Tuesday, August 30, 2011

Are You Without Power?

If you are still without power and would like to use one of our computers to catch up on some work feel free to come to our offices in Norwalk between 1:00 pm and 5:30pm today, Tuesday August 30th and between 9:00 am and 12:30 pm, Wednesday August 31st or anytime between 9:00 am and 5:30 pm, September 1st and 2nd.

Monday, August 29, 2011

Some Local Boards of Realtors without Power

The Greater Fairfield Board of Realtors and the Newtown Board of Realtors, Ridgefield Board of Realtors and Mid-Fairfield Board of Realtors are currently without power, you may call the GFC CMLS with any assistance you may need.

Thursday, August 25, 2011

Hurricane Preparations

We are keeping a very close eye on the hurricane that may potentially impact the area this weekend. We have been going over contingency plans on how we can best maintain at least some level of service to our users, even if we should lose power to the building which houses the GFC CMLS office. As the weekend approaches, and the weather forecasts become more accurate, we will keep you updated on how we plan to proceed.

In the meantime, it is very important that you write down or print out the following information. Should we lose power to our building, our normal website will not be up, but you can still access our programs using the following URLs:

Paragon 5




reInsight Mobile




All of these systems are housed in other parts of the country and should be up and running normally, despite what may happen in the Northeast.

If we have no power, RE/Xplorer and PC Access will be unavailable, since their server is within our office. This means you may not be able to input/modify listings or see tours/open houses for some time. We ask that you think ahead and try and get any of these things done prior to Sunday.

Again, we will provide more information as time goes by.

Tuesday, August 23, 2011

Real Estate Tax tips

Here are some good tips for filing taxes if you're selling your home.

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Thursday, August 18, 2011

Accessing MLS Data From Your Mobile Device

Did you know that you can access live GFC CMLS data from your mobile device (iPhone, iPad, Blackberry, Smart Phone, etc.) any time of day? As long as you have a data plan for internet access, and you are in an area where you have a good cellular signal, just open the web browser on your device and go to http://cmls.mobile.paragonrels.com (or http://cmls.mobile.fnismls.com). Log in with your usual GFC CMLS id and password.

Our mobile application allows you to do real time searches, view detailed reports of active and off market listings, run hotsheets, and even email listings to your customers.

There is nothing to download or install. You are simply accessing a website.

Wednesday, August 10, 2011

Every Listing Needs A Photo

We seem to be experiencing a growing problem! Many agents have been removing all the photos on their listings when the listing goes off market.

Please do not remove your photos when your listing goes off market as per our Rules and Regulations, all listings, regardless of status, require at least one photo.

Photos are helpful and important for both Available and Off Market properties for identification, marketing and comparable purposes. If you are so inclined to remove photos (as we do understand that professional photos can be expensive), please be sure to leave at least one on your listing or our data verification program will automatically flag and fine you. Thanks for your cooperation!

Tuesday, August 2, 2011

Paragon System Update

The Paragon system will be unavailable on Tuesday, August 2nd beginning at 11:00 pm and all functionality should return no later than 7 am on Wednesday August 3rd.

Increase in Pending Home Sales

Pending home sales have increased in June 2011 compared to June 2010.

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