Showing Instructions can be a delicate issue. Gaining access without proper permission could result in a violation and fine, not to mention unhappy agents. Flexmls has two different permission options agents can place on their listing- Notify Lister and Lister Permission Required. Let’s look at these two similar yet very different options.
Notify Lister means a buyer’s agent must let the listing agent know they are going to show the property before they show it but they don’t have to wait for a response (unless dictated in remarks). Be sure to check the notes for additional criteria, for example, how the listing agent would like to be contacted.
Lister Permission Required
Lister Permission Required means permission must be requested and given by the lister before a buyer’s agent views/shows the property. A response back is required from the lister before showing.
If a showing agent fails to comply with the Showing Instructions, a violation can occur under section 13.4 of the Rules and Regulations. A Subscriber may use a Lockbox to retrieve the listing key to gain access to a property only with the consent of the listing agent.