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C.A.R. Provides California Market Update Amid COVID-19 Outbreak

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C.A.R. Deputy Chief Economist Jordan G. Levine recently provided a market update for the state of California amid the COVID-19 outbreak. California started the year on a strong footing economically, however, the virus has changed everything for 2020. Unprecedented in terms of size and economic scope, there is still a lot of uncertainty and it may be too early for most major indicators. Unemployment will drive negative impacts and we are …

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Feature Your Virtual Open House in The MLS Broker Caravan™

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Virtual Open Houses launched in VESTAPLUS™ earlier this week and are now also available in The MLS Broker Caravan™. Advertisers who buy any showcase or full-page ad in The MLS Broker Caravan™ magazine will have their Virtual Open House featured in the digital magazine and app! The Virtual Open House details are imported from VESTAPLUS™. Take advantage of this great new feature and keep your business moving forward. Place your ad online …

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Learn About New Features Available in New Realist

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Realist, a powerful search tool that allows you to access public records for 99.9% of all parcels in the United States, just launched a new responsive and modern user interface. The new features are outlined below. 1. When you conduct a search, the View Results field will display the number matches. The View Results is updated as search criteria are added, even before the search button is clicked. The View Results …

Virtual Open Houses Now Available in VESTAPLUS™

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As we collectively navigate the new normal brought on by the COVID-19 pandemic, keep your business moving forward with Virtual Open Houses, available in VESTAPLUS™ and The MLS Broker Caravan™ app. What is Considered a Virtual Open House? A pre-recorded video or live scheduled event via social media (Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, LinkedIn), that provides a walkthrough of a listing, as if your clients were touring the property in person. How to …

10 Tips and Tricks to Live Stream Your Virtual Open House

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VESTAPLUS™ now allows agents to promote and show their properties leveraging either a pre-recorded video (e.g. YouTube or Vimeo) or live streaming from Facebook, Instagram, Twitter or LinkedIn. To make the most of the new feature in VESTAPLUS™, we’ve created this handy guide of tips and tricks. Keep it simpleProspects are still shopping, and an open house is still an open house, even if it’s a virtual one. Don’t feel the …

How to Create Live Video for Virtual Open Houses Using Social Media

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Effective Monday, March 30th, VESTAPLUS™ now supports Virtual Open Houses via live video broadcasts from Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, and LinkedIn. In order to best present your listing via live video, you should familiarize yourself with each social media platform to choose the one that works best for you. In this post, we provide a brief overview of how to get started with each platform. Facebook Step 1. From your business page, …

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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Extended Hold Status Has Been ReleasedHold Status has been extended from 10 days to 60 days in VESTAPLUS™. You can opt to use the Hold Status up to two times. Virtual Open Houses Will Soon Be ReleasedVirtual open houses will become available March 30th in VESTAPLUS™ and The MLS Broker Caravan™ app to help maintain business while adhering to the new “Stay at Home” policy. You can select to create and …

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 …