The transition is underway.
Last fall, the Arizona Regional MLS announced an agreement with FlexMLS to provide MLS services for the Phoenix real estate market. What once seemed deep into the future now is upon us – the transition from the beast that is Tempo Marketlinx is just two weeks away.
For the general public, the most notable change will be a switch in the automated searches now available in what’s called “Client Gateway.” Instead, clients will have access to a “listings portal.” It looks like the vast majority of data on properties previously marked as Favorites, Possibilities and Rejected has populated over to the new system.
Outside of a new platform, the biggest difference I see is in the delivery of listings. If I’m looking at things correctly, there will be one daily e-mail sent with updates as opposed to the multiple updates put into place some time ago.
Currently I have a few dozen clients receiving these updates. Other agents have a few hundred, depending on how often they cull their lists. (Updates have set expiratioin dates so if it becomes apparent a client is using me for listings but will be using someone else to purchase their home, the listings get shut off. Sorry, but it’s a business.)
I’m not seeing that functionality on the new system though the rest of the contact management system looks fairly slick.
Sometime in the next week I’ll put together a post with screenshots and notes on what to expect during the changeover. As long as ARMLS doesn’t start smoldering like its cousin in San Diego during Sandicor’s changeover a month ago, I’ll be happy.
[tags]Phoenix real estate, MLS[/tags]