April 2020 Issue
  • NEW Realist - Launch Date March 18
  • TransactionDesk - New integration with Updater
  • GoMLS - Available April 1
  • ShowingTime FAQs - Keep Your Clients in the Loop
  • RPR Corner - Sign up for "The ABCs of RPR Webinar"
  • April 14 Tech Tuesday - Spring Updates to Popular Tools
The launch of the new Realist 2020 platform is just around the corner! This updated Flash-free Realist environment sports a responsive and modern user interface while maintaining a familiarity which makes it easy to learn and use. The new Realist platform has been well received in the markets that have migrated so far and so we are excited to launch it here on Wednesday, March 18, 2020 , beginning at 11:00 am EST
 
The migration will take about 30 minutes to update all of the access points from Matrix to Realist as well as the Clareity Dashboard. There will be no downtime for our members, if any are actively using the current Realist when the change occurs, they will remain in that active session without interruption.  
 
To see an overview of new features,
 
Note to current Realist app users … If you are currently using the Realist app on a mobile device, it will continue to work for the time being (probably the rest of the year, give or take). If you do not use it, you probably don’t need it since Realist will be more easily accessible via a mobile device after this upgrade. There will be no link in the new Realist to sign up for Realist mobile, so if you haven’t registered for it yet, you will no longer be able to do so. 
Want to see the live webinar (we will record this) to learn more? 
Note this webinar takes place on Mar 18, 2020 from 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
just before the new version becomes available to our members (webinar at 10am, Realist should be live by noon).  Please register for New Realist training webinar below. After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar.
To get started now, tutorial videos from CoreLogic are available here and on our Realist Support page as well.

New integration with Updater
We’re launching a new integration between TransactionDesk and Updater, which will be available as part of our growing technology marketplace.
Updater is a moving concierge service that walks customers through all the moving tasks they need to accomplish. Using the Updater app, buyers and sellers can forward their mail, connect their utilities, transfer their subscriptions, reserve moving services, and more.  Agents will claim their free Updater account in the Partners Page in TransactionDesk. Once an agent claims their account, they can add personal branding and customize the emails that will be sent to their customers. Automatic Updater invitations will be sent to their clients a few weeks before closing based on the closing date entered in a transaction within TransactionDesk.

What are the benefits of this integration?
  • With TransactionDesk, Updater is free to brokers, agents and clients
  • This service positions the agent as a helpful expert, which promotes referrals and lifelong client relationships
  • Gives agents and brokerages a unique value prop and differentiator to provide their clients
  • This integration simplifies transactions for agents—they can do it all within their transaction solution
  • Streamlines the moving process—and the entire transaction experience—for buyers and sellers
GoNYSMLS Reintroduced as GoMLS April 1
GoMLS (formerly GoNYSMLS) has a brand new user interface! Most functions will be very familiar, but will work in a cleaner, brighter, more intuitive way.
Agents/Consumers who already have the GoNYSMLS app, will receive a notice through their current GoNYSMLS app to download the new app. In this case, the new app will migrate the user’s configuration. The app will have the same functionality and MLS Branding will be present inside the app.

The old app will remain active for about two weeks before it is disabled. When the agent/consumer clicks on the app after it is disabled, they will receive a message that it has been disabled and request that they download the new app.  

If a member has never downloaded the app, they can go to the app store and search for GoMLS beginning April 1 (Note the app is there already but our MLS won't be showing in the list until April 1). Once the app is downloaded, the member will search for our MLS which will be found under New York Alliance of MLS’s.  If you have your GPS enabled on your device, it will find the GoMLS-enabled MLSs that is closest. If not, it will provide you with a full list of all MLSs with GoMLS in alphabetical order to choose from.
 
The new GoMLS app offers additional options for swiping between different views.
  • Swipe down on the map to show the full map
  • Swipe mid-way up from the results area to display the map with results
  • Swipe all the way up from the results to display only the results
  • From the detail page:
  • Swipe to the right to display the next property
  • Tap on a photo to display all photos
ShowingTime FAQs
What if I have a vacant lot?
‘Go and Show’ is the perfect appoint type to use. This mode requires the showing agent to select a date, time, and type of showing, then instantly confirms the request. This allows you to keep a record of the showings on the property without all of the back and forth! ‘Go and Show’ may be selected under the Appointment Type drop-down. Be sure to watch for prompts that ask if you are applying the change to all listings or just new inventory.

Is there an easy way to block an agent from showing a listing at a certain time?
Yes - You can add a showing restriction to a listing, allowing you to set up a certain time or date range to be blocked from any scheduled showings. Click link to learn more about Showing Restrictions!

What if I want to schedule multiple showings at once?
No problem! ShowingCart allows you to select multiple listings at once to schedule multiple showings at ease!

What is ShowingCart?
ShowingCart is a way to schedule multiple showings all in one place. Once you have selected all of your listings, the map will allow you to see where your listings are located to create the best possible route for your buyer. In addition, you can see all of the confirmed requests in one place and send directions as well.
RPR Corner
April Tech Tuesday
Date: April 14
Time: 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm
CE: 0 hours
Instructor: Jane Sweetland
Cost: Free but registration required

Join Jane Sweetland from GRAR for the April 14 session during which we will cover some of the updates to our tools that we've had this spring including the new UX (user experience) for Matrix Users, Realist 2020 (effective 3/18/20), GoMLS Mobile App replacing the current GoNYSMLS app and updates to the HomeSnap app.