The total number of violations doubled in the month of June, with Remarks being at the top of the list. However, fines were down because the violations were corrected within the 2 business day period. Please don’t forget to keep all contact information in Private Remarks only — no contact information is permitted in MLS/Extended Remarks. Any language that could be considered advertising/steering is not permitted in ANY Remarks field. Section 4.7-8 Rules & Regulations.
May 2015 Violations
|Total Violations Sent||61|
|Levels 1-3 Violations||46 (Allowed 2 business days to correct w/o fine)|
|Levels 1-3 Citations||0 (Not corrected after 2 business days so fines were issued)|
|Level 4 Citations||15 (Automatic fine without 2 business days to correct, unless documentation is provided)|
June 2015 Violations
|Total Violations Sent||123|
|Levels 1-3 Violations||106 (Allowed 2 business days to correct w/o fine)|
|Levels 1-3 Citations||2 (Not corrected after 2 business days, so fines were issued)|
|Level 4 Violations||17 (Automatic fine without 2 business days to correct, unless documentation is provided)|
Breakdown of June 2015 Violations
|Remarks||27 Violations / 0 Citations|
|Wrong Area||20 Violations / 0 Citations|
|Late Listings||17 Resolved / 0 Citations|
|Missing Limited Service Docs||11 Violations / 0 Citations|
|Incorrect Information||10 Violations / 0 Citations|
|Incorrect Property Type||8 Violations / 0 Citations|
|Missing Sliding Scale Info||6 Violations / 0 Citations|
|Missing HOA Info||6 Violations / 0 Citations|
|Unauthorized Photo||5 Violations / 1 Citation|
|Branded Virtual Tours||5 Violations / 1 Citation|
|Missing Commission Info||4 Violations / 1 Citation|
|Incorrect Status||2 Violations / 0 Citations|
|Duplicate Listing||2 Violations / 0 Citations|
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We thank and commend members for taking these violation notices seriously and updating or fixing the issue within the 2 business day grace period. The ratio of violations to citations proves that this policy is working.
Remember the goal of our compliance program is not to collect fines, but to correct the data.
We seek to ensure the MLS is a trading platform for our members with relevant, timely, accurate, and reliable data. If you are unclear on a rule or uncertain as to procedure, please contact your NNRMLS Team.