Tech Tip – Share Your Listing on Facebook, Google+, LinkedIn, or Twitter

On May 13, 2014 we added a new feature to the Listing section. This feature gives the ability to share your listing across Social Media platforms, such as Facebook, Google+. LinkedIn, or Twitter.

To share your listing, go to your Inventory page by clicking on Listings, and then Residential (or any property class). Put a check next to your listing, and click on Share, in the green bar at the top.

This will give the option to share the listing on Facebook (Recommend or Share), LinkedIn, Twitter, or Google+

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Tech Tip – New Listing Input options in the iOS (mobile) App!

We recently released an update to our Mobile iOS (iPhone/iPad) app to include specific Listing Input options. Specifically, we have added the ability to:

  • Change the Status of a listing
  • Edit the Price
  • Edit the BAC (Commission), the BAC Gross or Net, and the Duar/Var Rate.
  • Edit the Public and Agent Remarks
  • Add, edit, and remove photos.

This is the first phase of the mobile Listing Input section, and we are glad to have these options available to our members.

We have also added the ability to draw on the map when searching for properties on the app.

For more information, see our video on the latest MLS App updates (less than 2 minutes):

If you have any questions, please contact our Technical Support department at support@utahrealestate.com, or by calling 1-800-236-1462, between 8am and 5:30pm, Monday through Friday. Thanks!

Tech Tip – Guide to the Statistical Reports

This week, we released an update to our Statistics section to include Graphs for all of our Statistical reports. With this update, we feel it would be a great time to put out this Guide to our Statistics section.

We hope to also write more detailed Tech Tips for each Statistical Report, with tips and tricks, in the coming weeks.

To access the Statistics, click on Statistics, in the blue bar at the top of UtahRealEstate.com.

Sales Per Month Report

The Sales Per Month Report shows the properties that were sold that match your search criteria. The report breaks down the properties sold in each month, and displays the following information:

  • Month and Year of the Data
  • Number of homes sold in that month
  • Total volume of the sales of the homes sold in that month

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September Sales Meeting Message

September’s MLS News and Updates slides are now available for your next meeting!

September MLS Sales Meeting Message (.ppt) >>
September MLS Sales Meeting Message (.pdf) >>

MLS Sales Meeting Message Highlights:

  • Policy FAQ: Are you in this situation? You have a listing contract but the home is not ready to be listed on the MLS.
  • New Releases Teaser
  • Tech Tip: Find your Client’s ‘Must Haves’
  • Property Pond: New Releases
  • Educational (C.E.) Class dates and locations
  • User Group Information

If there is anything in particular that you would like to see in future messages, please email kathleen@utahrealestate.com with your request. You can access past messages through the monthly archives of MLS news.

Thank you for your participation, we hope you find these short messages useful.

Tech Tip – Understanding the PAR, or Property Activity Report

The PAR or Property Activity Report is the report that is viewed when clicking on the Tax ID in a listing.

The PAR is intended to show the history of that property on the MLS. It shows specific changes made to the listing, so that those changes can be viewed and tracked by members on UtahRealEstate.com. Here are the items that, if changed, will show the change in the PAR:

  • List Price
  • Status
  • Total Square Feet
  • Total Bedrooms
  • Total Bathrooms
  • Interior Features
  • Exterior Features
  • Terms
  • Inclusions
  • Exclusions
  • Compensation
  • Compensation Gross or Net
  • Dual/Var Rate
  • Listing Type
  • Tax ID
  • Expiration Date (this is only viewable by the listing agent or office)
  • Agent Remarks

This is the same list that will trigger a change for an Auto Hotsheet.

The PAR also shows if that property has been previously listed on the MLS, and shows if a property has reached a CDOM Reset (after 90 days of non-active status).

You can view the full PAR by clicking on the red Adobe symbol in the top right corner. It can be emailed by clicking on the sheet of paper with the green arrow, also in the top right corner. (However, we recommend that you do not email this report to clients, as it can contain confidential information. Email the Client History Report instead).

 

More help is available by viewing our training videos and guides here:  “How To” Video Tutorials & FAQ’s, or by clicking on “How-To” Videos in the light gray bar at the top of Utah Real Estate. You can find more Tech Tips by clicking on the category on the right.

If you have any questions, please contact our Technical Support department at support@utahrealestate.com, or by calling 1-800-236-1462, between 8am and 5:30pm, Monday through Friday. Thanks!

