One of the most important roles REcolorado serves for our customers is ensuring you have access to timely, accurate data about listings across Colorado. Not only does that help you better serve your clients, but it also makes the housing market work!
Importance of Timely Status Changes
Status changes are an important part of the equation. For example, consider a listing changing from Active to Pending. If that change isn’t made in a timely fashion, your client may fall in love with a home they see online, only to have the disheartening revelation that it is already under contract. Having to explain to your clients over and over that the home they found online is no longer available is frustrating for everyone involved.
Delaying status changes also impacts housing market statistics, comparables or CMAs, and appraisals, resulting in incomplete or inaccurate data that can skew the picture.
REcolorado customers agree to follow the MLS Rules and Regulations, which includes making status changes in a timely fashion. Brokers have three business days to update the status in REcolorado Matrix when a listing changes from one status to another.
Untimely Status Change = Immediate Fine
Because untimely status changes impact the integrity of the data available in REcolorado Matrix and make it more difficult for all brokers to serve their clients, the REcolorado Data Integrity team takes violations very seriously. Our Customer Care team heard from many of you about the frustration caused by delayed status changes and heard loud and clear that you need more timely data. The REcolorado Rules and Regulations Committee strengthened the rule about status changes, updating Section 1.9 to state:
Reporting Status Changes to the MLS: When the status of a listing changes to Pending, Closed, Leased, Expired/Terminated, Withdrawn, or back to Active, it must be reported to the MLS within three business days. If the change is not made within 3 business days, the untimely status change will be subject to an immediate $25.00 fine. Per MLS Rules & Regulations Section 8.1 (7) & (8) Repeat Offenders will be referred to the MLS Rules Committee for appropriate further action.
Immediate fines for untimely status changes will be issued beginning on November 2, 2020. Notices for violations are sent automatically. If you have any questions about a notification you received or how this could impact your listing, please contact REcolorado Customer Care or our Data Integrity team to discuss your situation.
Our primary goal is data integrity for all REcolorado customers so you have continued access to reliable information to best serve your clients.
Originally published October 15, 2020 — Updated March 29, 2021