Press Release: SUPRA TO RELEASE eKEY™ Fob 3 for iPhone®, Android™, or Blackberry® Product to Enable eKEY for iPhone 5 Users November 30, 2012

Supra FOB

The following is a press release issued Dec. 3, 2012 to the NNRMLS by Supra:

Supra is pleased to announce the upcoming release of eKEY Fob 3. Compatible with iPhones (including the iPhone 5) as well as Blackberry and Android devices, eKEY Fob 3 converts a Bluetooth® signal generated from a real estate agent’s smart phone into an infrared signal that can be received by the Supra standard iBox™. Additionally, Fob 3 is also compatible with a growing variety of tablets, including Android and iPad. Association/MLS organizations may now pre-order eKEY Fob 3 in limited quantities. The new fob replaces its predecessor (Fob II), eliminating any need to stock both the Fob II and the eKEY Fob 3. Supra will continue to ship the iPhone Adapter for eKEY, for agents who prefer to use Apple’s 30 pin connector. eKEY Fob 3 will be made available to Associations and MLSs in limited quantities beginning December 2012, with general availability in January 2013. Associations may place advance orders, with first orders shipping on or before December 28, 2012. Real estate agents who use the SupraWEB information system may place orders through SupraWEB in January, 2013. In January 2013, there will be an original fob, fob II, and adapter trade-in opportunity if your Association/MLS organization elects to offer one to your members. Watch for more information upon the release of Fob 3. Bluetooth® is a registered trademark of the Bluetooth SIG. Android™ is a trademark of Google Inc. iPhone® is a registered trademark of Apple, Inc. BlackBerry® is a registered trademark of Research in Motion (RIM).

E-mail Signatures Activated For All Paragon 5 Users

On November 12, 2012 the Northern Nevada Regional MLS, in cooperation with the Paragon tech team, activated E-mail Signatures for the NNRMLS Paragon 5 system.
E-mail Signatures add key improvements over the old Ecard.

*If you’d like to skip this article and go right to the quick start guide explaining this feature, click here*

With E-mail Signatures, users will no longer have to update the signature in each of their notifications when contact information changes. Update the signature once in Preferences and all notifications will be automatically changed. In addition, users can create as many different signatures as they would like and specify one as the default signature. Whenever a new e-mail or notification is created the default signature will display, or one can be selected from any one of the other signatures setup in Preferences.

Important!
Users are best advised to wait until the update process has completed, in the case of NNRMLS Members that means updating on or after November 12, 2012, and update their notifications via the Exception report.
Please Note! Due to the exception matching process (see Exception Report), this feature cannot be deactivated once active on a database.

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Exception Report

When an MLS elects to activate the E-mail Signature feature, a process will run to upgrade Ecards in all existing notifications to a default E-Mail Signature. However, in some cases the Ecard for a notification may not be able to be updated automatically. If this occurs, when users login to Paragon they will be notified that some of the E-cards in their notifications were not updated automatically. They will be directed to the Exception Report that will display all of the notifications that could not be updated and allow the user to update them manually.

The Exception Report displays all contacts that have auto-notifications setup that could not be automatically updated to use the new Email Signature function. Once all notifications have been updated, this exception report will no longer be available in the left tree menu.

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Click the Search Name link to open the notification settings and update the notification with the new Email Signature. A new Select Signature option is available to select the desired signature for the e-mail message.

In anticipation of the move to Signatures, the Paragon tech team has created an End User Webinar that will be available on:

  • Thursday, Nov 15 at 9 a.m. PST
  • Friday, Nov 16 at 9 a.m. PST
  • Friday, Nov 16 at 12 p.m. PST
  • Tuesday, Nov 20 at 1 p.m. PST
  • Wednesday, Nov 21 at 8 a.m. PST
  • Tuesday, Nov 27 at 8 a.m. PST
  • Wednesday, Nov 28 at 1 p.m. PST

To sign up for one of these webinars click the link below to access the End User Webinar Registration Calendar

https://www.google.com/calendar/embed?title=End+User+Webinar+Calendar&showTitle=0&height=500&wkst=1&bgcolor=%23FFFFFF&src=askatrainer@fnres.com&color=%23853104&ctz=America/Chicago&gsessionid=OK

After you click on the above link your browser will open a Google calendar created by the Paragon training team. Look for the Signatures link listed on the calendar. Keep in mind the times on the calendar will be two hours ahead of the start times I listed above because the training is being conducted in from Kansas which goes by Central Time, which is two hours ahead of local time in Nevada.

