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Happy Holidays: Our Gift to You - 2 Month Fee Waiver

It is our pleasure to announce that the BAREIS Board of Directors has approved a two-month fee waiver this quarter! An unexpected increase in membership this year has bolstered BAREIS financials, and as always, we are passing this on to you. This is one of the many benefits of belonging to a member-owned MLS. This marks the eighth and largest fee waiver we’ve ever been able to offer our membership.

Important! – Auto-Prospecting Listing Alert Change Will Affect What Your Clients Receive

New auto-prospecting email and options are scheduled to go live Tuesday, November 8. You definitely want to read this, because some new options will affect what alerts you and your client receive.

New Options

You will have the ability to control which updates your client receives and which updates you receive independently. You and your clients will always receive new listings that match your search criteria, but price changes, status changes, and price & status changes for rejected listings are all disabled by default.

If you want to enable alerts for price and status changes, you will need to mark the appropriate boxes when entering a new client or modifying an existing one. You may also set the default for this by going to the Admin menu and selecting Modify Your Profile.

Fresh Design for Email Alerts

You and your clients will receive newly designed email alerts that put listing photos first, are easy to read on mobile, and will not require you to visit the MLS site to see which listings your client received. Alerts will appear similar to this:

New Interactive Map Search

Rapattoni released a new Interactive Map Search last Thursday. With the Interactive Map you will never get stuck zooming out on the map when you are simply trying to scroll down the page. Everything you need is on the screen with zero scrolling. Other features include:

•    Ability to include and exclude shapes.

•    Revise shapes.

•    Saved Map searches now sync between the Rapattoni desktop site and the BAREIS Edge app.

•    Real-time listing results.

•    Ability to select listings directly from the map for further functions, such as CMA, Reports, Email, etc.

While the old Map Search is no longer available for searching, rest assured that your old saved map searches will continue to function while Rapattoni works to fully switch to Google Map technology.

Learn more by watching this overview video or sign up for a live webinar on Tuesday, November 1 at 11:00am.

Lockbox Hours Affected by Time Change

Daylight Savings Time ends on Sunday, November 6, 2016. Supra lockboxes will return to their regularly programmed times, as indicated in the Supra system.

For example:

During Daylight Savings Time (right now) a lockbox that is programmed in the system to open from 7 am – 9 pm will actually open from 8 am – 10 pm. When it returns to Standard Time (next Sunday, 11/6), the lockboxes will return to their normal schedule of opening from 7 am – 9 pm again.

If you would like to look up your lockbox access hours or modify your lockbox access hours, click on this link for instructions: http://bareis.com/lockboxes#lockboxes

BAREIS Closed this Veteran’s Day

All BAREIS offices will be closed Friday, November 11 in observance of Veteran’s Day.

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Tech Tip: Notice Something Different in Homespotter?

Homespotter recently overhauled their application. While the searching works the same, where you’ll notice the real difference is in the listing detail. The listing detail now includes:

•    Faster load times.

•    New photo viewer.

•    Price and status change history.

•    School information.

•    Satellite view of the property and map with nearby amenities.

•    Street view of the property.

•    Ability to copy the listing number.