San Diego County REALTORS®, did you know that a misuse of Public Remarks violation occurs when certain information is placed in any public remarks field in the MLS?
Pro tip: The remarks in the Property Description field are limited to the physical and aesthetic characteristics of the property. Stick to describing the listing.
The Property Description and other public facing fields may not include:
- Access codes
- Showing Instructions
- Compensation Information
- Lockbox information
- Occupancy status of the property such as “vacant”
- Email addresses
- Website addresses
- Phone numbers
- Agent or brokerage information
- Open house information
- Language that violates applicable fair housing laws and guidelines
Keep your clients safe, avoid fines and list property like a professional. MLS Rules are created by brokers and agents active in the business. This rule 12.5 in the CRMLS Rules and Regulations. Read about it here. Want to know which fines can be levied without a warning? See this list.