Foreward from the President
As your 2018 President, I am pleased to announce that we now offer our members access to CRMLS via the Matrix platform. In addition to Sandicor, you are able to access CRMLS as a secondary subscription. If this interests you or your agents, I'd encourage you to explore your options.
We have been working hard to offer what our members have been asking for; to be part of a statewide MLS system. This will enhance business opportunities and provide a better way to compete with third-party syndicators that consumers have been turning to for information. We are partnering with an MLS provider that honors our commitment to our brokerage community. This commitment is to protect and to give you control of all decisions regarding your data!
Until the long-term solution of belonging to the statewide MLS (CRMLS) is finalized, NSDCAR is offering an interim solution. In addition to our current offering of Sandicor, all brokers who sign up with CRMLS can now provide agents access to CRMLS as a secondary subscription. Primary subscribers to Sandicor may benefit from our reduced 2018 MLS fees.. (See attached pricing sheet)
A secondary subscription to CRMLS is a way to access the CRMLS system via the Matrix platform . As we become a part of the statewide MLS, the transition efforts wi ll be made seamlessly .
NSDCAR subscribers of CRMLS will have the choice of using Paragon or Matrix. For brokers who are not currently CRMLS users, this interim solution provides an opportunity to start taking advantage of the many valuable benefits CRMLS offers.
With this letter, I have included the announcement on our progress with the lawsuit and settlement, media coverage, and some information on the benefits of belonging to CRMLS. Besides the many products available at no additional cost, becoming a CRMLS user gives you the ability to transact in many areas of the state including the Greater Los Angeles and Palm Springs areas, which are not included in the data share agreement. (See Attached Benefit Sheet)
We look forward to our future working together to provide the best possible MLS experience to all our members, and we're confident that this interim solution will help you make the most of your business.
Attached is a Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) document. Please contact us (760)734-3971 with any additional questions or concerns. We can help you sign up to enable your agents to take advantage of this new opportunity.
Official Press Release
SAN DIMAS, Calif., Dec. 5, 2017 /PRNewswire/ — CRMLS is pleased to announce that access to the CRMLS platform of services has been extended into areas of San Diego, providing members of North San Diego Association of REALTORS® (NSDCAR) and Pacific Southwest Association of REALTORS® (PSAR) with MLS front-end choice.
The CRMLS Matrix system is an industry-leading MLS platform being used by over 85,000 real estate professionals through CRMLS’s participating Associations and Boards, including Orange County AOR, Pacific West AOR, Southwest Riverside AOR, and many others. NSDCAR and PSAR join the existing community of Matrix users while maintaining access to Paragon.
“It’s about choice,” said Art Carter, CEO of CRMLS. “We already enjoy a healthy, robust data share with Sandicor, which will remain in place. We are thrilled to now offer NSDCAR and PSAR members with the choice between two innovative MLS platforms that each deliver a unique user experience. This is another impactful step forward in providing real estate professionals with the technology resources they need to prosper,” states Carter.
The presidents of NSDCAR and PSAR share the same enthusiasm about this new offering to their members.
Sarah Heck, 2017 President of PSAR, states, “We are excited about being able to give our members options. CRMLS and its Matrix software is another option. Some like Paragon, some like Matrix. We will be providing both.”
“NSDCAR’s members have been asking for more robust technology. NSDCAR is proud to be providing CRMLS and Matrix in addition to Sandicor and Paragon. Like many REALTORS in North County, I’m going to be part of both MLSs now,” says Michael Carunchio, 2017 President of NSDCAR.
In addition to having access to the Matrix system, members of NSDCAR and PSAR can obtain Matrix support via the knowledgeable customer care team, live webinars, and how-to videos provided by CRMLS.
About California Regional Multiple Listing Service (CRMLS)
California Regional MLS is the nation’s largest and most recognized subscriber-based MLS, dedicated to servicing over 85,000 real estate professionals from 33 Associations, 3 Boards of REALTORS® and 1 MLS. CRMLS is the industry powerhouse and thrives on providing the most relevant products and services to its subscribers. For more information on CRMLS visit www.crmls.org.
SOURCE California Regional MLS