Insights – July 22, 2015

Letter from Kirby Slunaker – Colorado Cooperative MLS Agreement

In 2003, REcolorado, PPAR, and IRES put an agreement in place—the Colorado Cooperative MLS (CCM) Agreement— to share listing content and to offer cooperation and compensation among the participating MLSs. The agreement includes stipulations for how listing data is to be shared and displayed.

Do you occasionally find yourself working with a client whose home search takes them to Monument or Longmont? The CCM Agreement makes it possible to access PPAR and IRES listing information and run CMAs to assist your clients in those situations. REcolorado members who frequently operate in adjoining MLS regions maintain memberships with those MLSs as a part of their business. The agreement gives members of PPAR and IRES the ability to view REcolorado listings in the same manner. [Read more…]

Realist Users – Upgrade Flash Player in Firefox

Adobe Flash Player has had recent updates to improve functionality and security. If you are using Firefox as your browser, it is recommended that you upgrade to version of Adobe Flash Player. If an older version of Flash Player is installed and the Firefox browser is being used to run these applications, users will likely be prompted to “Activate Adobe Flash.”

Individuals using other browsers (e.g., Internet Explorer, Google Chrome) may not see the same prompts to update their version of Adobe Flash Player, but doing so will address the associated security vulnerability.

Click here to update your version of Adobe Flash Player.

Carts allow you to combine properties from different searches and property types into one list. From a cart you can email properties to clients, print properties, use the properties as comparables in a CMA, create driving directions, or generate statistics. Existing carts can be saved and accessed via the Matrix dashboard. Want to learn more? Check out our video tutorial: How to Use Carts.

REcolorado Help Center

Do you need quick access to forms, product enhancement notes, and REcolorado news? The REcolorado Help Center is a great place to find these member resources and you can access it directly from your CONNECT dashboard. What you need is at your fingertips! Visit the REcolorado Help Center to check it out.

Have you taken a training class lately?

REcolorado’s Training and Education offers member-focused, hands-on courses that are unmatched. No matter how familiar you are with our core MLS products, there’s a training course for you. Be it online, at your location, or at ours, REcolorado offers classes that fit into a variety of schedules. Check out our highlighted classes below and visit our registration page to see the whole schedule.

Project Wildfire Kick-Off – 7/28

Project Wildfire is designed to reduce and/or prevent the destruction of land, property and lives by raising awareness and educating residents throughout our state. On Tuesday, July 28, CAR and MMAR will host a kick-off meeting to introduce this project. Want to get involved? Join us by visiting here to learn more.

SMDRA Reaches All-Time High Membership Level at 3,400

DENVER – The South Metro Denver Realtor Association (SMDRA) has achieved an historic high membership level by recording its 3,400th member on July 13, 2015. SMDRA’s all-time high membership roster is the association’s largest since 2008 and was established just a few weeks before SMDRA’s 70th anniversary on August 15, 2015. [Read the full press release here…]

DERA: New 2016 Directors

We’re happy to extend a warm welcome to the new 2016 DERA Directors! Congratulations to Jennifer Brinkman, Trent Gary, Amy Jackson, Steve Thayer, Elaine Stucy, and Doil Storie.

CRS 206: Technologies to Advance Your Business

The Technologies to Advance Your Business course guides students through a process for analyzing the technology needs of their business. Course topics focus on using technology tools that enable sales agents to become more productive, increase their profits, and differentiate themselves in the marketplace. This course combines targeted discussion topics, technology demonstrations, and engaging activities to prepare students to select the right technology tools and systems to advance their business.

This class will be held on August 5 & 6, 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. at AAR. Register now to save your spot!