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Monthly Archives: June 2012

Daily Morning Roundup – June 28, 2012

Here are some of the top real estate posts on the social networking sites this morning:

iPad 101 – A KCM Blog post by Matt Ferrara – “Sell On the Go with Your iPad” http://t.co/o0FGKKXY

Pending Home Sales Up in May, Continue Pattern of Strong Annual Gains – http://t.co/GND3tf55

What’s in a Housing Recovery? 3 Things to Keep in Mind – http://t.co/qbUaAB8o

See this? Google unveils 7-inch tablet Nexus Seven- w/pretty terrific hardware , only $200 http://t.co/vbFC4k77

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Why should I clear my Temporary Internet Files (Cache) and will it harm my computer?

By:  Stephanie Abrams, Help Desk and Tech Support Manager 

Clearing your browsers cache is not harmful and is actually a good thing!  Clearing your browsers cache after connectMLS has had a major update is also a must!  This brief article explains what cache is, some important reasons why you should clear it (like the one just mentioned), and how to do so. 

What is cache? 

When you view a web page through your browser, the browser makes a copy of it and stores it in a special folder in your computer’s hard drive, so that it can display the page to you quickly the next time you visit the site.  It displays this copy of the page while the actual web page is being downloaded. This copy is called the cache

If it helps speed things up, why should I clear them?

In the cache folder of your computer’s hard drive, copies of all web pages that you visit, gets stored. These temporary Internet files or cache that the computer saves for quick viewing later, can grow rapidly if you surf the web a lot, and that means it uses up a lot of your hard drive space. This is one reason why you should clear cache regularly.

Another reason is that any sophisticated website (such as our powerful connectMLS system!)  you visit is actually a composition of dozens, hundreds or even thousands of files.  Updates to these files are made in order for us to push important changes to the system or new features live.  If we change a file that your browser has cached, it’s going to keep serving the old, cached version of the file and you may not be seeing our most recent changes. This is another very important reason to clear your browers cache regularly.   *Hint: if you experience any “weirdness” shortly after we have deployed an update to the system, you will want to clear your browsers cache. In most cases, this simple act will correct the problem.   Also, if you are using Internet Explorer, you will want to be sure that the browser is always looking for the latest version of pages by going to Tools→internet options→settings (within the browsing section) and choose “Every time I visit the webpage”.

How can I clear my Temporary Internet Files (Cache)?

Here is a good resource that provides step by step instructions for clearing cache in various Browsers.   http://www.wikihow.com/Clear-Your-Browser’s-Cache

Daily Morning Roundup – June 25, 2012

Here are some of the top real estate posts on the social networking sites this morning:

Harvard University: Echo Boomers to Drive Recovery – fr/the KCM Blog – http://t.co/QW4YxxAB

Opportunity Cost: apt advice for real estate professionals, from Seth Godin – http://t.co/6qWQ6sr5

MRED Board member Tim Binning wins Broker/Owner of the Year Honor from Re/Max No. IL – http://t.co/n5yxaMWk

So — How Many Licensees Did Illinois Lose In Its Transition? From Chicago Agent Magazine – http://t.co/xP7iUnEj

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Under 35 Population Staying Home But Not Buying One

Great Infographic from the KCM Blog:

MRED’s MLS System Continues to Connect With Its Customers

Newest Version of connectMLS™ Hits a Home Run

 LISLE, IL–(Marketwire – Jun 21, 2012) – Midwest Real Estate Data (MRED) (www.mredllc.com), the Chicagoland multiple listing service (MLS), announced the successful implementation of the latest enhancements to its MLS system, connectMLS™.

The connectMLS™ version 4.2 MLS system is the backbone of the local real estate agent’s business. Populated with property listings encompassing the entire Chicagoland market, the MRED system provides access to invaluable information and functionality to all MRED brokers, agents and appraisers who rely on the MLS to conduct their business 24/7 — to either market their sellers’ properties or to find new homes for buyers. Even in the current market, more than $19 billion in real estate sales have been directly supported by the MRED connectMLS™ system in the last year.

MRED and its MLS system vendor, dynaConnections, are always researching ways to improve the MLS and provide even better service and functionality to MRED customers. connectMLS™ 4.2 premiered several cutting-edge features that will maintain its stature of being at the forefront of MLSs across the country.

A few of the new features include: default searches for each property type; saving and instant recall of the previous 20 searches, including a Previous Searches widget on the My MLS home page; Power (Natural Language) Searching; Bing 7 mapping enhancements down to the parcel level; and updated Driving Directions with an integrated Buyer Tour function.

“All MRED staff work tirelessly with dynaConnections to identify, design, test and implement modifications to the connectMLS™ system to increase the functionality and benefits it provides to our customers,” said MRED CEO Russ Bergeron. “We proudly provide connectMLS™, as well as a vast array of the other products and services, because we know we are a critical part of the modern real estate professional’s business. We can’t let up, because they can’t. It’s an incredibly successful partnership that can continue only if we continue to deliver on our part of the bargain.”

About MRED

Midwest Real Estate Data (MRED) is the real estate data aggregator and distributor providing the Chicagoland multiple listing service (MLS) to nearly 40,000 brokers, agents and appraisers and 8,000 offices. MRED serves Chicago and the surrounding “collar” counties and provides property information encompassing northern Illinois, southern Wisconsin and northwest Indiana. For more information, visit: www.mredllc.com.

About dynaConnections Corporation and connectMLS™

dynaConnections Corporation is an Austin-based software company whose flagship product, connectMLS™, is renowned for constant innovation, dedication to service, and providing a one-of-a-kind multiple listing service solution for the real estate industry. connectMLS™ boasts millisecond response time, an intuitive design and seamless access on all devices and web browsers. For over 10 years, dynaConnections and the connectMLS™ solution have been continually exceeding all standards of what the real estate industry expects from an MLS provider. For more information, visit: www.dynaconnections.com.

Daily Morning Roundup – June 18, 2012

Here are some of the top real estate posts on the social networking sites this morning:

Good way to start the week!  6 of the Smartest Things Ever Said About Getting Stuff Done – http://t.co/BKA9ACjr

Another Positive Report for Real Estate from The KCM Blog – http://t.co/HSBJ8Peu

Oh – oh. Foreclosures Strike Back – http://t.co/jIgzpm8c

What’s the Big Deal about Transaction Management? http://t.co/3xYJ1DIk

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