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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.
  • Improved location and segment searching, like the ability to search words out of order and without punctuation
  • Ability to renew expired and expiring shared pages
  • 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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Google Chrome Changes

There have been some changes to Google Chrome settings that affect Cloud CMA/Realist users.

If you want the PDF to open without the need to download the PDF first, you can enable the Chrome PDF Viewer.

To enable Chrome's PDF Viewer, follow these steps:

  • Open Chrome
  • Type in chrome://plugins/ on the URL and click enter
  • Find Chrome PDF Viewer in the list (the easiest way to do this if you can't find it is CTRL + F and typing PDF in the box)
  • Click enable

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If you have any questions, please contact our Help Desk at 630-955-2755 or email

FHA Availability in connectMLS

Thanks to our friends at RatePlug, FHA eligibility indicators for all condos and townhomes can be found in 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 »

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What's New?

Some new things at MRED:

Help Desk hours on Saturdays, 9 am to 3 pm; and On Call Emergency Hours on Sundays, 10 am to 2 pm

Add/Edit and Auction updates to connectMLS

Realist Comparables Grid now includes column sorting

Addition of Cloud Streams, a listing alert and collaboration tool

New features added to the ShowingCart by ShowingAssist

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September 10, 2015

September is
Realtor Safety Month


Can I Text Listings (and Other Information) to My Clients?

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New Add/Edit and Auction Update in connectMLS »

Reminder: Agent Reports contain confidential information. They are NOT for distribution to or sharing with members of the public. Use Client Reports for that.

Illinois REbarcamp is coming to Oak Brook on October 5th

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CAR Member and MRED Customer Dan Goodwin is a NAR Good Neighbor Award Finalist

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Join NSBAR for Vertex 15, an engaging, one-day conference designed specifically for YOU. Event will be held Thursday, October 22nd from 7:30 AM - 4:30 PM at the Westin Chicago North Shore in Wheeling. General admission is $99 or a VIP Ticket is $250

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CIPS Course "Global Real Estate: Transaction Tool" will be coming to C.A.R. on Wednesday, October 21st from 9 AM - 4 PM

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The Top 5 Things to Know About TRID Now »

Register for a Listingbook Webinar »

Register for the RPR Basics webinar on Thursday, September 17 from 10-11 AM

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MRED Training has added classes at the REALTOR® Association of Fox Valley

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Explore the training opportunities at All MRED training - hands on, webinars, custom office training, videos - is FREE.

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This 2 hour hands on class will cover how to use Infosparks and will introduce you to MRED's very own Share My Listings Widget. Learn how you can easily share your listings on top social media sites.

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