Conversion to FlexMLS

Conversion to flexmls

In-person Options on February 21st & 22nd

LaPorte County – Blue Chip Casino, Michigan City

  • 2/21, 9:00 AM – Getting Started with Flexmls
  • 2/21, 11:00 AM – Getting Started with Flexmls
  • 2/21, 1:00 PM – Getting Started with Flexmls
  • 2/21, 3:00 – Office Admin & Managing Broker Training/Q&A
  • 2/22, 9:00 AM – Getting Started with Flexmls
  • 2/22, 11:00 AM – Getting Started with Flexmls
  • 2/22, 1:00 PM – Getting Started with Flexmls

Lake County – Avalon Manor, Merrillville

  • 2/21, 9:00 AM – Getting Started with Flexmls
  • 2/21, 11:00 AM – Getting Started with Flexmls
  • 2/21, 1:00 PM – Getting Started with Flexmls
  • 2/22, 9:00 AM – Office Admin & Managing Broker Training/Q&A
  • 2/22, 11:00 AM – Getting Started with Flexmls
  • 2/22, 1:00 PM – Getting Started with Flexmls

In-person Options on February 27th & 28th

NIRA Office (800 E. 86th Ave., Merrillville, IN 46410)

  • 9:00 AM – Getting Started with Flexmls
  • 10:30 AM – Getting Started with Flexmls
  • 1:00 PM – Getting Started with Flexmls
  • 2:30 PM – Getting Started with Flexmls

Online Training Options

Add and Edit Listings in Flexmls

February 26, 2:00 – 2:45 PM CST

Join us for this class on Adding and Changing listings in Flexmls. We’ll walk through the entire Add Listing process from entering the listing data, and previewing the listing, to adding photos and documents. We’ll also cover how to do price and status changes once your listing is active on the MLS.

Click here to Register:
https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/7517326249687679321

Working with Prospects: Subscriptions, Portals and Contact Activity

March 4, 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM CST

Join us for an in-depth review of Searches, Subscriptions (auto emails), Portals, and tracking Contact Activity. How do you set up subscriptions (automatic listing updates) for your contacts? How long does a subscription last? What is the portal and how is it different from a subscription? How do you know if your client has logged in to the portal after you’ve sent them an invitation? We will answer all of these questions, plus many more!

Click here to Register:
https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/1667845225082205788

CMAs in Flexmls

March 5, 2:00 – 3:00 PM CST

Join us for a detailed look at Flexmls features you can use when working with sellers. We’ll cover the One-Line CMA, Full CMA, Listing Activity Reports and more!

Click here to Register:
https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/4432328619101785942

Flexmls Pro for iOS

March 6, 11:00 – 11:45 AM CST

Join us for an overview of using the Flexmls Pro (mobile) app on your iPhone. In this class, we’ll demonstrate how to search for listings, share listings, create searches and subscriptions for prospects, view hot sheet activity, and more–all from your iOS device!

Click here to Register:
https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/3923140386232249686

Flexmls Pro for Android

March 6, 12:00 – 12:45 PM CST

Join us for an overview of using the Flexmls Pro (mobile) app on your Android device. In this class, we’ll demonstrate how to search for listings, share listings, create searches and subscriptions for prospects, view hot sheet activity, and more–all from your Android device!

Click here to Register:
https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/4958948509318187865

Email Correspondence Regarding Flexmls

  • 2/6/24 – Flexmls Conversion Updates
  • 1/01/24 – Flex Launch
  • 1/25/24 – Update from your Presidents
  • 1/11/24 – Follow-up from Flexmls Webinar
  • 1/4/24 – NIRA Conversion to Flexmls Schedule, Webinar, & Training Options
  • 7/13/23 – Recorded Webinar, In case you missed it!
  • 7/6/23 – Why FBS Flexmls? Get your questions answered!
  • 7/5/23 – NIRA MLS is Thrilled to Announce MLS Vendor Change

Please send all questions and feedback to flex@nira.realtor


Learn about the conversion from NIRA Leadership


FAQ AND MORE INFORMATION

Why and when are we switching MLS vendors?

