The 12 days of MRED – our gifts to you from 2020!
It’s been quite the year. But, through it all, MRED has delivered a multitude of new products and services for its subscribers. Since it’s the holidays, we thought we’d take a moment to thank you for being a part of the wild ride that was 2020 and share with you the 12 Days of MRED!
1. Weekly Market Snapshot debuts
In March, the COVID-19 pandemic showed the need for MRED to provide real-time information on the fast-changing real estate market. MRED created the Weekly Market Snapshot to showcase the latest market metrics such as new listings, showings and listings under contract. The Weekly Market Snapshot is delivered most Tuesdays to subscribers’ in-boxes and is also available on our website.
2. Outside comps in connectMLS added in response to requests
As part of MRED’s mission to build a better real estate marketplace, we added this year the ability for parties to transactions conducted outside the MLS (FSBOs, etc.) to enter the sales data into connectMLS. This means more accurate valuations and a clearer picture of the real estate market for all!
3. MRED expands Remine access
MRED unlocked Remine Pro access in 2020 for all subscribers so they can leverage this dynamic tool’s many helpful features. Remine Pro includes in-depth public records data and lead generation tools while helping you easily track past clients and current leads.
4. Quick tax report added to connectMLS
MRED listened to what our subscribers said they wanted in a tax report … and we delivered! This report makes it easy to get all the information you need in connectMLS. The report is available in the additional information section of listings by clicking on a listing’s PIN, “Tax Brief Report” or “Tax Full Report”.
5. Search connectMLS by school district with improved map layers
Thanks to connectMLS updates, you can now provide your buyers with some of the most commonly requested information about local schools. Easily search by school name or district by selecting the “Map” view in search results and choose filters from the “Layers” menu.
6. Computer vision makes listing input faster
Save time and keystrokes with image recognition in connectMLS. This artificial intelligence technology allows you to auto-populate image/room titles, features and flooring. All you have to do is click “Smart Photo Upload” in the General tab of listing input. You can review and confirm the information before accepting.
7. MRED expands Knowledge Base in 2020
Our subscribers don’t work a 9-5 job. That’s why MRED expanded this year our 24/7 Knowledge Base and support center: your one-stop shop for all questions connectMLS and our rules. You can use this resource to search for answers to common questions about MRED’s products and services, enter support tickets and request new features.
8. “General Search” in connectMLS
You asked. We delivered. In connectMLS 6.0 you get the best of the popular Classic Search layout with the advanced features of Modern Search. The new search was activated this year and features easy access to the full agent report, quicker navigation to map view/search and more filters and view options for the one-line summary.
9. Live stream open houses and broker tours in connectMLS
MRED subscribers asked for the ability to add virtual open house showing information due to the COVID-19 pandemic. We added a “Live Stream” field in the “Tour/Open House” section of add/edit in connectMLS to meet this need. This is a service that’s likely to stay even in a post-COVID market.
10. MRED Virtual Toolkit launches
MRED organized some of its most popular training resources in one place to help subscribers hone their skills during the pandemic. This toolkit offers help with virtual showings and open houses, paperless transaction management and client collaboration.
11. MRED expands its service area
MRED partnered with Rockford Area REALTORS® and Greater Gateway associations of REALTORS® in 2020, giving more practitioners access to our suite of business-building products. The associations join MRED’s more than 45,000-subscriber family.
12. Expanded video training library
MRED reached a major milestone this year when we made all of our training sessions available as on-demand webinars! Subscribers can browse our on-demand training library in the videos tab of our training website. This allows you to learn at your own pace about any MRED topic anytime.