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  FHA Availability in connectMLS

MRED brings you another way to get more homes sold!

Thanks to our friends at RatePlug, we have added FHA eligibility indicators for all condos and townhomes to connectMLS

You know why FHA approval is a real benefit to potential buyers:

  • Lower Down Payment
  • Easier Credit Qualifying
  • And down the road - easy refinancing and FHA loans are assumable

How will you see FHA eligibility in the system? Simply look for traffic light indicators on each condo or townhouse in the system:

  • Green Light - FHA Approved
  • Yellow Light - Property is conditionally approved, but certain criteria may not fit FHA loan approval
  • Red Light - Not FHA Approved

Learn More About FHA Eligibility in connectMLS »

Be The Expert

Infosparks is the coolest interactive online market analytics tool

  • Try it on your iPad or other tablet
  • Search several areas at once
  • Embed LIVE Infosparks links on your blog, website or emails
  • Get crazy with your custom searches using price ranges, number of bedrooms, etc.
  • Bar charts! Yes, you heard us - bar charts! 

Access Infosparks from the Tools, Resources & Links menu by clicking the tools icon in the upper right hand corner of any page of connectMLS. Infosparks is also accessible from the Additional Information menu on any listing in connectMLS.

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Making You Look Awesome

What's so great about Cloud CMA? Here are some highlights: 

  • The ability to create and send Cloud CMA reports via email or mobile device
  • Create Buyer Tours, Flyers and Property Reports too

Learn More About Cloud CMA »

Upgrade to the Cloud CMA Power Pack for even more features!

  • 50 Designer Covers
  • 55 New Illustrations
  • 25 Pages of Additional Content
  • And much more!

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Cloud CMA just introduced a special edition of Cloud CMA for teams and brokerages with less than 50 agents

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Email Marketing Tips from Cloud CMA

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Q: Are you wondering if other forms will be made available with the new Write a Contract?

A: It is possible to fill out any connectMLS form via the new "Write a Contract" link. Unfortunately, the additional auto-fill information is currently only enabled for the 6.0 forms. All other forms will continue to auto-fill the Address, Buyer and Seller names from the folder in which they are saved.

What's Coming Up?

Be on the lookout for the following:

Responsive Design for MRED customer functions in connectMLS

MRED In the News!

Top Home Sales of 2014 »

What Your Home is Worth »

Rebecca Jensen Displays Strong Leadership as MRED's President/Chief Executive Officer »

Chicago Real Estate Offices Compete in Energy Cost Disclosure Brokerage Challenge »

The Six Priciest Real Estate Sales of 2014 »

About MRED

Are you familiar with MRED's Menu of Products and Services?

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DISCLAIMER: Please always check with your managing broker or office manager to ascertain if any of your office policies supercede any general rule, information, suggestion or offer about the MLS system, other MRED products/ services or real estate in general contained in this communication.  Nothing herein is legal advice.

March 26, 2015

It's back and better than ever! MREDpalooza will be held on June 23rd at the Donald E. Stephens Convention Center. Don't miss the World Series of Tech Fairs!

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MRED Marketplace Review for 2014:

The MRED "Skinny" Video (Only 3 Minutes!) »
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Reminder: Agent Reports contain confidential information. They are NOT for distribution to or sharing with members of the public. Use Client Reports for that.

IAR has released their February housing numbers

February Talking Points »

March Forecast »

Local Market Update »


Managing Broker to Broker Transfer Form is Now Available »


Everything You Need To Know About the April 30 Managing Broker License Renewal »

Managing Broker License Renewal Checklist »


New Down Payment or Closing Cost Assistance for Buyers »

DocuSign is offering a limited time offer of 20% off DocuSign for REALTORS® Plus until April 20th

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Add Down Payment Resource to your Buyer Tours and Property Reports in Cloud CMA!

Take Me to The How-To Flyer »

Marketing Resources for You »

Join NAIFA for Collateral Underwriter and The Future of Appraising Class on Tuesday, March 31st from 8:30 AM - 4:30 PM at the Double Tree by Hilton Chicago North shore in Skokie

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Join the Appraisal Institute Chicago Chapter for a Chicago Residential Conditions Market Seminar on April 22nd from 8:30- 4:30 PM at Microtrain in Lombard

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It's Easier Than Ever to Capture Your Contacts in Listingbook »

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Tips For Taking a Great Property Photo »

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