April 7th, 2020
RSC has been working on ways to help and support you through the COVID-19 pandemic and recent public health orders that go along with it. We hope that the items addressed in this newsletter will prove to be beneficial. Our MLS Superheroes are working remotely and continue to support you in whatever way they can. Please call or email us with your questions or needs.
In an effort to streamline listing input and editing, we've created two new tabs in the input form to help you find frequently used fields more quickly.
Remarks/Virtual Tours (VT) have been moved to a separate tab!
This includes Property Description and Supplemental Remarks as well as Virtual Tour Links.
Showing Fields and Open House are now on their own tab. This NEW tab includes all Showing fields, Show/Agent Remarks and Open Houses.
Virtual Open House - A Virtual Open House is a live streaming event at a specific date and time. For pre-recorded videos or Virtual Tours, please see the Virtual Tour option.
RSC has worked closely with its MLS vendor to create a Virtual Open House (VOH) option within the MLS.
  1. Go into Add/Edit
  2. Select the listing you wish to add a VOH to
  3. Select the Open House form
  4. Input the details of your VOH. Date, Start Time, End Time, Open House Type and Virtual Open House URL are REQUIRED fields.
  5. Click Submit Listing at the bottom of the page
Virtual Open Houses are syndicated to IDX vendors and will also appear on PPAR.com, Matrix Client Portals, and Listing Displays within Matrix.
NOTE: During listing input, you may use the NEW "Showing/Open House" tab to add your VOH.
Virtual Tours
While Virtual Tours have been available in PPMLS for quite some time, we want to remind you that this is a great option to allow agents and consumers to view the home anytime, day or night. There are two (2) Virtual Tour fields located on the NEW Remarks/VT Tab in the listing input form in Add/Edit.

Virtual Tours are syndicated to IDX vendors, all third-party syndicators, Matrix Client Portals, and Listing Displays within Matrix.
Property Panorama
Speaking of Virtual Tours, did you know that Property Panorama provides free basic virtual tours as a member benefit to PPMLS subscribers? Click on the Property Panorama link on the Matrix Homepage in External Links to get to your Property Panorama Dashboard. From there, you can activate services or manage your listings and tours. You can also select the Upgrade option to view additional services that Property Panorama can offer, including syndication of your Virtual Tours.
Other Products and Services
There are several services out there to help you create a Virtual Tour or conduct a Virtual Showing, such as

Create Tours

Host Tours

Live Stream
FaceTime (iOS only)
Virtual Showings - A Virtual Showing is a live streaming event at a specific time and date hosted by either the listing agent or buyer's agent
A Virtual Showing may be set up using a Live Streaming method. A link or detailed instructions may be included in the Showing Instructions. The Showing Instructions field now includes an option for “Virtual Only”.
View ShowingTime's Tip and Tutorials on ways you may be able to set up Virtual Showings.
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to get the most functionality out of the MLS!
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