Coming Soon - No Showings Status
In conjunction with the Clear Cooperation Rule, CCIMLS has launched the Coming Soon-No Showings status.
Here are some key things to note:
Entering a Listing: In order to enter a Coming Soon listing into CCIMLS, you must enter a completed listing, meaning all required fields must be filled out, a fully-executed listing agreement must be uploaded, and abide by the CCIMLS Photo Policy.
Listing Date: The date that you want you listing to start as a Coming Soon listing
Showing Start Date: The date you will start showing your listing. On this date, the listing will automatically become Active
During the Stay at Home order, your Showing Start Date can be a maximum of 21 days after the Massachusetts Stay at Home order is lifted. Currently, the Massachusetts Stay at Home Order ends May 18th, which means the maximum Showing Start Date will initially be June 8th.
After the Stay at Home Order is lifted, the maximum a Coming Soon listing can remain in that status will be 21 days.
Properties in this status may not be shown, this includes any virtual or live showings:
Properties will automatically go Active on their Showing Start Date; however, agents may manually make their listings Active prior to the Showing Start Date.
Listings will not be disseminated to IDX, publisher, or Portal sites while in this status.
CDOM/DOM: The calculation for DOM/CDOM will not be calculated, so agents do not have to worry about the accrual of DOM/CDOM during the use of the Coming Soon-No Showings status. You may not enter a listing as Coming Soon-No Showings after it has been Active.
How to input a Coming Soon - No Showings listing and what the status does, and does not, allow you to do.
Upload fully executed listing agreement
Fill out all required fields in CCIMLS
Set showing start date for when listing will be allowed to be shown. DOM/CDOM counter will reset on this date as listing is now active.
Allows members to see what is coming on the market to keep their clients abreast
Listing will not be distributed to IDX or publisher sites
No showings - virtual or in-person - are allowed while the listing is coming soon
Coming Soon FAQs
The Coming Soon - No Showings status will not be disseminated to IDX or publisher sites. If the listing is desired to be disseminated to these websites, then make the listing ‘Active’.
The Coming Soon - No Showings status means no in-person or virtual showings. Virtual showings are live, interactive type of showings from the subject property, not a pre-recorded video. A pre-recorded video or virtual tour is allowed to promote the property. The ‘Coming Soon - No Showing’ status does require one (1) primary photo and adhere with CCIMLS’s photo policy, however, you may add up to the allotted 100 photos if you wish.
A Coming Soon - No Showings will need to have a executed, exclusive listing agreement and if a seller decides to cancel the terms of that listing agreement, then the listing can be canceled in the MLS by uploading written authorization from the seller and then the responsible broker can cancel the listing or request the MLS to cancel the listing for them.
A ‘Coming Soon - No Showing’ listing is viewable to all participants, subscribers, and administrative assistants of CCIMLS. A link to the listing can be sent by a member of CCIMLS to prospective buyers and through the client portal in FlexMLS. A listing agent may publicly market a Coming Soon listing.
It is based on the current ‘Stay at Home’ effective date, which is currently May 4th. You will be required to enter a Showing Start Date, which at this time, can be up to 21 days after the Stay at Home order is lifted, currently May 4th. If the ‘Stay at Home’ order is extended, you will be allowed to extend the listing out further in the ‘Coming Soon - No Showings’ status.
This is actually the complete opposite of a pocket listing. All other members of CCIMLS will see the coming soon listings and provide equal footing for everyone to know the listing is coming. Neither the listing agent nor any other agent may show the property in this status.
Yes,’ Coming Soon - No Showings’ listings will be a completed listing in the MLS, meaning all required fields will need to be entered. Virtual Tours and videos can be added to a listing, but listing agents will not be able to add a Coming Soon - No Showings listing to Open Houses, Broker Open Houses or MLS Tours. Prior to a Coming Soon listing becoming Active, you may edit the listing to add additional media and data about the subject listing.
No, you may not enter a listing as Coming Soon after it has been Active.
No, properties in this status may not be shown either in-person or virtually. Virtual showings are interactive, live video from the subject property. This does not include virtual tours, 3-D tours, or photos of the property -- all of which are allowed for a Coming Soon listing.
The property will automatically go Active on the Showing Start Date; however you can manually make the listing Active prior to the Showing Start Date. Initially, you can not put a Showing Start Date further out then 21 days after the ‘Stay at Home’ order is lifted (currently the Stay at Home Order expires May 4, so you can not have a Showing Start Date beyond May 25.)