Georgia MLS – Making the Market Work

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Everyday small miracles take place that we all take for granted. You turn on the water to brush your teeth. You turn on the lights in your home and in the office. You drive along roads with thousands of other motorists.  Day in and day out we count on . . .

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The New Transaction Desk App is Here!

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Now you can manage all of your transactions from your iPhone or iPad with the Transaction Desk app!

  • Use the new Transaction Desk app to start and manage all of your listing, sale and lease transactions
  • Prepare and Send documents, forms and contracts to be Esigned using Authentisign functionality
  • Keep in touch, communicate with your clients and company,  share documents, forms and information with your clients
  • Create, fill and manage all of your local real estate forms and contracts using the TransactionDesk App
  • Customizable Agent, Broker and Transaction Dashboards enable you to setup the App to allow quick access to all of the information and functionality

Getting started is as easy as 1,2,3 with the new App. Simply download and install the app from the App Store, input your activation code and you’re set to go!

Visit the comprehensive Help and Support site to make sure you can get started ASAP. The Support site contains both videos and help documents covering the most requested topics. 

Available Soon for the Android!

 

Empower Your Clients with the New Client Collaboration Search Feature in Paragon

Discover the power of the Collaboration Center in Paragon.  You and your clients will love the new functionality, responsiveness and features it offers.

  • Invite clients to view real-time property information
  • NEW! Now your clients can search by map and/or a freehand drawing tool
  • NEW! Monitor your contact’s searches linked to their auto-notification
  • View and reply to your contact’s comments 

AGENT VIEW: Learn how easy it is for your client to view and rate listings through the Client Collaboration portal > 

CLIENT VIEW: Watch this video as we cover not only how to add a contact to Paragon, but also how to associate a search to them through the Client Collaboration portal  > 

Use Live Video to Market Like a Pro!

Are you capitalizing on live video to connect with your potential clients?

Did you know live video receives three times the amount of engagement over pre-recorded video?

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Just how big is live Video?  The answer is HUGE!

  • 10 x more engagement vs. a regular Facebook post
  • According to Mark Zuckerberg, live video is a megatrend
  • Listings receive 403% more inquiries
  • 50% of potential buyers are 36 and under and they prefer video

There are many ways you can use live video to connect with your clients and build trust and credibility.

Let’s take a closer look at live video and how critical it is to you and your business.

 

Real Estate Professionals in a Digital Age

We are living in an increasingly digital world, and searching for a home is no different. Buyers now have easy access to apps that let them search by location and neighborhoods. Online searching maximizes the ability to compare and contrast homes on the market by selected features, and many times this is done before a potential homebuyer connects with a real estate agent.

In its Real Estate in a Digital Age report, the National Association of REALTORS® (NAR) examines how real estate professionals utilize technology in their everyday business practices. Check out the infographic below for highlights from the report, or read additional statistics from the full report.

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A version of this article originally appeared in the ListHub newsletter.

See the full 2017 Digital Age Report from National Association of REALTORS®  > 

Source:  RISMedia

Webinar Wednesdays in May

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Join us every Wednesday at 2:00 pm EST for Webinar Wednesday and learn more about the resources available with your membership.

May 3, 2017
Listing Exposure
Tune in as we discuss the Georgia MLS public portal (GeorgiaMLS.com), Find, ListTrac, and ListHub. We’ll show you how these sites can help you with your listing exposure.

May 10, 2017
Rate Plug
Listen in as we talk with Rob Springer about RatePlug and learn how this invaluable tool helps homebuyers find the mortgage program that best fits their homebuying scenario.

May 17, 2017
Broker Orientation
Whether you are a new member or a seasoned veteran, participation in this webinar will help you get the most out of your Georgia MLS membership.

May 24, 2017
Georgia State University Guest Speaker
Jonathan A. Wiley, Ph.D. will be joining us to talk about the impact of commercial development on surrounding residential property values. The topic is explored utilizing an innovative approach that combines multiple data sources for the Atlanta metropolitan area.

May 31, 2017
R.E. Forms
Join us as we discuss R.E. Forms with Vanessa Goggans, Attorney and Chair of the Residential Real Estate Practice of Morris, Manning & Martin, LLP. R.E. Forms are an alternative to those who prefer not to purchase the GAR Forms.

No Pre-registration required. Just login at GAMLS.com a few minutes before 2:00 pm. The link to join the webinar will be available in the Announcements section. Limited to the first 100 participants.

 

 

Georgia MLS – Where the Listings Are! Where the Listings Get Sold!

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Be sure to utilize Georgia MLS as part of your daily business routine so you don’t miss out on available listings! In the current real estate marketplace the trend across the state is low inventory. Currently GAMLS has over 48,000+ listings. GAMLS is the service with the greatest amount of listings available to our members and the largest available possibilities for your clients!

Here is a comparison of GAMLS vs. the next largest MLS >

Read more articles in the Spring Edition of The GAMLS Connection newsletter > 

 

 

 

It’s Time to Spring Forward!

Just like our clocks this weekend, the housing market will soon “spring forward!”  To some, losing that extra hour of sleep makes a huge difference. For others, gaining the extra daylight more than makes up for the hour of lost sleep.  An hour makes a big difference in the real estate world too. This infographic takes a look at what happens every hour in the housing market!

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Many potential buyers and sellers believe that waiting until Spring is in their best interest. Buyer demand usually falls off in the winter months, especially in areas that are impacted by extreme cold temperatures and conditions.

As the housing market picks up momentum, so do the opportunities for the real estate professional.  Be sure to take advantage of all the resources available to you as a member of  Georgia MLS.  Just login to gamls.com to access the many products and services that can help you succeed as a broker or agent.  Need help in a particular area?   Watch our webinars on our YouTube channel that focus on specific topics.

The Inaugural Edition of The GAMLS Connection

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Happy New Year and welcome to the first edition of our quarterly newsletter, The GAMLS Connection! Each quarter, we’ll update you on what you may have missed, what to expect in the coming months, new features and more!

 

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2016 in Review

2016 was a significant year for real estate in Georgia and a busy year for Georgia MLS. We expanded our membership with significant growth across the state. Having started the year at just over 29,000 members, we ended the year with over 32,300 members!

Georgia MLS has also positioned our members to stay ahead of the technology curve by enhancing . . .

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Twas the Night Before Christmas (Real Estate Version)

Happy Holidays from all of us at Georgia MLS!  Wishing you warmest greetings of the holiday season and a New Year filled with prosperity and success!

Click the image below to watch ‘Twas the Night Before Christmas (Real Estate Version)’.

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