What is a duplicate listing?
When two listings appear in the MLS for the same property with the same broker in different property categories, areas, or list prices, the second of the two listings is known as a duplicate listing. While only one active listing is allowed in the MLS for each property type, BAREIS MLS® will allow duplicate listings if the property meets at least one of the following criteria (Regulation 9.5):
Requests for duplicate listings should be emailed to BAREIS at firstname.lastname@example.org with the address and a brief explanation as to how the property qualifies to be listed in more than one category or area, or with more than one list price. If the property is already listed in the MLS, please include the existing MLS listing number with the request.
After the request has been approved and payment for the $30 duplicate listing fee has been received by BAREIS, the listing agent will create a new listing and save that listing as incomplete. Each listing should reference the MLS# and property type of the other listing in both the Public Remarks and Confidential Remarks fields (“Duplicate Listing. Also listed as Lots and Land, MLS #...”). BAREIS staff will submit the new listing to the system.
Upon the close of escrow, the listing agent will report as Sold the listing that best reflects the buyer’s intended use of the property, and report the other listing as Withdrawn/Cancelled.
Note: Entries in both Commercial and Business Opportunity do not require approval, but you will need assistance from BAREIS staff to save the listing.