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Rainmaker
4,799,501
Gabe Sanders
Real Estate of Florida specializing in Martin County Residential Homes, Condos and Land Sales - Stuart, FL
Stuart Florida Real Estate

They don't raise prices, but they also don't seem to be adding any features.

Apr 01, 2018 04:52 AM
Rainmaker
710,004
Richard Bazinet /MBA, CRS, ABR
West USA Realty - Scottsdale, AZ
Phoenix Scottsdale. Sellers, Buyers & Relocations

Overall, I'd say yes. I think my MLS does a great job with continuous improvements of new functionalities.

Apr 01, 2018 07:48 AM
Ambassador
2,571,247
Fred Griffin Florida Real Estate
Fred Griffin Real Estate - Tallahassee, FL
Licensed Florida Real Estate Broker

 The only fee increase this year was NAR.  

 MLS is from Paragon.

Apr 01, 2018 07:16 AM
Rainmaker
4,101,851
Michael Jacobs
Pasadena, CA
Los Angeles Pasadena 818.516.4393

I wouldn't use the word progressive but the word responsive to the needs of the membership. 

Apr 01, 2018 06:05 AM
Rainmaker
1,923,164
Anthony Acosta - ALLATLANTACONDOS.COM
Harry Norman, REALTORS® - Atlanta, GA
Associate Broker

Yes, FMLS is constantly updating and adding new features.

Apr 01, 2018 05:52 AM
Ambassador
5,410,936
Bob Crane
Woodland Management Service / Woodland Real Estate, EXP - Stevens Point, WI
Forestland Experts! 715-204-9671

They do a good job, noticed that they signed us up for an interesting online training service this week.  Now to find the time to explore this new benefit.

Apr 01, 2018 12:51 AM
Rainmaker
556,858
Lynnea Miller
Bend Premier Real Estate - Bend, OR
Premier Real Estate Service in Central Oregon

Yes and yes.  But we also have so many new agents paying into MLS, they have a lot of money to do these upgrades.

Apr 01, 2018 07:19 AM
Rainmaker
895,150
Candice A. Donofrio
Next Wave RE Investments LLC Bullhead City AZ Commercial RE Broker - Fort Mohave, AZ
928-201-4BHC (4242) call/text

It has been for 10 years . . . I don't recall a dues increase in all that time and many features added and improved.
NOW, however, it remains to be seen. The very smart, proactive MLS CEO retired and was replaced by someone I think is also quite good.
BUT we are also about to adopt a new system, and I imagine there will be a dues increase in the foreseeable future!
(I gotta crees-tal boll! 🔮)

Apr 01, 2018 07:06 AM
Rainmaker
808,847
Kasey & John Boles
Jon Gosche Real Estate, LLC - BoiseMeridianRealEstate.com - Boise, ID
Boise & Meridian, ID Ada/Canyon/Gem/Boise Counties

Our MLS constantly adds new features and benefits without raising prices. They are pretty great actually and really progresive. They just did raise prices at the beginning of the year but that is the first time in as long as I can remember, maybe a decade. And I think part of it was because the MLS members basically demanded that they keep Instanet as an option when are State Association pulled it out from under us and switch to a new program that none of us wanted. The MLS agreed with the members and obliged, but at their cost since IAR pays for the Forms Simplicity. I think our MLS is one of the good ones. -Kasey

Apr 01, 2018 06:27 AM
Rainmaker
3,069,984
Tony and Suzanne Marriott, Associate Brokers
Serving the Greater Phoenix and Scottsdale Metropolitan Area - Scottsdale, AZ
Haven Express @ Keller Williams Arizona Realty

YEs

Apr 01, 2018 06:23 AM
Rainmaker
3,331,523
Scott Godzyk
Godzyk Real Estate Services - Manchester, NH
One of the Manchester NH's area Leading Agents

Our MLS switched companies that host and manage it. It was like going back in time. Although they ar eimproving still miss some search features we had with the old one. 

Apr 01, 2018 05:41 AM
Rainmaker
4,120,436
Nina Hollander, Broker
Coldwell Banker Realty - Charlotte, NC
Your Greater Charlotte Realtor

Pretty much so. We have a robust MLS system and it's always being tweaked. 

Apr 01, 2018 05:26 AM
Rainmaker
3,617,099
James Dray
Fathom Realty - Bentonville, AR
Exceptional Agents, Outstanding Results

We are changing from Matrix to Navica on April 9th.  The new service will add some features and the price will decrease by 60.00 per year.  We'll see how well it works out    

Apr 01, 2018 03:47 AM
Rainmaker
1,387,628
Ryan Huggins - Thousand Oaks, CA
https://HugginsHomes.com - Thousand Oaks, CA
Residential Real Estate and Investment Properties

Yes, I'd say they do a good job of adding features to the MLS.  Recently they removed a ridiculous character cap on the property descriptions.

