MLS Status Glossary

When it comes to understanding MLS statuses, your knowledge can set you apart from others. Knowing what these statuses mean can help your buyer land their dream home and help your sellers receive backup offers when listings are under contract but contingent on other factors. Save this page for your records and get ahead in this competitive market.


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A · Active

  • Property is available for sale and must be available for showings.

  • Will expire on the original expiration date the agent entered.

AC · Active Contingent

  • Property has an offer but there is a contingency (i.e. financing, inspections) property remains available for showings and seller will accept any backup offers.

  • Will expire on the original expiration date the agent entered.

AKO · Active Kick Out

  • Property has an offer contingent upon the sale of another property.

  • Still available for showings and backup offers.

  • Will expire on the original expiration date the agent entered.

AOC · Active Option Contract

  • Property has an offer that has an option period. Still available for showings and backup offers.

  • During this time, the buyer has the unrestricted right to terminate the contract for any reason without risking their earnest money deposit.

  • Status must be updated once the Active Option Period expires.

  • Will expire on the original expiration date the agent entered.

P · Pending

  • Property has an offer (contract with no contingencies, kick outs, or options).

  • The seller requests no further showings and does not want to accept any backup offers.

  • Pending listings do not expire and will stay pending until closed.

W · Withdrawn

  • Property is no longer available for showings.

  • Under conditional release, the property cannot be re-listed with another broker.

  • Will expire on the original expiration date the agent entered.

T · Temporarily Off Market    

  • Owner has a reason they would not like to show the property for a period of time but are still under a listing agreement

  • TOM used for various reasons such as remodeling, owner illness etc.

  • Temporary status should not be used in place of Cancelled or Withdrawn status.

  • Will expire on the original expiration date the agent entered.

C · Cancelled    

  • Based on the terms agreed between the seller and the listing broker in the “Termination of Listing” the property is no longer available for showings. (unconditional release)

  • The seller is free to re-list their property with another broker.

CS · Coming Soon

  • This will enable agents to give sellers maximum exposure to buyer’s agents while the property is being made market ready.

  • You will be able to enter limited listing data to alert other participants that a property will be available for showings at a later date.

  • Cannot be listed again within a year.

  • Once you move it from CS to Active, you cannot move it back to CS.

  • Listing may be in this status for up to 30 days but may be changed to active at any time within that period

  • CS status will automatically be placed in TOM status after 30 days

  • Will expire on the original expiration date the agent entered.

L · Leased

  • Leased signed. No more showings.

S · Sold

  • Sold/Closed

X · Expired

  • Listing period ended.

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GDWCAR MLS Coordinator

The MLS Coordinator is here to assist you with the Matrix platform, help correct Data Checker violations according to the NTREIS Rules and Regulations.

You can easily contact the MLS Coordinator via email at mls@gdwcar.com


We do not offer legal or broker advice, however, you can always reach out to Texas Real Estate Commission (TREC) at 512.936.3000 or Texas Realtors Legal Hotline at 800.873.9155 for legal questions. 

FAQs

Why do I need to send in supporting documentation for an extension etc.? 

Having the documentation is for the protection of our members, as we do not want listings being altered without our members' written permission and it is against Association policy to update listings without documentation.  

How long do I have to update my status in the MLS?

NTREIS MLS requires all updates within 72 hours of the change. Regarding Clear Cooperation, once advertised it must be listed in the MLS within 1 business day.

What happens to my listing when I switch it to "Temporarily Off Market"?

This pauses “Days on Market” (DOM) and “Cumulative Days on Market” (CDOM) until the listing is put back to “Active” or defaults to the expiration date.

How do I reset Days on Market?

Switching your listing status to “Cancelled” for 30 days resets the DOM and CDOM. All statuses including “Coming Soon” and “New Listing” must be entered after 30 days to reset DOM and CDOM.

(Please be sure you have the correct paperwork to cancel any listing, which your Broker has permission to do.)

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Denton, TX 76207
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