Insights – October 21, 2015

Coming Soon: REcolorado Login Goes Directly to CONNECT Dashboard

There are some exciting changes coming your way. Starting this November, your REcolorado login will take you directly to CONNECT! CONNECT, which is also getting a new look, is your REcolorado dashboard that includes all of the resources you need for your business. You can access each of these resources—including Matrix—in just one click.

You may have noticed the “COMING SOON” text on the Matrix login box, which notifies you of these upcoming changes with CONNECT. Stay tuned for more updates on your new CONNECT dashboard!

 

List a Property For Sale and For Rent

Do you have a client looking to sell OR rent their home? A new enhancement to Matrix allows brokers to enter an attached or detached property for sale and for rent at the same time. This enhancement does not change how you enter the listing, but allows you to choose both options in Listing Input.

If you choose to list your property as “for sale” and “for rent,” you’ll have two listings on REcolorado.com and on Matrix—one listing showing the sale information, and a second showing the rental information. The property will now be searchable as a rental listing and as a for sale listing.

Have questions? Give our Customer Care team a call at 303.850.9613, option 1.

Withdrawn vs. Expired Status – Know the Difference

Correct listing statuses are vital in keeping REcolorado’s data accurate and up-to-date. Correct listing statuses is important for your business, the business of your fellow brokers, and ensures the privacy of your clients. Are you aware of the differences between withdrawn and expires statuses?

  • Withdrawn: The listing agent still has an agreement with the seller. It is against the rules for another agent to contact the seller to try to gain them as a client.
  • Expired: There is no longer a listing agreement between the broker and seller. It would be okay for another broker to reach out to an owner, but first they would want to check if the property has been re-listed or subsequently sold. A quick check of the listing history can be very helpful.

Note: If the listing broker expires and enters the same listing within thirty days, a violation of the MLS rules may occur.

Keep in mind, there are limitations on solicitation for a listing entered in the MLS. Please reference the MLS Rules and Regulations to be sure these limitations are understood.

Have You Taken a Cloud CMA Class Yet?

Cloud CMA is an online property report generator that is integrated within Matrix. This innovative tool helps users to create listing presentations, comprehensive property reports, listing content for social media, and more. In addition to learning how Cloud CMA works in class, you’ll get a FREE month when you sign up! Have you taken a Cloud CMA class yet?

Register for one of the classes below and visit the REcolorado class schedule to learn more!

Biz West: Spat between Colorado multiple-listing services draws ire of real estate agents

“Subscribers to the multiple-listing service Information Real Estate Services Inc. in Loveland no longer have as much deep data on past sales in the Denver metro and Colorado Springs areas at their fingertips…” [Read full article featuring REcolorado here]

DERA Professional Portrait Day

DERA is holding a Professional Portrait Day on Friday, November 6! For just $45 you can choose from a variety of backdrops and poses with service provided by Copperleaf Photography. As an added benefit for attending Professional Portray Day, you can have the photographer send your photo to REcolorado. We’ll upload it to your My REcolorado Profile for you, so you can start impressing clients with your professional photo. Space is limited, sign up now!

Friday, November 6 | 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

840 Kinner Street, Castle Rock

SRES® Designation Class

The SRES® Designation program educates REALTORS® on how to profitably and ethically serve the real estate needs of the fastest growing market in real estate, clients age 50+. By earning the SRES® designation, you gain access to valuable member benefits, useful resources, and networking opportunities across the U.S. and Canada to help you in your business. This class will be held at DMAR West on November 17. Register early to save your spot!