New SWMLS Compliance Notifications

The Southwest Multiple Listing Service (SWMLS) is issuing a new form of compliance notification in an effort to better educate and inform SWMLS Subscribers and Participants about potential data/status errors.

The NEW compliance notifications will be called "System Alerts" and "Tax Alerts".  These Alerts are courtesy notifications and are meant to educate the Subscriber and/or Participant on how to correct the error and avoid errors in the future.

Compliance warnings will still be issued, so it is important to recognize the difference between a compliance warning and the new compliance notification.  The new compliance notification - System Alerts and Tax Alerts - will appear as FlexMLS Listing Alerts, while compliance warnings will appear in the standard notification form.

To help make it clear, below is a list of data/status errors categorized by the type of notification they would receive.

CO (Courtesy only) Alert

  • General Education of MLS listing rules
  • Fair Housing issues in Advertising
  • Steering issues regarding offers
  • Conditional Compensation on Pending listing
  • Missing Lead Paint on Pending listing
  • Duplicate Listings

CO System Alert

  • Invalid Address formatting
  • Invalid Mapping of listing
  • Missing Room Dimensions
  • Invalid MLS Area/Zone Atlas
  • Invalid Lot Size Acres or Lot SqFt

CO Tax Alert

  • Invalid/incomplete Legal Desc.
  • Invalid Lot Size Acres or Lot SqFt
  • Invalid Taxes
  • UPC code with dashes or spaces
  • UPC code missing on new construction
  • UPC code does not match county UPC code

CO Off Market Alert

  • Invalid Sale Price
  • Invalid Listing Data
  • Missing Photo
  • Allowance/Concession YES but $0 Allowance reported

48 Hour Warnings (These are sent as standard Compliance Warnings and need to be fixed within 48 hours to avoid a fine.)

  • Missing Photos/Sign in Photos
  • Advertising in Public Remarks/Virtual Tours
  • Incorrect Property Information
  • Reporting invalid Status of a listing
  • Reporting a status change more than 48 hours after it occurred (cancelled, pendings only)
  • Conditional offer of Compensation
  • Overdue Pendings
  • Missing Lead Paint