Register Now for Our Broker Luncheon

Best Practices in Listing Syndication: Increase your Business in 2015

Register now at: http://bit.ly/14v4Yv1

Friday, February 20, 2015
11:30am @ at the Realtor® Campus Alta Auditorium

Rebecca Jensen will be moderating a panel of four Utah Brokers on both sides of the issue who will share their business tips, viewpoints, and best practices regarding syndication.

We will also be answering questions from you, our audience. Come participate and:

  • Share your own syndication recommendations
  • Hear the recommendations given by the MLS Syndication User Group
  • Participate in a discussion of the issue
  • Learn more about the MLS’s website created specifically to address syndication
  • Learn what the MLS will do next regarding syndication in 2015

We’d like to recognize and thank our Syndication User Group for their valuable feedback and participation:

Rob Aubrey – Broker, Aubrey and Associates
Lavar Campbell – Associate Broker, Keller Williams Utah Realtors
Darrell Catmull – Broker, Destiny Real Estate
Mark Feigh – Agent, RE/MAX Associates
Kroger Menzer – Agent, Keller Williams South Valley Realty
Cheryl Staley – Agent, Windermere Real Estate-Utah (Fort Union Branch)
Tom Winand – Broker, Spotted Home LLC.

This event will be webcast for the entire membership at utahrealestate.com

 

Tech Tip: Update Your Client Header

Is it time to update your Client Header (the text that is displayed at the top of the Client and Client Full Reports)?

To edit the Client Header:

  1. Click on Account Settings, in the in the light gray bar at the top of Utah Real Estate.
  2. Under Communication, click on View.
  3. Scroll down to the Client Email Preferences at the bottom.
  4. You may type whatever you want to appear in the header on Client reports, or in your signature.
  5. Make the changes that you need to make, and click on Save Changes in the green bar.

You can find more information by viewing our training video on this topic here: How to Use Account Settings. More training videos are available by clicking on “How-To” Videos in the light gray bar at the top of Utah Real Estate.

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 – View your Client’s Favorites

If you have a connection with your client, your client may be adding listings to their Favorite Properties. But how do you view your client’s favorites? Is it possible to map the favorites, or view them in an Agent Full Report?

Absolutely! To view your client’s favorites, click on Profile, and then Connections. Then click on the name of your client.

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A Change in Leadership at the MLS

From our Board of Directors:

With bittersweet emotions we announce that Rebecca Jensen, our CEO, has accepted an offer by Midwest Real Estate Data LLC. (MRED) in Chicago to be their new President and CEO. Rebecca will be leaving us on February 21, 2015. We are excited for her new opportunity but we will also miss her and the leadership and vision that she brought to UtahRealEstate.com.

We would also like to announce that Joseph Szurgyi will serve as interim CEO of the MLS. Joseph has worked for UtahRealEstate.com in many capacities. Most recently he served as Director of Operations, responsible for all day-to-day business activities.

January Sales Meeting Message

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

January MLS Sales Meeting Message (.pptx) >>
January MLS Sales Meeting Message (.pdf) >>

Or via Google Drive at https://drive.google.com/folderview?id=0B8knoOWsgnVsRVhDMy0xVDNiZ1k&usp=sharing

MLS Sales Meeting Message Highlights:

  • A Bit of Realtor® Humor
  • Reminder: 2015 Dues
  • New Developments: Email in Agent Full Report
  • New Developments: Big Updates to the Daily Snapshot Report
  • Free Policy Class: Work Off Your Fine
  • Tech Tip: The 2014 Round Up
  • Educational (C.E.) Class dates and locations
  • Ongoing User Group Information

If there is anything that you would like addressed in future messages, please let me know! I’d love to hear from you: kat@utahrealestate.com (801-676-5408).

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

Note: You can access past messages through the “Sales Meeting Messages” category in MLS news.

Daily Snapshot Report is now complete!

Last September, we released an announcement that we had added graphs to our Statistical Reports, and that we added a new Statistical Report called the Daily Snapshot Tool. We are now proud to announce that we have added search options to the Daily Snapshot Tool so that the County, City, Area, and Zip Code can now be entered into the Statistical Search.