Once you click on one of the links an information bubble will appear, you’ll want to click on the “Click Here” link to register for the webinar.

 

Once you click on that link you will be brought to a registration page. Fill out your name, email address and enter NNRMLS for your MLS’ name and then click the Register button.

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You will then see a “Thank you for registering” form on your screen and you will be emailed a confirmation of the date and time of your training. Save this email and use it the day of your training to join the webinar.

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We, the NNRMLS team, hope you take the time to take advantage of this important opportunity to learn about this smart Paragon enhancement.

Click here to read the quick start guide.

RPR Releases Video About New Comps Analysis Tool and Open Commercial Beta

Realtors Property Resource released a video in October, 2012, explaining a powerful new tool for analyzing residential properties using comps. The video also explains the expansion of access to its Commercial service to all RPR users in an open beta test. The features are now available in version 1.16. Please watch the video included in this post provided by Realtors Property Resource. If you would like to learn more about this Realtors Property Resource, please click here to visit RPR’s blog.

Find Report Similar to Tax Insight’s Transfer Report in Realtors Property Resource, RPR

If you’re looking for a report that shows all loans, liens, transfers & mortgages like Tax Insight used to offer before it was discontinued by the vendor, the NNRMLS has some information just for you.
We’ve reported to the GeoJet e-mapping and tax program team that our Members are looking for a comparable report to Tax Insight’s “Transfer Report,” and we will keep you informed of when and if that change will take effect.
In the meantime there is a Mortgage Records report and a Prior Sales Transactions report available in our newest Member resource Realtors Property Resource, otherwise known as RPR.
Here’s how to find that report:
1. From Paragon click on the Resources icon
2. From the resulting dropdown menu click on the Realtors Property Resource link
3. Log into RPR
4. Enter the desired address into the search field and click the Search button
5. You should land on the Summary tab, a sub tab, within the main Details tab
6. Click on the History tab
7. Scroll down to the Prior Sales Transactions section
8. If there is an arrow, or caret, pointing to the right of the page click it to expand the section
9. Now to find the Mortgage Records scroll down to the Mortgage Records section
10. If there is an arrow, or caret, pointing to the right of the page click it to expand the section

That’s it! Good job finding this information. Please let us know if that helps you find the information you need to conduct your business.

Please leave a comment & thanks for reading! I hope this post changed your life for the better!

-Andrew Cristancho

Northern Nevada Regional MLS Help Desk Representative

Use the Robust Public Records of GeoJet in Place of Tax Insight

Hello Northern Nevada Regional MLS Members,

Recently some of you have asked about the tax products that we offer and we wanted to let you know of an important change that has taken place.

Tax Insight provided through Paragon has been discontinued by the vendor as of October 1, 2012.

As a comprehensive alternative, we encourage you to utilize the robust public records of our primary tax product, GeoJet.

To learn more about GeoJet, please click on the links below:

To read FAQs about GeoJet, click here.

To learn about GeoJet’s newest features, click here.

Please let us know if there is particular Tax Insight feature that you have not been able to locate while using GeoJet by calling 823-8838 or emailing to support@nnrmls.zendesk.com.

Thank you,

-The NNRMLS Team

P.S.: How do you access GeoJet? Here’s a brief how-to:

1. In Paragon, click on the Tax icon
2. Under the yellow Tax Integrations heading click the GeoJet link and you will be brought to the Property Search page. You can also click on the GeoJet icon (it looks like a small jet plane) on a single property detail report to be brought to the GeoJet program with the address pre-loaded in the Property Search section.