Category Archives: MLS

MLS News

New Policies for Deferred Showings

Are  you unable to show a property because it’s being painted?  Do you need to delay showings because the staging won’t be completed for a few more days?  Does the seller want you to debut the property at this weekend’s open house? The new “Deferred Showing” policy allows you to responsibly serve your client’s needs …

MLS News

Part of a Team? Play by the Rules!

Being part of a team can offer opportunities and rewards but it’s also important for principal brokers, team leaders, and team members to understand and comply with legal requirements.  Read about five important rules that apply to teams. Rule #1 – Supervision and Liability:   The principal broker is legally responsible to make sure that all …

MLS News

Are you using NS in the Compensation Field correctly??

Many listings are added into MLS with “NS” included in the Compensation to Cooperating Broker field without understanding what it means and/or what is required when using it. This code is used only when the listing broker is disclosing that the compensation will be based on the Net Sale price. If NS is added to …

Matrix MLS News

New Matrix Seminar and Hands-On Classes Added For January

Cut-over from Fusion is less than a month away…are you ready? With the migration to Matrix set for later this month, Members are strongly encouraged to attend a training class in order to become familiar with the features and functions that our new system offers. January’s sessions are filling-up fast, so register for either a …

Matrix MLS News

The move from Fusion to Matrix has begun!

Start improving customer service today with Matrix The Client Portal in Matrix provides you with private web pages for clients that will help you improve client collaboration. The Client Portal lets you personally brand the information delivered to each individual buyer or seller.  Using the Portal’s split screen technology, your clients can more effectively manage …

Matrix MLS News

Matrix is almost here!

State-Wide MLS is pleased to announce that Matrix™ from CoreLogic® will be available December 7th, running parallel with Fusion through January until Fusion goes off-line. Training classes begin during the week of December 5th at sites throughout Rhode Island. Maximum speed is central to the Matrix philosophy. Built for performance from the ground up, the …

MLS News Technology

We are Moving to Matrix! Will you be ready?

As we work to bring you Matrix, the most robust and efficient MLS system available, we will be offering tips over the next few months that will help make a smooth migration of your data to this new platform. Additionally, we’ll be giving you a preview of the new and exciting changes that are ahead, …

MLS News

“Coming Soon” and the Perils of Postdated Listings

You’ve seen “coming soon” postings on social media, signs, and Tweets. What does “coming soon” mean? “Coming soon” means that a seller wants to generate interest in his/her property, but the property is not yet available for showing. Is social media considered advertising?   Yes.   Advertising rules in both state license law and MLS Rules and …

Association MLS News Technology

Our Commitment To Protecting Your Data

The Rhode Island Association of REALTORS® and State-Wide MLS have recently taken important steps to address challenges that are prevalent in our entire industry – that of data security and high risk user behavior. As we’re applying new technology to reduce the occurrence of data misuse, we want to share information about this initiative with …