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Tools Expo

Realcomp's 2014 Tools of the Trade REALTOR Expo

2014 Photos

Photos from the 2014 Tools of the Trade REALTOR Expo

Sponsors

Realcomp's 2014 Tools of the Trade REALTOR Expo Sponsors

Exhibitors

Realcomp's 2014 Tools of the Trade REALTOR Expo Exhibitors

Receive Our Newsletter

MLS Tech Trends is Realcomp's weekly newsletter that contains solutions and strategies for Realcomp Brokers & Agents. It's usually e-mailed at the beginning of each work week.

Press Releases

This page contains links to recent Realcomp press and customer releases.

Feature 2014

July 2014

June 2014 Statistical Highlights

June 2014 Statistical Highlights

Reminder: MLS Access for Personal Assistants Now Available

Reminder: MLS Access for Personal Assistants Now Available

Social Media: Free Online Marketing & Promotion

Social Media: Free Online Marketing & Promotion

All Active Listings in the MLS Must Be Available for Showings-No Show Listings No Longer Allowed in the MLS as Active

All Active Listings in the MLS Must Be Available for Showings-No Show Listings No Longer Allowed in the MLS as Active

Q2-2014 Economics with Elliot Eisenberg, Ph.D. (Videos)

This page contains videos of Dr. Elliot Eisenberg providing his analysis and insights of the Metro Detroit and U.S. economies and how these relate to the real estate industry.

Subscriber Reminders Resume for Listings About to Expire

Realcomp's IT Team has implemented a feature that allows us to once again notify MLS Subscribers of listings that are about to expire. We lost this functionality last winter when we converted to the RCO3 system. However, our IT Team has re-created this functionality for your convenience.

Realcomp Improves Enhancement Request Form

Realcomp has improved our online enhancement request form.

Larger Font Size a Benefit of Newest Report Display

Finished Above Grade Field Moved to the Top of Square Footage Grouping

Finished Above Grade Field Moved to the Top of the Square Footage Grouping

Review of Most Frequently Asked Questions in June '14

Here's a review of the most frequently asked questions for June 2014 and the answers.

Authentisign Upgraded to Include New Set of Features

Authentisign Upgraded to Include New Set of Features

Staff Spotlight: Meet Sarah Smith, IDX, Data Extract, Compliance and Testing Specialist

When Realcomp's Designated REALTORS®/Broker Owners have questions about Realcomp's Internet Data Exchange (IDX) Services, Data Extract Services, or MLS Compliance, they ultimately end up speaking with our Sarah Smith. Meet Sarah, the lady with one of the longest titles at Realcomp!

How to Create an E-mail Signature for E-mails Sent from RCO3

Follow these steps to create an e-mail signature to be used for all e-mails you send from RCO3

How to Find Tax Information for a Property

There are many ways you can find current tax information for specific properties using tools provided by Realcomp. Here are just a few...

Social Media - Are You Missing an Opportunity?

There has never been a better time to get started with social media.

June 2014

Cut Once, Measure Twice? Submit Once, Check Your Price Twice!

Really important reminder regarding submitting your listing information! Before you submit, verify one more time that you have not incorrectly reported list price or sale price data.

Version 1.31 of the REALTORS Property Resource Recently Released

Version 1.31 of the Realtors Property Resource website introduces an annual renewal function for RPR users’ assistant accounts, performance improvements for reports, and a freshened-up logged-out homepage. This version of RPR also includes behind-the-scenes work to improve the quality and efficiency of RPR's listing data feeds as well as management tools to support the growing number and range of RPR users and features.

Listing Information You Should Know

Listing withdrawals must be performed by your Broker or Office Admin. Staff who have enhanced system privileges in order to do these.

Generating IDX Search Links in RCO3

How to generate IDX search links from RCO3.

Attention: Commercial Real Estate Professionals - Your Help Needed for Focus Group!

Attention: Commercial Real Estate Professionals - Your Help is Needed for Our Upcoming Focus Group!

Pitfalls of Pocket Listings for Buyers and Sellers Outweigh Potential Upsides

Reprint of Inman Article from April 9, 2014 - Listing home in the MLS provides maximum exposure to a targeted audience.

Scenarios and Solutions for Assistant Login Access

Realcomp IDs and passwords are for use by MLS Subscribers only. This holds true of whether you are an Agent, Appraiser, Office Manager, Broker Owner, or other type of MLS system user. Additionally, we understand the need for assistants. This page describes various scenarios under which an MLS Subscriber may want MLS access for an assistant and various solutions.

May 2014 Statistical Highlights

Staff Spotlight: Meet Danielle Weston, Customer Care Representative

Get to know us better through our new Staff Spotlight articles.

