• The member leadership of the National Association of REALTORS® will be considering a policy change related to MLS designed to eliminate pocket listings. The policy is 8.0 - called the Clear Cooperation policy. This topic was discussed in great detail at the 2019 Council of MLS meetings and met with widespread industry support.

    A number of brokers have developed innovative platforms for sellers that fall under a commonly understood policy called Coming Soon that may be wiped out by this new policy change. This has many in the industry concerned about repercussions the 8.0 policy change could have for these coming soon programs.

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  • A New Definition of Professionalism was written to demonstrate how using verified sources for square footage can increase your Professionalism and reputation.

  • "Coming Soon" is referred to as the time between the signing of a listing agreement with a seller and the go- live date in the multiple listing service. The National Association of REALTORS® MLS Policy does not provide a Coming Soon option, however this business practice is common in many market areas and a wide number of MLSs have a Coming Soon Policy today.
    The purpose of the WAV Group Coming Soon Policy Study is to help MLSs reflect the perspectives of brokers and agents in shaping Coming Soon policies.

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  • The 2021 WAV Group Transaction Management Interoperability Study revealed brokers have strong interest in the ability for Digital Transaction Management systems to pass data seamlessly for the brokerages representing two sides of a transaction. Today, brokers have to enter data in as many as 9 or 10 systems, creating inefficiency, added cost and increased chances of inaccurate data. According to the study, nearly 3/4 of brokers would like to enter data into one system, either at the MLS or brokerage, and then seamlessly pass the information to other systems.