There has been a lot of discussion about the challenges of separating listing add/edit from MLS systems. This has long been the practice is many MLSs and this announcement today adds yet another to the list.
Instanet Solutions Implements New Listing Upload Interface for NWMLS
NWMLS members reduce redundant data entry using InstanetForms® in TransactionDesk®
June 3rd, 2015 Austin, TX – Northwest Multiple Listing Service (NWMLS) members can now create an MLS listing from a listing input form in TransactionDesk®. With one click, the data entered in the listing input form is processed and uploaded to the MLS as an incomplete/draft listing. The forms can also be saved for future use, allowing the agent or brokerage to finalize and review the data before the listing is uploaded to the MLS.
This faster, completely paperless process provides NWMLS members with better data accuracy and reduced redundancy. Members can now enter data while at the property rather than having to try to remember property details later. Additionally, MLS metadata and input rules are incorporated into the listing input form, allowing members to select data options from drop-down lists rather than entering each option manually. This integration makes the entry process easier and more accurate.
“Northwest MLS is excited to make this service available to our members. It launched a few weeks ago and we’ve received nothing but positive comments,” said Tom Hurdelbrink, President and CEO of NWMLS. “We’re able to provide our members with another interface for adding listing data; one that is seamlessly integrated with their online forms and their electronic signature system, InstanetForms® and Authentisign®.”
Instanet has integrated and deployed this solution with several other MLS systems. The data can be uploaded to the MLS using RETS Update, a web service, or other methods. The upload can be made RESO compliant or can be made to adhere to virtually any MLS data format.
“In just a few weeks, we’ll have over 100,000 MLS members around the country using this listing upload interface. It’s a great solution in markets where signatures or initials are required on the profile sheet, if assistants or brokers are helping with the listing upload process, or where brokers want to get the data before or at the same time that it’s entered into the MLS,” said Martin Scrocchi, CEO of Instanet Solutions. “Nobody wants to have to remember which features a property has the next day when they are entering it into the MLS. This eliminates the need to fill in hundreds of property attributes on a piece of paper and then re-enter it again later. Now it can be easily done onsite and in real time.”
About Instanet Solutions: Instanet Solutions is a leading provider of real estate technology with over 400,000 licensed, paid user accounts of their various real estate focused products – Authentisign®, TransactionDesk®, InstanetForms®, DocBox® and InstanetFax®. Instanet Solutions began delivering residential real estate technology in 1991.
Instanet Solutions services have processed more than 200 million pages of electronic documents just since 2009 and have saved millions of pages of paper. Instanet Solutions was a pioneer of paperless efforts in the real estate industry, including its Go Green Go Paperless campaign initiated in 2008. Instanet Solutions continues to lead the industry in promoting and developing paperless real estate technologies. Further information about Instanet Solutions and its products is available at http://www.instanetsolutions.com.
About NWMLS: Northwest Multiple Listing Service, owned by its member real estate firms, is the largest full-service MLS in the Northwest. Its membership includes more than 23,000 real estate brokers. The organization, based in Kirkland, Wash., currently serves 23 counties in Washington state.