Trending Topics for Compliance: December 2022

2022 CRMLS Blog Trending Topics Dec

The Top Compliance Violation of 2022

With 2022 coming to a close, the Compliance Department has revealed the top violation encountered this year: “Failure to Correct a Violation”, an infringement of Rule 14.4.
The CRMLS Rule 14.4: Duty to Correct and Cooperate accounted for 16% of all citations issued. This number includes citations issued to both Participants and Subscribers, since maintaining accurate information and cooperating with CRMLS Compliance is the responsibility of both the Listing Agent and the Office Manager/Broker.
To avoid violating Rule 14.4, a Participant or Subscriber must correct any violation of the Rules and Regulations and bring the listing into compliance within 1 day of a Citation.
Furthermore, when a Listing Agent fails to correct a violation, the Office Manager or Broker of Record is subject to a citation and fine for failing to correct the subject violation. To avoid receiving a citation, an Office Manager or Broker of Record should follow up directly with Listing Agents regarding communications from CRMLS Compliance, including warnings or citations that the Listing Agent may have received as well as any violations that may remain uncorrected.
For a full definition of this rule, please visit our Rules and Regulations at

Register for the CRMLS Top Violations Overview Quarterly Compliance Webinars

CRMLS is hosting our Quarterly Top Violations Overview Compliance Webinars for all CRMLS users at the end of January 2023. Get an early start and register now! We encourage anyone interested to attend.
Join us as we dissect the most common compliance violations and provide tips on how to avoid them. Other topics include:

  • Where the CRMLS Rules & Regulations and fines originate
  • The CRMLS Citation Policy
  • Registered Process
  • Clear Cooperation Policy
  • Coming Soon Status

Follow the links below to register for the webinar that covers your office’s MLS system.

Top Violations/Clear Cooperation Policy for Matrix

Tuesday, January 24 at 10 AM PST

Top Violations/Clear Cooperation Policy for Paragon

Wednesday, January 25 at 2 PM PST

Top Violations/Clear Cooperation Policy for Flex 

Thursday, January 26 at 10 AM PST

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