January 2015 Violations

Violations drastically increased in the month of January. Incorrect Areas were the highest on the list. Please don’t forget to double check which area your listing should be in by clicking the NNRMLS Area Maps button on the Member Launchpad.

December 2014 Violation Count

Total Violations Sent49
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 Violations3 (Automatic fine without 2 business days to correct, unless documentation is provided)

January 2015 Violation Count

Total Violations Sent88
Levels 1-3 Violations75 (Allowed 2 business days to correct w/o fine)
Levels 1-3 Citations1 (Not corrected after 2 business days so fines were issued)
Level 4 Violations 13 (Automatic fine without 2 business days to correct unless documentation is provided)

Breakdown of January 2015 Violations

Wrong Area24 Violations / 0 Citations
Late Listings11 Resolved/ 2 Citations
Remarks12 Violations / 0 Citations
Incorrect Information 10 Violations / 1 Citation
Missing Sliding Scale Info 6 Violations / 0 Citations
Incorrect Status 4 Violations / 0 Citations
Missing Limited Service Docs3 Violations / 0 Citations
Missing HOA Information3 Violations / 0 Citations
Incorrect Property Type 3 Violations / 0 Citations
Photo/Sign2 Violations / 0 Citations
Branded Virtual Tours1 Violations / 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.

Top May Violations

In May, “Late Listings” were down from April, but “Remarks” violations increased.  Remember, any contact information including phone numbers, websites, and bank and escrow information is permitted in the Private Remarks” only. Continue reading

Policy Change Overview

At the end of January, Members received notification that NNRMLS had implemented a new compliance system. We sent a warning that over 300 violations would be emailed to members over the first week of February. First of all, 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. Click here for our Compliance Breakdown. Continue reading

New Compliance System Now in Motion/Breakdown of Recent Violations

At the end of January, Members received notification that NNRMLS had implemented a new compliance system. We sent a warning that over 300 violations would be emailed to Members over the first week of February. Continue reading

When To Use the NNRMLS Waiver of Benefits and Why

As you know, at the end of last year NNRMLS released a new “Seller’s Waiver of MLS Benefits” form due to the sharp increase in the number of sellers waiving their MLS benefits. While the Rules surrounding Listing Input and the use of the Waiver of Benefits have not altered in over 5 years, the 2012 form seeks to protect our Members in what is a growing practice likely to expose them to liability if the seller does not fully understand the benefits they may be waiving by withholding the listing from dissemination via the MLS. Continue reading