Coronavirus

Housing Market Outlook for Q3 and Q4 2020

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With the Coronavirus pandemic in full swing and stay-at-home orders currently in place throughout the nation, the question on everyone’s mind is, “What will the housing market look like for the remainder of 2020?” According to NAR Chief Economist Lawrence Yun, “After a pause, home sellers are gearing up to list their properties with the reopening of the economy…Plenty of buyers also appear ready to take advantage of record-low mortgage rates …

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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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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 …

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 …