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The Connecticut MLS Announces Matrix As New MLS Platform

On behalf of the Board of Directors we are pleased to announce that the Connecticut Multiple Listing Service has chosen the Matrix MLS system as the successor to Fusion. The decision to select Matrix has been more than a year in the making and included the in- depth review of several different MLS systems by the MLS Committee and the Board of Directors. Balancing the needs of the membership, cost, capability of the system, and the unique political climate between the MLSs in Connecticut, the selection of Matrix was definitively the best decision to be made. After thorough testing, Matrix will launch on September 15th with search only capability. Listing input will be available only through Fusion and MLXchange, but Continue Reading

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Get Your Listings In More Search Results

According to a recent study by Google, home buyers run 11 searches before taking any kind of action on real estate search sites. What does this mean? It means that if your listings are optimized for good placement, with better photos and more enticing property descriptions you might be able to get them into that 10th search and drive a lead. It sounds impossible, but it’s really not that difficult. Working with your listings inside the MLS and using tried and true Internet Marketing techniques, you’ll be able to increase the exposure of your listings without paying a fortune to those third party search engines who will remain nameless. Where do you begin? Start here with our Internet Marketing 101 Continue Reading

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YouTube Channel Temporarily Unavailable

Over the past few years here at CTMLS we have been able to amass a good library of short one-two minute long videos to help you navigate the MLS world. These videos have been hosted (as are billions of videos worldwide) on YouTube. Yesterday, accidentally, I deleted our YouTube channel and therefore our entire library of videos. Luckily the fine folks at Google are willing to work with us to get the channel restored. We are currently going through that process and should have it taken care of within the next week. Until then, here are some alternative ways to get the questions that you need answered, answered. Facebook: We have a very robust community on Facebook that is always Continue Reading

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The Post-Fusion MLS Training Manual

By now you’ve probably heard that the CTMLS Board of Directors made the decision to stop moving forward with the roll-out of Fusion MLS in favor of a new (as-yet-to-be-announced) system that will be more user-friendly and fully mobile compatible. What does this mean for you? First and foremost it means you can breathe easy and use the MLS that you feel most comfortable with currently. If you’re still using MLXchange exclusively, stick with MLXchange. If you’ve transitioned to FusionMLS, stay with it for the time being. Secondly it means that you should keep your eye out for information and training on a new MLS that will replace both MLXchange and Fusion in the future. What should I do in Continue Reading

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Get Scarrrrrry Good Using Fusion MLS

The ghouls and goblins will be out this week trying to scare the pants off of you and if you’re not careful it might just work. They will be talking about the new MLS system that CTMLS has introduced to our members and how it is going to lead to the phasing out of MLXchange at the start of 2014. There there, don’t be scared. We’ve got just the thing to combat these ghoulish story tellers, TRAINING. Training is the cure to all scary things in life. (Maybe not all, but some.) Don’t you think Buffy the Vampire Slayer went through some training? She slayed vampires and all you need to do is slay a few new features in the Continue Reading

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This Week In CTMLS Training

We’re back at it again this week with a great roster of webinars for you to attend online as part of your CTMLS membership. These classes will not only help you utilize the products and services that CTMLS offers, but also enable you to leverage the power of the web to grow your business in a very competitive marketplace. Also this week you can visit us at one of our in person training sessions as we are on the road to come out and visit you. Let’s start with the webinars Internet Marketing 102: Tuesday October 22nd, 2013 at 11a. This hour long class will start you out on the basics of Search Engine Optimization and Blogging and will wrap Continue Reading

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Fusion Training On-Demand

We know that your CT real estate business isn’t a 9a-5p type enterprise. It’s possible you could be out of the office all day and in the office at night or maybe you’re out with clients all night and can only take a class at 6a. With that in mind we are constantly working on ways for you to be able to access the vast training resources we have without having to plan around our schedule. That is why today I am happy to announce that we currently have SIX recorded webinars available for viewing at any time. These webinars are available to you 24/7-365. Just simply click here and choose the webinar you want to view. Currently we offer Continue Reading

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