Realcomp Presents RPR Data Co-op Summer Training

As a Realcomp REALTOR®, you have access to both RPR and the CoreLogic Data Co-op—two (2) national property databases designed to provide REALTORS® with advanced tools and features for generating dynamic reports and analytics for your customers and clients.

Ever Wondered What 'Tiled' Means?

What's the Easiest Way to Notify Showing Agents of My Price Reduction?

If you're using the Showing Desk program, which Realcomp provides to all subscribing offices, you have the ability to send an e-mail to all agents who have shown your listing to notify them of a price reduction. Follow these steps.

What is Concierge Mode on Auto E-mails and Why Would I Use It?

Explanation of Concierge Mode

Authentisign Enhanced with E-Mail Tracking Alerts

Authentisign has been enhanced to send email alerts to users when a participant’s email server returns an error message and email is not delivered successfully.

Benefits of Providing Listing Agents with Buyer Feedback

Everyone agrees that obtaining buyer feedback is an essential part of successfully selling homes. Yet, not all showing agents proactively share the feedback of their clients with listing agents.

How to Add Your Photo to RCO3 Agent Search

Follow the steps in this tip sheet to upload your individual photo to the RCO3 agent search.

Fannie Mae Announces Expansion of HomePath for Short Sales Website

Fannie Mae Announces Expansion of HomePath for Short Sales Website

May 2014

Realcomp Implements Final Phase of SafeMLS Security Program by Offering Unlicensed Personal Assistant Access

Realcomp Implements Final Phase of SafeMLS Security Program by Offering Unlicensed Personal Assistant Access

Attention Brokers: YOU Control Where Your Listings Go!

Designated REALTORS/Broker Owners have the ability to fully manage listing syndication for their offices through two (2) tools that Realcomp provides. Learn more.

How to Submit Your Listing from Instanet Forms to Realcomp

How to Submit Your Listing from Instanet Forms to Realcomp

Topic of the Week - Teamwork!

The benefits of teamwork: How to make another MLS Subscriber a part of your team.

April 2014 Statistical Highlights

April 2014 Statistical Highlights

MLS Data Accuracy Initiative - Now is the Time to Report Your Previous Sales

In support of our ongoing efforts to have the best and most reliable MLS data available, Realcomp is asking for all previously SOLD properties not yet reported as such to be submitted - regardless of how long ago the property status change took place.

Beijing Balancing by Elliot Eisenberg, Ph.D.

Much has recently been made of the notion that China has enough serious structural problems with its economy that chances are good it will experience a “hard landing,” defined as economic growth quickly slowing from 7.5% today to the low single digits. This slowdown would weaken commodity prices, hurting developing nations, and reduce Chinese imports of high-quality finished goods from developed nations, also hurting the US, Europe and Japan. While the Chinese economy has problems, many are chro

2014 Tools of the Trade REALTOR Expo Photos Now Available!

Photos from Realcomp's 2014 Tools of the Trade REALTOR Expo Now Available!

65 Additional Fields Added to Mobile Product!

There's never been a better time to try out the mobile product on your smart phone or tablet!

Listing Data Entry Services Update

Based on established trends and in keeping with our philosophy to never subsidize the cost of one service to pay for another, beginning Monday, June 2, 2014, our Listing Data Entry service will become chargeable.

Karen S. Kage Interviewed by Murray Feldman of Fox 2 News

On Monday of this week, Karen S. Kage was interviewed by Murray Feldman of Fox 2 News for their Money Monday segment about real estate trends in Metro Detroit.

What Subjects Would You Like to See Featured in Help?

We're adding new subjects to the Help function of RCO3 on a regular basis. If there's something missing you would like to see added, let us know!

April 2014

How to Successfully Multi-Task in RCO3

Follow these steps for opening another tab in your favorite browser to multi-task while you're logged into RCO3

Send Us Your Video Testimonial Regarding Your Favorite RCO3 Feature

Now that you have had time to explore the many functions and features of the RCO3 system, we would like to know if you have any favorites. Maybe there's a feature you now use regularly that you simply love! Maybe there's one that you "stumbled upon" that you didn't know existed. Is there one that continually saves you both time and energy? If so, we'd like to know about it (or them) via a video testimonial from you.

Important Tip for Assistants Using Transaction Desk

Important Tip for Assistants Using Transaction Desk

The Skinny on Partially Saved Listings

Get the facts on Partially Saved listings.

Statistical Highlights for March 2014

Statistical Highlights for March 2014

Q1-2014 Economics with Elliot Eisenberg, Ph. D.

During our recent Tools of the Trade REALTOR Expo (held on March 27, 2014), Realcomp interviewed Dr. Eisenberg and asked specific questions pertaining to the economy and real estate specifically. Here is what he had to say...

