Hello VMLS Members,

The VMLS Board of Directors is happy to announce a new member benefit for VMLS members: ShowingTime! ShowingTime's industry-leading scheduling tools will be integrated into the MLS on February 16th to streamline scheduling and increase your efficiency. For more information and registration for training webinars, see the section below.

Also included in this email are some rules reminders and some helpful Flexmls quick tips.

As always, please do not hesitate if you have any questions.
 
Sincerely,
 
Mike Fox
VMLS Director
MEMBER BENEFITS
We're excited to announce that on February 16th, we'll be launching the industry's most powerful showing and feedback management tool, ShowingTime for the MLS Core!

As a Vail Board of REALTORS® member benefit, you'll have access to this online scheduling tool which will help you save time, reduce calls, and generate more showings. To get a sneak peek of what's coming soon, check out this introductory video from ShowingTime!
ShowingTime

ShowingTime is a showing management and market reports provider to the residential real estate industry. ShowingTime provides showing services that simplify the appointment scheduling process for real estate professionals, buyers, and sellers. Click here for more info!
Starting February 16th, ShowingTime for the MLS Core will be available 24/7 to all members courtesy of the Vail Board of REALTORS®! Discover how you can use this showing appointment tool to save time, generate more showings and help you sell your listings more efficiently. To get ready, please join us for a brief, 30-minute online webinar where you'll learn how to:

  • Use the 'Schedule a Showing' link to request showings on other agents' listings.
  • Add showing instructions and determine the best settings for each of your listings to begin receiving online showing requests.
  • Set your notification preferences, including 2-way text messaging
  • Chat with agents through ShowingTime Messaging via desktop and mobile app to keep conversations organized in one central location
  • Add buyer to appointment and share updates.
  • Download and use the ShowingTime Mobile App to request and confirm appointments while on the go and more.
We encourage all Vail Board of REALTORS® members to register for one of our quick, online training sessions so you can get started with ShowingTime for the MLS Core! This webinar occurs several times. Please register for the date and time that works best for you.

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar.
If you have any questions, please send an email to training@showingtime.com.
Forewarn Security Tool

Forewarn is a FREE proactive safety and lead intelligence service for all VMLS members. You can verify a prospect’s identity, criminal records, bankruptcies, liens, judgments, address history, and property records all in one place, leading to safer and more productive interactions.
RULES REMINDERS
Updating Ad-Runs for your Listings

Real Estate Market places across the country are moving fast, and Eagle County is no exception!

In some cases, properties are sold and off the market before an ad-run is finished. If your property goes under contract or closes before a run advertising it as Active complete, it is your responsibility to adjust or remove the advertisement. Remember, it is part of the code of ethics to present accurate information to the public. Advertising a listing in the Vail Daily as "For Sale" when it is off-market can open you up to potential issues.

Ensure all your promotions, whether in print or online, display accurate information to comply with the Code of Ethics.
Branded Content in the MLS
Our rules prohibit the inclusion of branded content in any of the public facing areas of the MLS. Branded content is considered anything that can identify the listing agent or their office.
This content is prohibited in pictures, public remarks, video, virtual media and documents.
What about Disclosures?
Some documents that contain the listing agents name, office and contact info can have the privacy setting adjusted to private. This means that in Flex, listing agents can disclosure important information to the VMLS members, without having the branded content shared with the public.
When uploading any documents that contain branded information- be sure the Privacy setting is switched to Private to avoid a violation!
Data and Timing
The VMLS rules requires members to update listing status within 2 business days of the Effective Date.
VMLS member should update your listing status within the required time frame. Repeated offense will result in a fine, so be sure to update your listings in a timely manner to avoid penalization.
Whether you are new to the VMLS or a seasoned pro, its always good to have a refresher on the rules

Click on the video to watch a pre-recorded Webinar on VMLS Rules and Regulations
FLEXMLS TIPS & TRICKS
Upcoming Webinars:

Working With Sellers
Feb 9, 2021 | 1:00PM Central
Want to learn more about features that will help you work better with your sellers? Don’t miss this webinar! We’ll cover the one-line CMA, a Full CMA, Listing Activity Reports and more.

Reverse Prospecting
Feb 23, 2021 | 2:00PM Central
You’ve got the perfect listing for someone, but who? Join us for this quick webinar on how to use reverse prospecting to identify agents with contacts/searches that are a perfect fit for your listing.


Market Trends & Statistics
Mar 23, 2021 | 11:00AM Central
If you’re interested in learning more about statistical reports in Flexmls, this webinar is for you. We’ll take a detailed look at both the Market Summary Report and the My Market Report.
CONTACT INFO
Please contact us for assistance in the below email links or calling us. Thank you!

970-766-1029
Association Executive

970-766-1032
MLS Director

970-766-1028
Member Services Manager

970-766-1031
Education & Marketing Manager
Support Lines

Flexmls Help Line;
888-525-4747
(7 AM to 8 PM MT, Monday - Friday)

Tech Helpline: 
Phone: 866-619-8170

Sentrilock Support
Phone: 877-736-8745