Welcome to the West Michigan Lakeshore Association of REALTORS – MLS, commonly known as the “WMLAR MLS” which is a wholly owned subsidiary of the West Michigan Lakeshore Association of REALTORS.
WMLAR is part of a 13 Association Regional Database known presently as MichRIC (Michigan Regional Information Center). MichRIC is not an MLS, the vendor(s) such as FlexMLS and Rapattoni are not the MLS; they are vendors that offer a product used by the participating MLS’s. Each MLS in MichRIC is a stand-alone entity. WMLAR-MLS is but one of 13 and adopts and enforces its own policies. The main purpose of the service? To offer valuable data with cooperation and compensation as the two key reasons for its existence.
From time to time, as necessary, the MLS policy, as approved by our Board of Directors, is amended to reflect current trends and market conditions. Much of what is included is based on the Policy of Multiple Listing Service of the National Association of REALTORS®. The goal of WMLAR is to provide a valuable service that serves the Participants and Subscribers that creates order and is fair to all while not impeding the independent business practices of REALTORS®.
Keep in mind, this is the WMLAR MLS policy and all who participate in the service are subject to it. REALTOR® members of other Associations may not be subject to the same policies. Additionally, we point out that all listings entered into the service are required to have a valid listing contract specifically showing “WMLAR MLS” as where the listing is entered.
If at any time you have questions or are in need of clarification, please contact the WMLAR MLS Staff that stand ready to assist you.
IMPORTANT MLS CHANGE – 9/7/2023
MichRIC® will be adding a “Coming Soon” listing status on Tuesday, September 12, 2023. The MichRIC® Board of Managers approved to add a “Coming Soon” listing status to the Flexmls system which will give Association’s the ability to choose or choose not to use “Coming Soon” as a listing status. Click here to read MichRIC’s FAQ’s or download them below.
Why Has “Coming Soon” Been Added As A Listing Status?
In November of 2019, the National Association of REALTORS® approved the Clear Cooperation MLS Policy 8.0 requiring listings be submitted to the MLS for cooperation with other MLS participants within one business day of marketing them to the public. Many Associations around the State adopted a “Coming Soon” status to assure that brokerages could both continue to promote listings that were about to come on to the market and be in line with the Clear Cooperation Policy.
With MichRIC® adding “Coming Soon” as a listing status inside the Flexmls system, it allows each Association to decide whether their members can list properties as “Coming Soon” or not. However it also allows all members to see other “Coming Soon” listings inside the Flexmls system (from other MichRIC® Associations or through the data share) whether your specific Association allows members to list “Coming Soon” listings or not. This ensures members are not missing out on listings about to come on the market.
The West Michigan Lakeshore Association of REALTORS® MLS will be allowing “Coming Soon” statuses.
Click below to read WMLAR MLS’s “Coming Soon” Policy, but the required Addendum is in the process of being included in WMLAR’s forms library in DotLoop and Ziplogix.
Please check your email to see WMLAR MLS’s Policy.