Exclusions Explained

Ever wonder how you should respond to the "Are There Exclusions (Y/N)" question? We've got the answer for you!

FAQ: How Do I Change My E-mail Address in RCO3?

Simple steps outlined for changing your e-mail address in RCO3

FAQ: What is the Quickest Way to Search by MLS Number?

The quickest way to search by MLS number is through the Speed Bar.

How Do I Get Started with the CMA Program in RCO3?

To get started with the CMA Program in RCO3, simply follow the steps that are outlined on our CMA tip sheet.

House-Hold Spending by Elliot Eisenberg, Ph.D.

House-Hold Spending by Dr. Elliot Eisenberg

Thank You for a Great Tools of the Trade Expo!

Thank You for a Great Tools of the Trade Expo!

Do You Know How to Copy a Listing?

Do You Know How to Copy a Listing?

Need to add a second (or third) e-mail address to a client's auto-email in RCO3?

Need to add a second (or third) e-mail address to a client's auto-email in RCO3? Do this through Contacts.

What Are the Benefits of Allowing Auto-Emails to Be Included in Reverse Prospecting?

The Benefits of Allowing Auto-Emails to Be Included in Reverse Prospecting

March 2014

Attend this Week's Tools of the Trade Expo

Attend this Week's Tools of the Trade Expo

Did You Know You Can E-mail An Editable Seller's Disclosure Form?

E-mail an "editable" seller's disclosure form by following these steps...

How Do I Search for a 1st Floor Master Bedroom?

RCO3 users have the ability to search for a 1st floor master bedroom through both the Quick and Detail property searches.

Are You Using the Correct Form for Your Apartment Lease?

Your selection will impact whether you are able to enter lot information.

What Can REALTORS Expect from Realcomp as a Full Service Provider?

The following features, products, and services.

Counting Down: Just 10 Days Remain Until the 2014 Tools of the Trade Expo!

Counting Down: Just 10 Days Remain Until the 2014 Tools of the Trade Expo!

Statistical Highlights for February 2014

Statistical Highlights for February 2014

Wish You Could Modify the Default Welcome Message Used in Your Consumer Portal?

You can! In order to guide your clients on the value and best use of the Consumer Portal in RCO3®, consider customizing your greeting to include additional details.

Open House Season is Approaching ... Know How to Post Yours!

Know how to post your Open Houses through Realcomp to get the biggest bang for your buck (and your efforts)!

Give Credit Where Credit is Due on Sales!

Be sure when recording sales to give proper credit to the selling agent.

New E-mail Upload Enhancement Comes to Transaction Desk

New E-mail Upload Enhancement Comes to Transaction Desk (March 2014) ... Simple change makes dramatic difference!

New Photo Upload Management Tip Sheet

New Photo Upload Management Tip Sheet

Correcting the Map Location on Your Listing

Wondering how to correct the map location on your listing when the system doesn't get it right? Follow the simple steps outlined on our new tip sheet.

Support for Windows XP is Ending (Microsoft Announcement)

Support for Windows XP is Ending (Microsoft Announcement)

Spotlight on Stephen Pacinelli - One More Big Reason to Attend the Tools Expo!

Spotlight on Stephen Pacinelli, Speaker at Realcomp's 2014 Tools of the Trade REALTOR Expo

Reservations About the Dollar by Elliot Eisenberg, Ph. D.

Reservations about the dollar? Get Elliot Eisenberg's take on the dollar remaining the world's reserve currency

Map/Radius Search - A Great Option for Conducting Your CMA

Learn why the Map/Radius Search option in RCO3 is a better way to go for accurately narrowing your results geographically for a CMA

Your Help Needed with Long-Term Pending Listings

Calling on all agents and/or brokers with long-term pending listings in your inventory - updates needed

Property Descriptive Data Added to Grand Traverse Public Records

Realcomp has just added property descriptive data for Grand Traverse County.

February 2014

Don't Let the Snow Slow You Down When It Comes to Securing Signatures

Don't let the snow slow you down when it comes to securing signatures on contracts and other important documents. Take advantage of your Authentisign™ services through Realcomp and obtain them digitally from your customers and other service providers! Available to all Realcomp Subscribers at no additional cost through the Transaction Desk platform, Authentisign™ enables you to obtain signatures digitally from all necessary parties.

Do You Have Permission to Publish that Photo?

Do You Have Permission to Publish that Photo? This is a question we all need to ask ourselves when we upload photos to the MLS and to additional websites on the Internet.

Learn How RCO3 Can Help You Manage Your Team

Learn How RCO3 Can Help You Manage Your Team

How Should MLS Subscribers Interpret Realcomp's Enhanced Days on Market Field?

