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MLSListings Adopts Clear Cooperation Policy

On April 15, 2020, the MLSListings Board of Directors adopted the California Association of REALTORS® (C.A.R.) model rule changes to implement the National Association of REALTORS® (NAR)-mandated MLS policy changes known as “Clear Cooperation” (i.e., Policy Statement 8).

Clear Cooperation Policy (CCP) rule enforcement begins on May 1, 2020.

This page is intended to be a central resource for all CCP-related information. We will continually update this page with fresh content as it becomes available.

Last Updated: 5/1/2020

 

 

CCP OVERVIEW

Under the new rule, brokers and agents are still able to take an “office exclusive” listing. If so, they must still submit the signed form to the MLS or use the online exclusion feature in lieu of listing.

However, once a listing is excluded under the new rule, an agent can only promote the listing for sale within their own brokerage. If they promote, communicate, or advertise it in any way outside of their brokerage, they must add it to the MLS in Active status within one business day.

  • This rule only applies to “excluded” or “exclusive” or “waivered” listings
  • Listings entered as Coming Soon on the MLS may only be advertised as Coming Soon off the MLS
  • MLSListings’ Compliance will provide a courtesy warning for a period of time. Fine amount is $500.00 for the first instance but will continue to escalate until the violation is cured and the listing is added. Fines for Showing violations have increased to $500.00 and are effective immediately.

 

 

VIDEO: MLSLISTINGS CLEAR COOPERATION IMPLEMENTATION

In this video presentation, MLSListings Director of Compliance, Robert Bustamante, provides a comprehensive overview of the CCP, including a detailed summary and background, NAR’s rationale for the policy change, the C.A.R. model rules, MLSListings’ “education-first” approach, and the Compliance team’s enforcement plans.

Watch the video now.

 

 

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS (FAQ)

What exactly is considered public marketing and advertising?

How does Coming Soon work under this new rule?

What property and listing agreement types are covered by this rule?

The answers to these and other frequently asked questions can be found in our Clear Cooperation FAQ. Download now.

 

 

MLSLISTINGS LIVE CLEAR COOPERATION RECORDING NOW AVAILABLE

The recording of our MLSListings Live “Clear Cooperation” episode is now available on our YouTube channel.

If you missed the live webcast, or would like to see it again, watch it here:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5pxW_8OzBbY

 

 

ADDITIONAL RESOURCES

Here are links to additional CCP-related resources that you may find helpful:

 

 

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