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Posted by Gary Bild on 05 January 2017 02:08 PM

Routine Maintenance Notice:  
Reminder:  Routine maintenance occurs on Tuesday evenings, between 10 PM PDT until 6 AM PDT Wednesday.  During this time frame, it is possible for Paragon and/or the Sandicor Corporate Homepage to be unavailable.

 

 Paragon v5.61  Release  10/10/17

Here are a few highlights coming on 10/10 in our next release

We are excited to communicate the upcoming changes to the Collaboration Center (CC2) Notifications with the October 2017, 5.61 Release. The Collaboration Center Notifications have been updated to a fresh, new responsive design format.

In order to retain the template styling and update it to a professional and consistent look, the Rich Text Editor has been replaced by a text box to ensure consistency in the font and formatting when typing a message in the Collaboration Center Notifications.

E-mail Signature functionality has been removed from the Welcome E-mail as all of the pertinent Agent Contact info is now included in the updated Template both at the top and the bottom of the New Template.

II. Other 5.61 Release Changes

Auto-Save Added to CMA Wizard: When creating or modifying a CMA in the CMA Wizard, your progress will be saved automatically when you use the Next\Back buttons or when you click on a Step to move through the Create CMA steps.

Improved Color Coding on Pop-up Messages: The color coding has been improved on the pop-up messages that appear throughout the system to make them clearer. Each message type now has a different color and label.

New Agent Reminder to Send Initial List of Saved Search Listing to Prospective Buyers: As of the 5.61 release, if an Agent sets up legacy email notifications for contacts, a new message appears reminding them to email the buyer the initial listing matches. A link has been added to open all of the listings from that saved search making it easy to email immediately.

 

 

Paragon v5.60 Release August23rd!!!

Preference Wizard updated to Include User Preference Options:

  • Assume Identity
  • Time Zone
  • Display Property Address on Hyperlink View

 

Listing Maintenance (LIM) Improved Interface:
Action Labels have been updated to have friendlier labels, such as "Listing" will now appear as "Maintain Listing." The modal that displays when a listing has been successfully saved to the system has been updated to appear with a "Congratulations" message along with recommended additional steps for additional actions the user can do to the listing.

 

Last Search: Timestamp now Included in Display:
The Last Search functionality has been updated to include the date and time of when the search was last performed.  
Last Search currently set to last 5 Searches will now increase to the last 20 Searches.

 

Collab Center Updates:

 

  • The New Welcome Email Template  
    A new welcome email template has been created for the Collab Center. This new template contains helpful information and directions on how to use this site.  Along with this helpful information, the template is responsive and will adjust to desktop and mobile applications.

  • New Message and Link Added to Emails Regarding Upcoming Improvements:
    A new message and link will be included in all Collab Center Agent and Consumer notifications that will allow the recipient to a preview of the future enhancement to CC2 Notifications that will be included in the October release.

  • Introducing the New Combined Display getting ready for "Sell Side"
    The layout of the Collab Center has been updated to a new design that better arranges the various items displayed on the dashboard and makes certain features more visible.It has also been enhanced to have a combined look for both the Buy Side and the New Sell Side (coming in October)  The new display allows the end  user to quickly switch between their Buy Side options and their Sell Side information without having to use the menu icon.  The help overlay has been updated to reflect these changes.

 

CC2 - Sell Side - coming in 5.61
Currently, the new Sell Side of Collaboration Center is still in "Beta" and is being tested by other MLS accounts who use Paragon.  Sandicor will be adding Seller Activity to Collaboration Center in October.

 

Remove HTML Formatting:
In preparation for future enhancements to the Collab Center (CC2) Notifications in the 5.61 (October 2017) release, enhancements were made in this release that will affect the overall Preferences for the Message Body functionality. A change has been made to remove the HTML formatting in the Message Body function which is also used in the legacy E-mail Notifications, Collab Center Notifications and manual Paragon e-mail functions. Although the verbiage will still display, the images, links and custom formatting will no longer display for Message Bodies. Common changes seen are trademark symbols, quote signs and apostrophes.(see your individual MLS message sent on 8/21 for more details)

 

 

 

Rountine Maintenance Reminder:
Routine maintenance occurs on Tuesday evenings, between 10 PM PDT until 6 AM PDT Wednesday.  During this time frame, it is possible for Paragon and/or the Sandicor Corporate Homepage to be unavailable.