How Does One Know How to Interpret Realcomp's Enhanced Days on Market Field?

David Knox Coming to Realcomp's Tools of the Trade REALTOR Expo

David Knox is coming to Realcomp's Tools of the Trade REALTOR Expo

Highlights of January's Single-Family Home Sales Statistics

Highlights of January's Single-Family Home Sales Statistics

Grosse Pointe Board of REALTORS Home & Garden Expo

Grosse Pointe Board of REALTORS Home & Garden Expo

Ten Reasons to Attend Realcomp's Tools of the Trade Expo

Attend Realcomp's 2014 Tools of the Trade REALTOR Expo for these 10 reasons!

Interest Rate Movements - What They Tell Us by Elliot Eisenberg, Ph.D.

Interest Rate Movements - What They Tell Us by Elliot Eisenberg, Ph.D.

How to Update Your Photo in Realcomp's Applications

How to Update Your Photo in Realcomp’s Applications

How Will Others Find You? Update Your Contact Information in Six Easy Steps

Steps for updating your contact information in RCO3

Six (6) Helpful Tips from Realcomp's Customer Care Team

Tips for the week of 2/13/14

January 2014

You Are Invited to Realcomp's 2014 Tools of the Trade REALTOR Expo

You Are Invited to the 2014 Tools Expo!

Realist 1.11 Release Coming!

Realist 1.11 Release Coming! Review the enhancements that are included.

Public Record Data (PRD) Tip: Access Our PRD Update Status Report

Public Record Data (PRD) Tip: Access Our PRD Update Status Report

FAQ: How do I post my listing on Facebook through RCO3?

FAQ: How do I post my listing on Facebook through RCO3?

FAQ: What is the maximum size for a photo being uploaded to RCO3?

FAQ: What is the maximum size for a photo being uploaded to RCO3?

Economic Forecast for 2014: Steady Improvement and Less Fiscal Drag by Elliot Eisenberg, Ph.D.

Economic forecast for 2014 by Elliot Eisenberg, Ph.D.

Q & A Corner: Does RCO3 Remind Users of Listings About to Expire?

December '13 Statistics Highlights

December 2013 Statistics Highlights

Post Cut-Over Troubleshooting Tips

Post cut-over troubleshooting tips

Download the Latest Version of Your Favorite Software

Download the Latest Version of Your Favorite Software from the Right Source

FAQ: How Do I Edit the Criteria of an Auto E-mail?

Follow these steps to edit the search criteria associated with one of your auto e-mails.

CoreLogic Data Co-op Enhanced in December ('13)

CoreLogic implements enhancements to the Data Co-op

FAQ: Can an Agent Set the Default Display for an Auto E-mail?

FAQ: Can an Agent Set the Default Display for an Auto E-mail in the Portal?

Listing Reminder: Photos Are Required, Regardless of Listing Status

Listing Reminder: Photos are Required for all Listings, Regardless of the Status of the Listing

Monthly Maintenance Reminder

Monthly Maintenance Reminder

Feature 2013

December 2013

Production and Inventory Report Options in RCO3®

Production and Inventory Report Options in RCO3®

Using Showing Assist from RCO3®

Showing Assist Agent Configuration and Appointment Making

FAQ-How Should I Use the And-Or-Not Search Logic?

FAQ: How Should I Use the "And-Or-Not" Search Logic?

RPR Data Feed Update

RPR Data Feed Update

Christmas and New Year's Support Schedule

Realcomp's Support Schedule during Christmas and New Year's is as follows...

Listing Input Allows MLS Subscribers to Add and Edit Listings

Listing Input Allows MLS Subscribers to Add and Edit Listings

How to Increase the Font Size (on Screen and in Print)

How to Increase the Font Size (on Screen and in Print)

Update on Bathroom and Lavatory Dimensions Requirement

Update on Bathroom and Lavatory Dimensions Requirement

RCO3 Tips for the Week

RCO3 Tips for the Week - Photo saves, Price and Date Entries

Realcomp Dashboard Debuts

Realcomp Dashboard Debuts

How to Generate a 1004MC Report

Instructions for generating a 1004MC Report

How to Change the Price on Your Listing

Instructions for changing the price on your listing

Which Report Contains Averages, Medians, Lows, Highs, and DOM?

The CMA 1-Line Report includes these figures.

How to Display Map Layer Information for Listings

Instructions for displaying map layer information for listings

November 2013

Important System Cutover Information - Please Read - RCO Shutdown Near

Important system cutover information included in this update - please read!

Realcomp's New Listing Input Module

Realcomp's New Listing Input Module is Now Available. See sample screens.

