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Changes in Paragon

Posted by Taylor Thompson in Blog, News, Tech Tips | 0 comments

Paragon v5.60 Release Today, August 23rd!!!

    Preference Wizard updated to Include User Preference Options:
  • Assume Identity
  • Time Zone
  • Display Property Address on Hyperlink View
Listing Maintenance (LIM) Improved Interface: Action Labels have been updated to have friendlier labels, such as "Listing" will now appear as "Maintain Listing." The model that displays when a listing has been successfully saved to the system has been updated to appear with a "Congratulations" message along with recommended additional steps for additional actions the user can do to the listing. Last Search: Timestamp now Included in Display: The Last Search functionality has been updated to include the date and time of when the search was last performed. Last Search currently set to last 5 Searches will now increase to the last 20 Searches. Collab Center Updates:
  • The New Welcome Email Template   A new welcome email template has been created for the Collab Center. This new template contains helpful information and directions on how to use this site.  Along with this helpful information, the template is responsive and will adjust to desktop and mobile applications.
  • New Message and Link Added to Emails Regarding Upcoming Improvements:  A new message and link will be included in all Collab Center Agent and Consumer notifications that will allow the recipient to a preview of the future enhancement to CC2 Notifications that will be included in the October release.
  • Introducing the New Combined Display getting ready for "Sell Side" The layout of the Collab Center has been updated to a new design that better arranges the various items displayed on the dashboard and makes certain features more visible.It has also been enhanced to have a combined look for both the Buy Side and the New Sell Side (coming in October)  The new display allows the end user to quickly switch between their Buy Side options and their Sell Side information without having to use the menu icon.  The help overlay has been updated to reflect these changes.
CC2 - Sell Side - coming in 5.61 Currently, the new Sell Side of Collaboration Center is still in "Beta" and is being tested by other MLS accounts who use Paragon.  Sandicor will be adding Seller Activity to Collaboration Center in October. Remove HTML Formatting: In preparation for future enhancements to the Collab Center (CC2) Notifications in the 5.61 (October 2017) release, enhancements were made in this release that will affect the overall Preferences for the Message Body functionality. A change has been made to remove the HTML formatting in the Message Body function which is also used in the legacy E-mail Notifications, Collab Center Notifications, and manual Paragon e-mail functions. Although the verbiage will still display, the images, links and custom formatting will no longer display for Message Bodies. Common changes seen are trademark symbols, quote signs and apostrophes.(see your individual MLS message sent on 8/21 for more details)

Changes coming to Paragon’s Collaboration Center

Posted by Taylor Thompson in Blog, News, Tech Tips | 0 comments

Check out the upcoming changes to the Collaboration Center (CC2) site with the August 23, 2017, 5.60 Release of Paragon.
The CC2 site has been updated to a dashboard format. For more information and to see a video of the new changes, you can see them here.
In the 5.60 release, when a collaboration center is created for new customers, the Welcome E-mail Message will have a format which will include helpful information for your client on how to use the Collab Center site along with the number of initial matches for the Saved Search. The Rich Text editor has been removed from the Welcome Message screen to keep the fonts and formatting of the welcome message consistent.
All of the pertinent Agent contact info is now included in the updated Template both at the top and the bottom of the Welcome Message, so E-mail Signatures were removed from the Welcome E-mail creation screen.
In preparation for future enhancements to the Collab Center (CC2) Notifications in the 5.61 (October 2017) release, enhancements were made in the upcoming August 23rd 2017, 5.60 release that will affect the overall Preferences for the Message Body functionality. A change has been made to remove the HTML formatting in the Message Body function which is also used in the legacy E-mail Notifications, Collab Center Notifications, and manual Paragon e-mail functions. Although the verbiage will still display, the images, links and custom formatting will no longer display for Message Bodies. Common changes seen are trademark symbols, quote signs, and apostrophes.All Agents who use the Message Body functionality are encouraged to go into their preferences prior to the 5.60 release and copy, paste and save them into a word document. If you see any changes to your e-mail body(ies) after the 5.60 release, feel free to correct those changes in your Message Body preferences or simply copy and paste your saved e-mail bodies from your word document into your e-mail message body(ies).
With the August 23, 2017, 5.60 release, a new banner message and link will be included in all Collab Center Agent (http://paragonconnect.paragonrels.com/collabcenterupdates-1) and Consumer Notifications (http://paragonconnect.paragonrels.com/collabcenterupdates-2) that will link the recipient of CC2 Notification messages to a preview of the future enhancements to CC2 Notifications in the October 2017, 5.61 release. Here is an email link should you want to send your client information concerning the change: http://sandicor.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/PDF/CC2DearCustomer.pdf BKFS/Paragon

