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April 21, 2020

Introduction of the Marketing Options Form

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Author: Jeff Bosch

The MLS Exemption Form has been removed from as we prepare for the implementation of NAR’s 8.0 Clear Cooperation Policy on April 28th. Properties already MLS Exempt can remain so until April 28th. At that time, to comply with NAR policy, current MLS exempt properties will need to be input as one of the following:  

  • Withheld Status if not publicly advertised 

  • Active or Coming Soon if publicly advertised 

Please reference our Clear Cooperation Policy information page for the most up to date information. 

In the place of the MLS Exemption form, you will now find the Marketing Options form. This form has been provided to help guide you and your client as you choose which status(es) to use when listing property. The form is optional unless choosing Withheld. In that case, the form must be completed, signed, and maintained with other listing paperwork in your brokerage files. The Marketing Options Form does not need to be submitted to MARIS unless specifically requested by MARIS staff. 

Please note, MARIS rules require listing entry within 5 business days. MLS Exemptions are no longer an option. NAR’s 8.0 Clear Cooperation requires entry within 1 business day of public marketing. As discussed in our recent blog post on revisions to the Coming Soon status, the maximum time in status is 21 days. You can read more about our planned implementation of changes to support NAR's 8.0 Clear Cooperation Policy HERE.

Thank you for all of your comments and feedback in recent months as we have been determining how best to implement the CCP. Your input has been instrumental to our success. If you have any questions or concerns, please feel free to email us at, or call us at 314-984-9111.