NJMLS Highlights | Spring 2017
 

Here is the latest issue of the NJMLS newsletter. On mobile devices, pinch the screen to fit if necessary.
 

 

Mission Statement
 

To foster cooperation between REALTORĀ® members while providing the highest quality data, tools, technology, and service.

Using zipForm® Plus just got easier!

We are pleased to let you know NJMLS is providing our members with an upgrade to the zipForm® Plus transaction management service available through NJ Realtors. NJMLS members now have the MLS-PUSH feature that lets you push data directly from a listing in XL Paragon to a zipForm® transaction. Plus, you’ll have the convenience of Single Sign-On integration so you are automatically logged in when you go from our XL Paragon system to the zipForm® Plus site. This time-saving solution lets you quickly auto populate contracts/forms and gives you a streamlined experience when navigating between systems.

To initiate the process, simply click on the “Start Contract” link located at the top of all Full Reports. The first time you do, you will see an interim screen that prompts you to buy what is normally a fee based service.  Since NJMLS is providing this service to our members FREE of charge, just click on the “BUY” button and you will be brought straight into zipForms to start your contract. After this, you should no longer see this interim screen. 

Only after you complete this initial process you will also be able to use the zipFormMLS-Connect® option on the zipForm site which lets you enter an NJMLS number and pull the listing data directly from XL Paragon.  So no matter which site you’re on, XL Paragon or zipForm, you can populate contracts and forms with NJMLS listing data quickly and easily!





 

 

Engage Your Prospects with Client Connect

There is a new feature in Prospects that lets you offer your customers the ability to run and save a simple property search in their Client Connect Prospect Page. Here’s how it works:

You control the option:  A new option labeled “Enable Property Search” will appear on the “Set-Up” screen when you create a new Prospect, and will also appear at the top of the “Run Matches” screen to allow you to add the feature to any of your current Prospects.

Your prospects are informed:  The first time your customers go to their Client Connect Prospect Page after you turn on this option, they will see an alert explaining the new feature which allows them to run a simple property search based on limited criteria. When they save a search, a message will let them know you will be notified of their additional interests.  

You are kept in the loop:  After your customers save a search, you will receive an email that lists the search criteria they have saved. This gives you the opportunity to engage with your customers by suggesting you set up their additional search to generate email alerts when there are new matches.


For more information on the changes to Client Connect, please click on the link below:

 

http://www.newjerseymls.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/02/ClientConnect_PropertySearch.pdf

 
  



Spring Open Houses


Spring is in the air and with that, there will likely be an increase in the number of open houses during the Spring market.  If you’re scheduling an open house, take advantage of the tools the NJMLS provides for you to help market and manage them:

Open House Tools:  Open House Tools is a mini-CRM (Customer Relationship Manager) integrated into XL Paragon.  Utilize this when scheduling an open house and create an interactive sign in sheet, manage the contacts made during the open house for future follow-up, and create printed flyers and reports to distribute on that day. 

NJMLS Mobile App:  Use the NJMLS Mobile App if you’re out with a buyer and looking for listings with open houses scheduled.  Criteria fields in the “New Search” include options to search for properties that will be open to the public on the current day and on future days. 

 
 
ShowingTime App Reminder

We recently integrated the ShowingTime app into the NJMLS Mobile App to make it more convenient to make appointments when ShowingTime is enabled.  When you’re out with a customer, search for properties on the go using the NJMLS Mobile App and simply use the Showing icon on the listing to request an appointment. 

 
 
Have You Seen Our New Ad Campaign?

In case you haven’t already seen it on NJ Transit buses and trains, Path trains and NY Waterways ferries, here is a look at our new outdoor ad campaign.


 
NJMLS Live Chat
 

We are offering a new way for you to communicate with the NJMLS support team. Soon, you’ll notice a “bubble” at the bottom right of every page when you’re logged into XL Paragon allowing you to contact us using our new online Live Chat feature. Click on the bubble to open up a session to troubleshoot listing issues or ask a quick question.
 


 

 

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Monthly Stats
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2017 - 1st Quarter

All Residential, All Areas

% increase vs. 2016

 

Total Sold

3,678

+7.0%

 

Median Sale Price

$360,000

+2.7%

Median Sale Price by County

Bergen            Essex            Hudson            Passaic
$415,000            $298,500            $415,000            $289,000
+2.5%            -0.5%            +13.7%            +6.2%

 

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New Features in XL Paragon

We added several new enhancements to XL Paragon this quarter. 

