System Updates

System Updates

Posted on 04. Jan, 2021 by in Changes, Enhancements, XL Paragon

Keep up-to-date on the most recent system enhancements.

Virtually Staged and Enhanced Images
A new rule and system change has been released related to modified photos on listings. This includes Virtually Staged Images and Virtually Enhanced Images which need to be designated as such in our system.

The following system change in Photo Maintenance will allow you to indicate if any listing photos are Virtually Staged or Virtually Enhanced:

  • After loading photos and clicking FINISH, a new confirmation screen will appear asking if any photos are virtually staged or enhanced.
  • If Yes is selected, the Photo Maintenance screen will appear again with links to select Staged or Enhanced on any photo.
  • Once submitted, selected photos are watermarked in our system with the appropriate label.

Please refer to NJMLS Rules and Regulations, Section 1.20 – Virtually Staged and Enhanced Images, for the complete rule.

Desktop Links
Two new quick links have been added to your XL Paragon Desktop. The first provides a simple way to view Active and Under Contract inventory for your company. The second allows you to view upcoming Tours/Open Houses on your company listings. These are found in the My Updates section, under the Office Inventory and Office Tours/Open Houses.

Listing agents, selling agents, and their Designated Realtors will now be able to see selling office and agent information on their ARIP properties. This information can only be viewed by the agents or brokers involved in the transaction.

Property Search
Option to search on Solar Y/N or Solar Ownership has been added to the additional criteria options for a Residential Search.

Statistics: New Option in Comparison Report
The option to run a rolling 12-month Comparison Report has been added in addition to the existing option of running a report comparing year over year data. This new option will create the comparison based on the date you are running the report.

Inventory Search
Search Criteria now displays on the top of printed Inventory Search results allowing you to confirm what was chosen to compile the report.

FOR BROKERS ONLY: Change to Market Share Reports
Brokers will now have access to additional search and display options in Market Share and Office/Company Share reports.

Realist Sell Score
Realist recently enabled an option to do a search based on Sell Score, providing results based on the relative likelihood a property will be listed for sale in the next 6 months. This new feature is not part of the default criteria, but can be added to My Search by using the Customize Search option > Sales Information > check the box for Sell Score > Apply.

You may display the Sell Score in the search results by using Customize Table > Show/Hide Columns > Sales Information > check the box for Sell Score > Apply or you can view the detail report to see a properties individual Sell Score.

Please note: The Sell Score option can only be used when a single county is selected. When multiple counties are used in a search, the Sell Score feature will be grayed out under Customize Search and cannot be selected.

50 Photos
You can now show more photos on your listings. The Manage MLS Photos option in Listing Maintenance has been expanded from 25 photos to 50 photos. Tip: Save time by uploading photos in the order you want them to appear. You can also save time by selecting and uploading multiple photos at once.

Town Insights Tool
For a quick overview of the current listing activity in a town, you now have a new option in the Stats menu called Town Insights Tool. Simply enter a town and property category, and you’ll be able to see the following information:

  • Inventory Level: Number of Current Actives and Months Inventory
  • Interest Level by Price: Number of Saved Prospect Searches at various price points
  • Sales Trends by Time Frame: Average List Price, UC Listings, Average DOM, Sold Listings, Average Sold Price

Photo Viewer with Captions
Captions on Photos are now available from mobile email customer reports and when viewing listings in Client Connect prospect tool. A new full screen viewer is available when viewing listings on a phone.

ListHub Option
The option to send office listings to ListHub has been opened to allow listings to display on any of the publisher websites ListHub offers. Designated Realtors can now select “Subscribe” to ListHub in the Manage Listing Distribution screen in Listing Maintenance, and then must register on the ListHub site to choose websites from their full Publisher List and choose lead management settings. For more information on ListHub, visit

Change to Display of Price
When viewing sold properties in mobile emails, or when using the View Recent Solds link in Client Connect, the display of an increase or decrease in price will be based on the sold price compared to the Final List Price.

New for Teams
Team members will now see their team name displayed on any personalization such as the Customer Report, CMA Cover Page, Mobile and Prospect Email About Me page, and the E-card on emails.

New Market Stats link on Full Reports
Now, with one click, you can preview key market statistics for a town right from a Full Report! We recently upgraded the Absorption Rate link on Full Reports to a Market Stats link. This appears currently on Bergen County listings and will be expanded to other areas over time. Clicking on the link provides absorption rates and estimated months inventory based on 12 month average of Under Contract Listings as well as 12 month average of SOLD listings. Additional statistical data is included, such as Current Actives, Median List Price, Median Sold Price, Units Sold, and Average Days on Market.

Team Share Reports in Market Share
Brokers now have the option to run Market Share Reports by Teams. This will rank Team Sales effective January 1st 2021. This option can be found in Step 1 when running the Market Share reports. All transactions by any team member will roll up into the Team Share Report.

Update: Office Team Set-Up
Attention Designated Realtors: If you have not set up your office teams, please do so today. Team market share rankings started with transactions occurring after January 1, 2021, so by registering your teams, you ensure they are not left out of those statistics.

To set up a team, a Designated Realtor can select the new option under Roster to Manage Office Teams. Click on this option to create a new team by entering a Team Name, selecting the Team Leader, and clicking on Submit. Once a team has been saved, you will have to option to add agents to the team, or delete agents as needed.

PLEASE NOTE: It’s important when using TEAM STATS in advertising, there must be a disclaimer included stating the criteria used, date range, and that the results are based on Team Statistics. If a ranking comparison is being made, competitors cannot be identified by name or other identifiable characteristic, but can be referred to generically.