Realcomp's New Manage Photos Option

Realcomp's New Manage Photos Option is now available in RCO3. See sample screens of the new program.

Attention Appraisers - New Video Just for You

See the new video created just for our Appraiser subscribers

FAQ: Can I Access the Wide Format CMA Report in RCO3?

Steps for accessing the Wide Format CMA Report in RCO3

Thanksgiving Holiday Week and Support Hours

Thanksgiving Holiday Week and Support Hours

Tips for Best Utilizing the Client Portal in RCO3

Tips for Best Utilizing the Client Portal in RCO3

RCO3® Receives Enhancements–Client Portal Mobile

RCO3® Receives Enhancements–Client Portal Goes Mobile

RCO3® Receives Enhancements–New IDX Map Search

RCO3® Receives Enhancements–New IDX Map Search Now Available

Corporate Site Now Manages Contact Info and More

Corporate Site Now Manages Contact Info and Internet Settings

Countdown to Cutover: Transition to RCO3® Now!

Countdown to Cutover: Be sure to prepare for our transition to RCO3 by following our step-by-step directions.

Realcomp Launches New Corporate Website

Open Houses Now Indicated in Client Portal

Open Houses Now Indicated in Client Portal

Important E-mail Info for Your Clients

Before e-mailing your clients from RCO3, ask them to add "postmaster@matrixmailer.com" to their address book.

FAQ: How Do I Search for Rentals?

How to search for rentals

FAQ: Why does the counter display a question mark?

FAQ: How to Access the Flood Zone Codes in RCO3®

How to access the Flood Zone Codes in RCO3®?

FAQ: The Font Size on My Report is Too Small.

FAQ: The Font Size on My Report is Too Small. Help! (11/05/13)

FAQ: How Can I Print My Header on All Pages?

FAQ: How Can I Print My Header on All Pages? (11/05/13)

October 2013

Realcomp's System Cutover Date Set for 12.02.13

Realcomp's System Cutover Date Has Been Set for Monday, December 2, 2013

Peruse the Top RCO3® FAQs and Answers

Peruse the Top RCO3® FAQs and Answers to Become More RCO3 Savvy!

September Sales Statistics Highlights

September Sales Statistics Highlights

Social Media-Fabulous Way to Promote Your Listings

Social Media - a Fabulous Way to Promote Your Listings

Support Expectations During the RCO3® Transition

As we enter the final weeks leading up to our RCO3® system cutover, as expected, Customer Care Support requests have increased significantly. So that we may continue to serve MLS Subscribers in the best way possible during this transition time, we will need to answer broad questions with broad answers -- including sending links to tip sheets, videos, and additional documented details.

Functionality Removed from Realcomp Online

Ability to Add or Edit Prospects, Saved Searches, and Contacts Eliminated from the Realcomp Online System (Important)

CoreLogic Data Co-op Data Sharing Expands

CoreLogic Data Co-op Data Sharing Now Includes Chicago MLS

The ABC's of Transitioning to RCO3-Step by Step

The ABC's of Transitioning to RCO3 - Begin Your Transition by Following Our Step-By-Step Instructions (10/07/13) - Steps 1 through 5

ABC's of Transitioning to RCO3-Step 1

The ABC's of Transitioning to RCO3-Step 1

ABC's of Transitioning to RCO3-Step 2

ABC's of Transitioning to RCO3-Step 2

ABC's of Transitioning to RCO3-Step 3

ABC's of Transitioning to RCO3-Step 3

ABC's of Transitioning to RCO3-Step 4

ABC's of Transitioning to RCO3-Step 4

ABC's of Transitioning to RCO3-Step 5 (Optional)

ABC's of Transitioning to RCO3-Step 5 (Optional)

New Report on RCO3 Caters to Office Assistants

New Report on RCO3 Caters to Office Assistants (10/07/13)

Top Six (6) FAQS and Answers About RCO3

Top Six (6) FAQS and Answers About RCO3

October Cutover Preparations Lead to RCO Changes

Realcomp continues to make preparations to retire Realcomp Online® in November and cutover to RCO3®, which will become Realcomp’s single stand-alone MLS system.

RPR Version 1.26 Released

RPR Version 1.26 Released - Includes Multi-Unit and User-Entered Notes Features (09/30/13)

Q and A Corner: HTML in E-mail Signature

Q and A Corner: Does the E-mail Signature in RCO3 Support HTML?

September 2013

September 2013

Three (3) Important Reminders for October-2013

All three (3) of these items go into effect in October: Fines Begin for 'No Exterior-Primary Photo', New Standardized 'No Showings' Letter Becomes Required, and "Save" Functionality on Realcomp Online® to be Disabled

Q&A Corner: Is there a Way to Print the Map Page

Is there a way to print the map page from RCO3® that shows the selected, numbered listings? Yes! There are three (3) basic steps to do this.

