Here is a quick video that explains how to properly use the statuses in the Cape Cod & Islands Multiple Listing Service.

On-Market Listing Statuses

Listing statuses that are "on-market" means they are available for showings and get distributed to member brokerage websites and through syndication in an active status.


Property is in the MLS, being marketed and shown. All exclusive listing agreements taken in the mandatory listing area (Barnstable, Dukes, Nantucket counties and town of Wareham) must be submitted to the MLS within 48 hours of all necessary signatures, even if the marketing in the MLS is delayed or declined altogether.

Active with Contingency

Property has a fully executed offer, but the member and client will continue to market and
show the property due to a contingency which has not been met. Status change in the MLS should be made within 24 hours of the fully executed offer. You can hover over the icon in the MLS to see the contingency on a property.

Off-Market Statuses


Property has a fully executed offer and is not being shown (even if there are outstanding contingencies). Status change in the MLS should be made within 24 hours of a fully executed offer or P&S, whichever comes first.

Temp Off Market

Property is being taken off the market temporarily, but a valid listing agreement still exists. Status Change in the MLS should be made within 24 hours of signed withdrawal.


Property has reached its contract expiration or the relationship between the member and client has been severed prior to the contract expiration date. Must update the expiration date to reflect date of relationship ending.


Property has had its closing. Status change in MLS should be made within 72 hours of property closing.