New changes to the CRMLS Rules and Citation Policy
Please review the new changes to the CRMLS Rules and Citation Policy
These changes are effective immediately
On June 1, 2023, the CRMLS Rules and Citation Policy were updated and published on the Compliance page of the CRMLS website.
We encourage you to review the two-page summary of the rules here.
The changes include:
Citation Policy Changes:
- Revised Warnings: Violations of Rules 7.2 (Duplicate Listing Entry), 7.6 (Improper Classification of Property Type), 11.5(c) (Untruthfulness/Misrepresentation in Media) and 12.5 (Misuse of Public Remarks) will now receive a Warning prior to the issuance of a Citation.
- Numbering changes: Violations of Rule 12.16 (Misuse of MLS Data on the Internet; Violation of IDX Rules) will now be processed under the Rule’s new designation 19.2. Violations of Rule 19 (Misuse of MLS Data on the Internet; Violation of VOW Rules) will now be processed under the Rule’s new designation 19.3.
Rules and Regulations Changes:
- New sections have been added for: Registered Listings, MLS Data Use
- Relocated all participant data use rules into Rule 19
- Expanded access to MLS by relocating the Participant Definition Rule to Rule 19
- Timeframe for submitting a seller’s instruction to not include photos in a listing has been revised to two (2) days
- Mandatory Hearing for Multiple Citations rule will be revised to remove distinctions between Subscriber and Participant
Additional resources are available here:
CRMLS Compliance FAQs
CRMLS Rules and Regulations
Misuse of MLS Information
The purpose of the MLS is to market properties and offer compensation to Broker Participants and Real Estate Subscribers for the sole purpose of selling the property. Sellers of properties filed with the MLS have not given permission to disseminate their information for any other purpose. Therefore, per CRMLS Rule 12.11, it is expressly prohibited to use MLS information for any purpose other than to market a listing to bona fide prospective buyers or to support market evaluations or appraisals. Any use of MLS information inconsistent with this rule is expressly prohibited. Please be aware that this prohibition includes solicitation of expired or canceled listings.
Quiz Question of the Month
”I have a new listing that is a manufactured home. The land where the home is located is not part of the sale and the owner pays a land lease amount of $500.00 per month. Which Property Type would I choose to list this property for sale?”
- Manufactured in Park
A manufactured home located on a leased property site should be entered in the MLS as the ”Manufactured in Park” Property Type. Manufactured homes that include owned land in the sale of the property should usually be entered as the ”Residential” Property Type, using ”Manufactured on Land” as the Property Sub-Type. Find more info in our Manufactured Homes FAQs below.
Matrix: Manufactured Homes FAQ.
Paragon: Manufactured Homes FAQ.
Flex: Manufactured Homes FAQ.
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