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RPR Is Coming to the MLS in June 2016!

RPRgraphicSOMO MLS has partnered with RPR so you will soon have access to this extensive database of properties.

Some of the features that you will have access to include MLS trend reports, historical listing comparison tool, Realtor Valuation Model® (RVM®), large database of county foreclosure, pre-foreclosure and REO properties and more!

Find out more by visiting RPR online. Please note that this will NOT be replacing our CRS Tax Data that is provided to GSBOR members, it will only be a tool that is in addition to what we already offer.

We anticipate that the launch will be in early June 2016 and we will keep you posted about the available trainings and such. Stay tuned!

FLEX Tips and Tricks “Violations”

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Did you know that Flex has a link to see your notifications, violations and listings reported through Listing Data Checker?

Here is a Tip/Trick to help: Log into Flex, then click on the Products tab. My Notifications will bring up all notifications emailed to you through Listing Data Checker. My Violations will list all violations you have received. Violations By Me will show all listings you have reported, the status of the response and any associated notes. Red denotes compliancy staff notes, green indicates a violation was created as a result of your ReportIT, Violation States are Active, Corrected and Ignored. If the violation reported was not an actual violation, the violation state will be Not Valid with supporting staff notes. These explanations can be found at the top of the page.

 

Lockbox Update

Attention Members:

Due to an increase in Supra’s shipping and handling expenses, the cost to lease a Supra BT/LE Lockbox is now $105.00 plus tax.  As always, all Supra BT/LE Lockboxes are covered under a lifetime warranty and can be replaced for any reason other than loss or theft.  Please be mindful of where you attach Lockboxes at a property.  It is recommended that you always attach the Lockbox to something on the porch such as a door knob or chain to prevent someone from taking the Lockbox off the property.  The cost to replace a stolen Lockbox is the same as the lease fee, $105.00 plus tax.  We also want to remind everyone that all Supra Lockboxes are leased and not owned.  The $105.00 plus tax fee you are paying is to lease the box it is not a purchase.  Should you cancel your membership with GSBOR/SWMOBOR, any equipment previously leased to you such as ActiveKeys (keypads) and Lockboxes must be returned to the Board office at the time of cancellation.

Lockboxes are available at the GSBOR/SWMOBOR office any time between MondayFriday, 8:30 am to 5:00 pm!

Thank you!

2016 Annual Broker Audit

2016 Broker Audit

Attention Designated Brokers:

Your Broker Audit has been emailed to you. Please, complete your audit form and submit it through support@swmobor.org or by mail to 1310 E. Primrose, Springfield, MO 65804. Audit deadline is February 29th. 

Click here to download the fillable form. Please save it to your desktop BEFORE you enter the information.

If you have any questions please contact the SWMOBOR at 417-883-1226.

Some Bragging Rights

CONGRATULATIONS TO THE CITY OF AURORA:

On November 18th, the Southwest Missouri Board of REALTORS® and other members of the community celebrated the building of a pavilion at the Aurora Chamber of Commerce. The SWMOBOR partnered with the Chamber of Commerce to create a gathering place for the city and received a grant from NAR for supplies. Thank you all for your hard work and efforts to make this pavilion possible. This location is important to the city of Aurora historically. It was a site where people could board and get off the trains that came through town. A museum inside the Chamber of Commerce holds historical items that remind the public of its history. They can take tours of the building and the caboose. Now, thanks to the NAR grant and the Southwest Board of REALTORS® efforts, coupled with the community and the Chamber of Commerce, people have a gathering place to watch the trains and take in the rich history of Aurora.

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What is RPAC?

DID YOU KNOW: 

Did you know that RPAC is making a serious impact on political issues that affect your business? RPAC supports candidates that are REALTOR®-friendly and have the rights of homeownership as their top priority.

When issues are important to us, we use RPAC funds to fight for them.
If you’ve never invested because you don’t know much about it, we’d love to help you get informed. Check out this short video about the REALTOR® Party and RPAC.

You can explore their website by going to www.realtoractioncenter.com
To make your $15 investment NOW, click here!

NAR REALTOR® Safety Program

A Message from NAR About the REALTOR® Safety Program!

https://youtu.be/MHi4yNfv9Vc

In this video, consumers learn about the potential safety protocols they may encounter when working with a REALTOR®. It’s a great resource to share with clients to educate them about the importance of REALTOR® safety.

 

Helping NAR members understand the risks they face through knowledge, awareness, and empowerment.

To learn more about the program, click here.

If you need assistance or have suggestions, email safety@realtors.org.

Thoughts on the LDC

The CoreLogic Listing Data Checker (LDC) launched this past week and naturally, like many of the recent changes, we received a lot of questions about the new system…. the following updates are clarifications on the new system.

  1. Be sure to read the e-mails. Many of the notices that go out are COURTESY NOTICES only. This is just the system telling you that there could be an issue with something on your listing. Courtesy Notices are not fineable offenses.
  2. Not all notices are a fineable offense. As per the MLS Rules and Regs, there are only 4 things you can immediately be fined for:
    • New listings not submitted within 4 calendar days.
    • Any change of status not made within 4 calendar days.
    • Listings without a photo uploaded within 4 calendar days.
    • Branding in photos, marketing remarks, or any public viewable fields.
  3. Stay calm.  If something doesn’t seem right about a notice you received, send an e-mail to support@gsbor.com and we will assist you in getting the corrections made. The staff at GSBOR is only fulfilling the direction as prescribed by the Board of Directors. Always be kind, the staff works really hard for you.
  4. Lead Based Paint Disclosures can be uploaded with the Seller’s Disclosure.  You do not need to separate the documents.  LDC only wants to verify that you have the disclosure when the dwelling year built was 1978 or earlier. We have adjusted the settings in the LDC so that we can moderate the disclosures before notices are sent out.
  5. If you use a Not-In-List subdivision, LDC may ask you to verify the subdivision.  Really this is only a reminder to let us know if the subdivision you need isn’t available.  You can ignore this notification if your listing really isn’t in a subdivision.

In an effort to overhaul the massive list of subdivisions in the MLS, the SOMO Regional Board of Directors is continuing to work on developing this list so that entering and searching listings is easier. This project should be complete by the end of the year. If your subdivision is missing, send an e-mail to support@somomls.com and let us know the missing subdivision and which county it is associated with, we will get it updated.

LDC isn’t evil or out to get you, nor does it hide razor blades in its candy.  It isn’t going to issue a fine automatically for every notice you get.  LDC wants to help you represent your listing as accurately as possible and assist the entire membership in having an accurate database with good data.

If you have additional questions, submit your issue to support@gsbor.com. Again, thank you for your patience. 🙂