Understanding the New Status Changes

The accurate status of a property is an important piece of information, as it communicates where in the listing cycle it is.  Please be aware that there are some new status choices coming to add/edit on September 7, 2016 that will replace Active with a Contingency and Pending.  While what they are called might be new, the function is not.

Under Contract – Showing (formerly Active with a Contingency) simply means the listing has an accepted offer to purchase pending clearance of a contingency, such as the sale of a home or financing.  It’s important to note that the home will still be shown to prospective buyers for back up offers.  During this time, Days on Market still accumulates.

Under Contract -Not Showing (formerly Pending) listings have a binding sales contract that has been accepted by both parties, and Days on Market no longer accumulates.  Three things are needed when moving to Under Contract- Not Showing:

  1. The Under Contract date
  2. Off-Market Date
  3. Sales Agent Name
  4. Co-Sales Agent name (if applicable)

The new status change form will be placed in the RealTracs Online Information Library when the changes are effective.

The image below will help give you a visual of the listing cycle as your property moves through the statues in RealTracs.

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There is online help available to assist you in understanding the new status changes.  A full description of each can be found here, as well as a step-by-step video tutorial and walk-through of how to change the status of your listings.

Also, as always, if you have any questions regarding the new statues, or anything else, do not hesitate to contact the RealTracs Help Desk at 615-385-0777 or via email at helpdesk@realtracs.com.  They are available Monday – Friday from 8:00 am until 5:00 pm.

Additional Fixes and Features Added to RealTracs 3.0

The latest updates and enhancements to the RealTracs 3.0 MLS System went live Wednesday August 3rd.

The RealTracs help desk staff is available Monday – Friday from 8:00 am until 5:00 pm to answer any questions you might have about the newly added features or anything else in the new system.  They can be reached at 615-385-0777 or via email at helpdesk@realtracs.com.

ALL UPDATES, ENHANCEMENTS, and FIXES

Updates:

  • Media Manager: Rotation buttons added to each image
  • Media Manager: New process for uploading additional photos and editing existing photos
  • Media Manager: New process for deleting an image
  • Stats Results tab: Option added to print over 250 results
  • Stats Results tab: Option to see over 250 results added to Cross Class
  • Mobile.RealTracs.net: You can now navigate from the mobile site to the full site and from the full site to the mobile site when on a device detected as mobile.
  • Customizable html CMA: Added to Land, Multi-Family, Commercial, Rental, Auction, MLS# and Cross Class Search
  • CMA Print Options: Printing now includes only the completed custom fields
  • Auto Notify: Pick contacts button added to Step 2
  • Auto Notify & Prospector: Notifications can now be turned off by clicking the name on the notification
  • Prospector – Users activating their 26th Auto Notification will be prompted to subscribe to Prospector
  • Prospector: Search field added
  • Prospector: Unsubscribe button added

Fixes:

  • Portrait images are now handled properly on the Thumbnail view and are no longer stretched
  • History report is now displaying price change data properly
  • Public Site Report: Both the date and time are now considered so the entered dates are included in the results
  • Preview email listings links are now working when composing an email listing message
  • Delegate logins: Reports now display the “Requested By” name of the logged in user
  • Model Open House links are now displaying in the OH column for all classes
  • Office Page/Agent Performance: Date range fields added

Winners Announced in RealTracs Fee Giveaway

As part of the year-long celebration of RealTracs’ 20th Anniversary, we gave away a free quarter of User fees to several lucky winners – and those winners are below!

Two winners were chosen from Users who joined RealTracs during each of the 20 years we have been in business.  For example, there are two winners who have been with RealTracs since 1996, two winners who have been with RealTracs since 1997, all the way down to two winners who just recently joined RealTracs in 2016.

That’s 40 winners total!!

There is nothing the winning recipients need to do to claim the free quarter of User fees.  A credit of $120 will appear on your billing statement with the description, “RealTracs 20th Anniversary Giveaway”; and, a special congratulatory certificate is on the way.

It’s always our pleasure to serve the RealTracs Community of Users.  Again, congratulations to all the winners, and thank you all for your continued business!


20 Year Winners
Mitzi Ragen – CENTURY 21 Lakes, Land & Auction
Nancy Wallis Warren – Fridrich & Clark Realty

19 Year Winners
Janet F Flanagan – Coldwell Banker Barnes
Charles S. Yates – Keller Williams Realty

18 Year Winners
Sherwin Clift – Keller Williams Realty
Mike Maselli – Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices PenFed Realty

17 Year Winners
Robert Worth – Coldwell Banker Conroy, Marable & Holleman
Adeline Bush – Crye-Leike

16 Year Winners
Amy Cross Nance – CrossRoads Real Estate
Teresa S. Austin – PARKS

15 Year Winners
Jennifer L. Anderson – The Realty Association
Gayle M. Halvorson – Exit Real Estate Solutions

14 Year Winners
Billy Scooter RANDALL – Burton Blackwell Realty and Auction
Tawny M. King – Exit Realty King & Associates

