Sellers Withholding Listings And Addresses From Internet
(A) A Participant’s VOW shall not display listings or property addresses of any seller who has affirmatively directed the listing broker to withhold the seller’s listing or property address from display on the Internet. The listing broker shall communicate to the Service that the seller has elected not to permit display of the listing or property address on the Internet. Notwithstanding the foregoing, a Participant who operates a VOW may provide to consumers via other delivery mechanisms, such as email, fax, or otherwise, the listings of sellers who have determined not to have the listing for their property displayed on the Internet.
(B) A Participant who lists a property for a seller who has elected not to have the property listing or the property address displayed on the Internet shall cause the seller to execute a document that includes the following (or a substantially similar) provision:
Seller Opt-Out Form
1.Please check either Option a or Option b
a.[ ] I have advised my broker or sales agent that I do not want the listed property to be displayed on the Internet.
b.[ ] I have advised my broker or sales agent that I do not want the address of the listed property to be displayed on the Internet.
- I understand and acknowledge that, if I have selected option a, consumers who conduct searches for listings on the Internet will not see information about the listed property in response to their search.
___________ initials of seller
(C) The Participant shall retain such forms for at least one year after the date they are signed, or one year after the date the listing goes off the market, whichever is later.