Training Information

Whether you want training in NJMLS system basics or specialized tools, or if you would like to increase your command of Social Media & Technology, the NJMLS is proud to offer our members extensive, hands-on computer training programs, as well as webinar options. All training and seminars are free for our members. To register for any of the classes below, login to XL Paragon, go to Desktop > System Links > Register for Classes > Register by Date and Location, and follow the prompts to register for a selected class.

Several of our courses are offered in a webinar format which can be completed conveniently from a location of your choice, as long as you have access to a computer or a laptop and a phone. These classes are shorter and give you a quick overview of tools and functionality provided by the NJMLS. Registration links for webinars are provided on the XL Paragon Desktop each month.

Our classes can also be provided as a private Office Workshop, at either one of our training facilities or added as part of your next office meeting. To arrange a private session, call 201-387-1150.

 

Class Descriptions

NJMLS System Core Classes (Hands-On Training)

Orientation – Required for new members to have access to the XL Paragon system
Orientation is designed to provide new agents with an introduction to the NJMLS Rules and Regulations, the basics of using the XL Paragon system, and instruction on the Supra keypad/keybox system. New agents MUST complete the course to obtain a password and receive access to the XL Paragon system.

Back to Basics Workshop
Prerequisite: Orientation
This workshop is designed for agents who feel they need some additional help with some of the topics that were covered in orientation. The class is kept small and the instructor focuses on the functions of Listing Maintenance within the XL Paragon system. Subjects covered include using the Create Listing Agreement feature, publishing a listing in the system, using the block and lot autofill, copying your listings, modifying a listing, making status changes, price changes, and extensions. Also covered are searching for listings within the XL Paragon system and viewing hit activity on your listings. Bring your questions; this is a great time to get answers!

CMA: Pricing Property for Today’s Market
Prerequisite: Orientation
This workshop will give step-by-step instruction on using the CMA function in XL Paragon to create a comparative market analysis. Topics covered include creating a CMA using various search methods, creating CMA reports with subject property information, printing and emailing reports, and adding or deleting properties from saved CMAs. This workshop also offers an overview of Statistical Reports that can be generated to provide additional insight into current market conditions.

Prospecting and Client Connect Workshop
Prerequisite: Orientation
This workshop focuses on step-by-step instruction on using the Prospect Function in XL Paragon, which allows you to monitor listings within specified areas on behalf of your customers. Topics covered include adding a Prospect Search and using the Run Matches screen to check a Prospect’s activity. An overview of the Prospect auto-email interface, Client Connect, is also covered, detailing how to organize and comment on listings, Prospect Desktop alerts, changing and deleting Prospects, and Reverse Prospecting.

Statistics Workshop
Prerequisite: Orientation
Become a local market expert! Learn where to find statistical information within XL Paragon and Realist. Also find out how to create custom statistical charts and graphs for your specific market and how to save or set up auto-email updates of statistics, how to add statistical information to your CMA, and email and print statistical reports for use with your buyers and sellers.

Tools for Brokers and Managers
This workshop for brokers and managers provides an overview of the office tools available for Brokers in the XL Paragon system. Learn how to create an Office Calendar, Office Hotsheets and Tour Sheets, use the Watch list to track properties, and run Inventory, Circle of Excellence, and Statistical Reports. Learn how to use Listing Tracking Reports to monitor hit activity on office listings. Review online billing options and how to handle membership changes. Learn how to set up Syndication Preferences and ShowingTime for your office listings.

 

NJMLS System Core Classes (Webinars)

Connect with NJMLS! Webinar
This webinar, held on the first Monday of the month, will provide a quick update on recent enhancements and changes in the NJMLS system. Take a few minutes to keep informed and get the most out of the system tools your membership provides!

Tracking Tools Webinar
This workshop gives a brief overview of the top tracking tools within XL Paragon that are used to monitor individual listings or market areas. Learn how to monitor with watch lists and hotsheets. Keep your customer updated on listing hit activity, track showings, and provide update reports on tours and open houses.

What’s Your Preference Webinar
Keep your contact information up to date and learn how to utilize User Preferences in XL Paragon. Topics covered include how to change your agent photo, customize settings, and create an agent page that will be viewable by consumers on our public site, njmls.com. This class is typically kept small for more individualized attention.

 

NJMLS Specialized Tools (Hands-On Training)

Tax, Flood, & Foreclosure Data (Realist)
Pre-requisite: Orientation
Realist, integrated into XL Paragon, gives you a more complete property picture by combining tax and public records with NJMLS listing data and market trends, all in a more robust interface that makes it simple to search, view, and report your results. Learn how to run a Realist search by address, criteria, or using drawing tools on a map. Also covered is how to search for foreclosure activity, create labels, and review details of the Realist reports including Market Trend, Comparables, and Tax, Flood, and Zoning Maps.

 

NJMLS Specialized Tools (Webinars)

Intro to the NJMLS APP! Webinar
Get NJMLS listing information on the go! Learn how to install the new NJMLS app and get an overview of the features it provides including search, mapping, and appointment scheduling tools.

zipForm® Plus Basics Webinar
Get an introduction to zipForm Plus. Topics covered will be setting up account preferences, using the forms library, creating transactions, creating templates, importing listing data, and the e-sign process. Learn tips to save time when filling out a form as well as how to save clauses and add task reminders.

ShowingTime Webinar
Learn how the ShowingTime appointment scheduling service can save you time and make the scheduling and tracking of your listing appointments more efficient. Learn the advantages of enabling ShowingTime on your listings and how to set up your preferences for communicating, whether you are showing or listing a property. Learn how to utilize the reports provided to update your seller, send notifications, pull the homeowner into the communication loop, set up time restrictions, and install and use the ShowingTime app.

Creating Labels with Realist Webinar
This workshop provides an overview of how to access property records via the Realist Search and utilize the address information to create labels for mailing. Learn how to run advanced searches using criteria such as property class code, absentee owner, and deduction type, and how to search on a map. Learn to create labels for standard Avery sizes using a convenient wizard or generate an export for use with any custom mailing solutions.

 

Social Media and Technology (Hands-On Training)

IDX and Intro to Social Media
This free seminar will introduce the agent to Internet Data Exchange (IDX).
Do you have an agent or office website? Learn how IDX – Internet Data Exchange – can add a valuable search tool to your site that will keep the consumers coming back! This workshop will review the features and costs of this valuable enhancement. Also provided is a basic overview on how Social Media tools can enhance your web presence.

 

Social Media and Technology (Webinars)

iPad and iPhone Tips and Tools Webinar
If you are using an iPad or are thinking about using one, join us for this workshop, which focuses on basic and frequently used functions of these Apple devices. Additionally, an introduction is given to a few apps that are beneficial to your business such as the NJMLS app, the ShowingTime app, Apple Notes, Calendar, Reminder and Keynote. Also discussed are effective ways to work in XL Paragon on the iPad and iPhone.

Note Taking and Organization Using the iPad and iPhone Webinar
If you use an iPad or iPhone to organize yourself or your business, this webinar is for you. A review is given of the applications that come with your device such as Apple Notes, Calendar, and Reminders. Also discussed are other note-taking options, apps that organize receipts and mileage, and more.