11 descriptions to avoid in MLS public remarks

Posted by PSAR Communication on Jul 22, 2019 10:18:02 AM

mls refereeSan Diego County REALTORS®, did you know that a misuse of Public Remarks violation occurs when certain information is placed in any public remarks field in the MLS?


Pro tip: The remarks in the Property Description field are limited to the physical and aesthetic characteristics of the property. Stick to describing the listing.  

The Property Description and other public facing fields may not include:

  1.  Access codes ​
  2.  Showing Instructions​
  3.  Compensation Information​
  4.  Lockbox information ​
  5.  Occupancy status of the property such as “vacant” ​
  6.  Email addresses ​
  7.  Website addresses ​
  8.  Phone numbers ​
  9.  Agent or brokerage information ​
  10.  Open house information
  11.  Language that violates applicable fair housing laws and guidelines

Keep your clients safe, avoid fines and list property like a professional.  MLS Rules are created by brokers and agents active in the business.  This rule 12.5 in the CRMLS Rules and Regulations.  Read about it here.  Want to know which fines can be levied without a warning?  See this list.

Topics: CRMLS

Clean Listing Data- Know The MLS Fines levied with no Warnings

Posted by PSAR Communication on Jul 9, 2019 3:41:29 PM

Clean listing data is an important CRMLS benefit; with a regulated, level playing field, agents can all do better business. 

San Diego Paragon: Violations That Do Not Require a Warning
This list of violations, if committed, may lead to a fine without a warning. These violations cannot be corrected, may give a violator an unfair marketing advantage, or egregiously violate San Diego Paragon rules and/or state or federal law.

CRMLS Matrix: Violations That Do Not Require a Warning
For those of you who use Matrix, please also familiarize yourself with this list of Matrix-specific violations that may lead to a fine without a prior warning.

Citation Notices, Fines, and the Citation Review Process
This is the Citation Review Process. (Pro Tip: make sure to correct the violation as soon as possible to prevent issuance of additional citations.)

California Regional MLS Compliance Center
CRMLS has developed a comprehensive Compliance Center to guide agents to all the Compliance resources available. Here you will find FAQs, exclude a listing from the MLS, chat with a CRMLS Compliance Analyst, or learn more about CRMLS Rules and Regulations.

Bookmark the links above and visit crmls.org/compliance for compliance questions.

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Topics: CRMLS, Technology

Matrix becoming the mobile friendly option?

Posted by Richard D'Ascoli on Mar 20, 2019 9:45:57 AM

Have you checked out Matrix? Most PSAR members use Paragon which is the product we have had for many years. It works great and we will support it for years to come. If you are looking to leverage the MLS to do more robust and targeted searches and you want to update listings on the go, Matrix may have some tools and benefits that fit your needs.

San Diego Agents who sell out of area have been joining PSAR and signing up for Matrix since PSAR aligned with CRMLS last fall. There is a strong case for agents selling inside San Diego to use Matrix. Some technologically savvy brokers have moved their entire offices to the platform for it's deep search capabilities, mobile friendliness and its rich listing data inside and outside of San Diego County.

PSAR offers choices. We have both the full version of Matrix and the full version of Paragon through CRMLS. Our Matrix offering is not a "hot link" in the MLS. In fact for just $6.50 per month our members can add Matrix as a second MLS and use both Matrix and Paragon. During the past two weeks there have been some big announcements for our Matrix users.

Last week CRMLS sent out an update to our Matrix users. List Price and Public/Private Remarks are now editable in the CRMLS App.

Today Corelogix which owns Matrix and Homesnap announced that they will join forces to integrate the platforms. The press release isn't specific about what this integration will look like, but we realize that many agents would love to see Homesnap Pro pull more MLS data and potentially incorporate an add/edit feature into the popular Homesnap Pro application.

CRMLS is well positioned as a platform that encourages competing vendors to innovate and create the very best technology for PSAR's MLS subscribers. These tools are here to empower Realtors.

 

       Homesnap Tool       California Regional MLS MATRIX

 

Topics: Brokers/Managers, CRMLS, Technology, PSAR Benefits

March CRMLS Training Schedule

Posted by Paige Campbell on Feb 27, 2019 11:53:51 AM

Join us at the PSAR Service Center closest to you for training in Paragon Advanced Searches, Paragon Hotsheets, Tours and Open Houses, Homesnap Pro App and InfoSparks Market Statistics!

Register for various classes below. 

paragon advanced search

Learn how to create enhanced search templates and set them as your default, and how to search by features, map, multiple addresses, and key words.

Central: Thu, March 14 from 10 AM - 11 AM
Register Here

East: Wed, March 20 from 10 AM - 11 AM
Register Here

South: Tue, March 26 from 10 AM - 11 AM
Register Here


CRMLS paragon hot sheets

Learn how to build and save your Hotsheets, choose the best report to show the results, how to search for properties on a Broker Tour/Caravan or Open House, and how to add your properties to one or both.

Central: Thu, March 14 from 11 AM - 12 PM
Register Here

East: Wed, March 20 from 11 AM - 12 PM
Register Here

South: Tue, March 26 from 11 AM - 12 PM 
Register Here


homesnap pro App training

Search for listings, generate Rapid CMA reports, communicate with clients and other agents, and photograph homes to learn valuable property data about them.

Central: Thu, March 14 from 1 PM - 2 PM
Register Here

East: Wed, March 20 from 1 PM - 2 PM
Register Here

South: Tue, March 26 from 1 PM - 2 PM 
Register Here

 


infroSparks Training

Search for listings, generate Rapid CMA reports, communicate with clients and other agents, and photograph homes to learn valuable property data about them.

