How can I report a problem I see with information on a listing?

To report a listing error, you should open the listing details page in Xposure and (at top right), go to Actions > Report this Listing.  You will have some dropdown general choices for error type and may check one or more. Use the Remarks to clearly explain the problem(s) and the GNMLS Policy(ies) being violated…

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How should I enter One-Party or Office Exclusive listings in GNMLS?

One-Party Listing steps: Always enter AFTER the closing date as there is no marketing. When the contract is signed send MLS the first & last pages of listing contract along with the Office Exclusive addendum. Collect all normal property information, photos, documents, etc. When the listing is entered into GNMLS following the sale send MLS…

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What does Exclusive Agency or Exclusive Right mean?

There are two types of listing contracts allowed for entry in GNMLS. Both are exclusive between the seller(s) and the real estate firm(s) listed on that single listing contract. In GNMLS we historically see about 90% Exclusive Right-to-Sell Listings. With an Exclusive Agency Listing, the listing broker is entitled to commission if the property is…

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What if my listing has a cottage or other finished space?

Only the primary residence’s finished, year-round square footage may be listed for the home.  Per ANSI standards the finished space must be accessed via contiguous finished space.  If you have to leave the year-round finished space to access other finished space, then it is not contiguous. Mark ADU Detached Dwelling as Yes and fill in…

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How can I input a sale into GNMLS for a FSBO or non-GNMLS listing firm?

Non-member or FSBO entry – No listing contract data entry: Always enter AFTER the closing date as there is no marketing in GNMLS. Collect all normal property information, photos, documents, etc. If it is a non-member listing get a data sheet and correct listing date, offer acceptance, contingencies, etc. When the listing is entered into…

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What is “Public Marketing”?

The GNMLS requires entry of listings into the MLS prior to any public marketing.  Office Exclusive listings may not be publicly marketed.  So what does that include? First, what is “public”? Anything beyond one-on-one communications with your customers/clients or agents within your office is considered “public” marketing.  Some examples include making a post on social…

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What should I know about real estate signs?

Signs of any type, once displayed publicly, are thus considered public advertising - as confirmed by NAR Clear Cooperation Policy. Signs identifying firms, brokers and/or agents are NOT allowed to appear in photos, videos, etc that are entered into the GNMLS system. Aside from the above, the GNMLS has no jurisdiction over real estate signs.…

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What are the policies for adding waterfront listings?

Here is how to mark listings for waterfront: Lakes must be in the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources (DNR) Lake book (PUB-FH-800) in order to be entered in the MLS database. Private and man-made lakes that are not recognized by the DNR will not be entered into the lake name search selection. To ensure that…

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What rules govern putting listings on social media?

Putting listings on social media is governed by State of Wisconsin law, the REALTOR Code of Ethics and by GNMLS rules. If it is not your personal listing, always get permission first. You must have a listing contract or the listing broker’s permission before advertising any property. This would be a violation of Wisconsin state…

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