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Agents are Cautioned When Copying Listings in the Multiple Listing Service

It is a common practice for agents who obtain a listing to review the listing history.  Many agents, when uploading a property to the Multiple Listing Service (“MLS”), will copy over a prior listing from a former listing agent.  Agents are cautioned that when copying a former listing from the MLS that they should review the information carefully to ensure that it is accurate.  Civil Code §1088 provides that agents can be held liable for any errors or omissions on the MLS.  It is almost a strict liability statute.  Therefore, agents are held responsible for the information that they place on the MLS.

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