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MLS Compliance and “Buyer to Verify” comments

Listings entered into FGCMLS are required to report accurate information and per the FGCMLS rules the responsibility of reporting accurate data is with the listing agent and listing broker at that office.  

MLS rule: Section 1.20 Participants and subscribers are required to submit accurate listing data and required to correct any known errors.

Currently there are hundreds of For Sale listings in FGCMLS that contain statements in the Confidential Remarks that indicate the buyer or buyer’s agent is responsible for verifying information reported on the listing.  These types of comments are considered a violation of FGCMLS rules and in the upcoming weeks our office will be issuing warning notices (and possible fines) to listing that contain these types of comments.

Here are some examples of comments on a listing that are not complaint with FGCMLS rules:

  • “Buyer to verify”
  • “believed to be accurate”
  • “do your own research”
  • “Agent/broker not responsible for errors.”
  • “buyer's duty to verify” 
  • “responsibility of the buyer”
  • “buyer to confirm”
  • “believed accurate”
  • “not responsible”
  • “perform own due diligence”

If you currently have an Active listing in FGCMLS it is suggested that you remove these types comments to avoid receiving a violation or fine from FGCMLS Compliance.  Please contact the FGCMLS support team at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. if you have any questions about “buyer to verify” comments on a listing.  The starting fine for this type of violation is $25.00, and can go up to $200 per violation for repeat offenses by the same listing agent.

Our most recent version of the FGCSMLS rules can be found here.


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