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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 …

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 …

Are You Ready for MLS Madness 2019?

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The MLS Madness is a one of a kind event taking place on Thursday, October 24, 2019. Join us for a morning of Learning, Networking and Free Refreshments! Discover the method behind The MLS “Madness” at this fun “Speed Training” event, where you’ll learn about your favorite or soon-to-be favorite MLS products and services.  Discover how to use the great new features of VESTAPLUS™.Featured Products include: – Client Dashboard– VESTAPLUS™ Mobile–  …

Recap of VESTAPLUS™ at C.A.R. REimagine 2019

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We had the pleasure of exhibiting at the annual C.A.R. REimagine trade expo at the Los Angeles Convention Center last week! It was a truly great experience talking to hundreds of hard-working agents from across the state, who gave us valuable insight into what they are looking for in their preferred MLS software. In return, we provided personalized demos to give a full visual overview of VESTAPLUS™, showcasing our assortment of …

California July 2019 Sales & Price Report by C.A.R.

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The Federal Reserve’s interest rate cut last month helped lead to the first year-over-year sales gain and highest sales level in 15 months. July’s sales were up 5.6% from June and 1.1% from July 2018. According to C.A.R. President Jared Martin, “Mortgage rates that dipped to the lowest level in nearly three years has helped reduce monthly mortgage payments for the past five consecutive months, giving buyers more purchasing power.” While …