June 2015 Violations Doubled

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 Sent61
Levels 1-3 Violations46 (Allowed 2 business days to correct w/o fine)
Levels 1-3 Citations0 (Not corrected after 2 business days so fines were issued)
Level 4 Citations15 (Automatic fine without 2 business days to correct, unless documentation is provided)

June 2015 Violations

Total Violations Sent123
Levels 1-3 Violations106 (Allowed 2 business days to correct w/o fine)
Levels 1-3 Citations2 (Not corrected after 2 business days, so fines were issued)
Level 4 Violations17 (Automatic fine without 2 business days to correct, unless documentation is provided)

Breakdown of June 2015 Violations

Remarks27 Violations / 0 Citations
Wrong Area20 Violations / 0 Citations
Late Listings17 Resolved / 0 Citations
Missing Limited Service Docs11 Violations / 0 Citations
Incorrect Information10 Violations / 0 Citations
Incorrect Property Type8 Violations / 0 Citations
Missing Sliding Scale Info6 Violations / 0 Citations
Missing HOA Info6 Violations / 0 Citations
Unauthorized Photo5 Violations / 1 Citation
Branded Virtual Tours5 Violations / 1 Citation
Missing Commission Info4 Violations / 1 Citation
Incorrect Status2 Violations / 0 Citations
Duplicate Listing2 Violations / 0 Citations

Click on the infographic for a closer view:

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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.

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