Central: Thu, March 14 from 2 PM - 3 PM
Register Here

East: Wed, March 20 from 2 PM - 3 PM
Register Here

South: Tue, March 26 from 2 PM - 3 PM 
Register Here

Topics: Education, CRMLS

Master Cloud Agent Suite

Posted by Joyce Evans on Jan 7, 2019 10:32:10 AM

Cloud Agent SuiteSucceed with these three premium real estate tech products!

FREE to all CRMLS users. From the eye-catching reports of Cloud CMA to the “smart search” options in Cloud MLX to the lightning-fast branded alerts of Cloud Streams, these products will help develop your skill set as a real estate professional.

  • Cloud CMA, an online comparative market analysis report generator
  • Cloud MLX, a streamlined MLS front-end that prioritizes search and communication
  • Cloud Streams, a listing alert and client collaboration tool

REGISTER HERE FOR:
Thursday, January 10th
1 PM - 3 PM
PSAR Central Service Center, 4340 Genesee Ave. #203 , San Diego, CA 92117

REGISTER HERE FOR:
Wednesday, January 16th
1 PM - 3 PM
PSAR East County Service Center, 1150 Broadway, #100, El Cajon, CA 92021

REGISTER HERE FOR:
Tuesday, January 29th
1 PM - 3 PM
PSAR South County Service Center, 880 Canarios Ct., #100, Chula Vista, CA 91910

Topics: Education, CRMLS

Discover Showing Time

Posted by Joyce Evans on Jan 7, 2019 10:16:41 AM

CRMLS ShowingTimeMaximize and track your showings!

  • Simple, robust tool for online scheduling and management.
  • Learn how to set up showing schedules for your listing.
  • Buyers’ agents can quickly submit a request.
  • Receive showing requests via email, phone 

REGISTER HERE FOR:
Thursday, January 10th
11 AM - 12 PM
PSAR Central Service Center, 4340 Genesee Ave. #203 , San Diego, CA 92117

REGISTER HERE FOR :
Wednesday, January 16th
11 AM - 12 PM
PSAR East County Service Center, 1150 Broadway, #100, El Cajon, CA 92021

REGISTER HERE FOR:
Tuesday, January 29th
11 AM - 12 PM
PSAR South County Service Center, 880 Canarios Ct., #100, Chula Vista, CA 91910

Topics: Education, CRMLS

Searching 101

Posted by Joyce Evans on Jan 7, 2019 10:00:48 AM

Search-101-eventbriteQuickly find the listings your clients want!

    • Create and save basic property searches and detailed map searches
    • Search by Features; including View, Pool, Terms, etc.
    • Print and email reports

Three Days and Locations to choose from:

REGISTER HERE FOR:
Thursday, January 10th
10 AM - 11 AM
PSAR Central Service Center, 4340 Genesee Ave. #203 , San Diego, CA 92117

REGISTER HERE FOR :
Wednesday, January 16th
10 AM - 11 AM
PSAR East County Service Center, 1150 Broadway, #100, El Cajon, CA 92021

REGISTER HERE FOR:
Tuesday, January 29th
10 AM - 11 AM
PSAR South County Service Center, 880 Canarios Ct., #100, Chula Vista, CA 91910

Topics: Education, CRMLS

3 FREE Tools to help make your business soar!

Posted by Joyce Evans on Nov 16, 2018 3:01:02 PM

CRMLS Cloud Agent Suite

Cloud Agent Suite

Register below for a class and location of your choice

South County Nov. 28, 10:30 AM - 12:00 PM
South County Dec. 12, 10:30 AM - 12:00 PM
880 Canarios Ct., Ste. 100, Chula Vista, CA 91910

East County, Dec. 5, 1:30 PM - 4:30 PM
1150 Broadway, Ste. 100, El Cajon, CA 92021

Three of the premium real estate tech products in the Cloud Agent Suite are free to all CRMLS users. Learn how to master them in this informative class. From the eye-catching reports of Cloud CMA to the “smart search” options in Cloud MLX to the lightning-fast branded alerts of Cloud Streams, these products will help develop your skill set as a real estate professional.

The products are:

CloudCMA• Cloud CMA, an online comparative market analysis report generator



CloudMLX• Cloud MLX, a streamlined MLS front-end that prioritizes search and communication



CloudStreams• Cloud Streams, a listing alert and client collaboration tool

 

Topics: Education, CRMLS

Showing time now available at no additional cost!

Posted by Richard D'Ascoli on Nov 9, 2018 1:56:23 PM

showingTime

 

ShowingTime is now available to all CRMLS Paragon users in San Diego through PSAR.

Why should a dream listing slip through the cracks just because you couldn’t get the other agent on the phone? It’s 2018 – your real estate transactions shouldn’t be limited by the size of your voicemail inbox.

ShowingTime allows interested potential buyers’ agents to book showings through the MLS any time. The system is online 24/7, and appointments are confirmed via text, automated call, or mobile app.

How do I get ShowingTIme?

There are four ShowingTime integrations in Paragon:

1. Via Preferences > ShowingTime Setup:
showingTime instruction

 

2. Under Listing Input and Maintenance:
shwoingtime how-to

 

3. Via the Action Icon on Spreadsheet and Report Views:
Showing Time Action Icon
4. Via the Action Icon from the Actions Menu on Results:

showingTime

Want to learn how to get started? Visit https://go.crmls.org/showingtime/ for more information.

 

Topics: CRMLS, Technology, Marketing, PSAR Benefits

Be an Invaluable Resource for your Team!

Posted by Joyce Evans on Oct 17, 2018 3:12:57 PM

REGISTER HERE TODAY!

CRMLS Office expert training

 

Topics: Education, Brokers/Managers, Leadership, CRMLS