NorthstarMLS & the COVID-19 Pandemic

Below are several measures we have taken and communicated earlier this week. We have gathered them here together in one posting for your convenience, and as a reminder for those who may have missed the earlier posts.

We hope you are all continuing to be safe and healthy. The spring real estate market is here, and the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic continues. NorthstarMLS is operating business as usual to support you and your clients. We urge you to stay informed with how the situation is affecting the local real estate market.  

  1. Open Houses Suspension: Effective now and until further notice, the scheduling of Open Houses in NorthstarMLS has been suspended. Any currently scheduled Open Houses in the NorthstarMLS system have been cancelled and removed from the MLS. This decision was unanimously approved by the NorthstarMLS Executive Committee of its Board of Directors in the interests of public safety during this crisis. Please click here for more information
  2. Coming Soon Status Extension: NorthstarMLS has extended the maximum allowable time in Coming Soon Status from 21 days to 60 days. This is an extraordinary measure during extraordinary times that we hope will not be necessary for long; however, we will consider further extension of the number of days permitted while in Coming Soon as circumstances may dictate. All listings currently in Coming Soon status will retain the current Availability Date you set when you entered the listing. Please click here for more information on this temporary rule change. 
  3. Waiver of Showings Reqirement for Active Status: NorthstarMLS has temporarily waived the requirement to allow showings for Active status listings as long as you disclose it in Public Remarks.
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