NAR - Summary of 2022 MLS Changes

Read the 2022 MLS Policy Changes Summary for a better understanding of the changes
and how to implement them at the local level. 


Summary highlights changes in NAR MLS policy adopted in 2021, including changes to the Model MLS Rules and Regulations, and changes to the MLS Policy Statements, both found in the 2022 Handbook on Multiple Listing Policy. Shaded portions of the Handbook highlight all areas that have changed. All changes become effective January 1, 2022, unless indicated otherwise.

For comprehensive background information and additional detail, the Multiple Listing Issues and Policy Committee agenda and minutes can be found here.

Throughout the Summary, underscoring indicates additions and strikeouts indicates deletions. At the end of each policy change, the compliance classification category is noted by the letters:

  • M Mandatory*
  • R Recommended
  • O Optional
  • I Informational

*Adoption is necessary to ensure compliance with mandatory policies and ensure coverage under the NAR’s insurance policy for associations and MLSs. Local adoption is required by March 1, 2022.