LOS ANGELES, CA – October 11, 2012 – (RealEstateRama) — Real Estate Business Services® (REBS®) today announced that East Bay Regional MLS (EBRMLS), which is comprised of Contra Costa MLS, Bay East MLS, and East Bay Regional Data Inc., is allowing access to the time-saving zipFormMLS-Connect® feature for its members. This will give agents easy access to MLS information while inside of their forms, as well as get parties to the signing table quickly. In addition to Bay East Association of REALTORS® and Contra Costa Association of REALTORS®, four other local associations make up this regional MLS: Alameda, Berkeley, Delta, Oakland, and West Contra Costa Associations of REALTORS®.
“Allowing our more than 10,000 REALTORS® in the MLS the ability to eliminate duplicate data entry during the forms-filling process is significant,” said Doreen Roberts, president of the Bay East Association of REALTORS®.
“This will free up their valuable time for more productive activities,” explained Contra Costa Association of REALTORS® President Barbara Safran.
The members of EBRMLS are able to subscrbe to zipFormMLS-Connect® on an individual basis by visiting the shop option inside of zipForm® 6, a free C.A.R. member benefit. The annual price for zipFormMLS-Connect® is $19.95.
zipFormMLS-Connect® enables the user to import data that is stored in MLS databases. This feature assists agents in accurately adding information to their transactions and eliminates such tedious tasks as retyping data from print-outs of a listing or having to login to an MLS service to access the information first before creating a transaction.
zipFormMLS-Connect® greatly eases the transaction creation process and is also available through the mobile version of zipForm®. “As more agents work from smartphones and tablets, it’s important that we extend our data integrations into that environment as well,” said EBRDI Chairperson Dave Seyranian.
“This is the third regional MLS to implement zipFormMLS-Connect® this year,” said Robert Bailey, chairperson of REBS. “We’re happy that MLSs are seeing the value of this service.”
For MLS providers, the zipFormMLS-Connect® solution offers a means of adding increased functionality to their service. Utilizing this technology helps streamline the transaction creation process while providing a service that adds tangible value while maintaining the integrity of the information within the database.
REBS® is a subsidiary of the CALIFORNIA ASSOCIATION OF REALTORS® (C.A.R.) and is the leading provider of real estate products and services to practitioners in California and nationwide. For more information on providing zipFormMLS-Connect® as a member benefit call (213) 739-8213 or e-mail jennyr (at) car (dot) org.
Leading the way® in California real estate for more than 100 years, the CALIFORNIA ASSOCIATION OF REALTORS® (www.car.org) is one of the largest state trade organizations in the United States, with nearly 155,000 members dedicated to the advancement of professionalism in real estate. C.A.R. is headquartered in Los Angeles.