LOS ANGELES, CA – September 21, 2012 – (RealEstateRama) — Real Estate Business Services® (REBS®), a subsidiary of the CALIFORNIA ASSOCIATION OF REALTORS® (C.A.R.), today announced that Sandicor, Inc. is allowing access to the time-saving zipFormMLS-Connect® feature for its members. This will offer agents easy accessibility to MLS information while inside of their forms and get parties to the signing table quickly. Three local associations: East San Diego County & Pacific Southwest Association of REALTORS®, North San Diego County Association of REALTORS®, and the San Diego Association of REALTORS® own the regional MLS in San Diego County.
The 15,900 REALTOR®-members of this MLS are able to subscribe 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.
“We found that the features of zipFormMLS-Connect® greatly improved the time it takes to complete real estate contracts,” said Ray Ewing, CEO of Sandicor. “Our members requested this feature, so we worked with REBS to make it happen.”
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.
“We’re excited to have members of Sandicor join REALTORS® from Central Coast Regional MLS and Victor Valley MLS in this offering,” said REBS Chairperson Robert Bailey. More than 18,800 REALTORS® in California currently have access to this feature.
For MLS providers, the zipFormMLS-Connect® solution offers increased functionality to their service. Utilizing this technology helps streamline the transaction creation process, while providing a service that adds tangible value and maintains the integrity of the information within the database.
Sandicor, a California corporation, was founded in 1991 by 11 Associations of REALTORS® in San Diego County. These 11 Associations combined their efforts and merged the data from three different Multiple Listing Services operating in San Diego County into one consolidated database. When Sandicor launched in January 1992 with its combined database and membership size, it was the largest regional MLS in the country.
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. Through its RE FormsNet (REFN) subsidiary, REBS is the creator of zipForm® and WINForms® electronic forms software, available to more than 1 million REALTORS® 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.