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Good afternoon Members:
 

The SCAOR BOD in a Special Meeting yesterday adopted 2018 MLS fees from January through March.  The MLS member fee is $60 and the MLS Only member fee is $90.  SCAOR will invoice members and MLS Only members on Tuesday, January 16 with payment due on Friday, Feb. 16.  If payment is not collected by Feb. 16 then MLS services will be terminated.

Lastly, we anticipate a March 1-6 conversion date with a 2-3 week Bright MLS preview.  Stay tuned for more information on the Bright MLS transition in the coming days and weeks.  Don’t forget to read the weekly Bright MLS Thursday email.  

Please contact me if you have questions.

Sincerely,

Merritt Burke IV
CEO

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Bright MLS Thursday – Week 14 – 12/14/17

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The Latest News From Bright MLS:
SCAOR Just received an update from Bright MLS which covers the conversion date, their holiday support hours, and the status of their Pennsylvania conversion:
 
Bright MLS Video – Customer Portal:

To get a sneak-peak of what’s happening at Bright MLS, check out their news page, where you can find webinars, videos, and updates.  For instance, here’s a walkthrough-preview video of their new client portal.

Intro to Bright MLS - Big Bright Event
 
Big Bright Event – Handouts:

Here are two documents Bright MLS handed out to all our attendees.  Pay special attention to the “8 Bright MLS Rules to Know” sheet – it gives a preview of Bright MLS Property types and statuses.
 

[ 8 Bright MLS Rules to Know ] || [ Intro to Bright Booklet ]

Bright MLS Thursday - Week 13

Bright MLS Thursday – Week 13

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Bright MLS – Waiting on Conversion Date:

SCAOR is waiting to receive a new conversion date for Bright MLS. At this time, there are no trainings scheduled. Both the trainings & the Bright MLS preview period will be determined once we receive a new conversion date.

Meanwhile, feel free to familiarize yourself with some of the Bright MLS interface by catching up with last month’s Big Bright Event video, and by looking through their “8 Rules to Know handouts below.”

 
 
 
Big Bright Event – On Demand Video:

SCAOR attended Bright MLS’s “Big Bright Event” and recorded their “Intro to Bright” session. If you didn’t get to attend, click the link below to watch the video of a sneak preview inside the Bright MLS software!

 
Intro to Bright MLS - Big Bright Event
 
Big Bright Event – Handouts:

Here are two documents Bright MLS handed out to all our attendees. Pay special attention to the “8 Bright MLS Rules to Know” sheet – it gives a preview of Bright MLS Property types and statuses.

[ 8 Bright MLS Rules to Know ] || [ Intro to Bright Booklet ]

 
 
 
 
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Bright MLS Thursday – Week 12

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Big Bright Event – On Demand Video:

SCAOR attended Bright MLS’s “Big Bright Event” and recorded their “Intro to Bright” session. If you didn’t get to attend, click the link below to watch the video of a sneak preview inside the Bright MLS software!

Intro to Bright MLS - Big Bright Event
Big Bright Event – Handouts:

Here are two documents Bright MLS handed out to all our attendees. Pay special attention to the “8 Bright MLS Rules to Know” sheet – it gives a preview of Bright MLS Property types and statuses.

[ 8 Bright MLS Rules to Know ] || [ Intro to Bright Booklet ]

Reminder – Bright MLS Training Rescheduled:

Just in case you hadn’t heard yet, Bright MLS has rescheduled it’s training. There are no trainings scheduled or available yet, but we’ll let you know the new dates as soon as we hear from Bright.

Bright MLS – Week 4

Bright MLS Thursday – Week 04
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Welcome to BRIGHT MLS Thursday!


Each Thursday, we’ll bring you the very latest information and what to expect during the transition.  Today, we go over some common questions and what we know so far.  As always, feel free to catch up on the Bright MLS section of our website.

 

NOW: Get access to the Bright MLS Footprint with Homesnap!




 

Bright MLS FAQ:


1) How much Will Bright MLS Cost?
$35 per month for REALTOR®’s and $53 per month for non-REALTORS®. Billing will be quarterly beginning in January. New members after January will be billed quarterly based on their join date.

2) How much will my clerical/personal assistant cost?
$30 per month per clerical. Each office will be allowed 1 free clerical per 30 agents up to 3 free.

3) Is there any setup cost?
For members that have joined before December 7th 2017, there will be no Application/Setup fee. After December 7th, there will be an application charge of $250 per member paid to Bright MLS.

4) When can we see it?
A preview period will begin November 7th and will run parallel with our current system. Our current MLS will go into read-only mode on December 7th. This means as of December 7th you will no longer be able to edit, add or close a listing in the current MLS system. On Monday, December 11, we will go live with Bright MLS and it will be populated with all of our current data as of December 7th. 

5) Will there be training?
Yes, training begins November 7th and will run into January of 2018. We will publish those dates once they are available for release. 

6) What can I do now?
Please update your profile information with a current photo and ensure all information is correct. If something needs to be changed please email info@scaor.com.

 

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Bright MLS – Week 3

Bright MLS Thursday – Week 03
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Welcome to BRIGHT MLS Thursday!


Each Thursday, we’ll bring you the very latest information and what to expect during the Bright MLS transition.  As always, feel free to catch up on the Bright MLS section of our website.


To ensure a smooth transition, please update your MLS profile information with a current photo and ensure all information is correct. If something needs to be changed please email info@scaor.com.


