This blog will be important for my current clients and informative for those who don’t use us for our listing and transaction management. So, take the time to read all of this. 🙂
So I’m sure that everyone has heard about the new MLS coming out. I believe that the launch date is August 17, 2008. Am I correct on that?
Anyway, one of the features is a transaction management service. That peaked my interest. When I heard that I went to Russ and had him show me what it’s like. Here are my thoughts —
Learning Curves – At this point everyone is use to the current MLS system. I remember when the new MLS came out in..what was it, 2001-2002? It tooks agents forever to get use to all of the new features. But aside from the new features that had come out, the basic idea of having to learn a new UI (user interface – the way the system looks) really threw agents for a loop. Which brings me to the next thought…
Time – For an agent who does NOT have a personal assistant, the thought of how much time it will take to learn how to do property searches, tax searches, HOA searches, CMA’s, and so forth, is a little overwhelming. In order to continue to seem seamless to clients when it comes to buyer searches and CMA’s for listing clients, an agent will have to put forth effort (time) into learning the system quickly. (more…)