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The Bar Has Been Raised

posted: 08/06/2018

Since CMR put its Ethics Citation Policy in Place in 2017, the bar has been raised on several fronts.  The word has spread.  One example is that few members are choosing to enter a listed property without following showing instructions since violating Article 3, SOP 3-9 is part of the citation policy carrying a $250 fine.

When Can a Listing Broker Reduce Commission in MLS Offered to Cooperating Brokers?

posted: 07/23/2018

Answer:  ONLY, when ONE of TWO things occur

  1. Compensation can be changed PRIOR TO an offer being submitted or
  2. Upon a written agreement between the listing broker and cooperating broker

Be Careful – Know Your Definitions!

posted: 06/26/2018

Contacting a withdrawn seller is soliciting a listing that is still listed which is a potential violation of Article 16 of the Code of Ethics.

In our MLS, the listing agreement with the seller is still intact when a property is in withdrawn status.  Withdrawn is a temporary status used when a seller doesn’t want the property shown while something temporary is going on (renovations, family illness, Christmas holidays, etc.).

CMMLS EXPO Raffle "The Ultimate Jackson Staycation"

posted: 05/24/2018

The “Ultimate Jackson Staycation” package will be raffled off to one lucky attendee of the 2018 MLS Expo. More details including prize list and prices provided within.

Social Media is Advertising and both MLS Rules and the Code of Ethics Apply

posted: 03/06/2018

Your next Facebook post could be a violation of the MLS and Code of Ethics. Read this tip to steer clear of MLS and Code violations.