Overlapping Showings are Back!
Triangle MLS is pleased to announce the following two changes related to the scheduling of showings:
- Lifting the restriction on overlapping showings effective May 26, 2021.
- Reinstatement of the rule that limits the time showings can be blocked on Active listings to 48 hours.
Lifting Restrictions on Overlapping Showings
Triangle MLS will be lifting the restriction on overlapping showings effective May 26, 2021. This safety measure was made necessary due to the Covid-19 pandemic, however, based on the latest CDC guidelines, the Triangle MLS Board of Directors has decided to again allow overlapping showings in our marketplace.
IMPORTANT: The system default for overlapping showings will be set to "Yes, please tell showing agent ahead of time". The default showing appointment time will be 30 minutes. Listing agents can adjust both of these on a listing-by-listing basis.
A pop-up message will be presented to showing agents when scheduling showings online emphasizing Triangle MLS rules as they relate to showings.
Reinstating the 48 Hour Rule
As things return to normal, Triangle MLS will be reinstating the rule that limits showing blocks on Active listings to 48 hours. This means should you need to block showings on your listing for a period of greater than 48 hours, the status must be changed to No Showings and the Coming Soon/No Showings form uploaded to your listing’s documents. If you already had your sellers complete the Coming Soon/No Showings form, there is no need for an additional form to be completed. This change will take effect on May 26, 2021.
Please continue to be Safe and Respect your Fellow Agents and their Clients
With a return to normalcy, agents need to remember to follow all showing instructions provided by listing agents. With overlapping showings, multiple agents may be showing a property at the same time. Please remember not to lock out other agents while you are showing these properties. As always, please remember to stay within your scheduled showing windows for all listings. Accessing a home, or a property in general, without an appointment is considered trespassing and a violation of Triangle MLS rules.
The Triangle MLS Directors take the safety of agents and their clients very seriously and are happy that things are slowly returning to normal. Triangle MLS believes these changes will allow everyone to start working towards selling Real Estate efficiently while keeping Sellers, Buyers, and Agents safe.
This message was emailed to all TMLS subscribers on May 21, 2021