Stellar MLS leadership has updated Article 4.6 Listing Remarks in the MLS rules to temporarily accommodate virtual viewings in place of in-person showings for active listings. Agents and brokers can also now advertise unbranded virtual tours in the public and Realtor-only remarks.
“Active” Listing Status Now Permitted with Virtual Tours
Sellers who do not want in-person showings at this time can offer virtual tours instead. As long as a virtual tour is publicly marketed through the MLS for an active listing, the broker/agent/seller will remain in compliance with Clear Cooperation Policy 8.0.
The virtual viewing may not include signs or other types of branding that might deter a consumer away from the agent they are working with. Virtual tour URL’s are now also allowed in the Public and Realtor-Only remarks fields in an effort to help assist with the public marketing of a property. If there is not a virtual and/or in-person showing option being advertised for an active listing, it must be put into the Temporarily Off Market (TOM) status.