The Daily Snapshot tool shows the number of listings that were Active, Under Contract, Withdrawn, and Off Market on a particular day. It shows a comparison in the market between dates (for instance, comparing today to this date last year). The data goes back to February 22, 2011 (when we began collecting the snapshot data).

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!

2014 Tech Tip Roundup

This has been a very busy year at the MLS. Here is a roundup of the Tech Tips and updates from our MLS News section in 2014.

POLICY:

How to Avoid Getting a Fine from the MLS
A quick guide to our fine policies, with a downloadable PDF quick sheet for reference.

BILLING:

Billing Common Questions
2015 Dues – A Message to Our Members

Clients:

Client Connections
How, and why, to connect with clients on UtahRealEstate.com

Photos:

Best Photo Size v2 - how to upload the best photos to your listings
Rotate and Edit Photos
Virtual Tours on UtahRealEstate.com

CMA:

Updates to the CMA program
We added the GL (Gross Living) Area, and added the Med and Full Comp Details to the CMA Packet
Guide to the new CMA Cover Page

Listings:

New Listing Input Wizard - now you can add the property details, upload the photos, upload listing documents, and schedule an open house, all before publishing the listing to the MLS!
Listing Input Common Questions
Correct Your Listing Map Point
New feature added: HOA terms
Quick Guide to Short Sales on the MLS
Share Your Listing on Facebook, Google+, LinkedIn, or Twitter

Searches:

Property Searches Common Questions
Custom Search Fields
Search Using the Remarks field
Changes to the Advanced Property Search
Find an agent’s transactions on the MLS
Quick Guide to Short Sales on the MLS

Hotsheets:

Auto Hotsheet Common Questions
Understanding the PAR, or Property Activity Report
These are the same changes that will trigger an Auto Hotsheet

Reports:

Guide to the Statistical Reports
Address Routing
New Client History Report
Understanding the Analytics Report
Understanding the PAR, or Property Activity Report
Lifestyles Report, Column Report, and the Agent Full Report
Updates to the Custom Report
Custom Data Export
Agent email address now showing in the Agent Full Report

Email:

WFRMLS email accounts, phishing scams, and email security
Email Phishing Scams
Help to Reduce Spam and Improve Your Online Marketing

Classes:

Take an online class at Praedo!

Property Pond:

Find and Advertise Rental Properties on PropertyPond.com

Designations:

Realtor Designations

PDF and Adobe Reader:

Problems Printing to PDF
Problems saving PDF files in Google Chrome

General advisements:

Microsoft to stop support for Windows XP
If you are still running a Windows XP system, we strongly advise that you upgrade your computer or operating system.
Adware, unwanted popup ads, and MLS Advertising Rules
We don’t allow ads on the member side of UtahRealEstate.com. If you see ads, you have Adware or Malware on your computer. Read this tip for suggestions.
Browser Settings
Best browsers, advise on plugins and updates.

If you have any questions, comments, or suggestions, 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, and we hope you have a Merry Christmas, and a Happy New Year!

Agent email address now showing in the Agent Full Report

Did you notice a change in the Agent Full Report?

We have had many requests to add the Agent’s email address in the Agent Full Report. Last week, we released this update.

The Agent and Co-Agent’s email addresses will now appear in the Agent Full Report, for both the Listing Agent and Co-Agent, and the Selling Agent and Co-Agent (when applicable).

Look for this information in the Contact section at the bottom of the report

If you have any questions, comments, or suggestions, 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!

December Sales Meeting Message

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

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

MLS Sales Meeting Message Highlights:

  • Our 2015 Strategic Plan
  • 2015 Dues Increase
  • Policy Proposal on Short Sales
  • Syndication News: Save the Date! (Feb. 20, 2015)
  • Tech Tip: Correcting a map pin location
  • Property Pond Mobile: Utah’s first and best mobile rental search app!
  • Educational (C.E.) Class dates and locations
  • Ongoing User Group Information

If there is anything that you would like addressed in future messages, please let me know! I’d love to hear from you: kat@utahrealestate.com (801-676-5408).

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

Note: You can access past messages through the “Sales Meeting Messages” category in MLS news.