13 Year Winners
Shelia Lunsford – Benchmark Realty
Ben Wilson – Team Wilson Real Estate Partners

12 Year Winners
Hesh Eslami – Realty of America
Sharon Tucker – Imagine Realty

11 Year Winners
Teresa L. Tate – Exit Realty of the South
Levinia R McClain – Beck ERA Chappell and Associates

10 Year Winners
Wen Baugh – Worth Properties
Randall (Randy) Withrow – New South, REALTORS

9 Year Winners
Paul Myers Craig and Wheeler Realty & Auction
Gregory Carl Nesto – Reliant Realty ERA Powered

8 Year Winners
Willie Mangrum – PARKS
Kim Poor – Realty Savings, LLC

7 Year Winners
Jean Marie Stover – Janssen Realty
Carol Rice – Village Real Estate Services

6 Year Winners
Bianca Cerio Tinsley – Keller Williams Realty
Michelle McIntosh – PARKS

5 Year Winners
Pamela Creel – Cumberland Real Estate LLC
Sam Corley IV – Reliant Realty ERA Powered

4 Year Winners
Kevin McGuigan – McGuigan & Associates
Kenny Stephens – The DeSelms Team

3 Year Winners
Danielle Carter – Coldwell Banker Barnes
Dani Cox – Benchmark Realty

2 Year Winners
Pamela Huxtable – RE/MAX Fine Homes
Jace Davis – SilverPointe Properties

1 Year Winners
Brandon Bliss – Keller Williams Realty
Detrick Nelson – Exit Realty Bob Lamb & Associates

RealTracs is Giving Away Free User Fees!

As part of the year-long celebration of RealTracs’ 20th Anniversary, we are giving away a free quarter of User fees to several lucky winners.

Two winners will be chosen from Users who joined RealTracs during each of the 20 years we have been in business.  For example, there will be two winners who have been with RealTracs since 1996, two winners who have been with RealTracs since 1997, all the way down to two winners who just recently joined RealTracs in 2016.

That’s 40 winners total!!

Check back here Thursday July 14th, or on the RealTracs Facebook page, for the full list of lucky winners!

Good Luck!

New Home Search Features in Homesnap

We are excited to announce a number of enhanced search features in Homesnap! These enhancements launched this week for iOS and Android users, making Homesnap an even more powerful tool for finding the perfect home.

1. Homesnap now tallies local listings and uses clusters to show you how many homes are for sale in an area. You can see individual listings by tapping on a cluster circle or zooming in.

2. The main map in Homesnap now shows property lines – you don’t have to click into the individual listings to view property boundaries.

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3. The list view of homes in Homesnap is now more dynamic. Swipe right on a home’s main image to message, share or favorite it, or swipe left to scroll through all available photos.

4. It’s now even easier to look at local schools in the map view or through the search function. Then you can narrow your home searches to a particular school attendance zone and filter further by home-specific details.

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5. Search for open houses scheduled in the area you’re interested in. They will appear on the map view as purple pins with an orange dot. To see them, click “Filter,” then change the status to “Agent Open” and select a date.

Happy home searching!

Notice of Planned System Outage

There will be a planned RealTracs MLS system downtime Wednesday evening, July 6 from 10 pm until 12 midnight to perform scheduled system maintenance.

On the evening of Sunday, July 10, RealTracs will take approximately four hours of downtime in order to perform necessary system maintenance and upgrades.

When: The outage window will last from 10 pm on the evening of Sunday July, 10th until 2 am on the morning of Monday, July 11th.

What is Impacted: All MLS systems including RealTracs 3.0 RealTracs.com, RETS, and the RealTracs eCommerce Site.

RealTracs apologizes for any inconvenience as we make these important system upgrades.dreamstime_m_22882056

Additional Fixes and Features Added to RealTracs 3.0

The latest updates and enhancements to the RealTracs 3.0 MLS System went live Thursday June 30th.

The RealTracs help desk staff is available Monday – Friday from 8:00 am until 5:00 pm to answer any questions you might have about the newly added features or anything else in the new system.  They can be reached at 615-385-0777 or via email at helpdesk@realtracs.com.

ALL UPDATES, ENHANCEMENTS, and FIXES

Updates:

  • Printing no longer requires a download to users browser
  • Hot Sheets/Days Back:  UC Show has been added to the activity type search options and Pending has been replaced by UC Not Show in the Reason column
  • Hot Sheets/Days Back: Color coding has been changed to a color block in front of the Reason and Status
  • When toggling via MLS# from List View to Full View, go back to Listing where a user leaves off and see a brief yellow highlight.
  • Tax ID History report added for all searches
  • Mobile.RealTracs.Net: Active Contingent now displays as UC Showing and Pending as UC Not Showing
  • Help/Support/Rules now links to January 2016 rules document and Rules Changes
  • Auto Notify Results Column now includes page navigation when clicking on the MLS#

Fixes:

  • Road frontage value that was missing on full tab for land-lots-farms is now displaying
  • Rental full report now displays compensation fields correctly from MLS# search
  • Saved Search for all classes:  Additional criteria drop down fields will now save without a selected value
  • Emailed listings: All photos now display the same size
  • Mobile.RealTracs.Net: User and Office roster information is now up to date

Updates to SentriLock & SentriSmart

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The non-Bluetooth Shackle Release is now available on Gen I and Gen II lockboxes, both non-wireless and wireless NXT SentriLocks, and the new Bluetooth enabled SentriLocks.

By using the SentriSmart mobile application, you can release the shackle on all SentriLocks using a Mobile Shackle Release Code.

This function requires the most recent version of SentriSmart, which is available now.

For instructions on how to use the non-Bluetooth Shackle Release, visit www.SentriLock.com or call Sentrilock Support at 1-877-736-8745.