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Jill Murty, Realtor - Orange County, CA
Movoto - Laguna Niguel, CA

As Sam Shueh said, your MLS determines the timeline.  The MLS is the one who will hit you with a violation and a fine if you don't operate within the guidelines. 

Mar 05, 2016 08:42 AM
Sam Shueh
(408) 425-1601 - San Jose, CA
mba, cdpe, reopro, pe

Our MLS it needs to be on the system in 2 days? unless the seller signed there is no mls participation.

It has more to do with MLS than your broker.

Mar 05, 2016 08:15 AM
Tony and Suzanne Marriott, Associate Brokers
Serving the Greater Phoenix and Scottsdale Metropolitan Area - Scottsdale, AZ
Haven Express @ Keller Williams Arizona Realty

It depends.  There is usually one specified by the MLS and in the listing agreement, however, the listing agent and the Seller can agree to modify this time frame IN WRITING, which prevails...

Mar 05, 2016 10:02 PM
Jeff Pearl
RE/MAX Distinctive / LIC in VA - Lovettsville, VA
Full Service Full Time Realtor

It's up to the seller, but normal is within 48 hours.

Mar 05, 2016 08:18 AM
Joan Cox
House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373 - Denver, CO
Denver Real Estate - Selling One Home at a Time

We do not have this, if we have a signed listing agreement, it can go into the MLS that day.  

Mar 06, 2016 09:51 PM
Inna Ivchenko
Barcode Properties - Encino, CA
Realtor® • GRI • HAFA • PSC Calabasas CA

I'd say varies on your mls rules. In my mls it is 3 days to change status or list. p.s. You can sign the RLA today but the listing day in mls to be days/weeks from now, so you have time to prepare the property and marketing material( at least, in our RLA a signing day and a listing day can be different).

Mar 06, 2016 04:56 PM
Ryan Huggins - Thousand Oaks, CA - Thousand Oaks, CA
Residential Real Estate and Investment Properties

The MLS determines it, I believe we have 48 hours or so to get it in.  I get 'er done as soon as I get home.

Mar 06, 2016 12:15 PM
Michael Jacobs
Pasadena, CA
Pasadena And Southern California 818.516.4393

It typically depends on the individual MLS rules.  In California, we have a form that the seller signs and the broker approves that can withhold a listing from the mls for a period of time(or for the course of the listing).   That form must be submitted to the mls for anything that is not input into the system within the required time frame.   

Mar 05, 2016 11:08 PM
John McCormack, CRS
Albuquerque Homes Realty - Albuquerque, NM
Honesty, Integrity, Results, Experienced. HIRE Me!

We normally go live ASAP.

Mar 05, 2016 10:58 PM
Michael Setunsky
Woodbridge, VA
Your Commercial Real Estate Link to Northern VA

Linda Burgin Forty-eight hours unless the seller specifies a longer period of time in the listing agreement.

Mar 05, 2016 10:32 PM
Annette Lawrence , Palm Harbor, FL 727-420-4041
ReMax Realtec Group - Palm Harbor, FL
Making FLORIDA Real Estate EZ

My broker says 3 days.

I most certainly ignore that requirement.

The MLS has their requirements.

I most certainly ignore those requirements also.

I do that which is most beneficial to those that hire me.

There is an artful component to real estate and a engineering component. Those who wish to limit the solutions or control the options of the real estate professional, want to keep the entire business structure as close to a engineered business as possible. The 'One-size-fits-all' solution to a highly variable client base breeds the contempt for the profession so many report, you know like those car-salesman comments.

It takes courage to resist conformity.

Mar 05, 2016 10:09 PM
Scott Godzyk
Godzyk Real Estate Services - Manchester, NH
One of the Manchester NH's area Leading Agents

Our MLS mandates within 48 hours, i like to put it in when i get it and get to selling without delay

Mar 05, 2016 09:51 PM
Raymond E. Camp
Ontario, NY

Within twenty-four hours here and at least one picture!

