Keep Your Business Moving Forward with Virtual Open Houses

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As we collectively navigate the new normal brought on by the COVID-19 pandemic, how do we keep business moving forward in an industry that relies so heavily on person-to-person interaction, such as open houses? Luckily, we can rely on technology to fill the gap in these uncertain times. Virtual open houses are a critical tool that will allow agents to maintain business while adhering to federal, state and local policy. To …

Updated Guidelines to Support You During COVID-19 Crisis

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We want to assure you that The MLS™ is making every effort to assist you during these challenging times. Below is a summary of new rules and updates during the COVID-19 crisis. New Rules & Updates Physical (Face-to-Face) Open Houses Prohibited & Will Be Replaced by Virtual Open HousesThe MLS™ has removed all current and upcoming open houses from VESTAPLUS™ and disabled the creation of new open houses. Amid the Coronavirus …

Let’s Stay Safe: The MLS Broker Carvan™ Goes Digital

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The MLS Broker Caravan™ goes purely digital for the next few weeks as we comply with California’s “Stay-at-Home” mandate. View current and past issues of the magazine online or in the app. Virtual showings will soon be available in the app. Download the app in the Apple, Google Play or Amazon stores. Get 30% off your next ad with code SPECIAL30. Limit one per person per issue. Please submit your ads …

Important Update Regarding Open Houses During Coronavirus Outbreak

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Effective immediately, The MLS™ has removed all current and upcoming open houses from VESTAPLUS™ and disabled the creation of new open houses. Amid the Coronavirus (COVID-19) global outbreak, Governor Gavin Newsom has issued a statewide order to “Stay at Home”. Per the California Association of REALTORS® (C.A.R.), agents and brokers should cease doing all face-to-face marketing, including open houses, in order to comply with the state mandate. Extended Hold Status Has …

The MLS Summit™ 2020 Recap

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The MLS Summit™ 2020 was certainly one for the books! It was an action-packed day, with keynote speaker Ross Shafer showing us ways to stay relevant in an ever-changing market like our own. Social media expert Marki Lemons-Rhyal gave us tips on managing a successful social media presence, while real estate economist Selma Hepp provided an in-depth statistical look at our market, just to name a few. Joining our speakers was …

Q4 2019: Home Prices & Sales Experience Slight Uptick

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The MLS™/CLAW Areas wrapped up 2019’s 4th Quarter with a jump in sales and median price for Single Family Homes. The median price increased by 9.8% and sales volume increased by 22% year-over-year from Q4 2018. While the median price for condos remained more or less the same, sales volume increased by 10.5% year-over-year from Q4 2018. The housing market heated up during the fourth quarter most likely due to low …

The MLS™ Launches Preferred Photographer Network

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In an effort to make photo management in The MLS™ faster and easier for both photographers and agents, we have launched the Preferred Photographer Network. The network is meant to limit confusion about copyrights and licensing issues, protect photos in The MLS™ and provide a source to find good photographers. Listing Agents can now give a photographer in the network limited access to VESTAPLUS™ on a per-listing basis by selecting “Create …

The MLS Summit™ 2020

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The annual networking event of the year is back in full swing at the Skirball Cultural Center on March 5, 2020. In what is gearing up to be the most exciting event to date, The MLS Summit™ 2020 will provide valuable insight into what the new decade has in store for our industry.Adapting to new technology is the key for real estate professionals to win more business in this industry, as …

VESTAPLUS™ at NAR Realtors® Expo in San Francisco

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The VESTAPLUS™ team headed to San Francisco last weekend to present our MLS software solutions at NAR 2019 Realtors® Expo, the industry’s largest trade show. The three-day event had over 400 exhibitors present products and services that help real estate professionals conduct business more efficiently. We were proud to present our powerful and versatile MLS software to hundreds of prospective new clients who stopped by our booth. Below are a few …

The MLS Madness™ Recap

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The MLS Madness™ was a success! Our members were treated to a circuit of brief training courses that covered the most widely used and sought after VESTAPLUS™ functions in our system, including Client Dashboard, Search Management Tool, 10k Infosparks and more! We also showcased the look of our brand new SLIMM workflow, which is to be announced at the end of the year (stay tuned!). Finally, social media expert Matt Ahlmann …