Everything You Need to Know: MLS Data Violations

Aside from agent reported possible violations, MetroTex/NTREIS utilizes an automated system through Corelogic called Listing Data Checker (LDC). LDC processes listings after they are entered or modified. This helps MetroTex to enforce the NTREIS rules & regulations. MetroTex works diligently to ensure the MLS data is accurate for our member listings. LDC sends out emails automatically and comes from listingdatachecker@corelogic.com.  On occasion, those emails may go to spam. To help ensure you receive the notifications, please whitelist the email.

LDC searches property description, private remarks, and driving directions along with Realist Tax records. LDC standardizes and verifies address, city, county, and zip code to tax records since the MLS Rules require the address in your listing to match the tax records. The address in tax records may not be the same as a mailing address. LDC also confirms the correct school district is on your listing.

LDC compares Parcel ID numbers to tax records to find ones entered incorrectly. There has been an increase in incorrect Parcel ID numbers recently. Even when entering a new listing from “tax records,” if it doesn’t look right, please go to the County Appraisal District website to confirm the correct Parcel ID number for your listing. Realist Tax is not updated in “real time” meaning records are updated periodically by NTREIS. Please remember that MetroTex stands firm that the city taxing authority for a property must be used as the city on the listing. There are no exceptions to this unless there is no city taxing authority for a listed property.

LDC searches for phone numbers, email addresses, names, and URL’s as the MLS Rules do not allow that information in any field in the listing except for showing instructions or private remarks.

LDC will search listings for inappropriate words or phrases that could be considered a fair housing violation or inappropriate for general knowledge. The MLS team manually reviews each listing that is flagged for inappropriate remarks to determine if the word or phrase is out of context or if it is required to be removed from a listing. Many are waived before a notification is sent to the listing agent. 

1st violation notices are sent to the listing agent only. If not resolved, a 2nd notice is sent and if still not resolved a listing will go into finable MLS violations. 2nd and finable violation notices are sent to the listing agent, broker & office manager, or above MLS access levels.

If you receive an LDC notice and you don’t agree with the information that was flagged, please know that we have a great team in the MLS Department that monitor your replies, so make sure you hit reply and tell us your thoughts. LDC is not always 100% correct.

As always, please contact the MLS Department at 214-540-2755 or mls@dfwre.com with any questions.