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MLS Standards Committee 

The MLSSAZ Board of Directors has tasked the MLS Standards Committee with administrative review of all alleged violations of the MLS Rules and Regulations. The MLS Standards Committee is a group of REALTORS with varying areas of expertise and a passion for upholding the ideals of the MLS.

When reviewing potential violations of the MLSSAZ rules and Regulations, the MLS Standards Committee, with the aid of MLS Staff, use a flowchart to guide them through the process of reviewing a potential violation and, if necessary, issue sanctions and fines. The Violation Flowchart is available for download as a PDF file below.

Repeat Offender/Offense Policy

On March 19, 2014, MLSSAZ introduced the new Repeat Offender/Offence Policy at the MLSSAZ Participants Meeting. The Repeat Policy includes an escalation scale for Participants and Subscribers who continuously violate the MLSSAZ Rules and Regulations. According to the Repeat Policy a repeat offender is anyone who:
     - Accumulates more than three violations of a particular rule within one calendar year     
     - Accumulates more than ten violations of the rules within one calendar year
     - Repeats the same violation on the same listing

Repeat offenders will be subject to the following escalation scale:
     - All future violations will automatically be reviewed by the MLS Standards Committee
     - Automatic doubling of subsequent fines
     - Hearing by the MLSSAZ Board of Directors

A full explanation of the MLSSAZ Repeat Offender/Offense Policy can be downloaded as a PDF file below.

Resources & Downloads

Staff Contact

Jolene Palma
MLS Compliance Representative

Sean Murphy
Executive Vice President, MLS