Under the Shelter in Place Order issued March 17, some MLS rules were temporarily altered to help agents follow the new State and County regulations. With the recent changes to the Shelter in Place Orders that permit agents to show properties, these rules will return to their original status, effective May 25.
|Rule||SIP Revised Rule|
|Supra Lockbox Rule 13.2.2||With the closure of our Alameda and Pleasanton offices, we were unable to sell lockboxes so combo lockboxes were permitted if a member did not have a Supra lockbox.||Now that lockboxes are available for pre-order in our REALTOR® Store, a Supra Lockbox is required for showing purposes (if a lockbox is used).|
|Required Front Exterior Rule 11.5b||If the required front exterior photo was not uploaded, we were issuing courtesy notices, not fines.||Front exterior photos will be required; this includes “Coming Soon” listings. Fines will be issued for listings without the front exterior photo. (We recommend reviewing your listings to make sure each has one required front exterior image to avoid violations/fines.)|
|Changing “Withdrawn Temporarily” to “New” status||We permitted members to change the status to Withdrawn Temporarily to stop accumulating Days on MLS (DMLS). With an email request, we were changing the status from "Withdrawn Temporarily" to "New" for members who were ready to put the listing back on the market.||With the updated SIP Orders allowing occupied homes to be shown (virtually and if virtually is not feasible by appointment only), we will no longer change “Withdrawn Temporarily” to “New” for listings placed in that status after May 25.|
|Showing Access Field||We had disabled this field in the Paragon MLS.||This field is enabled in the Paragon MLS now.|
|URLs in Public Remarks Rule 12.5.2||We allowed branded or unbranded URLs in the public remarks.||We will only allow unbranded URLs only in public remarks.|