If a property does not have an assigned APN (Assessor’s Parcel Number), do not use any filler numbers such as “9s” when adding a listing. Instead leave the APN field BLANK.
Do not leave APN field blank when a property has a valid APN. It is a violation of the CARETS Data Integrity Standards. Instead, you must input the valid APN for the property you are listing into the MLS.
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Example a property without an APN:
- Do not put any filler numbers such as “9s” in the APN field
- Instead leave the APN field blank when a property does not have an APN