These are the top violations of 2021:

Rank Violation Type Totals
1 Open House or Showing Information Penalty 1,449
2 Assessor’s Number Incorrect Non-Penalty 1,093
3 Sold Price Incorrect Penalty 1,080
4 Contact Info in Media Penalty 791
5 Address Incorrect Non-Penalty 724
6 Contact Info in Public Fields Penalty 523
7 Closing Information (COE, Loan Type, etc.) Non-Penalty 526
8 Special Listing Conditions Non-Penalty 343
9 No Exterior Photo of Front of Dwelling Penalty 326

How we’re addressing violations in 2022

Expect new innovations in 2022 to help lower violations, like smart input fields that prevent phone numbers or open house information from being entered into fields they are not allowed. A smarter document upload screen is also coming to assist you on public vs private document selection – remember if it has contact info, it should be a private document. 2022 will also see a continuation of the fine donation program, and your first non-lockbox penalty violation fine of the year will still be waived.

Self-Reported Errors

Closed to Pending/UCB/CCBS Status 3,725
Selling Agent or Co-Selling Agent 2,113
Closing Info (NOT sold price) 1,129
Sold Price 929
Remove Photos 448

Self-report errors are issues where a subscriber has reached out to Data Integrity for a correction. Often, these corrections can be made without staff assistance. Want more? Have you taken the online ARMLS Rules course yet?