March 2015 Violations

Incorrect Areas continue to top the list of Violations in March. Please don’t forget to double-check which area your property should be in by visiting the NNRMLS Area Maps button on the Member Launchpad.

February 2015 Violations

Total Violations Sent81
Levels 1-3 Violations74 (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 Violations 7 (Automatic fine without 2 business days to correct, unless documentation is provided)

March 2015 Violations

Total Violations Sent96
Levels 1-3 Violations84 (Allowed 2 business days to correct without fine)
Levels 1-3 Citations4 (Not corrected after 3 business days so fines were issued)
Levels 4 Violations8 (Automatic fine without 2 business days to correct,

Breakdown of March Violations

Wrong Area16 Violations / 2 Citations
Remarks15 Violations / 1 Citation
Incorrect Information13 Violations / 0 Citations
Incorrect Property Type9 Violations / 0 Citations
Incorrect Status 8 Violations / 0 Citations
Missing Limited Service Docs 6 Violations / 0 Citations
Late Listings5 Resolved / 3 Citations
Missing HOA Information4 Violations / 1 Citations
Photo/Sign4 Violations / 0 Citations
Missing Sliding Scale Information 3 Violations / 0 Citation
Branded Virtual Tours3 Violations / 0 Citations
Relist1 Violation / 0 Citations
Commission2 Violation / 0 Citations

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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2 thoughts on “March 2015 Violations

  1. The MLS has turned into baby sitters and fine collectors, feels very much like a nanny state anymore. If the fine are not to generate revenue as you claim, then how about we take that money and donate it to a local charity of our choice??

    • Thank you for your comment, Fred. Our goal is not to babysit or collect fines. We generate less than 1% in annual revenue from fines and as you see from this post 96 violation notices resulted in 84 errors being corrected before they became either a liability to the listing broker or a disappointment to the seller. Our goal is to insure that we provide relevant, timely, accurate and reliable data to our Members. We have a staff dedicated to the success of all our Members – eager to offer products and services at the most reasonable price possible while consistently communicating the necessary MLS rules in order to keep our standards full of integrity. We are open to your concerns and hope you will continue to communicate with us.

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