MLS Rules and Regulations - Download Here (Updated 11/01/2022)

MLS Rules and Regulations - Download Here (Updated 11/01/2022)

Note the MLS Rules and Regulations can be downloaded here.  See Attachment below.

  1. September 3, 2020
    1. Section 1:  Greene, Hyde and Martin Counties added- BOM 09/03/20
    2. Section 1.1.4:  Rule change from “For Comp Purposes” to “For Sale Only” revised- BOM 12/03/20
    3. Section 1.12: Greene, Hyde and Martin Counties added- BOM 09/03/20
  2. March 1, 2021
    1. "R&R Reboot":  Rules and Regulations were reorganized to match NAR mandatory rules verbatim.  NCRMLS-specific rules reorganized to fit in the new structure.  This is mostly a format change - NAR 03/01/21
  3. April 1, 2021
    1. Section 1.1.20: Delayed Marketing without Coming Soon (BOM 04/01/21)
    2. Section 2.0.1: Bulk Sales (BOM 04/01/21)
  4. September 2, 2021
    1. Exhibit 3: Virtual Staging (08/20/21)
    2. Section 2.0.2:  Seller Name (BOM 09/02/21)
    3. Definition:  Owner Name (BOM 09/02/21)
    4. Section 1.12: Anson, Chatham, Johnston, Moore, Orange, Richmond, Wayne Counties added – (MCR, GWCAR, JCAR, OCAR Members 09/02/21)
  5. November 1, 2022
    1. Removed portion of Section 1.10:  Removal of rule in Section 1.10 that disallows new listing entries of listing agreements expired/cancelled within 30 days
    2. Modified Section 1.12: Addition of Bertie, Camden, Chowan, Currituck, Gates, Hertford, Pasquotank, Perquimans, Tyrell and Washington counties (12/21)
    3. Added Section 1.16: Property Addresses (NAR 03/01/22)
    4. Added Section 4.5: Services Advertised as "Free" (NAR 03/01/22)
    5. Added Section 5.4: Display of Listing Broker's Offer of Compensation (NAR 03/01/22)
    6. Added Section 5.5: Non-Filtering of Listings
    7. Modified Section 9: "The Service" shall give consideration
    8. Modified Section 9.1: Procedures spelled out for appeals.
    9. Added Section 9.3: Complaints of Unauthorized use of Listing Content
    10. Renamed Section 9.3 to 9.4 MLS Rules Violations
    11. Moved Sections 18 and 19 to Exhibit 4 Data Feed Policies
    12. Modified Exhibit 2: Spells out Fines process
    13. Exhibit 4:  Data Feed Policies
      1. Modified Section 1.2.4: removal of offer of compensation or level of service in IDX filter
      2. Modified Section 1.2.12: make phone number or email address of listing firm available
      3. Added Section 1.3.1: Clarifying fields that may be displayed via IDX
      4. Added Section 1.3.2: Prohibit display of Expired, Withdrawn or Prohibited listings
      5. Added Section 2.15: VOW rules clarified
  6. November 7, 2022
    1. Modified Exhibit 8, Section 1.1.2 and Section 1.1.19:  Coming Soon now on IDX / Syndication / Counts DOM 
  7. November 11, 2022
    1. Attached the November 1, 2022 Rules and Regulations

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