November 11, 2016
C.A.R. Director Theresa Grant
MLS Committee summary report
1) Issues Briefing Paper Re MLS Rules Clarification of Terminology Relating to NAR-Mandated Policy Re Broker Ownership of Listing Content and Additional Proposed Photo Rule Changes
Summary purpose: MLS photos must be of the property or views specifically from the property only, and not include area photos. Example: San Francisco properties may not show photos of Alcatraz or the Golden Gate Bridge unless the photo used is taken from the specific property location; no photos of area parks or attractions such as Disneyland.
2) Issues Briefing Paper Re “Remote” Orientation.
Summary purpose: To come into alignment with NAR mandated change to offer remote orientation if requested by a new Association member.
3) Issues Briefing Paper Re Displaying Photos of Sold in Promotional Mailers
Summary purpose: Fair and accurate representation of the property; alignment with Code of Ethics regarding photo ownership; alignment with Code of Ethics regarding broker association with the transaction being advertised.
4) Issues Briefing Paper Re Assembling MLS Rules Work Group Re Coming Soon & DOM
Summary purpose: To form a work group to evaluate codifying core MLS rules for properties not currently listed for sale (pocket listings) and also create standard DOM start/end dates to align and clarify vs CDOM, ADOM, other commonly used abbreviated fields. Anyone on the MLS committee can coordinate with Kevin Brown to volunteer to be on the work group.
5) RPR/AMP Update
Summary: Quick update regarding progress as to how they will work together. Upstream was not addressed as a representative was not available, though questions were asked regarding integration.
Actions: Items 1-3 to be taken to the Directors meeting for discussion and possible vote.