CRMLS Broker Report: October 2019

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New Rules Live November 1

Effective November 1, 2019, the CRMLS Rules and Regulations and CRMLS Citation Policy will be updated and published on the Compliance page on CRMLS.org.

We encourage you to read a two-page summary of the rule changes, located here: https://go.crmls.org/crmls-policy-change-summary/

A summary of two of the most impactful changes are:

  • At least one photograph or rendering accurately depicting a substantial portion of the exterior of the subject property must be submitted to the MLS within two calendar days.
  • Violations of Rule 12.8.1 and Rule 12.8.1(a), regarding Unauthorized Advertisement of Listing of Another Broker, will now be treated as
    separate violations, each carrying a fine.

Click here to view the published CRMLS Policy Change Summary on crmls.org.

BREAKING: CRMLS to Expand Footprint to Include Ventura County MLS

We’re expanding our footprint. Ventura County MLS Board of Directors has voted to participate with CRMLS. We are beyond excited to have the opportunity to serve the real estate professionals of Ventura County. Click here to read the full press release for additional details.

New Matrix improvements are now live

You spoke, we listened. Impactful changes to Matrix include: Price Change Arrow Logic Improved, Assistants ability to copy listings, and more.

The following Matrix Configuration Changes were effective October 1, 2019.

New Construction Warning

When the year built is the current year, and the user has not checked the New Construction box, a warning will appear reminding the user to check the New Construction box during input.

Price Change Arrow

• When a listing is Sold, the direction of the arrow shown next to the price will refer to the change between the Original List Price and the Selling Price.
• When a listing is Cancelled or Expired, the direction of the arrow will refer to the change between the Original List Price and the current List Price.
• In all other statuses, the direction of the arrow will show the difference between the Last List Price and the current List Price.

Number of Units

The current Number of Units field will still be required, but the default of “1” for Residential Property Type will be removed. In addition:

  • The Number of Units field will be relocated near the top of reports/displays;
  • The Number of Units will be visible on all reports/displays, both consumer and agent;
  • The Number of Units will be included in all IDX and Syndication feeds;
  • The Number of Units will be added to the Detail and Quick search pages.

Price Per Square Foot in Stats

Price Per Square Foot will be added to the Matrix Stats system.

Price Per Square Foot will appear under the Statistic list of possible statistic types when creating a custom chart. i.e. ”Price per Sqft, Average” , “Price per Sqft, Median” and “Price per Sqft, Volume”.

Price Per Square Foot on Tabular Stats

Price Per Square Foot will be added to the different “Tabular” displays in the Stats feature of Matrix.

Mobile Search

City and Map Search will be moved up to the basic section in CRMLSMobile.com (aka Matrix Mobile). The new order of the basics section is: Map Search, City, Area, and then the rest of the fields as they are today.

Assistant to Copy Listings

Personal Assistants will be able to copy listings, specifically and only listings for an agent to whom they have been designated in the Association staff-controlled “Assistant To” field.

Office Assistants will be able to copy listings, with the ability to make a copy for any agent within their office (or sub offices if the Multi Office functionality is enabled for that office).

CRMLS and Terminus Sistema Global Sign Agreement to Share Access

We’re pleased to announce that reciprocal access to data from Terminus Sistema Global, Mexico’s leading multiple listing service, is now available in CRMLS Matrix. CRMLS users may access data from Terminus via a reciprocal link in the Matrix Links page.

As a result of the agreement, real estate professionals on both sides of the border will have more access to listing data than ever, along with a greater capacity to share their listing information with their peers.

Click here to read the full press release for additional details.

Now Live MLS-Touch Matrix & Realist integration

As a real estate professional, you’re often away from your desk. That used to mean you’d have to print out everything you’d need to take with you – especially tax data.

Until now.

MLS-Touch, available to CRMLS users at no additional cost, now integrates with Realist Tax. On listing detail pages in MLS-Touch, you may tap on the Realist Tax Data button to view tax data. It looks like this:

MLS-Touch 3.4

This feature is available as part of the latest version of MLS-Touch on Android and iOS. You may need to update your app to receive this benefit.

That’s not the only thing new in MLS-Touch. Client Carts now sync between MLS-Touch and CRMLS Matrix. Search saving experiences have been improved. And CRMLS Matrix Saved Searches are now accessible through MLS-Touch.

Want to learn more? Visit the MLS-Touch page on CRMLS.org.

September 2019 Market Trend Recap

View SFR market statistics by county and share with your agents.

Sales Information Change Request (SICR) Form

CRMLS Compliance has a new request form!

If the Buyer’s Agent or Co-Buyer’s Agent information on a Closed listing needs to be modified, the CRMLS Sales Information Change Request (SICR) Form must be completed and submitted to CRMLS. The use of this form ensures that all parties involved in the transaction agree with the requested change and prevents CRMLS from having to confirm such information, which ultimately lengthens the time it takes to correct the information. 

The new request form and explanation of the process is available on our website

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