The Rules and Regulations of ValleyMLS had the following revisions following the March 21, 2023 Board of Directors Meeting.
Model Homes: The main photo is required to display, “Model Home-Not for Sale”. This same requirement is also included for public remarks. Comments in Agent remarks and Public Remarks must include availability for purchase with any limiting terms and conditions stated.
Model Home: Should include the base price of the house plus any amenities, which must be entered in agent remarks.
Once all lots have sold in the community, the Model Home is to be cancelled (or closed, if sold) in the MLS.
A new document type called, FEATURED HOME FINISHES will be created to specifically allow agents to enter the home features. (This can be used for all new construction homes)
PUBLIC REMARKS: Information in the Public Remarks field in the Listing shall be limited to information describing or marketing the listed property, to include any offers of seller-paid closing costs, repair allowances, or home warranties. Such field shall not include information about individuals or co-brokerage arrangements or any alarm codes or other information about how to gain access to the property.
Public Remarks shall not direct the user in any way to contact information or other information about a real estate agent or broker or any other individual or entity with a connection to the business of real estate. Any other use of a photo, floor plan, electronic file, rendering, virtual tour, website url, or other media to advertise or promote an agent, broker or real estate brokerage, or any other individual or entity, is strictly prohibited.
EXCEPTION: Properties entered in the RENTAL class may display a URL link to the rental application. For Model Homes, the first comment in public remarks shall read, “Model Home-Not for Sale”.
PHOTOS AND VIRTUAL TOURS:
Residential and Land/Lot property in ValleyMLS.com must have a minimum of one CURRENT front exterior photo or rendering, aerial photo, or water view of the property before a listing will be active. The current front exterior photos must show a majority of the total home/building.
The broker’s yard signage may not be visible in the photo/image.
No people may be visible in listing photos.
Model Homes: The main photo of the model home must display, “Model Home-Not for Sale”.
Photos must remain on the listing as part of the historical record showing the listing as it existed when it was active in the MLS.