GSMLS and NJMLS rule: status must be change to "under contract" in 24 hours after attorney review is finished.
Bellow is a paragraph from GSMLS rules:
Section 1.13 LISTING STATUS
Any listing placed with the Service shall be considered active and available for showing in accord
with the terms of the listing agreement. In the event an active listing is not going to be available for
showing in accord with the terms of the listing agreement, the listing broker should obtain a written
agreement from the property owner amending the terms of the listing agreement or temporarily taking the
listing off the market (whichever is appropriate) and submit notice of this change to the Service in accord
with these Rules and Regulations.
Any listing subject to an executed contract or lease that is still pending attorney review shall still
be deemed active and available for showing in accord with the terms of the listing agreement. A listing
broker has the option, but is not required, to identify any such listing as ARIP (Attorney Review In
Progress) in the MLS system. To the extent there is going to be any change in the availability of such a
listing during the attorney review period, the listing broker must follow the procedure set forth above
regarding changes in availability.
A listing shall be deemed under contract (also referenced herein as pending) when it is subject to
an executed contract or lease that is pending and in effect, and which has survived attorney review if it
was subject to such review. A listing that is under contract shall be reinstated as an active listing in the
event the contract is cancelled.
A listing shall be deemed sold or leased upon transfer of title or the lease taking effect.
I THINK: 1) a listing agent must have a written direction from the seller to keep status "active" or "attorney review".
2) this must be in contract before it was executed: I mean that it said that house will be still shown and if another offer will come without contingency you will have right to waive your contingency or seller will accept another offer. Was it discussed with you during negotiation or at least during an attorney reiview?
YOU MUST AGREE WITH THIS. AND THIS STATEMENT MUST BE IN CONTRACT.
If there is no such additional contractual provision, the seller's agent is not rignt, and your Realtor should contact the seller's office manager or broker of record, and your attorney should be involved as well.
Again, all this must be discussed before you went in to contract.
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