The CTMLS has already opened up a large group of beta testers to start working with Fusion MLS. The response has been tremendous and we have received some great feedback about the newly redesigned MLS system.
In case you are not familiar with Fusion MLS, it is the latest release from CoreLogic, the company that provides us with MLXchange. Towards the end of this summer and through the fall of 2012 you will have the opportunity to get to know Fusion MLS and how it differs from the system you currently use, MLXchange. After a few months of release all CTMLS members will be moved over to exclusively use Fusion MLS.
So what does this mean for you?
Let’s start with what it does NOT mean for you. It does not mean that you will have to labor over learning hours and hours of new material, in fact, Fusion MLS was designed with the transition from MLXchange to Fusion in mind so the learning curve is very limited. It does not mean that you’ll have to continue using Internet Explorer. It does not mean you’ll have to put off buying a Mac.
These are all great things for all of us.
Fusion MLS does mean that you will be able to access MLS data from any device you choose. If you want to purchase a MacBook Pro, feel free to do that because Fusion runs natively on the Mac. If you want to pull up a listing on your iPad, knock yourself out because Fusion has an iPad app.
Fusion MLS does mean that you will be able to access MLS data from any web browser you choose. Download Firefox, go ahead, I dare you, you’ll be able to pull up MLS listings on the popular browser. Want to try and outsider of the web browser world, try out RockMelt, I bet you can access Fusion on that too…it’s true, you can.
Fusion MLS does mean that you can do a complete residential basic search right from the home screen of the MLS. No more filling in a full form or getting confused with what selections to make. Now, you can just simply fill in your information on the homepage and get the results you need quickly and easily.
This is just the tip of the iceberg of what Fusion MLS can do. You’ll be amazed. Excited? The wait is almost over and the fun is about to begin. Fusion MLS is coming, are you ready?
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