MLS Rules/Policies

Download a copy of the MLS Rules and Regulations and the Data Integrity Standards to be certain you are in compliance with the MLS policies in effect. It is paramount that MLS Subscribers / Participants adhere to these guidelines, as the value of the MLS ultimately relies upon the accuracy and integrity of listing data.

Latest Rules:

CRMLS Compliance:


How to Exclude a Listing from the MLS

Common Violations That Do Not Require a Violations

Advertising Rules

IDX vs. VOW: Key Differences

IDX and VOW are both ways of displaying MLS data to potential buyers. Each has its benefits and unique features. We’ve prepared this guide to help you determine the differences between them. View differences.

Coming Soon Status

Coming Soon allows listing agents to take up to 21 days to stage properties, take interior photos, prepare them for showings, and so on, without Days on Market accruing. To learn more about this status option, click the links below.

Coming Soon FAQs

Seller Instruction to Place Listing into CRMLS Coming Soon Status Form

Exclude Listing from MLS

As a subscriber to the California Regional Multiple Listing Service (CRMLS), you are part of the largest MLS in the nation. This robust, property-centric MLS database provides simplified access to a wide variety of listings, enabling today’s brokers and agents to better serve the needs of their clients.

Contact CRMLS

If you require assistance, please contact CRMLS Support, available 7 days a week.

Phone: (800) 925-1525 or (909) 859-2040
Hours: Monday - Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 9:00 p.m.
Saturday and Sunday from 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.

CRMLS Handles:

MLS Violations
Corrections or Questions go to CRMLS directly:

Contact Orange County REALTORS®’ MLS Department

Our MLS Department is happy to assist you.  Please complete a Listing Status/Change Form and email it to to request changes to your listing.

Contact: (949) 586-6800 option 3
Orange County REALTORS® MLS Department

To submit listing status changes or to address issues specific to a listing:
MLS Department email:
MLS Department Fax: (949) 859-2278