Please note the following changes affecting listings in ‘Hold’ status.
Listings in ‘hold’ status are no longer accessible in zipForm.
Going forward, in order to import listing details into zipForm via MLS Connect, the listing will need to be in any other status.
This change is to address a security issue recently brought to our attention. zipLogix, the provider of zipForm, is unable to prevent the ‘hold’ listings of one agent from being viewed by another agent through their service. Therefore, zipLogix recommended that ‘hold’ listings be removed from the data provided to them.
We realize that this change presents an inconvenience to many agents that used the ‘hold’ listing status as a means to prepare zipForm documents in advance, but we hope you understand that the security and privacy of your ‘hold’ listing details takes precedence.
Listings in ‘hold’ status will expire and be deleted after 12 months unless action is taken.
Presently, listings in ‘hold’ status are retained indefinitely in REsearch. As part of new database maintenance procedures, listings that have been in ‘hold’ status for more than 12 months will be flagged for deletion.
We will provide seven days’ notice prior to deletion, and you will be able to request that these listings be retained in ‘hold’ status for an additional three months. This request must be made in writing via email to email@example.com. You will receive confirmation that your request has been received.
We encourage you to review your current ‘hold’ listings now to determine whether you will be affected. We will provide ample warning via email and login page notices prior to beginning this process.
Thank you very much for your understanding!