ValleyMLS rules do not allow a listing to be entered with a non-member as a co-lister. However, what if you want to co-list with another member from a different office? What if it’s a member of Greater Alabama MLS? What does it even mean to co-list?
First and foremost, it’s important to remember that anytime an agent is executing a listing agreement, they are doing so on behalf of their broker. The broker owns the listing. Therefore, if there is going to be any other broker also representing this property, both brokers would have to sign off on that arrangement. In other words, agents cannot decide on their own to co-broker listings outside of their own office.
No agent or brokerage should ever be on an MLS listing without a valid listing agreement in place.
What does it mean to add a co-lister? A co-listing agent shows up in the second listing agent field on the agent full report and would get half of the production credit when the listing closes. A co-lister would also have access to maintain the listing in the same way a listing agent can, as long as they are both members of ValleyMLS.