2020 Columbus Ohio regional home sales statistics release schedule

Jan. 22 - 2019 housing report
Feb. 21 - January housing report
Mar. 20 - February housing report
Apr. 21 - March housing report
May 21 - April housing report
June 22 - May housing report
July 22 - June housing report
Aug. 21 - July housing report
Sept. 22 - August housing report
Oct. 22 - September housing report
Nov. 19 - October housing report
Dec. 22 - November housing report

Above dates coincide with the National Association of REALTORS® News Release Schedule

News Results


An Update on MLS Listing Syndication

As was detailed in a March 15 post to members, the Columbus and Central Ohio Regional MLS has a long-standing policy that the only destinations to which member listing data is sent in total for public display is Realtor.com and to members’ websites for use in IDX display.


MLS Software Operations Report – April 2016

Several MLS enhancements have been implemented in March/April 2016 affecting basement field format, private reports, opt-in status, hotsheets, HOA/COA, manufactured housing, and more.


SqFt Tax Record: Must be Filled in for All Listings Within 15 Days of Entry

The field "SqFt Tax Record" must now be filled in for all MLS listings within 15 days of entry into the MLS.  This field can no longer be left blank.  In the coming weeks, agents who have nothing entered in this field will receive an email notifying them of the new policy.



MLS: New Navigation Menu on Client Portal

When your clients view listings in the Client Portal, the new portal navigation menu will appear along the left side of the screen providing easy access to listings they have received via auto email, listing collections, saved searches, and manually emailed listings. They will no longer have to click a menu button to access those options. 


Sold data now available on IDX sites

Effective 3/26/15, sold listing data, going back three years, will be made available to IDX developers and brokers for display on sites via their IDX solution.


Flex Mail Update to New Email System

The long-awaited conversion to the new Flex email system has arrived. All MLS email on Flex will move to the new system on Wednesday, March 18. The approximate time for the conversion to take place will be 8pm.  Expect email "anomalies" during the day and evening of March 18 as the conversion progresses.  No downtime or system inaccessibility is expected.


MLS Alerts - New Photo Upload Page and features enabled for all listings

Starting today, March 9th, 2015, the photo upload page within Flexmls has been updated. The new photo page will make it even easier for you to rearrange your photos and add titles and captions. To access the photo add/edit page, click on Photos under the Multimedia section on the Change Listing screen or the Change Incomplete Listing screen.


2015 Clareity MLS Satisfaction Survey

This report is done annually and was utilized during the MLS vendor selection process in 2013. Our MLS vendor, FBS and their Flexmls product, continues to rank highly. Below is the summary that they provided for the FBS results.


Why Can't MLS Kick That Listing out of Our MLS?

From time to time our MLS is asked why brokerage business practices that are different are even permitted to enter their listing into our MLS.  For more than a century, federal antitrust laws have existed as a way to promote competition and prevent monopolies in business. Because MLS is akin to a Grand Central Station is the real estate market place, the MLS is under close scrutiny by the U.S. Department of Justice for practices that would prohibit competition.  And, because real estate brokers and salespeople frequently cooperate with one another in the sale of properties, brokers, agents, real estate associations and the MLS have numerous opportunities to engage in conduct that might be construed as violations of antitrust laws. 


FlexMLS New Tips & Tools for You

FlexMLS has completely retooled their social media offerings to better serve REALTORS®. Check out this weekly schedule of tips and tools.