Apr 01, 2018 09:29 AM
Rainmaker
1,723,405
Lyn Sims
Schaumburg, IL
Schaumburg Real Estate Agent Retired

Yes they are & really good about trying to get us new things to get business. Some of them they eventually take away because the participation is just there. One app I use will now cost $149 for 18 months for market stats.

There are still more in the system. I think it is really great.

The MLS gives a crap about service/maintenance etc not like NAR.

Apr 01, 2018 08:29 AM
Rainmaker
558,724
Steffy Hristova
HomeSmart Elite Group Tempe AZ Tel: 480-966-9353 - Tempe, AZ
Tempe AZ Realtor - Your Home Close to Your Work!

Yes, our MLS adds features and sends emails about the new features and training videos and classes. I like that very much.

Apr 01, 2018 08:24 AM
Rainmaker
6,609,858
Roy Kelley
Realty Group Referrals - Gaithersburg, MD

Yes.

Apr 01, 2018 08:12 AM
Rainmaker
2,024,100
Michael J. Perry
KW Elite - Lancaster, PA
Lancaster, PA Relo Specialist

yes , we are part of the Multi State BRIGHT MLS

Apr 01, 2018 05:37 AM
Rainmaker
4,212,856
Wayne Martin
Wayne M Martin - Chicago, IL
Real Estate Broker - Retired

Some of my old MLS's are progressive and some are unfortunately not!

Apr 01, 2018 05:01 AM
Ambassador
4,258,792
Debe Maxwell, CRS
www.iCharlotteHomes.com | The Maxwell House Group | RE/MAX Executive | (704) 491-3310 - Charlotte, NC
The right Charlotte REALTOR!

I think so and our prices are rarely raised here in Charlotte, Paul. Did you just have an increase?

Apr 03, 2018 10:08 PM
Ambassador
2,100,452
Hannah Williams
HomeStarr Realty - Philadelphia, PA
Expertise NE Philadelphia & Bucks 215-820-3376

They are progressive and seemed to always keep the prices down .Suddenly we merged and the prices went through the roof

Apr 02, 2018 01:31 PM
Rainmaker
593,246
AJ Heidmann ~ CRS
McEnearney Associates, Inc. - Alexandria, VA
YOUR Alexandria & Arlington, VA Real Estate Expert

Paul ~ Ours are actually going down due to a big merger of MRIS & Trend, along with several more individual Association MLS'.  Basic services have are more robust and they have another tier of pay services for agents that want them.  All in all, a pretty good value.

Apr 02, 2018 09:42 AM
Rainmaker
1,519,351
Inna Ivchenko
Barcode Properties - Encino, CA
Realtor® • GRI • HAFA • PSC Calabasas CA

Yes, it is quite good.

Apr 01, 2018 10:09 PM
Ambassador
4,312,759
Praful Thakkar
LAER Realty Partners - Andover, MA
Andover, MA: Andover Luxury Homes For Sale

Paul S. Henderson, REALTOR®,CRS, - yes, they keep on improving all the time.

Apr 01, 2018 09:37 PM
Rainmaker
577,189
Gloria Valvasori, Accredited Senior Agent
BETTER HOMES AND GARDENS REAL ESTATE SIGNATURE SERVICE - Mississauga, ON
REAL Experience | REAL Commitment | REAL Results!

Yes, our Board has added a few features over the past few years. and no increase ... yet..

Apr 01, 2018 06:51 PM
Ambassador
3,039,280
Tammy Lankford,
Lane Realty Eatonton, GA Lake Sinclair, Milledgeville, 706-485-9668 - Eatonton, GA
Broker GA Lake Sinclair/Eatonton/Milledgeville

I'm not sure "progressive" is the term I would use, but yes, we get new features generally a few times a year.

Apr 01, 2018 06:41 PM
Ambassador
3,986,710
Debbie Reynolds, C21 Platinum Properties
Platinum Properties- (931)771-9070 - Clarksville, TN
The Dedicated Clarksville TN Realtor-(931)320-6730

They are very progressive. In the last 20 years there have only been 2 price increases and those were just 2-3 dollars each. We are constantly looking at ways to enhance service, provide benefits and make an agent's job easier.

I am a director and if I hear a good idea somewhere I share it with the board. They added Chat to their customer service profile from a suggestion I made last year. Now almost a third of all inquiries are handled through the Chat tool. More good things are in the works.

