MLS Newsletter - April 9, 2020

Monday, April 13, 2020


In This Issue - April 9, 2020

Clear Cooperation Policy - Effective May 1st
March 2020 MLS Stats for Your Clients 
Welcome, Garet!
MLS Courses to Expand Your Knowledge
FREE Online CE Webinar! Intro to RPR
Property Watch from Paragon
RPR COVID-19 Article
School Zone Updates
Know the New Rules going into Effect May 1

It is extremely important to understand the implications of the newest MLS Policy - the Clear Cooperation Policy - going into effect May 1, 2020. Exempt or Confidential Listings and Coming Soon Listings are 2 listing types greatly affected by this new policy. Fines are changing, so knowing this information will save you time & money! If you missed the informative webinar this week from CEO, Sheila Dodson, and MLS Chair, Michael Dorsett, make sure to check out the recording!
March 2020 Residential Market Statistics

For March 2020 Stats, click here.
For a printable PDF for your clients, click here.
Welcome the Newest MLS Staff Member!

Garet Ikner has recently joined the Baldwin REALTORS® Team as MLS Support & IT Administrator. He has done a great job helping our team during a very unpredictable time when technology is vitally important. For all IDX RETS requests and/or questions, he is the one to contact! You can reach him at
FREE Virtual MLS Training From Your Local Staff!

Live virtual classes will help you understand how to save money by understanding MLS fines, setup, how to organize and run reports and enhanced searches in Paragon, using Collab Center, and more!

Upcoming Courses:
FREE Online Webinar for CE

Learn how to utilize RPR as a tool for applying integrated data sources to better serve home buyers and sellers. The course will include an overview of specific features such as Property History, Value Refinement, Market Activity, and Neighborhood information. You will also get an in-depth review of RPR Mobile.
Register Here for FREE through the Member Portal, and we will send you a URL and Password the week prior to the class.
Property Watch - New MLS Feature

This exciting new feature gives agents the ability with a single click to place a watch on a parcel to receive email notifications when any of the following changes occur in the public record.
  •  New Loan
  •  Ownership Change
  •  Listed on MLS
  •  Valuation Change
  •  Lien Status Change
  •  Tax Delinquency
  •  Foreclosure 
For more information, please reference the Property Watch Quick Start Guide.

Keep an eye out for Paragon 5.76 Enhancements!

In light of COVID-19, Paragon is in the process of adding new functionalities, one of which is Livestream Open Houses. Users can schedule Open Houses and use the new LiveStream fields to set up their Open House using their preferred streaming service, such as Facebook Live or Zoom. Learn more here.
From the RPR Blog - Use the Downtime

Turn this extra time into an opportunity to bolster your business skills by utilizing RPR online educational resources, such as video tutorials, webinars and eBooks. Read more here.
Baldwin County Public Schools is in the process of updating their school zone maps to reflect the changes coming in 2020. In the meantime, if an agent has a question on where a particular property might fall within the new school zones please contact Bill Harbour at the Baldwin County Public Schools. His number is 251.580.1916. Please be sure you have the property address; however, he can also find based on PPIN or Parcel number. 
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