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 its members an extensive hands-on computer training program as well as webinar options. All training and seminars are free for 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.

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.

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.

 

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.

Listing Maintenance Workshop
Prerequisite: Orientation
This workshop focuses on the functions of Listing Maintenance within the XL Paragon system. Topics covered include Rules and Regulations, using the Create Listing Agreement feature, adding a listing into the system, using the block and lot autofill, copying your listings, modifying a listing, photo maintenance, adding a virtual tour, and adding associated documents. Also covered are steps to assign a KeyBox to a listing, how to set up the ShowingTime appointment scheduling service, and viewing hit activity on your listings.

CMA and Statistics Workshop
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 Street Address Search, Property Search, MLS# Search, or Map Search; 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 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 is also covered, detailing how to organize and comment on listings, Prospect Desktop alerts, changing and deleting Prospects, and Reverse Prospecting.

Broker / Manager Workshop
This broker/manager workshop will review the office tools available to 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, 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 use the Supra system to track keyboxes and showings, set up Syndication Preferences, and ShowingTime for your office listings.

 

NJMLS System Core Classes (Webinars)

Statistics Webinar
Become a local market expert! Explore where to find statistical information within XL Paragon and Realist. Also learn how to create custom statistical charts and graphs for your specific market, and how to set up preferred towns for auto-email updates of town statistics, how to add statistical information to your CMA , and email and print statistical reports for use with your buyers and sellers.

Tracking Tools
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 and keep your customer updated on listing hit activity, showings, and provide update reports on tours and open houses.

Connect with NJMLS!
This monthly webinar 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!

What’s Your Preference
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.

 

NJMLS Specialized Tools (Hands-On Training)

Realist Workshop
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!
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 and mapping tools.

zipForm Plus Basics
Get an introduction to zipForm Plus. Topics covered will be logging in, setting up account preferences, using the forms library, creating transactions, creating templates, 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 Basics
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.
This value-added service is included in your NJMLS membership at no extra cost.

ShowingTime Advanced
If you have already set up ShowingTime, attend this workshop to become a power user! 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
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 using drawing tools to outline a radius or polygon shape. 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)

iPad Tips and Tools Workshop
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 the iPad. An introduction is given to a few apps that are beneficial to your business such as the NJMLS app, the ShowingTime app, Evernote, and Keynote. Also discussed are effective ways to work in XL Paragon on the iPad.

iPhone Tips & Tools Workshop
This workshop for iPhone users provides helpful tips on the basic functionality of this device, and how to use it to help organize your business. Learn how to set up calendars and reminders, add contacts, and work with maps and directions. An introduction to some useful apps including the NJMLS mobile app and the ShowingTime app is also included.

Syndication Pros and Cons
This introductory course provides an overview of the syndication process, as well as discussing the pros and cons of the different methods used to syndicate listings. A review of the sites available via the NJMLS and the steps to set up syndication for listings in your office is also covered.

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)

60 Apps in 60 Minutes
Open to Apple and Android Users.
Apps allow you to truly leverage the power of your mobile devices. Whether you use Apple or Android products, this class will give you an overview of the most useful apps for the Real Estate business including productivity tools, organization, photos, and social media. Learn tips to maximize your smartphone or tablet.

Social Media in 15 Minutes a Day
Social Media is changing our world and the way business is done. This webinar, hosted by the NJMLS and presented by top technology instructor Craig Grant, will show you how to come up with your own social media strategy and gives and overview of each major social media network including Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, GooglePlus, etc.

Google Tools for Real Estate
Learn how to run much or your real estate business using free Google Tools. This webinar, hosted by the NJMLS and presented by Craig Grant, guides you through some of the amazing Google Tools that may help reduce your operating costs and improve efficiency including Google Apps for business, Drive, Plus, Chrome, and more.