RCO3® Quick Tips: Working with the Client Portal

The Client Portal function of RCO3® is one of the most popular and appreciated features of the new system. It's important that you understand how this module works to fully benefit your clients.

Onward & Upward - Nov RCO3® Cutover Weeks Away

Onward & Upward! As you may know, Realcomp's plans for retiring Realcomp Online® and cutting over to RCO3® (as our single stand-alone MLS system) is on track and scheduled to occur during the month of November. The actual date has not yet been announced, but will be in the coming weeks.

Standard No Show Letter Now Available

Realcomp's standard “No Show" letter is now available for use from the Instanet Forms library and must be used (as of October 1, 2013) when submitting "no showing" instructions to Realcomp.

August 2013 Statistics Released

Realcomp's August-to-August statistics were released today and include the following highlights...

New Automatic and Reoccurring Fines for Photos

Exterior-Primary Photos are Important! So much so, Realcomp will begin implementing new automatic and reoccurring fines, as of October 1st, for failure to provide an exterior-primary photo for each and every listing (except on Vacant Land properties).

RCO3® Transition Quick Tips

Three (3) helpful tips for using RCO3.

New Listing Profile Forms and Layout Coming

New listing profile forms coming in November 2013

New IDX-Compliant Search Link Tool on RCO3

New IDX-Compliant Search Link Tool Now Available on RCO3® for Individual Agents (09/10/13)

REALTORS PROPERTY RESOURCE®: What's In It for Me?

By now you’re probably heard of Realtors Property Resource® (RPR®). Are you taking advantage of this incredible member benefit? Or are you wondering, “What’s in it for me?” Let’s start with the basics!

Motions Approved by Board in August 2013

Two (2) motions were approved by the Realcomp Board of Governors during their August meeting, which MAY/WILL affect your MLS practices in the weeks and months to come.

August 2013

Public Record Data Never So Rich as in RCO3®

Have you accessed Public Records from the new RCO3® system yet? Your options for accessing millions of Michigan property records, demographic data, and more have NEVER been so rich! Try out these various products, all integrated into RCO3®, for different types of property data & reports: P-R-D, Realist Tax, Realist Mobile, the MLS Data Co-op, & RPR.

10 Weeks Remain: RCO3 Cutover Countdown

There are only 10 weeks left between now and November, the month that the Realcomp Online® legacy system will be retired. Now is the time to prepare if you haven't done this already. Here are five (5) important steps that will help you begin:

Appraisers: New Report Available

New "Single Line 2" Report Designed for Appraisers

New Version of Realist® Superior to Old

As you may know, users accessing Realist® from the RCO3® system have access to the latest and greatest version of the program, which is far superior to the older version that’s currently integrated with Realcomp Online®. Additionally, the newer Realist® program has been upgraded (as of earlier this week) to include the following enhancements ...

Authentisign2Go is Here!

Authentisign2Go is Here! Updates were installed on August 6, 2013. Learn More!

How to Customize Grid Single Line Report - Video

Learn how to customize a Grid Single Line report to include the fields of your choice (video: 2 minutes, 54 seconds short).

13 Weeks Remain: RCO3 Cutover Countdown

Our RCO3® Cutover Countdown Continues ... Attend Training Now to Beat the Last Minute Rush to Class: 13 weeks remain between now and November, the month Realcomp is scheduled to retire the Realcomp Online® system. To fully prepare for the cutover and avoid the last minute rush to RCO3 classes, we encourage you to register for an RCO3 Transitional training session today! Be sure to leave yourself plenty of time to learn the new system and make a smooth and stress-free transition now rather than

Social Media Tips: Need More Listing Exposure?

Need more listing exposure? Take advantage of social media

How to Run a Reverse Prospect Search - Video

Learn how to run a Reverse Prospect Search against your listing by watching our newest quick tip video (2 minutes, 6 seconds short).

Interest in Your Listing from Other Clients

In RCO3®, it's easy to find out the number of times your listing has been viewed and "favored" by Realcomp REALTOR® clients.

New Document Icons Available in RCO3

New document icons make it quick and easy to view/upload documents to your listings.

July 2013

Realcomp Training Update: New RCO3® Training Offer

Realcomp has added a brand new class to our training roster based on customer requests called ADDITIONAL RCO3® SEARCH OPTIONS & FUNCTIONS!

RPR Releases Upgrade, Version 1.24 Improvements

RPR released an upgrade to the product last night. Version 1.24 of the Realtors Property Resource website includes improvements to the “My Listings” and MLS ID property search functions, enhancements to valuation confidence scores and confidence score ratings, and refined property type map icons.