Tech Tip – Changes to the Advanced Property Search

This week, we released an update to UtahRealEstate.com to improve the advanced search options.

Specifically, the concern was with the Includes, Includes Only, and Excludes options available in certain fields, such as the Interior Features, Basement, and Amenities fields (available in the Residential – Full Search).

Prior to this update, these fields gave the option to:  Includes, Includes Only, and Excludes.

To make these options more clear and user friendly, we have changed the language to Has Any Of, Has All Of, and Excludes.

If you select Has Any Of, and select multiple options from within that field, the system will search for listings that have any of those options selected. Use this search if you need to find one of a few options, such as when searching for an accessory or mother-in-law apartment.

If you choose Has All Of, and select multiple options from within that field, the system will search for listings that have all of those options selected. Use this option if your client needs a home with a Master Bath, and a Jetted Bathtub, and a Walk In Closet.

And, of course, if you need to Exclude certain items from your search, you can choose the Excludes option.

If you do not see these Advanced Search options, make sure that Advanced Search is set to Yes, in the yellow bar at the top of the search page.

These changes were made as a direct result of member feedback.

If you have any questions, suggestions, or comments, please contact our Technical Support department at support@utahrealestate.com, or by calling 1-800-236-1462, between 8am and 5:30pm, Monday through Friday. Thanks!

Tech Tip – Understanding the Analytics Report

The Analytics Report is the report that shows how many times your listing has been viewed. The Analytics Report can be accessed from your listing inventory page. To access this report, click on Profile, in the blue bar at the top, then Inventory. To the right of your listing, click on the number under the Views column.

This will open the Analytics Report. To understand this report, let’s understand the two main categories. The term Private indicates a member of WFRMLS – an agent, broker, or appraiser. The term Public indicates a client or public user.

The number shown in each column shows the number of hits, or Views, that your listing has had in each category.

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Free Listing Presentation Class Next Week

Do your listing presentations need a little oomph?

Cloud CMA listing presentations are the biggest opportunity to gain new clients and drum up business so now is the time to sharpen those skills and start winning more listings!

In this class, you’ll learn:

  • What the most successful agents do right before every listing presentation
  • How to respond when your seller asks about Zillow – because you know they will!
  • Why listing appointments are so much more than simply “meeting with a client”
  • How to make a 3 minute CMA in preparation of your Listing Presentation
  • How and why you must ASK for your seller’s business

Damon Alton from Cloud CMA will be presenting classes that include free 30 day demos of the software and discount pricing for UtahRealEstate.com members.

The dates, times, and locations are:
http://www.eventbrite.com/o/cloud-cma-utahrealestatecom-4489247287

August 27th Northern Wasatch Association of Realtors

1PM Class time REGISTER HERE

August 28th Salt Lake Board of Realtors

10AM REGISTER HERE or

1PM REGISTER HERE 

 

Recording of Jim Abbott’s Syndication Presentation

Jim Abbott: Saving Organized Real Estate

To view the recording click here.

 It’s 9 AM on Saturday, you have a home for sale, but do you REALLY know who is answering questions about it?

Since pulling all of his broker listings from third party websites back in 2012, Jim Abbott has been a key voice in the syndication debate.  As he would say, “business has never been better!”  Abbott Realty Group (ARG) is the leading real estate in San Diego, CA and has been hailed as one of the most innovative brokerages in the nation due in part to their decision to stop all listing syndication outside of the MLS.

The webcast will show you why listing syndication may not always be the best strategy for advertising your property and what you can do instead!

To view the recording click here.

Did you already watch the presentation? Let us know what you think with our follow-up survey by clicking here.

August Sales Meeting Message

August’s MLS News and Updates slides are now available for your next meeting!

August MLS News and Updates PowerPoint >>
August MLS News and Updates .PDF >>

MLS Sales Meeting Message Highlights:

  • Policy Update: Off MLS Listings
  • Changes to the Exclusive Listing form (reflecting new Off-MLS Policy)
  • Work Off Your Fine: Take our new 1 hour (C.E.) MLS Policy Class
  • Tech Tip: Logging into Praedo for free C.E. classes
  • Educational (C.E.) Class dates and locations
  • User Group Information
  • Free Cloud CMA class dates with discount pricing for MLS members

If there is anything in particular that you would like to see in future messages, please email kathleen@utahrealestate.com with your request. You can access past messages through the monthly archives of MLS news.

Thank you for your participation, we hope you find these short messages useful.