Converting to a new Multiple Listing Service is a major undertaking. We know the MLS is probably the most utilized and important business tool you use on a daily basis, and we want to provide you with the best system available for our users.

In early 2023 NIRA MLS surveyed our MLS users, to gain feedback on our current MLS system. The survey results gave a great representation of our membership and overall, we found that the majority of our MLS users were mostly satisfied with Rapattoni with a few areas for improvement. One being reliability. Our MLS users want a system they can count on 24/7. It was also very clear in the results our users are dissatisfied with the current App and would like a more intuitive, user friendly mobile App.

With these findings, the MLS Board of Directors appointed a taskforce (strategically made up of a variety of MLS users, from large brokerages to small from newer agents, to experienced, etc.) to take a serious look at what we currently have and how it compares to other MLS vendors in the industry. Throughout the month of March, they put in over 30 hours exploring and comparing the nation’s top 7 MLS Vendors with a focus on a reliable MLS system that provides a user-friendly mobile app and is focused on staying ahead of the curve in this fast-paced industry. Once the taskforce viewed all the demos, it was clear FBS Flexmls was the best fit for the majority of our users.

We are anticipating launching Flexmls early next year, with a three week overlap with Rapattoni.

Interested in knowing what the taskforce had to say about FBS Flexmls? Click here

What will this change accomplish?

By making this change we hope to address the areas for improvement our survey revealed, as well as position us to stay innovative as our industry continues to evolve.

The three areas for improvement the MLS user survey report showed was the need for a reliable MLS system, an improved mobile App, and an innovative and cutting-edge approach to technology.

FBS Flexmls is the fastest growing MLS system, and it’s easy to understand why. They pride themselves on their systems’ reliability and ease of use, which aligns with our members’ needs. In fact, their hosting team reported a system uptime of 99.98% for 2022! This means you can rely on a robust system that enhances your overall experience and productivity.

FBS Flexmls® offers two versions of their App. One for agent use and one for homebuyers. The Agent App, Flexmls® for Real Estate Professionals is designed to mirror the FBS Flexmls desktop version, so agents only have to learn one system. It allows you to customize preferences when viewing listings, quickly find listings, maintain them, schedule open houses, manage contact and client relationships and much more!

The Flexmls® App for Homebuyers allows easy communication between you and your client. They can easily access timely data, create filtered searches, connect with their agent, along with a variety of other useful features.

Click here to learn more about the Flexmls® App for Real Estate Professionals and Flexmls® App for Homebuyers.

In addition to reliability and an improved mobile App, FBS Flexmls allows us to stay innovative. Our marketplace is expanding and the need to compete is stronger than ever. We believe the advanced tools FBS Flexmls provides, as well as the ease of use of the system will make for a smooth and favorable transition. It is our hope that NIRA MLS users will find FBS Flexmls to be an upgraded system to what we have currently. The FBS Flexmls system is forward thinking, and continually making improvements with more to come in 2024! We appreciate the approach their organization takes to embracing the future.

FLEX Information

Although we will have plenty of trainings coming up, we encourage you to start learning about the FBS Flexmls system now. Through their Flexmls Academy. You’re able to access all kinds of useful videos, flyers, product news, and more.

We understand this is a big change. We cannot stress enough how much thought, careful consideration and research has gone into this decision. We truly hope all our MLS users find the change to FBS Flexmls to be in their best interest.

Should you have any pressing questions or concerns please do not hesitate to contact us at FlexConversion@Nira.Realtor.

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FlexMLS and NIRA Support

FlexMLS Support

(888)525–4747
support@flexmls.com
M-F 8am to 9pm CT

NIRA Support

(219)795–3600
mlssuport@nira.realtor
mlscompliance@nira.realtor
M-F 8am to 5pm CT

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