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What Fusion MLS Will Mean For You

Fusion MLS for CTMLSThe 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?

Are you a beta tester? Share your feelings about Fusion MLS in the comments below.

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12 Comments

  1. Posted June 29, 2012 at 10:28 am | Permalink

    Eager to learn more!

  2. Leigh Bayreuther
    Posted June 29, 2012 at 12:28 pm | Permalink

    Hi Folks,
    I have a quick question in regards to historical sales data:
    Will the Fusion MLS have the same “Reports” selections as MLXchange?
    I specifically use the “Comp Reports Summary by Bedrooms” to generate a Town by Town, year over year, closed sales statistical report that I then use to calculate average and median changes in Sales Prices. I am an Appraiser. I use this data on a daily basis to determine market direction, average marketing times, average market prices, market sales volume changes, and “aging” of comparable sales to determine the necessity and amount of time adjustments. Please advise.
    Leigh Bayreuther

    • Adam
      Posted July 2, 2012 at 9:48 am | Permalink

      @Leigh, thanks for your question. The good news about Fusion is that ALL of the same reports that are currently available in MLXchange will be available in Fusion, so you should have no problem running this report. Please let me know if you have any additional questions.

      Thanks.
      Adam

  3. deb domian
    Posted June 30, 2012 at 10:44 am | Permalink

    Hooray! but will weaning my broker and agents off IE and leading them to happiness with Fusion at the same time be a huge pain? or should Fusion come first, then a new browser? which will be Chrome as we are so google oriented already. Opinions? Recommendations? Can’t wait!

    • Adam
      Posted July 2, 2012 at 9:42 am | Permalink

      @Deb, that’s a great question. I am a big fan of just pulling the trigger on everything all at once. If they are already getting used to a new MLS system, why not throw them in the deep end with a new web browser. That’s just my opinion, but you know the aptitude of your brokers/agents better then I, so that might not make sense to you. We do our best to make all changes at the same time so there isn’t too much upheaval throughout the year.

      Great question!!

  4. Gregg Atterberry
    Posted July 2, 2012 at 4:33 pm | Permalink

    Great News, I am getting a Mac, can I start Fusion MLS when I get it. My birthday is 8/10 :)

    • Adam
      Posted July 5, 2012 at 8:58 am | Permalink

      @Gregg, let us know when you get the Mac and we’ll get you set up as a beta tester…HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!

  5. Vicki
    Posted July 24, 2012 at 7:18 am | Permalink

    How can you become a tester for the fusion. I have a mac and iPad
    and can’t wait to tryout the new mls

    • Adam
      Posted July 24, 2012 at 8:56 am | Permalink

      @Vicki, I have sent your information to our Dir. of MLS and she will be in touch with information on how to become a Beta tester. Thanks for reaching out.

  6. Posted July 27, 2012 at 3:06 pm | Permalink

    Fusion has some problems:
    1. It is based upon Flash. Flash is an old technology that is on the way out. Apple computers no longer support flash
    2 It will not allow you to print reports if you use the Google Chrome browser. The print function does work with Firefox.

    All in all, MLXchange is a better tool, but it has never been updated to get rid of the buggy coding that Internet Explorer requires. This is primarily due to the fact that Internet Explorer does not handle tables very well. MLXchange also requires end users to download numerous scripts to their computer. Very bad!!!!

    • Adam
      Posted July 30, 2012 at 11:06 am | Permalink

      @Jim thank you for your feedback. As for the issue printing in Chrome, this should not be an issue and I will pass it along as a bug. Please keep in mind we are currently in Beta.

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