CRMLS Broker Report: November 2020

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November 2020 CEO Update

Thank you for viewing our November 2020 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. Please make sure to look out for emails from CRMLS and your local association as they become available.

DRE threatens enforcement of COVID showing protocols

How Zillow’s transition to IDX feeds affects you

You may be aware that Zillow is in the process of becoming a brokerage. As Zillow transitions from being a listing distribution partner to a dues-paying member of NAR and local Associations, they will begin to enjoy the same rights as other brokerages.

Among these important rights is the right to access IDX (Internet Data Exchange) feeds.

Today, Zillow receives listing data from brokers instructing CRMLS to provide their listing information through a specifically tailored listing distribution feed. Once Zillow becomes a brokerage in our area, they will access listings through the same feeds that brokers do today.

Here is a breakdown of what this means for you.

As always, you’re welcome to reach out to us with any questions or concerns online or via email: brokers@crmls.org. Thank you!

Compliance Corner 

Trending Topics for Compliance: October 2020

We recently put out a communication about how violations of Rule 9.3 (No Showing on Coming Soon) would no longer receive a warning. That communication included a misstatement on the amount of the citation for violations of this rule.Per the CRMLS Citation Policy, the citation amount for violations of Rule 9.3 is: “1% of list price, no less than $500 and not to exceed $2,500”.

We regret the error and thank those of you who have informed us. Please visit our Clear Cooperation Policy page for more information.

Education Corner

Matrix X is coming December 15! You’re invited to a VIP sneak peek where you will view the details of this new and improved interface & upgrade on Thursday, December 3! Keep an eye out for a separate email invite with the Zoom link.

Enhancement & Product Corner

General

Flex

Here is a guide to issues that have been recently resolved:

  • RESOLVED – Broker and Office Managers can now extend expiration dates within listings.
  • RESOLVED – Ability to add non-native listings to Caravan (Broker Tour)
  • RESOLVED – SqFt on Listing Display within the Flex MLS Pro app has been restored
  • RESOLVED – Number of Units in Community and Number of Units Included in Sale no longer required for all Property Subtypes – only required for: Apartment, Condominium, Own Your Own, Stock Cooperative or Townhouse
  • RESOLVED – “Zoning” field is now available for cross search
  • IN PROGRESS – Syndication setting in dashboard
  • View all updates.

Matrix

Matrix X is coming December 15! You’re invited to a VIP sneak peek where you will view the details of this new and improved interface & upgrade on Thursday, December 3! Keep an eye out for a separate email invite with the Zoom link.

Paragon

Here is a guide to issues that have been recently resolved and are currently in progress:

CRMLS Connect, one of your newest tools, just got more amazing

PEAD form availability, Virtual Open Houses,
and more

Available to CRMLS users at no additional cost

There’s more than one way to search CRMLS listings.

With CRMLS Connect, one of your newest available product tools, agents can easily collaborate with clients in an impactful way. Clients and agents both can search, save their favorites, and access real-time MLS data using the same intuitive interface that you, the agent, can control.

Whether you’re a current user or you’re just hearing about it now, there’s never been a better time to try CRMLS Connect. We’ve just launched three new features, all available to CRMLS users at no additional cost.

Here are the top three new features:

  • Integration with Glide for PEAD forms. You can now access and complete the mandatory C.A.R. PEAD form directly through CRMLS Connect via a new integration with Glide. Just one click will take you where you need to go to ensure compliance with C.A.R., CDC, and DRE recommendations.
  • Virtual Open Houses and Virtual Broker Tours. You can now search for virtual open houses and virtual broker tours just by checking a box. This feature is only available on the Agent view – not the Client view – so you can be sure you are your client’s trusted advisor.
  • Generate Market Reports for multiple property types. You asked, we listened. Users like you requested a way to build Market Reports for more than one property type at a time. Now, it’s as simple as checking boxes for the property types you want.


Want to learn more? Visit the CRMLS Connect page on CRMLS.org. Ready to get started? Click the CRMLS Connect tile on your user dashboard.

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