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"Is 'Working with the Realtor' brochure required for privacy protected listings?"

"Is 'Working with the Realtor' brochure required for privacy protected listings?"

"Some of my new listings faxed into office with privacy protected as requested by the seller, and they have initialed on cross-out item (c) on the MLS Listing Contract. Why do I have to contact the MLS department to send the Working with a Realtor brochure separately after the listing is posted on the MLS?"

Irene Wilson, Supervisor of MLS at the Board replies:

When a Realtor is requesting that the listing be “privacy protected”, the Working With a Realtor brochure must be submitted to the MLS Department. This is a separate process that is done after the listing is entered and has been assigned an MLS number. As this task is performed by two different areas, they will not be done simultaneously. We do try to make sure that listings are privacy protected as soon as possible after they are processed; however sometimes there may be a short delay between the two processes.

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Moving towards a National Housing Strategy

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Will a luxury or speculation tax create more affordable housing?

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