In a Nutshell
At the 2017 REALTOR® Conference and Expo, the NAR Board of Directors approved revisions to MLS Policy Statements 7.42/7.43 (aka “MLS of Choice”) that requires all MLSs operated by REALTOR® Association(s) to provide a waiver of subscription fees for any licensee who meets the following two criteria:
1. The licensee does not use the MLS’s services.
2. The licensee already subscribes to a different MLS under their principal broker.
The policy changes became effective July 1, 2018. In August 2018, the NAR Leadership Team recognized a need for additional revisions to local MLS waiver forms and the process used to approve them.