Listing Appointment? PSAR has tools for that.

Posted by Richard D'Ascoli on Jun 5, 2020 9:57:43 AM

Make a Great First Impression with your CMA

First impressions are everything. When your prospective clients give you the opportunity to wow them with how hard you will work to sell their home – don’t let the opportunity pass you by! It’s your chance to make it happen and win the listing. Having the very best in real estate comparative market analysis (CMA) software will ensure that you have everything your client needs all in one simple, effective, and beautiful presentation.

How Can You Make a Good Impression with a Cloud CMA Presentation?

Cloud CMA presentations make it easy for you to look awesome. In just minutes, you can have a client-ready report in hand and win that listing on the spot! So, how can you expect to impress your clients with a Cloud CMA presentation?

One of the first questions your client may have is, “What is a CMA?” followed by questions pertaining to the data and what it’s supposed to convey. Each CMA created with our software begins with an explanation of the contents and the purpose of the information. This will help solidify your position as an authority on local real estate trends and prices, as well as build a trusted and secure relationship with the client.

In addition to this valuable introduction, you will be able to provide your clients with report pages covering the following information:

  • Your photo and contact information will be displayed so each client knows that you are the real estate professional who has provided them with the very best information.
  • QR code allows clients to download the entire PDF report on their smartphone or tablet.
  • Explanation of short sales and foreclosures and how they affect sale prices in your client’s neighborhood.
  • Information on what goes into calculating the value of a home.
  • Map of the comparable listings in the client’s area.
  • List of comparable properties in the client’s area with listing status and price.
  • Listing information and photos for all properties in the report used for comparison.
  • Property analysis for active, expired, canceled and sold listings.
  • The suggested listing price for the client’s listing.
  • Commission breakdown.
  • Additional information on why your client needs a real estate agent, strategic pricing and timing, and why first impressions with their property are important.

 

Customization and Mobile Access

You can customize your report in any way you like to communicate this information to your prospective clients. Choose your colors, fonts, page layout, and even create your own custom pages.

You can also create and send reports instantly. Just send an email from your computer, tablet, or smartphone and let us do the work!

Presentations can be shared via email, Twitter or Facebook, and work on all popular mobile devices, including the iPad®.

MLS Connection

Above all, Cloud CMA makes it easy to generate beautiful client reports by connecting directly with Paragon or Matrix. Cloud CMA pulls data directly from your MLS as well as top websites to create a winning real estate CMA with current listing information. Cloud CMA eliminates the guesswork for you, saves you time, and makes you look awesome.

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PSAR Members access Cloud CMA along with many other tools from the login screen in Paragon or Matrix. 

Don't belong wot PSAR or CRMLS?  CloudCMA is available for $45/month.

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Topics: CRMLS, Technology, Marketing, PSAR Benefits

For a safer client environment - Virtual Meetings - At No Cost

Posted by Richard D'Ascoli on May 20, 2020 2:57:47 PM

Looking for ways to make your client feel safer throughout the buy/sell process?  By this time, most everyone is familiar with virtual meeting applications such as Zoom, Google Meet, Webex and the like.   But they require downloading their software utilities and managing accounts on their systems.

There is an alternative tool with which you may not be aware—zipConsult®, available within zipForm Plus®. With zipConsult®, you can conduct online meetings with your clients to review contracts, conduct virtual tours, go over required paperwork prior to sending documents for signatures, or simply to stay connected.  And the best feature - it’s already in your technology toolbox if you are a San Diego county realtor and a PSAR member!

The great thing about this program is that it resides inside Zipforms Plus®, so working with documents is easier. And you can host conference calls and meetings with multiple clients in multiple locations at the same time. 

Here are some of the feature/functions of zipConsult:

  • Share your screen with clients online and review zipForm transactions: Once the meeting begins simply start screen sharing and display the document you’d like to share – it’s that easy. For further privacy, the screen sharing feature allows you to share only a specific application (program). The rest of your desktop will be hidden from the attendees’ view.
  • Meet faster-- invite attendees utilizing saved contacts in your zipForm address book: zipConsult is integrated directly with zipForm Plus, so starting a meeting online is simple and quick. Select clients from the address book with no typing then connect, communicate and review faster than ever.

  • Plan meetings and schedule them in advance: Within the advanced options the Schedule a Meeting option allows you to setup the date, time, and attendees in advanced. Also included in this interface is an email message editor to craft the personal invite that your attendees will receive.

  • Video conferencing allows face to face client meetings online: Add a personal touch to meetings with a webcam. When you share your webcam feed it’s like being there in person. Up to six people can video conference at once

  • Conference calling and text chat keep participants engaged: Your zipConsult account includes a conference call number with PIN codes, so participants can join by phone or computer mic and speakers. Encourage engagement with easy communication via easy conference calling and text chat.

  • Meeting Notes: Keep detailed notes during the meeting for later review or reference. Notes can be kept private or public. Upon the conclusion of the meeting all notes can be emailed to attendees to share the results of the meeting or assigning follow up tasks.

