The Delayed Listing status will be available this Wednesday, April 1st for use in the MLS. In anticipation and to familiarize yourself of the business rules of the Delayed Status, please refer to the summarization below. 


A Delayed listing means that there is a valid listing contract between the seller and the listing broker, but the listing is not available for showings.

  • Can you actively market and advertise the listing (i.e. broker sites or third  party sites)? YES
  • Can you show the property while in the Delayed status? NO



Delayed Status field requirements:  

  • There is a new required field called Start Showing Date: this will reflect the the date that showings can begin.

  • Start Showing Date will be searchable from Full/Quick/Map Searches for Delayed status listings

  • Major Change description called No Showings- this is posted beneath the thumbnail for 72 hours


Delayed Status Business Rules:

  • The Delayed status is intended for properties that are scheduled and planned to be marketed on the MLS within 15 days. The Start Showing Date is not allowed to be greater than 15 days beyond the Listing Date.
  • While a listing is in the Delayed status, days on market are not calculated.
  • Once a listing goes from Delayed to Active status, it can never go back to Delayed. 
  • Delayed status listings will not be included on public websites powered by Metro MLS RETS feeds. Delayed listings are not available for anyone, including the listing company, to show. 
  • Delayed status listings are automatically changed from Delayed status to Active based on the Start Showing Date via an automatic process that will run at the beginning of each day.
  • A delayed status listing requires all the same data requirements to submit an Active listing. This includes uploading a primary photo within 7 days and listing contract within 48 hours. 



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