Section 1.0 – Listing Procedures

Listings of real property of the mandatory types listed below, which are listed subject to a real estate broker’s license and are located within the Mandatory-Listing Area of the Multiple Listing Service, and are taken by Participants* must be submitted to the Triad Multiple Listing Service, Inc., hereinafter called the “Service” or “MLS,” by entry into the on-line system and noticed to all Participants within one (1) calendar day after the later of the effective date or the marketing date shown on the listing agreement. The listing agreement must include the seller’s authorization to submit the agreement to the Service.  The Service shall accept exclusive right to sell listing contracts, exclusive right to sell with prospect reservations (exclusive right to sell listings with named prospects exempted), exclusive agency listing contracts, and may accept other forms of agreement which make it possible for the listing broker to offer cooperation and compensation to the other participants of the Service acting as subagents, buyer agents, or both.  Exclusive agency listings and exclusive right to sell listings (with or without reservations) must be noticed to all Participants in the on-line system by the following method in the Listing Type field by entering:

  • ERS=exclusive right to sell,
  • ERR=exclusive right to sell with reservations,
  • EA=exclusive agency, or
  • AP=auction property.

The Service does not accept net listings or open listings.  Participants shall not establish, directly or indirectly, any contractual relationship between the Service and the client (buyer or seller).  If the listing broker also intends to cooperate and/or compensate subagents, buyer agents, or both, the listing agreement shall contain the seller’s written authorization.

 MANDATORY PROPERTY TYPES:  The following property types must be submitted to the Service:

  1. Residential Single family homes
  2. Residential vacant lots and acreage tracts.
  3. Two-family, three-family, and four-family residential buildings

 OPTIONAL PROPERTY TYPES: The following property types may be submitted to the Service if submitted voluntarily by a participant:

  1. Subdivided Non-Residential Lots      6.  Manufactured Home Parks
  2. Land and Farms                                        7.  Commercial Income
  3. Business Opportunity                            8.  Industrial
  4. Motel-Hotel                                                 9.  Residential Rental
  5. Manufactured Homes*

MANDATORY TYPE OF SALE DISCLOSURE:  The following Types of Sale must be submitted to the Service:

  1. Owner Sale
  2. Potential Short Sale
  3. Pre-Foreclosure
  4. Foreclosure/REO/Bank

* Manufactured homes must have the wheels removed and the chassis placed on a permanent foundation.  Further, each agent is urged to verify facts concerning the Certificate of Origin and/or Certificate of Title.  Reference:  NCREC Bulletin article found on, (copy attached as exhibit #4).

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