  • Create unlimited online meetings: Feel free to explore the value of meeting with clients online. Review zipForm transactions, review property disclosures, or discuss aspects of the transaction process.

So enhance your clients’ sense of well-being while at the same making your own virtual activities more efficient cost-free!  Just contact CAR to find out how to get started with zipConsult.

Don't want to watch the video?  Check out the slide deck here.

Not sure how  to use this?  Check how Realtor Wes Young used zipConsult on a transaction.

 

Topics: Education, Technology, PSAR Benefits

Virtual Showings Available in CRMLS Now

Posted by Richard D'Ascoli on Apr 9, 2020 11:51:03 AM

ShowingTime, available to CRMLS users at no additional cost, has made it easy to conduct showings virtually with its latest update.

Simply select “Virtual Showing” as the appointment type when verifying appointment details:

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The showing agent may also add a note for the listing agent indicating which video conferencing solution they’d like to use for the showing.

Listing agents may also set their preferred appointment type to Virtual Showing.

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For a full walkthrough of the Virtual Showing feature, visit the CRMLS Knowledgebase article.

 

Topics: Market Information, Technology

Access the Sentrilock educational toolbox for Real Estate app!

Posted by PSAR Communication on Jul 11, 2019 7:00:00 AM

The new SentriKeyTM Real Estate app offers you a simple design and action-based layout so you can get potential buyers in the home and get it sold. Simply download the app at Google Play or the App Store and get those showings scheduled.

You can learn more about the app and its versatile features by accessing our collection of educational tools that are sure to meet the needs of all types of users.

Educational Tools (click the links below)

 

These are just a few of the tools available to help you learn more about the SentriKey Real Estate app. Find how-to videos and frequently asked questions on the support page.

Topics: Announcements, Technology, PSAR Benefits

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

How to take better photos with your digital camera or cell phone

Posted by Paige Campbell on Feb 14, 2019 11:51:33 AM

take better photosEmpower yourself with the ability to take your own listing photos! 

A beginner level course which will provide you a camera comparison, the basics of how to make the most of your camera or cell phone, how to group and properly size photos easy upload.

This class is sponsored by PSAR's Tech Committee and instructed by Tony Amat with Nelson Photo! 

 

Please be sure to bring all of your gadgets to include cameras, cell phones, laptops, or any other device you typically use. 

Class Details:

Wednesday, February 27, 2019
PSAR East County Service Center: 1150 Broadway, El Cajon, 92021 
11:30 AM - 1:00 PM

Cost: 
FREE for PSAR and NSDCAR Members, $5.00 for non-members.

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Topics: Education, Technology

Hands-On zipForm® plus Training

Posted by Joyce Evans on Jan 31, 2019 10:55:30 AM

zipforms training graphicGain the knowledge you need to maximize zipForm® Plus to complete contracts and manage transactions.

Practice with the new and updated interface and new tools designed to save time and protect you from mistakes.

Discover features such as Templates, MLS Connect, Photos, and adding non-C.A.R. docs to your transaction, clause manager, and more...

Thursday, February 21st.  2 locations and times to choose from below.

Cost: FREE for PSAR Members 
$20 Non Members

 
  REGISTER HERE FOR FEB 21st SOUTH COUNTY  
11:00 AM - 1:00 PM
880 Canarios Ct, Ste. 100, Chula Vista, CA 91910

  REGISTER HERE FOR FEB 21st EAST COUNTY  
2:30 pm - 4:30 PM
1150 Broadway, Ste. 100, El Cajon, CA 92021

Instructor Jackson Beaudelaire, C.A.R. Product Coordinator 

Instructor Jackson Beaudelaire is a zipForm® Product Coordinator at the California Association of Realtors in Los Angeles. Previously, he was a full time Realtor® in Los Angeles for 10 years. He specialized in Commercial Apartment Building sales as well as Residential New Development.
C.A.R. is a statewide trade organization with more than 180,000 members dedicated to the advancement of professionalism in real estate.

Topics: Education, Technology

Appy New Year!

Posted by Joyce Evans on Jan 24, 2019 1:42:13 PM

Tech Committee lunchLearn how to use your new gadgets and apps from Christmas

PSAR Tech Committee Lunch & Learn

Wednesday, January 30, 2019, 11:30 AM - 1:00 PM
PSAR East County,
1150 Broadway, Ste. 100 
El Cajon, CA 92021

COST: FREE -   REGISTER HERE    Lunch will be provided

  • Bring in all your brand new digital devices, and gadgets and learn how to use them
  • Overview of RPR Mobile (Realtors Property Resource)
  • Overview of CAM Scan
  • This class will be one hour of demonstration followed by 1/2 hour of hands-on Q&A.
BE SURE TO BRING YOUR:
  • Laptop or another mobile device
  • Paper & pen to take notes
  • Questions for discussion

Topics: Education, Technology

Showing time now available at no additional cost!

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

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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:
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2. Under Listing Input and Maintenance:
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3. Via the Action Icon on Spreadsheet and Report Views:
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4. Via the Action Icon from the Actions Menu on Results:

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

 

Topics: CRMLS, Technology, Marketing, PSAR Benefits