On May 30, Flexmls CMAs debuted a new look and several improvements. The changes include:
- New Design – the new format includes larger text, photos, and maps;
- New Charts – two new Price Analysis charts are available: List, Sold and Adjusted Prices and Low, Average, Median and High Prices;
- Automatic PDF – to ensure optimized appearance for printing and e-mailing, the CMAs will be automatically created as PDF files when possible.
For more information about creating CMAs, visit screencast.com/t/ATIoCchEu1 (The video may not reflect the new CMA report changes.)
When you create CMAs in Flexmls, they display a larger photo of the subject property, a larger map, larger font, and updated color schemes for the headers and text. These changes are intended to make your CMAs more readable, attractive, and professional looking.
Just as before, you can adjust the color scheme on the Finish tab. With the new design, the color scheme controls the color of the headings, headers, and footers — the background will remain white.
There are two new Price Analysis charts available that provide a quick, visual comparison of price statistics: List, Sold, and Adjusted Prices and Low, Average, Median and Low, Average, Median, and High Prices. These charts can be added to the CMA on the Finish tab if Statistical Summary is checked. To include the charts in your CMA, check the Display Charts option.
LIST, SOLD, AND ADJUSTED PRICES
The List, Sold, and Adjusted Prices chart will only display if you've included Closed listings in your comps. It shows the List Price, Sold Price, and Adjusted Price for the first eight closed comps (as arranged in the Comps tab). If you do not have any adjustments, the Adjusted Price data points will reflect the listing's Closed Price.
If your CMA includes Low, High and Recommended Price for the subject property, they will also be shown on the chart.
LOW, AVERAGE, MEDIAN, AND HIGH CHART
If your CMA includes Closed listings, the Low, Average, Median, and High chart will show Sold Price statistics for the comps that are Closed in relation to the Low, High, and Recommended List Price for the subject property.
Please note, if your CMA does not include Closed comps, the chart will still display. It will include List Price statistics for Active comps only. If your CMA does not include Closed or Active comps, the chart will display List Price statistics for all comps.
The CMA report will be delivered in PDF format when possible to provide consistent appearance. This helps solve the problem of inconsistencies among browsers, printers and operating systems in how they print web pages. In PDF format, the CMA you present to your clients will look the same as the CMA you e-mail to them.
When there are too many comps in a CMA to generate and deliver a PDF report, the report will be delivered as a web page that you can print or e-mail. Note that some browsers (e.g. Edge and Chrome) can save web pages as PDF documents for download to your computer.
MLS Software Operations Report MLS Committee - June 14, 2017
1. Contact Lookup added when sending manual e-mail – May 15
a. Click in contact search box without typing, a list of all contacts will appear
b. scroll through to find and select specific contacts.
c. Start typing a contact's name or e-mail address into the search bar to search for a specific contact.
2. Options link on e-mail page – save, update, delete buttons hidden – May 17
a. Options button appears to the right of the Templates
b. The Save as New, Updates, Rename, etc., buttons are hidden until “Options” is clicked.
3. Tax Abatement help text added to Add/Edit – May 26
a. Help text added to both fields Tax Abatement and Abatement End Date.
4. CMA on Flexmls: new design, charts, PDF default – May 30
a. New Design – larger text, photos, and maps.
b. New Charts – two new Price Analysis charts are available: List, Sold and Adjusted Prices and Low, Average, Median and High Prices.
c. Automatic PDF – optimized for printing and emailing, the CMAs will be automatically created as PDF files when possible.
5. History and CDOM tracking fields update completed – June 1
a. Both now use: Street #, Street dir prefix, street name, street suffix, city, zip, and Unit #
6. Lookup Contacts when saving searches – June 1
a. Clicking in the contact search bar without typing, a list of all contacts will appear.
b. Scroll through to find and select specific contacts.
c. Start typing a contact's name into the search bar to search for a specific contact.
7. Original Photo Uploader (legacy) removed from Flexmls – June 7
a. Only the legacy “Original Photo Upload” link will be removed.
b. The new photo uploader has been in use since 2015.
8. Flexmls Mobile Website: Updated Hot Sheet Design – June 12
a. Basic functionality has not changed
b. Design updated to more closely mirror the mobile app
9. Contact Management updated: longer list, popup detail screen – June 13
a. Basic functionality has not changed.
b. The list of contacts will now fill the entire screen rather than the previous limitation of just a few contacts with detail pane at the bottom.
c. A pop-up will now appear of the contact detail information when the contact is clicked.
10. Available June 27: Customizable Menus in Flexmls
a. Optional at first release. User must click “Use the Customizable Menu”
b. Each user can create their own “favorites” simply by clicking a “star” icon.
c. Full menu still available under Menu button at the top.
d. This functionality was part of the FUEL focus group which was attended by several members of the MLS committee.
e. Columbus release scheduled for June 27.
11. Realist expanded – additional 10 counties added
a. New counties available now in Realist.
b. Already linked to the parcel number in Flexmls on reports
c. New counties include: Athens, Champaign, Clark, Clinton, Coshocton, Highland, Logan, Marion, Richland, Ross.
12. Accessibility Features Worksheet must now be attached – Beginning July 1
a. the Accessibility Features worksheet will be required and must be attached to the listing when Yes is selected in the Accessible Features Y/N field.
b. Previously, completion of the worksheet was required but the worksheet was not required to be uploaded with the listing.
c. Failure to upload/attach the Accessibility Features Worksheet will be a Tier 1 fine (with warning) if the field Accessibility Features Y/N = Yes but the form is not attached.
13. Virtually Staged Photos: New MLS Policy, Policy Manual Updated – June 1
a. Summary of Policy 1.02.14 – Virtual Staging (see fully policy for details):
i. Must state in a clear and reasonably sized font on the image the phrase “Virtually Staged”.
ii. The unaltered photo must appear directly before or after the virtually staged photo so the two views can easily be compared.
iii. May only be used for the interior of an existing structure.
iv. Cannot be used for Build-to-Suit or Under Construction properties.
b. The MLS Policy Violation Manual has been updated to reflect this new policy.