Data Sharing: Our Data Co-Op Partners Have Grown

Realcomp is very pleased to announce our newest data sharing partners through the CoreLogic Data Co-Op! The Greater Lansing Association of REALTORS® (4,000+ listings) and the Arkansas Regional MLS (both now available).

Q&A Corner: How to Create an iBook on Your iPad

Q: How can I create an iBook on my IPAD from an MLS report on RCO3®? For example, I have an MLS property pulled up and I want to download it to my iPad and store it in my iBooks folder.

How Organize Your RCO3 Homepage - Video

Watch our newest YouTube video that contains quick tips for using the new RCO3® system.

How to Search by MLS Number - Video

Learn how to search by MLS number in RCO3.

June 2013

Fannie Mae Streamlines Short Sale Process Further

Fannie Mae Takes Additional Steps to Streamline Short Sale Process, Increase Early Communication with Real Estate Professionals

Contingent-Continue to Show Status Clarified

In order to streamline Realcomp’s listing market statuses with regard to today’s market conditions and to clarify their proper use, the Realcomp Board of Governors made, seconded, and CARRIED the following motions during their May 31st board meeting ...

The 'Auto-Email' Feature in RCO3®

If you haven't yet made the transition from Realcomp Online® to RCO3®, you may not know the benefits of the new Auto-Email feature, which will take the place of "Prospects" when the Realcomp Online® system is officially retired this November.

Public Record Data Basics with Realcomp - Marilyn

Marilyn Atkinson, Realcomp's Business Relations & Public Record Data Specialist, talks about Realcomp's Public Record Data while answering one of the most commonly asked questions about this vital service for MLS Subscribers.

Another Reason for Making the Move to RCO3...

Listings on RCO3 contain integration links that allow you to easily access CoreLogic Data Co-Op and/or RPR reports with a simple click of the mouse.

Social Media Tip : Choose Your Words Wisely

When posting on the Internet, whether on Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, or other social media sites, it's important to realize that your comments never "go away". Even if you can no longer see them on a particular site, they do become a permanent part of the Internet record.

Q&A Corner: Print Options - Pagination Control

Q: When I print a listing in the new system, depending on the listing and the report format I choose, the listing sometimes spills over onto two (2) pages. How can I correct this? A: Thank you for your question! Depending on the number of data fields addressed on a listing and the length of those fields, it is entirely possible that a listing will require two (2) pages (or more) to print in full. Here are some options...

May 2013

Back to Basics: How to Save Realcomp as a Favorite

Although this tip highlights how to accomplish a very basic task in your IE browser, having Realcomp saved as a Favorite can save you both time and (typing) energy for accessing the MLS!

Q&A Corner: I Just Bought My First iPhone

Thank you for your question! A special application is not necessary for use with your iPhone. Start by selecting the Safari Internet access icon from your iPhone screen.

RCO3 Consumer Portal Includes Interacting Guide

Once you've created a saved search/auto-email for your buyer to receive regular MLS updates from the RCO3 system, you may want to point out to them the "Customer Portal Help" link (found under the "Help" tab in the portal). This includes a five (5) page overview of the portal functions, which is helpful for a consumer to acquaint themselves with before interacting with listings.

April Metro Detroit Sales Highlights

Realcomp's statistical summaries for April are now available for MLS Subscribers to access. Included in the report are the following items:

Important: Assistants Scheduling Agent Showings

Please note that when making a showing appointment for agents in your office, be sure to include the name of the agent who will be showing the property in the notes section of the appointment.

How Do I Remove Comparables from a CMA in RCO3?

Q: I know how to remove comparables from a CMA in Realcomp Online® (Classic), but how do I accomplish this in RCO3®?

A Look at Three (3) New MLS Policies

Two (2) weeks ago, Realcomp's Policy Handbook was updated and published to include new and revised MLS policies, which are NOW IN FULL EFFECT. Included were three (3) items that came out of our meeting with the New Construction Focus Group, which met last year and made recommendations for improvements in these areas of MLS policy:

Three (3) Easy Ways to Reach Realcomp for Support

Three (3) Easy Ways to Reach Realcomp for Support Assistance

MoveInMichigan.com Billboard Campaign Begins

Beginning this week (May 6, 2013) billboards designed to drive consumers to you through MoveInMichigan.com to search, list, buy, and SELL will begin appearing on billboards along major highways throughout SE Michigan. The ads will appear on 15 different billboards throughout the 17-week campaign that runs through late summer. The billboard messages are as follows:

More Listing Exposure thru FAAR Data Expansion

Beginning May 20th, Realcomp will add approximately 3,200+ on-market listings (from all five (5) property categories), provided by the Flint Area Association of REALTORS® (FAAR), to our RETS IDX data feed.