Apr 01, 2018 06:17 PM
Rainmaker
527,095
Dave Halpern
Keller Williams Realty Louisville East (502) 664-7827 - Louisville, KY
Louisville Short Sale Expert

They don't raise prices. Not sure if that fits the definition of progressive

Apr 01, 2018 04:29 PM
Rainmaker
5,571,923
Barbara Todaro
RE/MAX Executive Realty - Retired - Franklin, MA
Previously Affiliated with The Todaro Team

prices have not increased and they're always tweeking the system....

Apr 01, 2018 02:47 PM
Rainmaker
1,232,533
Thomas J. Nelson, REALTOR ® e-Pro CRS RCS-D Vets
Big Block Realty 858.232.8722 - La Jolla, CA
& Host of Postcards From Success Podcast

Yes/No

Yes/No

Apr 01, 2018 12:37 PM
Rainmaker
1,707,423
Joe Pryor
The Virtual Real Estate Team - Oklahoma City, OK
REALTOR® - Oklahoma Investment Properties

As a rule, MLS systems are mostly archaic and/or mediocre. One of the issues is that members won't pay for outstanding and anythig that says dues increase is considered dictatorial. RIP, the present real estate industry.

Apr 01, 2018 11:30 AM
Rainer
4,729
Richard Agar
Wes Peters Group - Columbia, MD
Helping Homeowners, One Client at a Time

I use Bright MLS/MRIS and I find it to be very useful, easy to use, has depth and maintains consistent pricing.

Apr 01, 2018 11:22 AM
Rainmaker
4,433,703
Gita Bantwal
RE/MAX Centre Realtors - Warwick, PA
REALTOR,ABR,CRS,SRES,GRI - Bucks County & Philadel

Yes.

Apr 01, 2018 11:16 AM
Rainer
326,722
J.R. Schloemer, CRS
Kentucky Select Properties - Louisville, KY

We don't have dues increasing much. I can't say we are or we aren't progressive, but they are looking at ways to "improve" the MLS. I really wish they would differentiate between Condo, Garden/Patio Homes, & Townhouse style properties, but not yet.

Apr 01, 2018 11:14 AM
Rainmaker
1,900,787
Bob "RealMan" Timm
Ward County Notary Services - Minot, ND
Owner of Ward Co Notary Services retired RE Broker

Ours just moved up from stone tablets recently Paul S. Henderson, REALTOR®,CRS, 

Apr 01, 2018 10:33 AM
Ambassador
3,058,105
Kathleen Daniels, Probate & Trust Specialist
KD Realty - 408.972.1822 - San Jose, CA
Probate Real Estate

I do not believe so.  Fees are always increasing ... and I wonder ... why?

Apr 01, 2018 08:50 AM
Rainmaker
5,590,219
Ron and Alexandra Seigel
Napa Consultants - Carpinteria, CA
Luxury Real Estate Branding, Marketing & Strategy

Paul,

Never were involved with MLS in Commercial. A

Apr 01, 2018 08:17 AM
Rainmaker
54,790
Jordan Ayan
The Lifestyle Collection - Scottsdale, AZ
Luxury Market Expert, CLHMS,Million Dollar Guild

As someone who comes to real estate after owning several digital companies - I would not say our MLS is progressive.  They do link to some progressive tools provided by outsiders, but the interface is clunky and the technology it is developed in is not state of the art.  Does it work - absolutely, but it is far from elegant or user-friendly.

Apr 01, 2018 07:37 AM
Rainmaker
1,153,975
Sam Shueh
(408) 425-1601 - San Jose, CA
mba, cdpe, reopro, pe

$840 ouch.

Some realtors now search public version and skip that membership.....

Apr 01, 2018 06:52 AM
Rainmaker
1,044,339
Dave Martin (703) 585-4687
Fairfax Realty - Fairfax, VA
Making Realty Dreams a Reality #WeWillGetYouHome

Over all I would give the MLS a 6-7 out of 10 here in N. Virginia market

Apr 30, 2018 10:39 AM
Rainmaker
4,016,026
Will Hamm
Hamm Homes - Aurora, CO
"Where There's a Will, There's a Way!"

We are lucky, they do not add but I  just got my bill yesterday and they increase it 1.50

Apr 06, 2018 04:36 PM
Rainmaker
4,942,500
Joan Cox
House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373 - Denver, CO
Denver Real Estate - Selling One Home at a Time

It seems like we do get upgrades pretty frequently, and no price increase.

Apr 04, 2018 07:09 AM
Rainmaker
822,102
Olga Simoncelli
Veritas Prime, LLC dba Veritas Prime Real Estate - New Fairfield, CT
CONSULTANT, Real Estate Services & Risk Management

They do add features all the time, but now they changed billing to bill upfront for many months, so that's like a hidden price hike.

Apr 01, 2018 01:52 PM