CHANGES TO FEATURES GROUPS
Changes have been made to the Feature Groups section of listing load as follows:

Residential
  • A new Pool Features group has been created, which contains options such as Inground Pool.
  • Elevator has been added to Miscellaneous choices. 
  • Cement Board has been added to Exterior Choices.
 
Residential, 2-4 Family, Condo, Coop, Townhouse
  • New Construction/Existing Foundation and New Construction/New Foundation have been added to the Year Built/New Construction choices. 
  • Heating and Cooling have been separated into two different feature groups. 
  • Choices of Multi-zone, Attic Fan, and Ductless options have been added to the Cooling feature group.

PROPERTY SEARCH
  • Pool:  An option to search “Pool Y/N” has been added to the Residential Property Search.  Search results will include listings with any of the new Pool Type options (except NONE) and older listings that had Miscellaneous = Pool.
  • Search criteria:  Moved some commonly used search filters from the “Additional Criteria” drop-down menu to the main search box including:  Pool Y/N, Fireplace, Cooling, Remarks, Map Search, and Lifestyle.


NEW SESSION TAB


This icon appears at the top of the XL Paragon desktop and allows you to open a new session in another tab, so you can ‘multitask’ without risk of losing work done in the first session. 


USER PREFERENCES MODAL WINDOW
A change has been made when viewing a listing from the one line search results;  the default now takes users to a new page to view the listings chosen from one line search results rather than a separate window.  An option to turn on the modal window to view listings from search results has been added to Section 4 (Report and email preferences) of User Preferences.


HIT COUNT CHARTS
Price changes are displayed on the hit count charts.  The upper chart shows the amount of the price change (increase or decrease) and the date the change occurred.  The bottom chart shows the date the price change was made.



TAX SEARCH
Search criteria:  Some commonly used search filters were moved up from the “Additional Criteria” drop-down menu to main search box including:  Sale date, Sale Amount, Tax Amount Current Year, Taxable Value, Lis Pendens, and Eliminate Currently Listed options.


 
 
Reminder About Listing Photos

As a reminder, a photo must be uploaded to all Residential listings for sale or rent within seven days of the listing being published in XL Paragon. 

Please be mindful of our policy:

NJMLS rules require that listing content be complete, including a photo on all residential sale and rental listings. When entering a  listing, if you select NO in the Take Photo field, you must upload your own photo within seven days. A message is included to remind you to do so. If the photo is not uploaded within seven days, we will take and upload a photo for you.

 
 
Welcome to Our New Member Offices

We welcome the following new offices and Designated Realtors to the New Jersey Multiple Listing Service:

Bergen County
Prestige Realty of NJ LLC
in Fair Lawn and Designated Realtor, Irene Kapotis
Positive Impact Realty LLC in Ridgewood and Designated Realtor, Michael Fidanza
Special Properties Real Estate Services LLC in Ridgewood and Designated Realtor, Georgine Economos

Essex County
Rock NJ Realtors in Bloomfield and Designated Realtor, Jessica Ortiz

Passaic County
Alexander Ragolsky, Appraiser in Wayne

Hudson County
Vue Realty Group LLC in Hoboken and Designated Realtor, Louis Stingone
Deugen Realty Group LLC in Hoboken and Designated Realtor, Eric Gormeley
Landsea Real Estate, New Jersey LLC in Weehawken and Designated Realtor, Robin Daly

Middlesex County
ERA Central Levinson
in Monroe Township and Designated Realtor, Scott Lauri

Monmouth County
55places.com LLC in Freehold and Designated Realtor, Jennifer Gralitzer
RE/MAX The Real Estate Leaders in Middletown and Designated Realtor, Christopher Walsh
Gagliano & Co., Appraiser in Shrewbury

Union County
Rite Choice Realty in Union and Designated Realtor, Francisco Gomes
Keller Williams Mid-Town Direct Realty in Springfield and Designated Realtor, Andre Saraiva


Warren County
RE/MAX Town & Valley in Hackettstown and Designated Realtor, Richard Tillman, Jr.


 
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