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“Alexa, open connectMLS” – your voice assistant can now be your MRED assistant

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Your Amazon or Google voice assistant can write your grocery list, set your morning alarm, and tell you the weather.

Now it can keep you updated on new listings.

Save time and typing by turning your voice assistant into your hands-free connectMLS assistant. Easily access this new feature by saying to your voice assistant “Alexa, open connectMLS” or “Hey Google, talk to connectMLS.”

Click here to watch a video on the available features

Click here to read a quick start guide

Here’s what your voice assistant can read for you:

  • Market activity
    • New listings
    • Price changes
    • Closed listings
    • Cancelled listings
  • Your listings on hold or about to expire
  • Client messages
  • Rules alerts

Let us know if there’s anything else you’d like your voice assistant to do for you in connectMLS at suggestions@mredllc.com.

Questions? Contact the MRED Help Desk at 630-955-2755 or help.desk@MREDLLC.com

MRED President/CEO Rebecca Jensen running for RESO Board of Directors

The Real Estate Standards Organization (RESO) Board of Directors election opens today. If you’re a voting member of RESO, I would greatly appreciate your support.

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I’ve seen firsthand the incredible accomplishments RESO delivers to help guide our industry. Three of the most important priorities for the organization include streamlining certification, continued education for MLSs and vendors through the transition process, and improving overall adoption metrics across the industry. RESO’s focus on removing roadblocks that inhibit standards adoption is essential.

One of the ways RESO does this is through Internet Tracking Standards. Big data is part of the technology strategy for MLSs and brokers alike. Big data magnifies decision-making power, which leads to greater efficiencies. Creating greater efficiencies was one of the primary reasons that RESO was chartered in the first place. Through the great work being done by RESO’s Internet Tracking Workgroup, a new industry initiative (which I call IDX 2.0) can be created. Like its version 1 counterpart, IDX 2.0 will leverage the network effect brought to bear by MLSs to create a combined achievement that’s far greater than the sum of its parts.

I’m proud to have served on RESO’s Board of Directors for seven years, including four as Board Chair. I hope to continue serving this fantastic organization and helping advance its mission by passionately serving on its Board in the available Class C seat. I’m dedicated to spreading its compelling story across the industry for the betterment of real estate. I would be honored to continue serving on RESO’s Board of Directors.

Thank you for your consideration,

-Rebecca Jensen

MRED President/CEO

(Not a member of RESO? Click here to join!)

Let’s see how far connectMLS has come

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We believe it’s our job to never stop improving the tools and resources we provide to you so that you can be successful. The market is constantly evolving; your MLS should be too!

It’s our goal to get the listing input process down to 15 minutes or less. That’s an ambitious objective, but one we think is attainable. Even more importantly, a faster, easier listing input process is a direct benefit to you, so it’s more than worth pursuing.

Here are the connectMLS improvements we’ve made in the last two months alone to help get you there:

  • Implemented automatic population of photo titles.
  • Implemented proactive compliance using computer vision.
  • An error now shows up for anything other than “0” beds for studio or condo-loft, for better quality information.
  • You can narrow subdivisions by city when searching, to limit overall choice list across the marketplace.
  • Subdivisions and schools autocomplete when typing for easier selection and fewer errors.
  • Schools are editable after listing input.
  • Only specific data entry for dimensions field in detached and attached property types.
  • Consistent case usage through connectMLS (other than remarks fields).
  • Many character restrictions have been removed.

And don’t forget, we’ve also added the MRED Knowledge Base as a new 24/7 support option alongside our award-winning Help Desk. These resources are here to help you with these updates and everything else connectMLS.

We’re still not done improving, but we feel these enhancements are exciting stepping stones on the way to a better MLS experience!

Is there anything else we can be doing to make the listing input process faster? Let us know how by emailing suggestions@mredllc.com.

Questions? Contact the MRED Help Desk at 630-955-2755 or help.desk@MREDLLC.com

Remine Pro is your new public records hub

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One of the most common requests we receive is to improve our public records system. We’re excited to announce we’ve found an enhanced solution.

We recently upgraded your MLS subscription to include access to Remine Pro. This gives you all of Remine’s additional features in a cutting-edge, low-downtime system which includes extensive public records data.

Remine and Realist will be available simultaneously to evaluate and adjust to the new system. We plan to shut off access to Realist beginning January 1, 2020 and want to make sure Remine covers everything you need. Explore for yourself and let us know if there are any necessary features that are not in Remine.

We’ve heard your suggestions on this change and Remine has already implemented several key features based on your feedback. 

Click here for a Remine-Realist comparison

Click here for a Remine quick start guide

Here are the highlights of this enhancement:

  • Realist is scheduled be removed from connectMLS on January 1, 2020.
  • Remine Pro and Realist are available simultaneously until that time.
  • Click here for FAQs

Here’s what you can do next:

  • Email us at suggestions@mredllc.com to let us know of any features you need that are not currently in Remine.
  • Beat the rush and take advantage of MRED’s free Remine training to learn more about everything this effective product has to offer:

Click here for FREE Remine training sessions

Click here to watch an in-depth webinar on Remine

Questions? Contact the MRED Help Desk at 630-955-2755 or help.desk@MREDLLC.com

The MRED Knowledge Base: Your 24/7 Support Solution Is Here!

We get it, you don’t work a job that’s just 9-5. That’s why we’re happy to provide you with an additional support solution that’s available as much as you are.

Introducing the MRED Support Center: Your one-stop shop for all questions connectMLS, rules, and beyond.

With this useful tool, you can

Click the “MRED Knowledge Base” link under “Tools, Resources, & Links” in connectMLS to access this time-saving feature.

If the answer to your question isn’t in our knowledge base (yet), you’ll be just a couple clicks away from assistance. Our award-winning Help Desk team is still here to provide any support you need.

CLICK HERE TO GET ANSWERS

Questions? Contact the MRED Help Desk at 630-955-2755 or help.desk@MREDLLC.com

Remine Pro: Your premium access to an easier workflow solution

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Our goal is to make your job easier. Because of this, we’re excited to announce that we’ve upgraded your access to Remine from the Starter Plan to the Pro Plan as an included member benefit.

We’ve been working with Remine for a year and a half with fantastic results. During this time, Remine’s team has enacted countless updates to continually innovate and improve on their game-changing service. That’s exactly what we look for in partners to give you the tools that enable you to succeed.

Here’s what you can do with your upcoming increased Remine access:

  • Find what you need with extensive property record information.
  • Stay organized by tracking up to 10,000 properties (instead of just 100).
  • Evaluate potential leads with access to the Buy Score.
  • See when deeds and warranties are posted with enabled tracking.
  • Access premium map-based search on AVMs, equity, absentee, flood, school, and neighborhoods.
  • Use premium analytics within Client Engage.

Here’s what you can do next:

Questions? Contact the MRED Help Desk at 630-955-2755 or help.desk@MREDLLC.com