2019 is here, which means it’s time for our annual list of the top 10 most common rules violations of 2018! Last year, the Data Integrity department addressed a total of 9,889 violations. Here’s the list of the top violations of 2018.

Rank Violation Type Totals
1 Assessor’s Number Incorrect Non-Penalty 1331
2 Sold Price Incorrect Penalty 1099
3 Address Incorrect Non-Penalty 1042
4 Contact Information on Media Penalty 877
5 Contact Info in a Public Field Penalty 700
6 Open House or Showing Information Penalty 564
7 No Exterior Photo of Front of Dwelling Penalty 404
8 Special Listing Conditions Non-Penalty 347
9 Closing Info Field is Incorrect Non-Penalty 315

In addition to violations, we also count up the number of times an agent has reported an error on their own listing. When an agent self reports, we update the listing without issuing any penalties or fines.

Violation Type Totals
Self Reported Non-Penalty 5282

You’ll notice that some of these violations incur a penalty, and some don’t. The Online Rules Course breaks down the difference between penalty vs. non penalty violations and how you can avoid both. Also, don’t be afraid to tell on yourself! By reporting your own violations to the Data Integrity department, you can save yourself a violation and/or penalty.