submit an online form.
Please note: You will be prompted to attach your physical seller-signed form within in the online submission form.
Once successfully submitted, you will receive a confirmation email which will include a copy of all submitted answers and a link to your uploaded form.
For more information, or to chat live with a Compliance Analyst Monday-Friday between 8:30-4pm, visit https://go.crmls.org/compliance/.
- i-Tech Rapattoni: Tips and Tricks Searching
- New Market Watch customization options in CRMLS i-Tech Rapattoni
Make your voice heard!
At CRMLS, your opinion matters tremendously. We need the feedback of industry experts like yourself to help us vet potential new products and review the current lineups to ensure we are offering the best quality MLS technology experience to CRMLS users.
If you’d like to join one of our focus groups to provide feedback on products, please contact Sarah Trent Miranda at firstname.lastname@example.org. Participants will attend via webinar. This meeting will include important discussions, product demonstrations, and more.