 

Bright data receives highest certification for quality


Bright MLS Data has been certified as Real Estate Standards Organization (RESO) 1.5 Platinum. This is the highest level of certification offered by RESO, and is just one of the ways Bright is leading the industry and working to present MLS data, in a consistent way. Click here to read more:


 

Our Top 6 Apps for Real Estate


We know how busy our members are and we are just as excited about the current market trends. To help make your jobs easier during the transition, we have compiled some of our favorite apps to help with your business.

1) Homesnap – https://www.homesnap.com/
Homesnap’s customized news feed is generated from your browsing history and preferred zip codes. That means you’ll never miss new listings, price changes or any other relevant market activity. Plus, you can set alerts to be notified of price changes for your favorite homes. As a member you currently have access to the agent side for the entire Bright MLS footprint. 


2) Charlie App – https://charlieapp.com/
With “Charlie,” you’ll enter every meeting with the who, what, when and where background of everyone in the room. The app researches your contacts, in particular, those with whom you’re about to interact with, and sends you information about their company, professional background, personal interests, and any news about them.

3) Microsoft OneNote – https://www.onenote.com/
OneNote allows you to take notes, clip images from the web, and scribble notes by hand. It’s free, and best of all, if you already have a Microsoft Office subscription, your notes will sync across all your devices and Microsoft apps. OneNote comes with an easy to use import module that transfers your notes from Evernote right into the app

4) Sentrismart – https://www.sentrilock.com/sentrismart/
Impress your clients with your tech savviness. SentriSmart, the app offered by SentriLock, integrates data from Homesnap, HomeSpotter, RPR. In just a few clicks, you’ll have all of the property’s information at your fingertips.

5) Expensify – https://www.expensify.com/
From receipt scanning to reimbursement, Expensify automates every step of the expense reporting process. With just a picture of the receipt, SmartScan automatically extracts all the necessary data and adds it to a report. Expenses are always on time and accurate.

6) RPR Mobile – http://blog.narrpr.com/mobile/
Realtor on the go? There’s an app for that. Built exclusively for Realtors, RPR’s app offers on-the-go access to a nationwide, parcel-centric database of both residential and commercial properties. Easily search properties, create and send branded reports, and view local market activity … anytime, anyplace. Use your phone’s location to view nearby sales activity; or take a deeper dive into any property and view tax, mortgage, historical and distressed data, flood zones, dynamic mapping, and more.

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Bright MLS – Week 2

Bright MLS Thursday – Week 02
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Welcome to BRIGHT MLS Thursday!

Now that the SentriLock box exchange is complete, we turn our sights to the upcoming Bright MLS transition.

Each Thursday, we’ll bring you the very latest information and what to expect during the transition.  Today, we go over some common questions and what we know so far.  As always, feel free to catch up on the Bright MLS section of our website.


To ensure a smooth transition, please update your MLS profile information with a current photo and ensure all information is correct. If something needs to be changed please email info@scaor.com.



1) How much Will Bright MLS Cost?
$35 per month for REALTOR’s and $53 per month for non-REALTORS®. Billing will be quarterly beginning in January. New members after January will be billed quarterly based on their join date.

2) How much will my clerical/personal assistant cost?
$30 per month per clerical. Each office will be allowed 1 free clerical per 30 agents up to 3 free.

3) Is there any setup cost?
For members that have joined before December 7th 2017, there will be no Application/Setup fee. After December 7th, there will be an application charge of $250 per member paid to Bright MLS.

4) When can we see it?
A preview period will begin November 7th and will run parallel with our current system. Our current MLS will go into read-only mode on December 7th. This means as of December 7th you will no longer be able to edit, add or close a listing in the current MLS system. On Monday, December 11, we will go live with Bright MLS and it will be populated with all of our current data as of December 7th. 

5) Will there be training?
Yes, training begins November 7th and will run into January of 2018. We will publish those dates once they are available for release. 
 

NOW: Get access to the Bright MLS Footprint with Homesnap!




 

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Bright MLS Thursday - 08/24/17

Bright MLS Thursday – Week 01 – 08/24/17

 


*NEW* – Bright MLS Thursday – Week 01

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Welcome to BRIGHT MLS Thursday!

Now that the SentriLock box exchange is complete, we turn our sights to the upcoming Bright MLS transition.

Each Thursday, we’ll bring you the very latest information and what to expect during the transition.  Today, we go over some common questions and what we know so far.  As always, feel free to catch up on the Bright MLS section of our website.


1) How much Will Bright MLS Cost?
$35 per month for REALTOR’s and $53 per month for non-REALTORS®. Billing will be quarterly beginning in January. New members after January will be billed quarterly based on their join date.

2) How much will my clerical/personal assistant cost?
$30 per month per clerical. Each office will be allowed 1 free clerical per 30 agents up to 3 free.

3) Is there any setup cost?
For members that have joined before December 7th 2017, there will be no Application/Setup fee. After December 7th, there will be an application charge of $250 per member paid to Bright MLS.

4) When can we see it?
A preview period will begin November 7th and will run parallel with our current system. Our current MLS will go into read-only mode on December 7th. This means as of December 7th you will no longer be able to edit, add or close a listing in the current MLS system. On Monday, December 11, we will go live with Bright MLS and it will be populated with all of our current data as of December 7th. 

5) Will there be training?
Yes, training begins November 7th and will run into January of 2018. We will publish those dates once they are available for release. 

6) What can I do now?
Please update your profile information with a current photo and ensure all information is correct. If something needs to be changed please email info@scaor.com.

 

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