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MLS Rules Changes

The following changes to the MLS Rules will become effective on June 1, 2018


 

4.1.1 Broker Participant. A Broker Participant is a Participant who meets all of the following requirements:

f.  The individual has completed any required orientation program of no more than eight (8) classroom hours within ninety (90) days after access has been provided, said individual to be given the opportunity to complete any mandated orientation program remotely program to be attended in-person or through remote means. Failure to complete the required orientation shall result in termination of all MLS privileges unless extensions have been granted by applicant’s service center or AOR/MLS.

4.1.2 Appraiser Participant. An Appraiser Participant is a Participant who meets all of the following requirements:

e.  The individual has completed any required orientation program of no more than eight (8) classroom hours within ninety (90) days after access has been provided, said individual to be given the opportunity to complete any mandated orientation program remotely program to be attended in-person or through remote means. Failure to complete the required orientation shall result in termination of all MLS privileges unless extensions have been granted by applicant’s service center or AOR/MLS.

4.2.1 R.E. Subscriber.  A  R.E. Subscriber is a Subscriber who meets all of the following requirements:

The individual has completed any required orientation program of no more than eight (8) classroom hours within ninety (90) days after access has been provided, said individual to be given the opportunity to complete any mandated orientation program remotely program to be attended in-person or through remote means. Failure to complete the required orientation shall result in termination of all MLS privileges unless extensions have been granted by applicant’s service center or AOR/MLS.

4.2.2 Appraiser Subscriber. An Appraiser Subscriber is a Subscriber who meets all of the following requirements:

The individual has completed any required orientation program of no more than eight (8) classroom hours within thirty (90) days after access has been provided, said program to be attended in-person or through remote means individual to be given the opportunity to complete any mandated orientation program remotely. Failure to complete the required orientation shall result in termination of all MLS privileges unless extensions have been granted by applicant’s service center or AOR/MLS.

12.16 Use of Listing Information on Internet (Also known as Internet Data Exchange (“IDX”)). “Internet Data Exchange” is a means by which each Participant subscribing to the program (IDX) permits the limited electronic display and delivery of their active, pending and sold listing data, in accordance with the IDX rules set forth herein, by other participating Broker Participant’s and R.E. Subscribers via the following authorized mediums under said Broker Participant and R.E. Subscribers control: websites, mobile apps and audio devices. As used throughout this policy, “display” includes “delivery” of such listings. listings appearing in Internet Data Exchange Database on each Participant’s IDX Internet websites and on applications for mobile devices that said participating Broker Participants and R.E. Subscribers control. The “Internet Data Exchange Database” is the current aggregate compilation of all On-Market listings information as defined in Section 10.1, Pending and Sold/Leased listings of all Internet Data Exchange Participants except those listings where the property seller has opted out of Internet publication by so indicating on the listing contract. Sold/Leased listings may be displayed for a period of up to three (3) years following the Sold/Leased date of the subject listing. The intent of IDX is to allow Participants that represent real estate sellers or buyers (or both) to permit other such Participants to advertise their listings on their public web sites. IDX is not available to any other Participants.

12.16.1 Authorization. Subject to sections 12.16.2 through 12.16.15 below, and notwithstanding anything in these rules and regulations to the contrary, Participants and Subscribers may electronically display aggregated MLS On-Market listing information, Pending and Sold/Leased statuses through either downloading or by framing such information on the MLS or association public access website (if such a site is available). The downloading of raw data will be through the Participant only. The MLS’s download will include at least 3 years of publicly accessible sold listing data starting from January 1, 2012. “Publicly accessible” sold information as used in the IDX policy and rules, means data that is available electronically or in hard copy to the public from city, county, state and other government records.

12.16.2 Consent. The Listing Brokers’ consent for such Internet display is presumed, in satisfaction of Rule 12.8, unless a Listing Broker affirmatively notifies the MLS that the Listing Broker refuses to permit display on either a blanket or on a listing-by listing basis. Listing Brokers that refuse to permit other MLS Participants or Subscribers to display their listing information on a blanket basis may not display MLS listing information of other Brokers’ listings. Even where Listing Brokers have given blanket authority for other Broker Participants and R.E. Subscribers to partake in IDX display of their listings, such consent may be withdrawn on a listing-by-listing basis where the seller has prohibited all Internet display affirmatively directed that their listing or their property address not appear on the Internet or other electronic methods of display or distribution.

12.16.3 Control. Broker Participants and R.E. Subscribers may only partake in IDX display on websites, and applications for mobile devices and audio devices which they control....Apparent control requires that a reasonable consumer receivviewing the Broker Participant’s and/or R.E. Subscriber’s display will understand the display is the Broker Participant’s and/or R.E. Subscriber’s, and that the display is controlled by the Broker Participant and/or R.E. Subscriber.

