Atlanta Homes ODAT Realty Shares FMLS October 2nd Changes

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Atlanta Homes ODAT Realty Shares FMLS October 2nd Changes

Atlanta Homes ODAT Realty highlights the various FMLS October 2nd Changes coming to the Metro Atlanta GA area. The changes relate to technical and the systemic changes.  The first is in the DATA area. New “auto-population” fields function to save time for each real estate professional.  
Black Circle with checkmark “Auto-Population For New Listings”
“As you enter a new listing, this new remarks field will automatically populate with the listing agent's name, preferred phone number, and email address. We are encouraging listing agents to include the features and highlights of the subject property ALONG with their contact information since it is consumer facing.”
 
 from FMLS

The next item from FMLS October 2nd Changes is found in the REMARKS area. After allowing enough time for everyone to understand and use the changes to posting positions, the PUBLIC remarks will no longer be sent ahead to other sites and the new 575 character field “Syndication Remarks” will be introduced and substituted for PUBLIC remarks going outside FMLS.
This is a very big change.
Check mark black in circle“When Will Syndication Remarks Take the Place of Public Remarks for ListHub and eWebEngine?”
“Once our members have become accustomed to entering Syndication Remarks and had ample time to modify their existing listings, FMLS will no longer send the Public Remarks field in the feed to our contracted syndicators, ListHub and eWebEngine and will instead only send Syndication Remarks. This, in turn, is distributed to selected popular consumer search sites such as Trulia and Zillow. FMLS will notify all members of the date the Syndication Remarks will start being sent to our contracted syndicators. Please note: The Syndication Remarks will not be sent to IDX sites or Realtor.com®- those sites will continue to receive the Public Remarks information.  We will monitor the percentage of listings with Syndication Remarks and will provide a final notice before ceasing to send Public Remarks.”   from FMLS

The third item from FMLS October 2nd Changes is a boat rocker - starting today, one is allowed to do extensive Self-Promotion on FMLS inside a listing!  FMLS has opened a path for us to tell the internet folks about ourselves - imagine the information we now will be able to share on a new listing we are posting - so exciting!

Black check on white with black circle“Self-Promotion is Permitted (And Encouraged!) in the Syndication Remarks Field”
This is the one remarks field where listing agents can include self-promotion. Feel free to enter names, phone numbers, website addresses, etc. as well as information about the property, open house information and neighborhood information. You have 575 characters. As a tip, you may also copy and paste a portion of the public remarks, if you wish to save time.   from FMLS

The phenominal aspect of internet is how it constantly changes and evolves. These FMLS October 2nd Changes are nothing short of amazing! The information reaching the real estate public will be much more comprehensive and pertinent. Go FMLS - thanks for your own evolution!

Have a happy day -
Lynn

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This is quite a bit of "new offerings" Good to see them moving forward with the changes of today

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Dear Bobbie - 
Yes, and lots to get accustomed to using!
Have a happy day -
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