I suggest we bring back the Coming Soon status in MLS, at least during the COVID-19 crisis. This would allow agents to list homes that may be toured virtually until shelter-in-place orders are lifted and/or Sellers are comfortable having in-person showings.
Now that shelter in place no longer applies and houses can be shown, CS is less useful for COVID situations.
And now that CS is being reinstated, I think it needs to be for no longer than 7 days. Dangling a property in front of buyers saying you can't have it for 14 days feels uncooperative to me.
To prevent abuse, no showings should be allowed during the CS status.