CRMLS Broker Report: March 2021

CRMLS Broker Report: March 2021

Welcome to the March 2021 Broker Report. This information is available for you to share with your agents and office staff. Resources for you and your agents on any modifications to how you do business are available on our webpage: CRMLS COVID-19 Resources.

New Consumer Protection rules are coming in 2021. Click here for more information.

CRMLS and Glide CEOs Discuss Why Glide Offers is a “Game-Changer”

Register for our Glide Offers Brokers & Managers webinar on April 2

Join us for this Glide and CRMLS hosted webinar of Glide’s new offer management and MLS integration features through the Broker’s lens. These new features enable you to create, manage, track, negotiate, and sign offers. Once an offer is signed, Glide will even create a calendar of key dates and sync it with your calendar. Discover this simple and smooth offers experience for you and your clients by signing up today.

Click here to register for our webinar today.


MLS showing services: an update from CRMLS

CRMLS responds proactively to industry events

You may have heard recently that Zillow is in the process of acquiring ShowingTime, a core product vendor for CRMLS. We’d like to take this opportunity to assure you that we at CRMLS are aware of how this event is affecting our real estate professional users. We are working proactively to make sure that users like you continue to have access to best-in-class MLS technology tools to help run your business.

First, let’s go over our status with ShowingTime

We are currently in a contract with ShowingTime to provide its product to CRMLS users. As with all our contracts, both CRMLS and the other party are legally bound to certain terms. While ShowingTime continues to meet these terms – which it has repeatedly, in writing, assured CRMLS and other MLSs that it will – we will continue to honor the contract.

Here is an excerpt from an FAQ ShowingTime published on its recent acquisition:

Our clients and industry partners are integral to our business. You and your members should know that the data that you enter into ShowingTime is secure. MLS contracts remain in force, protecting your data and what uses can be made of it and Zillow has stated that they will maintain ShowingTime’s existing data privacy policies.”

In summary: ShowingTime must follow existing data privacy policies. This includes not sharing any MLS information with any stockholder of the company, including Zillow. In the existing contract CRMLS has with ShowingTime, the vendor has affirmed that they are not sharing or providing any data to Zillow, or any third party. Change of ownership will not change the obligation ShowingTime has to protect both the MLS and user entered data. Should ShowingTime break the agreed-upon terms, CRMLS would have the right to terminate the data feed going to ShowingTime as well as recourse to pursue legal action

We are working to provide our users with more product choice

The CRMLS Board of Directors wants you to know that we’re actively monitoring this situation. This includes working to provide our users with product choices in all arenas, including showing services. We are in communication with vendors on both short term and long-term solutions to address the need to track showings in the MLS. We’re working every day to support you.

ShowingTime: Disable ShowingTime on a listing

If you’d like to join one of our focus groups to provide feedback on products and showing services we are currently reviewing, please contact Sarah Trent Miranda at sarah@crmls.org


Fair Housing Resources

CRMLS supports fair housing for all. Find resources to help you understand fair housing laws and best practices.


What Happens to MLS Photos After Your Listing Closes?

Review our step-by-step guide to learn more.


Are you interested in being on the cutting edge of real estate technology?

Have your brokerage’s technical lead reach out to us for CRMLS-exclusive tech updates. Email us at brokers@crmls.org to learn more.


Compliance Corner


Education Corner


Enhancements & Product Corner

  • More than 55% of CRMLS listings may be eligible for one or more down payment assistance programs. We will integrate Down Payment Resource into our MLS systems soon. Stay tuned for more info!


Flex


Matrix


Paragon

Visit your dedicated Paragon Upgrade Resources Center for information.

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  1. Stefan

    Your article is excellent and informative.

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