In 2022, more than 2000 subscribers had a little extra time to focus on clients because they were able to edit their off-market listings. Allowing self-editing of off-market listings drove self-reported violations down 33% from the previous year. Along with being a time saver, immediate corrections made to data in the MLS system provides all users with the most accurate information.

Top 10 listing violations for 2022 (including self-reported)

Rank Violation Type Totals
1 Self-Reported Non-Penalty 6,500
2 Public Remarks-Inappropriate Use of Field Penalty 2,608
3 Assessor’s Number Incorrect Non-Penalty 1,128
4 Address Incorrect Non-Penalty 841
5 Sold Price Incorrect Penalty 624
6 Contact Information on Media Penalty 622
7 Special Listing Conditions Non-Penalty 441
8 Dwelling Type Non-Penalty 303
9 No Exterior Photo of Front of Dwelling Penalty 294
10 Selling Agent Incorrect Penalty 258

How we’re addressing violations in 2023

Smart input field adjustments in 2022 made a big difference in Public Remarks violations. In 2023, ARMLS will continue to find ways to help subscribers prevent Public Remarks field violations via smart input fields and by reminding subscribers to use the Populate Tax Data button to reduce Address & Assessor Number errors on their listings.

Self-reported violations for 2022

Rank Self-Reported Top Errors  Total 
1 Closed to Pending/UCB/CCBS Status 2,186
2 Selling Agent or Co-Selling Agent 1,334
3 Closing Info (NOT Sold Price) 850
4 Sold Price 537
5 Removal of Photos 371

As a reminder, self-reported errors are issues where a subscriber has reached out to Data Integrity for a correction. Oftentimes, these corrections can be made without staff assistance.

In 2023, ARMLS will continue the fine donation program and your first non-lockbox key penalty violation fine of the year will still be waived. Looking to learn more? Take the online ARMLS Rules course.