Use this page to access NAR’s Multiple Listing Service policy resources.
IDX, VOW, Syndication, and Other Displays
- Internet Data Exchange (IDX) Information and Resources
- Virtual Office Websites (VOW) Information and Resources
- Managing Listing Content
- Automated Valuation Models (AVM)
- Canonical and Author Tags for Real Estate Listings
- Qualification for MLS Participation and IDX
MLS Governing Documents
- These model documents are part of the Handbook on Multiple Listing Policy and include the Model MLS Rules and Regulations and Model MLS Bylaws.
Agendas, Minutes, Reports, and Recent Policy Changes
- Agenda for March 2018 MLS Technology and Emerging Issues Advisory Board Meeting. Read an article regarding this agenda and share your comments.
- See previous agendas and minutes from the MLS Technology & Emerging Issues Advisory Board
- Summary of 2018 MLS Changes
- See also: prior year changes
- View Current or Past Agendas and Minutes of the Multiple Listing Issues and Policies Committee
- Code’s Applicability on the Internet (2005 Work Group Report/Recommendations)
- 2016 Changes to MLS Policy Statement 7.85 and FAQ
- Copyright Considerations Related to Proposed Changes to Display of Sold Information
Informational Brochures, Guides, and Articles
- Access informational brochures, guides, and articles related to MLS policy.
MLS Resources for Administrators
- Access useful resources for MLS administrators and those serving on an MLS committee.
- MLS Consolidation Resources — case studies, best practices, and other information/materials for MLSs looking to learn more about collaboration and consolidation.
- Search Engine Optimization (SEO) Video Series
- "Coming Soon" Information & Resources
- Changes to MLS Policy Statements 7.42 and 7.43 (MLS of Choice)
- Digital Millennium Copyright Act
- 2018 Handbook on Multiple Listing Policy
- Summary of 2017 MLS Changes
- Article - Who Owns Your Property Photos?
- Auction Properties
- Homes Magazines
- Lock Boxes: FAQ on Lock Box Security Requirement Revisions of 2012
- Offers of Cooperative Compensation Related to Listings of REO
- Short Sales: Information and Resources
- "Greening" MLSs
- MLS Commercial Handbook
- MLS Governing Documents Review Process
- Realtor.com® Presentation From the MLS Forum at the 2015 REALTORS® Legislative Meetings & Trade Expo
- RPR® Presentation From the MLS Forum at the 2015 REALTORS® Legislative Meetings & Trade Expo