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Fred Griffin Real Estate - Tallahassee, FL
Licensed Florida Real Estate Broker

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Oct 27, 2021 10:18 AM
Nina Hollander, Broker
Coldwell Banker Realty - Charlotte, NC
Your Greater Charlotte Realtor

It does... and the few times I reported some egregious behavior by an agent vis-a-vis my listings fines were levied.

Oct 27, 2021 09:29 AM
Ryan Huggins - Thousand Oaks, CA - Thousand Oaks, CA
Residential Real Estate and Investment Properties

Yes.  For some things they're more likely to be levied than others.  Almost everything outside of the anti-trust violation known as "clear cooperation" is a non-monetary slap on the wrist.

Oct 27, 2021 09:00 AM
Candice A. Donofrio
Next Wave RE Investments LLC Bullhead City AZ Commercial RE Broker - Fort Mohave, AZ
928-201-4BHC (4242) call/text

Yes and yeap! We have in the past had trouble with this but a recent/new AE and CEO of our MLS has been notifying us with stats; violation, how many times, fine levied! LOL THAT'S how you do it!

Oct 27, 2021 08:33 AM
John Juarez
The Medford Real Estate Team - Fremont, CA

The question is about mls violations and not Code of Ethics violations.

Yes, Gary Frimann, CRS, GRI, SRES, our mls has automatic fines for certain fairly minor transgressions.  Our listings have a "Correction" button that can be hit to alert the mls overseers of a potential problem.

Other fines, monetary and other, are possible if a member is found responsible through the hearing process of a violation.

Oct 27, 2021 05:22 PM
Lyn Sims
Schaumburg, IL
Real Estate Broker Retired

yes & some of them are pretty stiff. I don't want to 'donate' any of my funds.

They do print who gets fined & for what reason.

Oct 27, 2021 02:18 PM
Kathleen Daniels, Probate & Trust Specialist
KD Realty - 408.972.1822 - San Jose, CA
Probate Real Estate Services

I believe they do Gary Frimann, CRS, GRI, SRES 

As for enforcement ... in my opinion ... it is a bloody JOKE. 


The powers that be do not have the intentional fortitude to take action - likely due to fear of upsetting their members despite the fact that rules are broken, sellers and their property are disrespected, oh, you hit a nerve with this! 

It is the wild wild west out here ... literally! 

More agents need to be cracked down upon - but instead, we are left to deal with the woke culture and all the entitlements that come with that. 




Oct 27, 2021 01:45 PM
Ernie Steele
Lebanon, PA

I wish they did and would!

Oct 27, 2021 08:51 AM
J.R. Schloemer, CRS
Kentucky Select Properties - Louisville, KY

Supposedly. I do not believe they are imposed on members. If so, there would not be so many violations.

Oct 27, 2021 08:21 AM
Diana Zaccaro Broker Associate
Tropical Beachside - Cocoa Beach, FL
"The Accidental Blogger" Cocoa Beach, Florida

They do and the MLS rules and fines were just updated and emailed to members to read and sign. I have not had time to do that yet so having some reading ahead of me.

Oct 27, 2021 06:20 PM
Buzz Mackintosh
Mackintosh REALTORS - Frederick, MD
“Experience, reliable, leadership”

Yes they have fines, I have heard they give a number of warnings before levy a fine. I have not been fined so I'm not sure how strictly they are enforced.

Oct 27, 2021 04:35 PM
Anna "Banana" Kruchten
HomeSmart Real Estate - Phoenix, AZ

I've turned a few in over the years and yes they were fined.  Not sure lately as I haven't paid attention to it.

Oct 27, 2021 02:14 PM
Richard Bazinet /MBA, CRS, ABR
West USA Realty - Scottsdale, AZ
Phoenix Scottsdale. Sellers, Buyers & Relocations


Oct 27, 2021 02:50 PM
Peter Mohylsky, Beach Expert
PMI. Destin - Miramar Beach, FL
Call me at 850-517-7098

We have fines in place but I have no insight on if they are used.

Oct 28, 2021 05:30 AM
Annette Lawrence , Palm Harbor, FL 727-420-4041
ReMax Realtec Group - Palm Harbor, FL
Making FLORIDA Real Estate EZ

Agents are always throwing each other under the bus. Lots of paperwork. That is the culmination of the punishment.
Now there are 'systemic' things monitored by software and the system posts an alert "This is a finable offense,'  The agent is allowed several days to fix the problem. 
Most often it is a agent reporting an image that brands the agents intellectual property. As members we are compelled to forfieit all the MLS can sell it to Zillow.

Oct 28, 2021 05:26 AM
Joan Cox
House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373 - Denver, CO
Denver Real Estate - Selling One Home at a Time

They do especially for status changes, and they do enforce them.

Oct 28, 2021 05:21 AM
Scott Godzyk
Godzyk Real Estate Services - Manchester, NH
One of the Manchester NH's area Leading Agents

Ours seem to be selectively enforced. After a warning there are fines. 

Oct 28, 2021 04:47 AM
Wayne Martin
Wayne M Martin - Chicago, IL
Real Estate Broker - Retired

It's an organization. Therefore, it is political. Those who are connected slide. Those who are not pay. Sometimes yes, sometimes no!

Oct 28, 2021 04:40 AM
Bob Crane
Woodland Management Service / Woodland Real Estate, KW Diversified - Stevens Point, WI
Forestland Experts! 715-204-9671

Yes and yes.

Oct 27, 2021 11:39 PM
Tony Lewis
Summit Real Estate Group - Valencia, CA
Summit Real Estate Group Valencia & Aliso Viejo

They exist and agents that are under the same flag comply or get fined but out of area agents/brokers can do as they please.

Oct 27, 2021 07:18 PM
Inna Ivchenko
Barcode Properties - Encino, CA
Realtor® • GRI • HAFA • PSC Calabasas CA

Yes, and they should. 

Nov 07, 2021 11:21 AM
Greg Large
ERA Real Solutions - Grove City, OH
A Tradition of Trust

Yes, fines vary based in the offense, some minor violations get a warning for first offense with escalating fines if they keep doing the same thing and some are quite steep and yes, they are enforced

Oct 28, 2021 06:53 PM
Lynnea Miller
Bend Premier Real Estate - Bend, OR
Premier Real Estate Service in Central Oregon

Yes and yes!!

Oct 28, 2021 12:23 PM
Susan Emo
Sotheby's International Realty Canada - Brokerage - Kingston, ON
Kingston and the 1000 Islands Area

I've never seen or heard of a fine in over 20 years in our MLS.  Drug possession, DUI, assault, domestic abuse, etc and never even a slap on the wrist provided they admit to it with the license renewal.  Their reasoning being if they worked as an Accountant it wouldn't affect their job either.

Oct 27, 2021 07:27 PM