 

***CRS ENHANCEMENTS***

 

  • Ability to add up to 3 specific properties to your list of comparables
  • Ability to drag and drop columns on the Search Results Custom List, Comparable Properties List and the Custom Comparable Results Custom List
  • Recent Sales Map Layer now has Last 36 months, 48 Months, and last 60 months.
  • Purchase Credits for Documents  (click on link) 

    ***HomeSnap ENHANCEMENTS***

    • Additional Property Types Now Available:
      Co-Ops
      Multi-Family
      Lots and Land
      Commercial
      Mobile and Manufactured  

 

 

 

***CRS ENHANCEMENTS***

  • Ability to add up to 3 specific properties to your list of comparables
  • Ability to drag and drop columns on the Search Results Custom List, Comparable Properties List and the Custom Comparable Results Custom List
  • Recent Sales Map Layer now has Last 36 months, 48 Months, and last 60 months.

     

 

Sandicor and CRMLS Data Share Launch!

As of Tuesday, May 23, you can search for CRMLS (California Regional Multiple Listing Service) residential listings within our Paragon MLS system and CRMLS members can search for Sandicor residential listings within their Matrix MLS system! You’ll now be able to set up residential Paragon searches for your clients in the areas served by CRMLS. 

It is important to note that your residential listings will automatically be sent to CRMLS, however our listing format (fields and selections) will NOT be a complete match with their database! Sandicor has and will continue to add new fields and pick list values in our efforts to better match the CRMLS format.

For your convenience, here are links to the updated Residential Listing Input Form  and the NEW Fields and NEW Pick List Values. While programming work continues on adding other property types, the SmartLink into the CRMLS system will still be available for use.  

 

***Weekly Maintenance Notice*** 

Weekly maintenance occurs on Tuesday evenings, between 10 PM PDT until 6 AM PDT, Wednesday. 

 

Paragon v5.58 Release on May 3rd!!!

NEW CMA Presentation Set Up and CMA Preference Wizards.  

The default options from the CMA Presentation Setup has been added to the CMA Preferences Wizard.  Users will now have the ability to set the default options for the Comparable Report, CMA Summary, CMA Comparable Property Statistics and CMA Seller's Net Sheet.

Collab Center Updates:

  • Updates are now retained until new updates are available.  Prior to 5.58, when the client clicked on CC2 notification link they would be taken to CC2 site and would see the updates.  Instead of clearing the updates we will retain those updates until a new update is triggered. 
  • Code adjustments have been made to improve the speed of overall performance of the dashboard when switching filters.
  • Swiping on Photo within the CC2 Detail view has been fixed.
  • Loading Spinner added so user knows the system is working.

    COMING SOON - SELLER'S COLLAB CENTER.  
    Listing agents will have a product to give their sellers that will allow them to monitor their listing within the MLS.
  • Showing the number of emails, and searches their listing has appeared in.
  • How many have marked it as a favorite, possible, rejected or undecided.  
  • Real Estate Agent Views vs Prospective Buyer Views 

    • ALSO COMING - Collab Center Pro for AGENTS
      The new responsively designed web based solution includes the ability for Agents to have access to all of their Paragon contacts and their contacts' CC2 sites, including the ability to edit contact information.  Agents will be able to search listings as an agent and the ability to access and edit their Paragon searches on the go. Giving Paragon a better mobile experience on smart phones and tablets.

New Field Added:  Selling Agent 2/Selling Office 2 

 

Zillow Update

Sandicor is pleased to announce that an agreement has been reached with the Zillow Group! The Zillow Group includes Trulia and other sites powered by Zillow such as Yahoo!

Sandicor will be maintaining a syndication system for use by Brokers when selecting Zillow as a syndication site for their listings. Per our agreement, Zillow will be pulling a fixed set of data fields directly from our Paragon system approximately every ten minutes, thereby providing consumers with new and updated listings soon after this information is entered by an agent! At this time, the syndication software vendor, Bridge Interactive, is in the process of configuring and setting up our syndication system. It is important to note that the existing agreements Sandicor has established with Brokers will be kept in place and there WILL NOT be an interruption in the distribution of their listings to Zillow.  For those Brokers (or franchisors) that provide their listings directly to Zillow, this DOES NOT affect you.

Please note our default syndication setting will be a fixed “off” status for those Brokers who have not opted-in their listings for Zillow, which means we will NOT automatically send their listings to Zillow.

Sandicor will provide Brokers with timely updates as Bridge Interactive works through their configuration process. 

 

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Sandicor is currently involved in various litigation with its shareholders, and its Directors have been advised by counsel not to discuss their personal views of such cases publicly.

In addition, each member of Sandicor’s Board of Directors recognizes and understands that the MLS is the most important tool many of you use in your real estate business, and that any reduction in or interruption of MLS performance would be unacceptable.

The Directors of Sandicor are therefore unanimously committed to maintaining a consistently high level of service to all brokers and agents in San Diego County who use Sandicor’s MLS. The Board will continue to work diligently, to the best of our ability, to insure that the pending litigation will not cause any interruption of the MLS to its users.

Sandicor will continue to provide to you the high quality of MLS service you deserve.

Sincerely,

Sandicor’s Board of Directors