Your opinion matters to us! On April 17, we will be emailing out our 2023 Membership survey. Your feedback helps us shape our services and programs. Complete the survey by April 24 and you’ll be entered into a drawing for free local dues for the 2023/2024 year ($326 value). Don’t miss out on this opportunity to have your voice heard and potentially save some money!
Month: March 2023
Cellphones have changed the way we do real estate. Clients can browse listings, request showings, get directions, whatever they need to do—all from the palm of their hands.
With live buyer tours, we’re taking the paper reports you already provide and bringing them to the technology your clients have on hand.
The latest update adds new functionality to the popular Buyer Tours report—with amazing new features like:
- Live MLS data syncing that automatically updates for you
- A mobile-friendly experience, including the tour itinerary and drive time between properties
- Easy-to-use tool to create stunning reports in minutes
- More collaboration tools for better communication with clients
- Side-by-side property comparisons
Register for an upcoming webinar to learn more about the latest update. Access Cloud CMA under the Resources Tab within Paragon MLS. If you need assistance, please call our MLS Tech Support at 925.730.7100 Monday through Friday, 8am to 5pm.
As of May 17, HomesOpenToday and StreetURLs will be sunsetted by the vendor (Contra Costa Association of REALTORS®). We appreciate your understanding during this transition period.
The California Association of REALTORS® Legislative Day in Sacramento is Wednesday, May 3. More information and registration is here. The registration deadline is April 14.
Two scams are targeting real estate professionals. In the first, a scammer impersonating a legitimate buyer’s agent attempts to schedule a showing with the listing agent but not through an established property showing system.
The scammers goal is to gain unauthorized access to the property. In the other example, the scammer impersonating a listing agent attempts to sell a vacant parcel without the owners’ consent. To avoid these scams, be wary of any showing requests that are vague or unusual and be cautious if a listing lacks specific and detailed information.
Paragon MLS Enhancement Release 5.94 on March 29
Property Search Agent and Office Field Auto-Complete: We have made changes to all property search Agent dropdown fields so that they now display the agent’s user code and whether the agent is inactive. The list will sort by first and last name, then status with the active agents appearing first.
Statistical Reports – Market Activity by Location: Market Activity by Zip and Month report has been upgraded to allow users to group the report results by other location fields besides zip/postal code.
Paragon Connect – Listing Maintenance: While viewing your published listings with the listing maintenance module, you can now use the overflow menu on each listing to pull up the full listing detail report. This allows you to quickly examine the listing information.
Review all of the enhancements here. Watch a short video here.
If you have any questions, please call our MLS Tech Support at 925.730.7100 or email us at email@example.com.
Daylight Savings time is here, bringing you longer days and more sunlight to show your clients listings! Although the time changed on your clocks, they didn’t change on your lockboxes.
The default showing time for all Supra lockboxes during Daylight Savings time is 8am to Midnight. If the showing hours for a lockbox were programmed for a specific time, those hours are now one hour later than the original programmed time (8am to 8pm becomes 9am to 9pm).
Supra Support is available seven days a week from 5am to 7pm at 877.699.6787.
Inventory, units sold and pricing information for all East Bay real estate markets are available online by clicking:
https://bayeast.org/community-info/community-info/ and clicking on the city of interest.
The National Association of REALTORS® (NAR) is proud to present NAR Spire – a mentorship experience that provides diverse, future professionals with access to a tailored online platform, and job-shadowing opportunities to build a successful career in real estate. Apply today at NAR.realtor/NARmentorship.
Mentees will gain access to live virtual events and experts involved in residential real estate, commercial real estate, land, administrative roles, property management and more.
Mentors will provide mentees with one-on-one guidance, in-person networking advice, and a personalized perspective.
To learn more about the process and Spire experience, visit NAR Spire.
The Bay East Foundation is offering scholarships to students looking to continue their education in fall 2023. All applications must be submitted online no later than April 30. Applications are open to the public. If you have any questions please contact Rochelle Hatala.