Mar 05, 2016 08:55 PM
Kathleen Luiten
Resort and Second-Home Specialist - Princeville, HI
Kauai Luxury Ocean Home Sales

No and we can have unpublished listing that are never on our MLS.

Mar 05, 2016 04:26 PM
Toronto, ON

This is a question that you would need to determine the answer with your MLS as rules from MLS to MLS vary.

Mar 05, 2016 03:41 PM
Praful Thakkar
LAER Realty Partners - Andover, MA
Andover, MA: Andover Luxury Homes For Sale

Linda Burgin - different MLS may have different guidelines for this.

We also have a NON-MLS listing that we can start promoting. The listing does not go in MLS at all!

Mar 05, 2016 02:32 PM
Darin Henderson
Holland Realty Services - Kirksville, MO
Guiding You Home

Our MLS allows us a few days to get listings entered after the list date, and to get the status updated, I believe it is 3 days.  I have never seen the value in holding the listing off MLS.

Mar 05, 2016 01:55 PM
Melissa Jackson REALTOR
Trinity Premier Properties - Azle, TX
Helping You Make The Right Move

Our MLS has rules according to the date on contract.

Mar 05, 2016 01:44 PM
Tammy Lankford,
Lane Realty Eatonton, GA Lake Sinclair, Milledgeville, 706-485-9668 - Eatonton, GA
Broker GA Lake Sinclair/Eatonton/Milledgeville

MY MLS has a 48 hour rule.  The only thing that trumps the rule the agreement itself.  And many times my agreement says it shall be placed in the MLS the day I get the professional photos back from the photographer.  That keeps me out of trouble with my MLS and keeps my listings looking good in the MLS.

Mar 05, 2016 01:25 PM
Bob Crane
Woodland Management Service / Woodland Real Estate, KW Diversified - Stevens Point, WI
Forestland Experts! 715-204-9671

check your mls rules.

Mar 05, 2016 01:14 PM
Ron and Alexandra Seigel
Napa Consultants - Carpinteria, CA
Luxury Real Estate Branding, Marketing & Strategy


Good question, and I believe the answer has been given.  Wishing you all the very best in your real estate career.  A

Mar 05, 2016 12:37 PM
Fred Griffin Florida Real Estate
Fred Griffin Real Estate - Tallahassee, FL
Licensed Florida Real Estate Broker

Florida Realtors Association contract uses the term, "As a MLS participant, Broker is obligated to timely deliver this listing to the MLS. This listing will be promptly published in the MLS unless Seller directs Broker otherwise in writing."

Mar 05, 2016 12:02 PM
Debbie Reynolds, C21 Platinum Properties
Platinum Properties- (931)771-9070 - Clarksville, TN
The Dedicated Clarksville TN Realtor-(931)320-6730

WeE have to get in the MLS within a couple of days. There are penalties.

Mar 05, 2016 11:11 AM
Debbie Laity
Cedaredge Land Company - Cedaredge, CO
Your Real Estate Resource for Delta County, CO

Each MLS has it's own set of rules. 

Mar 05, 2016 09:49 AM
Chris Ann Cleland
Long and Foster Real Estate - Gainesville, VA
Associate Broker, Bristow, VA

In our market, if we do not specify, it must be in the MLS in 48 hours.  However, most of my listings are signed with an "on or before date" filled in.  I have taken listings as far out as six months in advance.

Mar 05, 2016 09:38 AM
Paul S. Henderson, REALTOR®, CRS
Fathom Realty Washington LLC - Tacoma, WA
South Puget Sound Washington Agent/Broker!

That DOM time Varies widely!

Mar 05, 2016 09:34 AM
Peter Mohylsky, Beach Expert
PMI. Destin - Miramar Beach, FL
Call me at 850-517-7098

Signed listing agreement can be different than effective date especially if there are renters in the property. 

Mar 05, 2016 09:13 AM
Bob "RealMan" Timm
Ward County Notary Services - Minot, ND
Owner of Ward Co Notary Services retired RE Broker

Our local MLS has a set number of days but one of the Century's biggest brokerages (hint hint) totally ignores it.

Mar 05, 2016 08:54 AM