12.16.5 Listing Attribution Credit. All IDX listing displays shall identify the name of the listing firm and the name of the listing agent in a manner designed to easily identify such listing firm or agent. The name of a co-listing firm and name of a co-listing agent, if any, will be displayed in a manner designed to easily identify such listing firm or agent. Such identification shall be in a reasonable prominent location and provide clear, conspicuous written or verbal identification of the listing firm(s) and agent(s). Displays of minimum information (e.g. a one-line or thumbnail search result, text messages, “tweets”, etc. of two hundred (200) characters or less) are exempt from this requirement but only when linked directly to a display that includes all required disclosures. Audio delivery of listing content is exempt from this disclosure requirement only when all required disclosures are subsequently delivered electronically to the registered consumer performing the property search or linked to through the device's application.

12.16.7 Source and Update. Information displayed shall indicate the source MLS of the information being displayed and the most recent date updated. Displays of minimum information (e.g. a one-line or thumbnail search result, text messages, “tweets”, etc of two hundred (200) characters or less) are exempt from this requirement only when all required disclosures are subsequently delivered electronically to the registered consumer performing the property search or linked through the device’s application. Participants and Subscribers shall update all downloads and refresh all MLS downloads and IDX displays fed by those downloads of data at least once every 12 hours.

12.16.8 Usage Limitations. Participants and Subscribers shall indicate on their displays that the information being provided is for consumers’ personal, non-commercial use and may not be used for any purpose other than to identify prospective properties consumers may be interested in purchasing. Displays of minimum information (e.g. a one-line thumbnail search result, text messages, “tweets”, etc. of two hundred (200) characters or less) are exempt from this requirement but only when linked directly to a display that includes all required disclosures. Audio delivery of listing content is exempt from this disclosure requirement only when all required disclosures are subsequently delivered electronically to the registered consumer performing the property search or linked through the device’s application.

12.16.15 Co-Mingling. A Participant or Subscriber may co-mingle listings through IDX from this MLS with listings from other MLS sources on its IDX display, provided all such displays are consistent with these IDX rules, and the MLS Participant (or MLS subscriber) holds participatory rights in those MLSs. Co-mingling is the ability for a visitor to the site to execute a single property search of multiple IDX feeds resulting in the display of IDX information from each of the MLSs on a single search results page; and that Participants may display listings from each IDX feed on a single webpage or display. Listings obtained from other MLSs must display the source from which each such listing was obtained. Displays of minimum information (e.g. a one-line or thumbnail search result, text messages, “tweets”, etc. of two hundred (200) characters or less) are exempt from this requirement but only when linked directly to a display that includes all required disclosures. Audio delivery of listing content is exempt from this disclosure requirement only when all required disclosures are subsequently delivered electronically to the registered consumer performing the property search or linked to through the device's application.

12.16.21 Disclaimer......Displays of minimum information (e.g. a one-line or thumbnail search result, text messages, “tweets”, etc. of two hundred (200) characters or less) are exempt from this requirement but only when linked directly to a display that includes the required disclosure. Audio delivery of listing content is exempt from this disclosure requirement only when all required disclosures are subsequently delivered electronically to the registered consumer performing the property search or linked to through the device's application.

13.1 Eligibility for Lockboxes. MLS Participants and Subscribers are eligible for lockbox privileges if they otherwise qualify under this section. Clerical Users are not eligible for lockbox privileges. MLS Participants and Subscribers shall be eligible to hold a lockbox key (defined as a physical or electronic key, programmer or other device by which a lockbox can be opened)

13.2.1 Use of Lockbox Contents. Participants and Subscribers shall at all times follow the showing instructions published in the MLS. Participants and Subscribers shall not remove contents of the lockbox for purposes other than showing the home and shall promptly return the contents to the lockbox upon exiting the property. Participants and Subscribers shall keep lockbox contents in their possession at all times after removal from the lockbox. The lockbox and/or contents shall not be removed from the property site without prior consent from the listing agent.

13.2.2 Issuing Temporary Codes. Listing broker or agent can issue temporary codes/access to the lockbox and property on terms and conditions agreed to in advance by the seller. Temporary codes/access must expire within seventy-two (72) hours after being issued or must be under the control of the listing broker or agent. Temporary codes must be a minimum field size of five (5) characters. (XX,XXX) .

13.3 Accountability. Key holders must account for keys at the time of any inventory conducted by the MLS or at any time upon rrequested by the AOR/MLS. Key holders who cease to participate or subscribe to the MLS shall return all keys in their possession to the MLS. Failure to return a key(s) will subject the key holder and/or the key holder’s Participant to fines and penalties and to being responsible for all costs incurred by the MLS to secure the lock box key system as a result of the failure to return the key(s). Further, key lease agreements may contain a liquidated damages provision to offset some or all of the costs in reestablishing the security of the system if it is determined that the security has been compromised through the negligence or fault of the keyholder.

13.8 Reporting Missing or Unaccountable Keys. Key holders and Participants cosigning with a key holder shall immediately report lost, stolen, or otherwise unaccountable keys to the AOR/MLS.

13.11 Right to Limit Access. The AOR/MLS reserves the right to refuse to issue, activate or reactivate a key or terminate an existing key lease agreement or otherwise limit access to lockboxes if, in its sole discretion, it determines the security of the system would be compromised by issuing such keys or granting access to lockboxes.

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