MLS & Technology News
March 2019
March is ShowingTime Month!
Our members are using and loving this tool. The number one thing about ShowingTime is time savings!!! A listing agent can empower a co-lister, another team member and even the home owner to approve listing appointments. No more phone tag!! Did you know that you can set ShowingTime to call you, email and or text you when you have a showing request on your listing? You can easily set it to use one or all of these methods of contact. If you don’t like the phone calls, you can turn them off! So simple and really just a few clicks to set up ShowingTime how you like it. Start with the ShowingTime button in your member portal or Matrix Home page.
In an effort to get more members to use ShowingTime, we are designating March as Showing Time Month ! To help get everyone up to speed on ShowingTime, we will be offering the following:
  1. Weekly tips in the Matrix News Center all month starting March 1.
  2. Join us at Tech Tuesday on March 5 if you need help getting the app onto your phone. We will be learning how to obtain all of our mobile apps including ShowingTime in this session. Register here for Tech Tuesday.
  3. A booth at the GRAR Agents Fair on Thursday, March 14. Join Tech Committee members and Showing Time representatives who will be right next to each other at the fair to get your ShowingTime questions answered. Where are you stuck? Now is the time to get this figured out. Register here for the Agents Fair.
  4. ShowingTime Drop in Day at GRAR is on March 26 from 1-3:30pm. Drop in and meet with GRAR Tech Committee volunteers and GRAR Staff to get your questions answered or to learn more. Register here for ST Drop in Day.
  5. An article from ShowingTime to kick things off:  Five Tasks to Complete Before the Busy Season
Here are a few other links to help you get started
Right in ShowingTime is a ton of Help and Training materials, including videos. Here is a sample of what you will find:
New Resource
Flooding will happen.

Incorrect determinations should not!
Using an accurate Flood Zone Determination is crucial to serving your clients well and protecting yourself from liability. MyFloodStatus can help!

Starting now, all UNYREIS subscribers are able to order MyFloodStatus Flood Determination reports directly from the Matrix Home Page ( External Links section) at a discounted rate. This report is certified and insured and will establish if a dwelling is in or out of a special flood hazard area.
Offered on a pay-per-use basis, MLS subscribers using the link on the Matrix Home page will pay the NYSAR member discounted price of $25 per flood report vs. the normal $30 report cost.

Join one of the upcoming webinars this Thursday, February, 28 and/or Thursday, March 14 at 9:30am EST to learn about these low-cost, pinpoint accurate, insured reports and why structure-based reports are best for you and your clients.

Just toggle the date to get to the second session, if needed. Choose date and time that works best for you.
Tech Committee @ Agents Fair
Visit the Tech Committee at the Agents Fair on March 14 and enter our contest to win a ticket to TechKNOWPalooza To enter, simply tell us what sessions you would be interesting in seeing at #TKP19.

The Tech Committee will be right next to the ShowingTime booth.

Purchase tickets ($15) to the Agents Fair on the GRAR Member Portal
Save the Date: October 29, 2019
Tech Tuesday
March Session

Mobile Apps for You and Your Clients A n overview of all the Mobile Apps we have available to our MLS Subscribers and the public (your clients)!

Tuesday, March 5
1:00 PM - 2:30 PM

Tech Tuesday's are held in the GRAR Classroom and are free of charge for GRAR Members.
Coming in April
The Economics Behind Turning Instagram into Money

Join Rebecca Donatelli, a recent TechKNOWPalooza presenter, for an overview on turning Instagram into money (the economics behind it), including how to generate leads and build a brand using Instagram!

Feedback from Rebecca's TKP Presentations:
  • 10/10! Rebecca was fantastic! 
  • Very helpful! Learned a lot!
  • Lots of useful information – would highly recommend Rebecca’s sessions

In Case You Missed It ...
We had a great iPhone Tips and Tricks workshop on February 19 here at GRAR as part of our Tech Tuesday series. 

To see what you missed, presenter Andrea Noto-Siderakis (GRAR Tech Committee Vice-Chair and member) and GRAR staff member Jane Sweetland have provided an iPhone Tips and Tricks handout . We bet you will learn at least one thing about your IOS device that you did not know! Coming soon, watch for a link to our favorite apps from the Tech Committee.
GRAR’s Technology Committee sponsors Tech Tuesdays monthly! Join us for an informal session about various topics to help you get a better handle on some of our technology benefits and other tech topics.
TechHelpline Blog
Tech Glitch? Don't DIY. Call the TechHelpline!
The number one reason people go online for advice and try to fix a technical glitch themselves is to save money, but, you can often do more harm than good if you try to do it yourself.
Online shortcuts can be dangerous. Instead, reach out to the TechHelpline simply because it’s the safer, smarter option. And, as a GRAR Member Benefit, service is FREE!
New Class! TransactionDesk Practice
March 5, 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
0 CE hours

Did you know that our member’s use of TransactionDesk has steadily grown year over year? For those that have been to class but still not feeling 100% comfortable with using TD to auto fill forms and contracts and then obtain electronic signatures, we have a great new class for you! In this new course, you will get hands-on practice with all sides of a transaction using TransactionDesk. There will be one hour of on-site instruction, then you will remotely practice using TransactionDesk. Over the next few days following this session, you will participate in all sides of a transaction with your instructor and fellow classmates.
Instanet Forms & AuthentiSign 1
March 21, 9:00 AM - Noon
3 CE hours
Matrix Classes
One | The Basics
March 7, 9:00 am - Noon | 3 hrs CE | $39
March 7, 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm | 3 hrs CE | $39
March 26, 9:00 am - Noon | 3 hrs CE | $39

 Three | Creating CMAs
March 26, 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm | 3 hrs CE | $39
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