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June 2018
June 2018
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We have great news for all our Realtor Clients in San Francisco and the Bay Area. Due to historic MLS rules, only brokers were allowed receive the live MLS feed for San Francisco property data. But we have now been given approval to offer this feed to all agents who are members of SFARMLS.

So if you've been wanting to allow your visitors to include San Francisco homes in their MLS search on your site, you now have the opportunity! Approval is easy for all SFARMLS members. Just send us a support email requesting this and we'll get you activated immediately.

Broker Partner Discount

The costs will is comparable to other MLS feeds, at $35/mo. But if you are an agent with one of our broker partners, we'll provide you with a discounted price of $25/mo (along with other broker related benefits). If you are interested in learning more, or helping your broker become a partner, read our Agent Website Solution overview and then have your broker contact our sales team ...


January 2015
January 2015
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In order to display your properties as a beautiful brochure, we always recommend entering your properties manually into our property tool. That lets you upload gorgeous full screen images, videos, and special information to create a compelling "Single Property Website" for each property. You can even assign a unique domain or friendly URL to each property. Another advantage of uploading your own properties is that you can keep a long list of your sold properties, as a portfolio (and include exclusive pocket listings).

However, if you are too busy to take the 5 minutes necessary to maintain a list of your own, you can enter your official Agent License Number to create a Property page that shows all your properties that are available on the MLS.

This is easy to accomplish by creating an MLS Property Page. When defining the filter for MLS Property Page there are two fields:

  • Listing Agent License (represented the seller)
  • Selling Agent License (represented the buyer)

If you want ...


January 2015
January 2015
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We've updated the Real Estate property search for MLS IDX feeds, so that if the MLS provides the information, you can now search by neighborhoods in the normal "Location" field. That means the location field is smart enough to parse searches for:

 

  • City
  • County
  • Zip Code
  • Neighborhood (e.g. Haight Ashbury)
  • Street Address
  • Street Name

 

For convenience, the Neighborhoods auto-complete as you type any portion of the name (to make sure you spell them right), just like city and county have always done.

We've also added a few other new fields to allow more granular property searches for MLS IDX feeds, e.g. horse property, pets allowed, stories, etc.


September 2014
September 2014
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Great news, we've updated the MLS pages to be more beautiful and optimized for viewing on mobile browsers!

We are excited to announce that we have redesigned all the MLS pages so that they have a fresh look that is beautiful and also optimized to look and work great on Mobile devices. There are still the same options to display the properties in a grid, list or map view, and all display beautifully on Mobile devices. And we have added larger photos for MLSs that have HD images, a much nicer slideshow, and many other great enhancements.

Samples

To see a live example of the new designs, visit an MLS list page on the new Alain Pinel Investment Group website in San Francisco or a property details page on the Gullixons website in Menlo Park.

When Will These Updates Happen?

Because we believe this is an improvement for all Realtors, we will automatically upgrade the default MLS pages to this new design in two weeks, on October 2.

But you can opt out if you don't want your MLS pages ...


August 2012
August 2012
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We've added a great new feature Realtors have been asking about for a while.

Our MLS Email Alert system has been setup to send out email alerts whenever a property is updated on the MLS based on a "modification timestamp" that the MLS organization sets on each property. But sometimes the MLS says properties have been updated just because some obscure field was changed. But for the average person the property doesn't appear to have been updated so it's essentially a false alert.

So we have now implemented a method that allows you to specify which fields should trigger an update. For example, you may want to only notify your clients when the price or status has changed, or new photos or remarks have been added. You can do that now.

By default the Email Alerts will continue sending out whenever a property is modified by the MLS. But if you want to control the specific trigger fields, go to the MLS Service settings, and select the fields for each MLS service you subscribe to:

  • Go to ...

August 2010
August 2010
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For Realtors that use our built in MLS (Multiple Listing Service) property feeds, we offer free Email Alerts for their visitors who want to be notified of new properties that match specific search criteria. There are professional services that offer this product exclusively, but Realtors prefer our version because it's free, visitors can create an email alert easily and instantly from any listing page on their site, the email designs can be customized, and more importantly, the properties in the email can link directly back to their own website (rather than the local MLS site or some generic page), creating a more comprehensive user experience.

We have been working to improve reliability of this feature over time, and along that vein we have recently added some new monitoring features. As a Site Administrators you may now view the MLS Email Alert Subscriptions for each visitor account and see the last time the system checked for matching properties, the last time it actually found ...