What is Considered Contact Information?
There seems to be some confusion over what is considered personal contact information. The MLS® Policies state:
5. No personal contact information relating to the REALTOR® may appear in the REALTOR® remarks section of a listing. If the REALTORSÂ® personal contact information is included, MLS® staff is to remove it and a $50 fine levied to the Brokerage.
Where the seller directs the listing REALTOR® in writing to do so, the sellerâ€™s contact information may appear in the REALTORÂ® only remarks (non-public) section of the listing on the Associationâ€™s MLSÂ® system.
6. No personal contact information relating to the REALTORÂ® with the exception of a direction to visit the REALTORÂ®â€™s website to obtain more information may appear in the internet ad copy/public remarks. If the REALTORSÂ® personal contact information or specific website address, with the exception of a direction to the REALTORâ€™SÂ® website, is included, MLSÂ® staff will remove it and a $50 fine be levied to the Brokerage.
Members who place any of the following information in the REALTORÂ® remarks or Public Remarks (Internet Ad Copy) will be fined $50 for each offence:
- Memberâ€™s first name
- Memberâ€™s last name
- Memberâ€™s full name
- Memberâ€™s office name
- Memberâ€™s phone number
- Memberâ€™s cell number
- Any toll free/office numbers which direct the public to the Â member or memberâ€™s Brokerage
- Memberâ€™s email address
- Any links to the Memberâ€™s personal or office website
Members with questions about this MLSÂ® Policy should contact Pam at 905.529.8101 x281.
REMINDER Conditional Sales
You are reminded it is not mandatory for Niagara members to report conditional sales. Â Please keep this in mind when you are trying to book an appointment for showing or submitting an offer for any listings beginning with an (N).
New Clauses for Wind Turbines
Members who work in areas where wind turbines are present should be aware that OREA has published two clauses that deal specifically with wind turbines. Â The clauses are found in WEBFormsâ„¢ and are titled GREEN 04 â€“ Renewable Energy Projects and GREEN 06 â€“ Wind Turbines â€“ Warranty.