CVR MLS Rule Changes Log

March 2022:

  • Section 4.12 – Services Advertised as Free: Mandatory NAR language prohibiting agents form advertising services as free unless they will receive no compensation for their services from any source.
  • Section 5.4 – Seller Authorization and Forms: Clarification language that an active, written listing agreement is required to enter a listing in the MLS.
  • Section 5.6.3 – Property Address: Mandatory NAR language requiring a property address (or PID when an address does not exist) on a listing.
  • Section 7.6 – Right of Listing Participant in Presentation of Counter-Offer: Mirrors new COE language which allows listing broker to request written confirmation that a counter-offer has been presented to buyer/purchaser/tenant.
  • Section 9.5 – Multiple Violation: Clarification language regarding discipline a Compliance Panel may impose.
  • Section 10.12 – VOW Criteria for Excluding Listings: Removes cooperative compensation as an exclusion criteria.
  • Section 10.15 – VOW Restricted Information:
    • Renumbered to match NAR mandatory language
    • Removed compensation fields as restricted fields
  • Section 11.2.4 – IDX Criteria for Excluding Listings: Redefines criteria for excluded listings.
  • Section 11.2.7 – Renamed to Disclosure of a Brokerage Firm : Section redefined and language moved to other sections for better clarification and reference.
  • Section 11.3.1 – IDX Restricted Content: Language moved from 11.2.7 and reorganized to mirror NAR mandatory language.
  • Section 11.3.3 – IDX Listing Firm Identification: (Deferred implementation by NAR until 9/1/2022) Mandatory NAR language added requiring contact information (email or phone number) for listing firm as provided by the listing participant, to be added to IDX display.
  • Section 11.3.5 – IDX Required Disclaimers –
    • Language from 11.2.7 moved for easier reference
    • Mandatory disclosure language added for displayed offers of compensation.
  • Section 11.3.7 – Restricted Listings: Moved to 11.3.1

April 2021:

  • Section 4.7 - Listing Compliance: Revised to reflect mandatory NAR language regarding submission of listing data accuracy.
  • Section 4.11 – Fair Housing: Revised to reflect mandatory NAR language regarding reporting process for any potential fair housing violations in listing data
  • Article 9 - Compliance and Enforcement Procedures: Revised to reflect mandatory NAR language.
  • Section 9.3 - Authority to Impose Sanctions: Revised to reflect mandatory NAR language regarding sanctions for compliance violations.
  • Section 9.4 - Notice of Violation: Revised to include NAR mandatory compliance process for multiple violations
  • Section 9.5 - Multiple Violations: Revised to include NAR mandatory compliance process for multiple violations
  • Section 9.6 - Notice of Fine: Revisions to accommodate new NAR multiple violations process.
  • Section 9.7 - Violation Review Hearings: Revised to reflect mandatory NAR language.

January 2021:

  • Article 2 - Definitions Added a Sold Non-MLS definition
  • Section 3.6 – CVR MLS Forms: Defining Standard Forms and Prohibited Use of CVR MLS copyrighted forms
  • Section 5.6 – Incomplete/Inaccurate Information: Requirement of documentation for non-tax or non-jurisdictional sources, specifically addressing square footage
  • Section 5.6.2 – Identification of Square Footage Source: Specifically addresses documentation required when use of square footage sources other than tax data
  • Section 5.29(c) – Duplicate Listings: Allowing new construction listings to enter duplicate listings for single family and lot/land
  • Section 5.37 – Sold Non-MLS Listings: Parameters for Sold Non-MLS listings.
  • Article 16 - Clarification language to include appraisal reports as statistical reports
  • GLOBAL - Change from MATRIX to CVR MLS or MLS System

April 2020:

  • Article 2 - Definitions: Public Marketing added
  • Section 5.1 – Listings Subject to CVR MLS Rules and Regs: Listing submission language updated to confirm to NAR’s Clear Cooperation rule
  • Section 5.9 - Office Exclusive: Addition of NAR mandatory Clear Cooperation language

January 2020:

  • Article 2 – Definitions: Updates and clarifications
  • Section 4.6 – Password Use: Updated for Clareity release
  • Section 5.1 – Listings Subject to CVR MLS Rules and Regs
    • Clarification language
    • Progressive fine imposed for late listing submission to align with 5.9 Clear Cooperation Language
  • Section 5.1.2 – Coming Soon: Removed restriction on advertising;  clarified language
  • Section 5.7.2 – Adjacent Lots: Clarification language
  • Section 5.8 – Virtual Tours, Photos: Clarification language
  • Section 5.9 – Office Exclusive: Addition of NAR mandatory Clear Cooperation language; imposition of progressive fine
  • Section 5.10 – Delayed Showing: Clarifying language on what constitutes a violation
  • Section 5.14 – Listing Price Specified: Clarification language
  • Section 5.23 – Listing Changes: Clarification language
  • Section 5.29 – Listing Duplication: Clarification language
  • Section 5.30 – New Construction: Clarification language
  • Section 5.31 – Auction Properties: Clarification language
  • Section 7.13 – Reporting Cancellation of Sales: Clarification language
  • Section 9.4 – Notice of Violation: Clarification language
  • Section 9.6.1 – MLS Fine Waiver: Road Rules class waiver
  • Section 12.2.3 – User Restrictions: Clarification Language
  • Sections 12.2.8 and 12.2.13 – Lockbox: Audit language/return request
  • Sections 12.2.14 - Clarification on what constitutes a violation
  • Article 16 - NAR required language
  • Fine Chart - Updated with fine language and frequent fines
  • Global - Withdrawn to Temp Withdrawn
  • Global - Vendor to Technology Provider

June 2019:

  • Section 5.9 – clarified process for Office Exclusive, Exempt or Delayed Entry listings
  • Section 5.26 – Repealed
  • Section 5.30 – expanded rules for new construction listings to align with new construction sales process.
  • Section 12 – updated for SentriLock conversion
  • Global change to change lockbox references to SentriLock
  • Appendix B – updated to clarify above rules changes