Property Panorama To See Upgrade Soon

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Property Panorama To See Upgrade Soon

In less than 2 weeks on August  28th, 2017, NSDCAR's member's tours will be utilizing the new and upgraded InstaView 3.0 from Property Panorama.The image below shows the differences between InstaView v2.0 (existing viewer) and the all new InstaView v3.0.
  The following short video shows the differences between InstaView v2.0 and v3.0: http://www.PropertyPanorama.com/InstaView-3-Unbranded-Launch     Property Panorama will be hosting three separate webinars on September 12th, 13th, and 15th for the agents to familiarize themselves with the new product. Listed below are the registration links for these sessions.The registration links are also included in the attached PDF, and will be included once more in the Monthly Wrap up (statistics email) on September 1st.   InstaView Webinar Registration Links: Tuesday, September 12th @ 10:30 am EST    Wednesday, September 13th @ 3:00 pm EST Friday, September 15th @ 2:00 pm EST   For more information about InstaView 3.0, Structured Data, and Property Panorama, visit Page: www.PropertyPanorama.com/Media/

REALTORS Win With New CRMLS Data Share

Posted by Richard D'Ascoli in Blog, Member Updates, News, Tech Tips, Technology, Uncategorized | 0 comments

San Diego County Agents Finally Get Improved Data Through a New Data-Share Between CRMLS and Sandicor NSDCAR’s leadership team is excited to announce that after years of advocating on our member’s behalf, the NEW data-share between Sandicor and CRMLS went into effect today. Although this is only the first step, it was critical in our effort to help agents gain access to more robust MLS tools in San Diego County. This has not been easy following lawsuits and much disagreement with SDAR, but it is what our members wanted, and we are pleased with the results. We will continue to champion our member’s agenda and work towards gaining access to new tools and services provided by CRMLS. San Diego County agents will finally get improved data through a new data-share between CRMLS and Sandicor. • Better data for client searches • Better listing information for CMAs • Cost savings to those who currently subscribe to more than one MLS. Starting today, Tuesday, May 23rd, Sandicor subscribers will be able to search for CRMLS (California Regional Multiple Listing Service) residential listings within Sandicor's Paragon MLS system and CRMLS members will be able to search for Sandicor residential listings within their Matrix MLS system. Sandicor subscribers will also be able to set up residential Paragon searches for clients in the areas served by CRMLS. While the lawsuit works its way through the courts, NSDCAR representatives are proud to have been a driving force behind this data-share agreement. REALTORS® will benefit from the tough decisions made by leaders from NSDCAR. The data-share is the right thing to do for REALTORS®, and it is the first step towards becoming a part of a larger effort for REALTORS® and Brokers to control their data, how it is used and how it is shared. A link to the charges can be found here on page 26 section 99. The movement to join a Statewide MLS that is member driven, NSDCAR is listening to REALTORS® from all over San Diego county and responding to a need. Agents are having to compete with consumer facing websites that provide more comprehensive data than their own web portals. We are working to change that so our members remain the authority in their industry. It is our goal to ensure our Brokers control their own data, and that it is protected and used correctly.  

The 3 changes in the Windows 10 Anniversary Update that will benefit Realtors (by Jessicar – Tech Helpline)

Posted by Santillano in Tech Tips | 0 comments

Microsoft is releasing a large update for Windows 10, which they have dubbed the “Anniversary Update.” There is no official release date at the time of this writing, but it is expected this summer, near the one year anniversary of Windows 10’s release. This update promises dozens of changes to Windows, some behind the scenes and some front-and-center. Let’s take a look at the three changes that will be significant for Realtors. Click here to read the entire article

Are you at risk of losing your Facebook access? (By the Tech Helpline Team @ Tech Helpline)

Posted by Santillano in Tech Tips | 0 comments

Marketing and real estate go together like peanut butter and jelly, but times have changed since the local newspapers were the go-to place to make your brand known to the community. These days, people go online to find anything they need, and Social Media is a valuable platform. No marketing plan can overlook the benefits of sites like Facebook – where the cost to have your page is $0.00. Statistics show that over 1 billion people... Click here to read the whole article by Tech Helpline Team @ Tech Helpline

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