Display of Canopy MLS Statistics/Sold Listings

Display of Canopy MLS Statistics/Sold Listings

Canopy MLS prefers to be the source of statistical information to the media. However, Canopy MLS Member Participants and Subscribers may make public representations or advertise statistical information and sold listings for a particular neighborhood. Any public representation/advertisement of Canopy MLS statistical information or sold listings must conform to the following requirements:

  • Canopy MLS must be cited as the source of the statistical information by including the disclaimer from Section 13 of the “Canopy MLS Rules and Regulations.” This disclaimer indicates that data is based on information from Canopy MLS, and specifies the date range and the area covered.
  • To prevent a violation of Article 12 of the Realtor® Code of Ethics, any public representation/advertisement of MLS statistical information or sold listings for a particular neighborhood must indicate that "Properties may be listed or sold by various participants of the MLS."
  • Member Participants and Subscribers must ensure that any retransmission of the statistical information includes the required disclaimers.
  • Statistics on active listings must be based on more than one active listing; otherwise, it could be construed that the brokerage publishing the report is advertising another brokerage’s listing without permission.
  • When displaying another broker’s active listing, such displays must comply with the Internet Data Exchange (IDX) or Virtual Office Website (VOW) rules, and the IDX/VOW programs do not apply to print advertising. If complying with the IDX or VOW rules is not possible then obtaining written permission from the listing broker-in-charge is required.

Canopy MLS provides two ways for IDX websites to display sold content:

Sold content provided with RETS or web API: Canopy MLS provides sold content (i.e., those listings that have closed and have been reported as “Sold” in Canopy MLS’ online database, reflected as “Sold” status) with a RETS or web API data feed. The Canopy MLS Rules and Regulations Appendix A provides the rules for Internet display of sold data using this method.

Sales History Data Tool: This tool offers consumers the ability to search for limited information on sales in any neighborhood in the Canopy MLS service area. The Sales History Data Tool is on CarolinaHome.com, and Canopy MLS has created a frameable version of the tool available for any Subscriber with an IDX website.

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