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Blurred Signs – A Photo Blog

Subscribers often ask about “For Sale” signs uploaded to the MLS, signs can be in the MLS but cannot contain contact information. Contact information will soon be a $200 fine because it can allow a client to bypass their agent. See how to blur photos here. Rule (8.23) states,”A ‘for...

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Public Remarks Errors

Some things just don’t belong in the public remarks field. Phone numbers, Web addresses, and your name for example. Take a look at these common examples based on real listings. The problems have been underlined in red and violate the Inappropriate Language Policy, which now carries a $200 fine...

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The Top 10 Violations of 2014

  With 2014 complete, it’s time for our Top 10 MLS Violations of 2014. In 2014, the Data Integrity department addressed 18,322 violations. See the 2013 and 2012 lists. You can read up on each rule on our Rules and Regulations page.   Rank Violation Name Violation Type 1 Self Reported Non-Penalty 2...

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Rules & Regs Update

This week we published changes to some rules and policies. These changes were approved by the ARMLS Board of Directors as an ongoing effort to continue to improve ARMLS® rules and policies for our Subscribers. See a full list of changes in the summary of rules / policy changes table...

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YouTube and The MLS

Embedded YouTube videos are not allowed in the video field of the MLS for two reasons: 1. The embedded YouTube allows a user to contact the video uploader, in many cases this is the Listing Agent. Rule 8.23 says “Media may not be used to advertise or promote an agent, broker or a...

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The Top 10 Violations of 2013

Earlier this week we started a buzz with a Tweet we sent out: 19,334 listing violations were addressed by the ARMLS Data Integrity department in 2013. — ARMLS (@ARMLS) January 30, 2014   The tweet was from research we did for an upcoming SEVRAR Magazine article due out next...

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Photo Manipulation, Draw A Line

Something isn’t right here! Can you spot what’s wrong in this front exterior photo? Is the photo acceptable to you, did they cross the line? Comment below if you’ve figured it out. If you’re stumped, click here for a video hint. We’ve explored a similar theme in a recent...

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No, You Can’t Post Another Broker’s Listings Without Permission

It’s a hot topic – posting another broker’s listings without permission outside of IDX. It is an ARMLS rule violation and the Data Integrity department is on the case. But we need your help. When reporting a possible 10.11 rule violation, the Data Integrity department needs the following information....

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