2020 is here! We’ve tallied up the violations of 2019 for a grand total of 9,080. That’s down from the previous year. Here’s the list of the top 10 violations of 2019.
|1||Assessor’s Number Incorrect||Non-Penalty||1331|
|2||Sold Price Incorrect||Penalty||1099|
|3||Contact Information on Media||Non-Penalty||1042|
|5||Contact Info in a Public Field||Penalty||700|
|6||Closing Info (COE, Loan Type, etc)||Penalty||564|
|7||Open House or Showing Information||Penalty||404|
|8||Special Listing Conditions||Non-Penalty||347|
In addition to violations, we also track the number of errors agents report on their own listings. These are non-penalty violations. Last year, we implemented a new tool to make reporting an error on your listing easier, which led to an increase in the number of self-reported violations.
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.
Megan has been working in the real estate industry for over a decade. She specializes in helping new agents begin their journey. In her free time she enjoys reading, writing, dogs, and traveling.