Q&A Corner: New Data Co-Op and RPR Partnerships

Q&A Corner: What Do the New Data Co-Op and RPR Partnerships Mean? Q: CoreLogic's Data Co-Op and the RPR products sound as if they offer the same thing. Can you tell me in simple terms what I can expect from these partnerships? A: We are so glad you asked. So much information at one time certainly can be confusing.

Disclosures Must be Uploaded to Listings

It's Official - Disclosures Must be Uploaded to Listings, Otherwise a $25.00 Fine Will be Assessed. Last week, Realcomp's Policy Handbook was updated and published to include new and revised MLS policies, which are NOW IN FULL EFFECT. Included in the new Policy Handbook were a total of 10 new or revised policies, which you need to know.

10 Important Reasons to 'Make the Move' to RCO3

10 Important Reasons to 'Make the Move' to RCO3

April 2013

MLS Policy Handdbook Updated

Realcomp's Policy Handbook has been updated to include new and revised MLS policies, which are now in full effect. The new and/or modified policies as of this version are all highlighted in yellow. Among the revisions, you will see the following important items:

RCO3 MLS System Enhancements Here!

RCO3 was upgraded during the evening of 4/09/13, which brings many new features and benefits to Realcomp Subscribers. View a slide show summary of these exciting improvements! RCO3 MLS System Enhancements Here! - View Slide Show Summary of Improvements and Benefits

Do Your Contracts Secure Your Commission?

Do Your Contracts Secure Your Commission, Regardless of Whether the Property Sells or Leases? Reminder from Your Realcomp Board of Governors:

Twitter Tip: Just as Mother Said Mind Your Manners

Just as your mother always said, mind your manners! When you begin TWEETING – or RETWEETING, be sure to use common sense and manners. If someone retweets something you TWEET, mention that in a follow-up TWEET with a "thank you".

March 2013

Straight Talk: Data Accuracy/Integrity

Data accuracy is a vital function of a Multiple Listing Service. Data accuracy and integrity is what Realcomp is known for. We have worked hard to maintain an accurate and complete database. In doing so, we provide you with the ability to do your job in an efficient manner. In recent weeks, we have been made and more more aware of listings not being entered into the MLS in a timely manner. MLS Rules allow 48 hours after the signatures have been secured to enter your new listing into the MLS.

Metro Detroit Median Home Price Spikes Up

Metro Detroit Median Home Sales Price Spikes Nearly 40 Percent Over February 2013 (3/18/13)

Tweeting Yet? Twitter Tips Continued - Tip #2

Tips for getting started with Twitter

Training Corner: Neighborhood Profiles in Realist

Learn how to access the Neighborhood Profile reports in Realist, which is available through RCO3.

Q&A Corner: Searching by Address

Learn how to efficiently search by address in RCO3.

Begun Tweeting on Twitter? Pick-up Twitter Tips

Twitter Tip#5 - Be Personal, But Be Cautious

February 2013

Q&A Corner: No-Show Guidelines

Q&A Corner: No-Show Guidelines Q: "I listed the property of some new clients, but they will not be ready to show their home for two more weeks. What should I do?" A: This is not a problem. Below are three (3) essential MLS guidelines to follow:

RCO3 Tips: Creating PDF Versions of MLS Reports

Learn how to create PDFs of MLS Reports.

Save $$$ on Print Services with Realcomp

Save money on print services through Office Max by being a Realcomp MLS Subscriber.

Training Corner: Speed Bar Shortcuts

Speed Bar Shortcuts

Featured Product: Realcomp Mobile

Realcomp Mobile

Public Record Data Items

Today, Realcomp MLS Subscribers have access to multiple sources of Public Record Data (even within Realcomp). Learn which one is the most up-to-date and why.

January 2013

A Note From the Desk of Karen Kage - Realcomp 2012

2012 Accomplishments and Looking Ahead to 2013

Fun and Interesting Economic Facts

Economic Facts, Elliot Eisenberg, Ph. D.

Top 3 Tips for Avoiding Fines

Top 3 Tips for Avoiding Fines

Process for Paying MLS Bill

New link on security screen and steps for making auto-payments through your financial institution

New Realist Report

Did you know that the new Realist program pulls data from both the MLS and Realist (CoreLogic) databases to automatically populate as many fields as possible in the “Characteristics” section of the new Realist reports? It's true.

Q&A Corner - Does Realcomp Offer an MLS "App"?

How to access the Realcomp MLS systems with your iPad or other type of tablet or device.

Realcomp Fax Numbers Consolidation (01/07/13)

Effective in the immediate future, Realcomp will be consolidating incoming fax lines into two (2) main numbers.