CCAR MULTIPLE LISTING SERVICE

Your portal to thousands of California listings.

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CCAR SUPPORT: MON – FRI 9:00 AM-5:00 PM  |  TEL: 925-295-1270  |  EMAIL: [email protected]

CCAR ANNUAL SPONSORS

UPCOMING TRAINING

Show & Sell New Homes: Best Practices for Working with Builders
Thu., Feb. 29  |  8:30am – 9:30am

License Renewal Crash Course
Fri., Mar. 1  |  9:30am – 12:00pm

Cloud CMA: How to Create a CMA
Fri., Mar. 1  |  1:00pm – 2:00pm

Branding: How to Create a Memorable Real Estate Brand
Mon., Mar. 4  |  10:00am – 11:00am

zipForm Basics – Navigating Lone Wolf Transactions
Tue., Mar. 5  |  10:00am – 11:00am

Serving Clients with Targeted Property & Market Research
Wed., Mar. 6  |  9:00am – 10:00am

Last Minute Tax Fix
Wed., Mar. 6  |  9:00am – 10:00am

1031 Exchange Basics
Thu., Mar. 7  |  10:00am – 11:00am

Paragon: Getting to Know Paragon MLS
Thu., Mar. 7  |  2:00pm – 4:00pm

Visit the CCAR Calendar to view/register for additional online training opportunities.

Member Benefit: BrokerBay

BrokerBay is now the core-offering for Showing Management tools from CCAR. Here is a list of actions you will need to take as an agent:

  1. Under Resources, ‘MLS Tools/Services’ in Paragon – select ‘BrokerBay’. This will log you into your BrokerBay account.
  2. As a first time user, verify your cell phone number, email, and personal details, set up your password, and upload a headshot if wanted.
  3. Configure your Showing Instructions for your active listings (See above video)
  4. Turn off your ShowingTime online Showings via the ShowingTime user dashboard – edit profile, Listing Agent – Showing Preferences, Allow Agents to Request Appointments Online = NO
  5. Begin using BrokerBay to book showings, and manage showings on your property and harness the functionality of BrokerBay to accelerate your business. Download the Mobile App to unlock the full power of the system via Apple App Store or Google Play.
  6. Your Listings will be automatically applied the BrokerBay booking action, as well as the Booking Icon. Appointments booked will be notified via email, SMS, or via a push notification on the BrokerBay mobile app.

Configure Showing Instructions Video >>
Agent Training Video >>

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Maximize your MLS experience

Learn how to maximize Paragon’s exceptional features. CCAR offers live monthly training courses and we encourage you to explore Paragon’s comprehensive webinars + training videos

Schedule an in-office Paragon training: 925.295.1270.

Floor Plans Subject to Copyright + Ad Restrictions

Floorplans posted with MLS listings are subject to copyright restrictions and truth in advertising guidelines. Adding floorplans to listing data has become popular among MLS Participants and Subscribers. But before you post, make sure they are accurate and that you get adequate permissions to copy and publish…
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M-F: 9 AM – 6 PM   |  SAT: 10 AM – 2 PM 

AGENTS:     (213) 739-8282

BROKERS:  (213) 739-8350

FAX:               (213) 480-7724

Resources:

Member Benefit Spotlight:
Dotloop: Real Estate Transaction Management

Dotloop is a cutting-edge real estate transaction management solution designed to seamlessly unite people and software, elevating efficiency and crafting an exceptional customer experience.

As a valued CCAR member you can now access this new free benefit that over 1.2 million real estate professionals already leverage for successfully closing deals. By creating online workspaces called “loops”, dotloop brings everyone involved within the deal together to share, edit and sign documents, as well as communicate and collaborate

Access and create an account by clicking Dotloop under the Resources tab in Paragon.

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Paragon MLS Update:

Starting January 18th, the “Agent Related to Principle” and “Agent has Ownership” feature lookups will transition into dedicated fields within the listing input, and will be displayed on the 2-Page Agent Report.

If you have any questions please contact CCAR Member Services at [email protected] or 925.295.1270.

MLS “AREA” Field Change Notice

The “AREA” field lookup values have been updated to a single lookup value called “Listing”. This means that instead of selecting various “AREA” options, you will now see one “Listing” value. We want to ensure that you have a clear understanding of how this change will impact your workflow.

Action Required – Update Your Saved Searches

To avoid your clients receiving unnecessary email notifications, we kindly request you to update all your Active Saved Searches that currently use the “AREA” field. You can use the following alternative fields instead: “Map Search,” “City,” or “Zip Code.” By making these updates before November 6th, you will prevent your clients from being bombarded with emails due to the change.

Will the AREA field still be required while entering a listing?

No, this field will no longer be required for listing entry.

What alternative fields can you use?

1. Map Search
2. City
3. Zip Code

Why are we making this change?

The decision to update the “AREA” field was driven by several factors:
1. Data Compatibility: As we integrate data from various MLSs into Paragon, we face challenges in maintaining a one-to-one match with each MLS’s “AREA” definitions. Different MLSs may use different terms such as District, Neighborhood, or Subdivision for their “AREA” field.
2. Outdated Field Design: The “AREA” field and its locations were created almost two decades ago, and we recognize that it no longer aligns with current best practices and user expectations.
3. Ease of Use: Some agents reported encountering error messages when using the “AREA” field due to a lack of familiarity with it.
 

Why do I still see the AREA field in the MLS?

Although we understand that you might still see the “AREA” field within Paragon, please be assured that the only available value will be “Listing.” We acknowledge this limitation and have already requested our MLS Vendor to remove the field entirely in future enhancements.
 
We appreciate your cooperation and understanding during this transition. By embracing these changes, we can enhance the efficiency and accuracy of our MLS system, benefiting all members.
 
Unique Areas (see above photo):
For those unique “Areas” such as Blackhawk, Rossmoor, Hayward Hills, etc.., you can leverage the “Zip Code” field for all but Rossmoor. For those agents who specialize in Rossmoor, we have created a “Map Layer” solution for your searching needs. To utilize the “Map Layer”, open the map and click on “Open Map Layer Panel” icon and check the box for “ROSSMOOR – WALNUT CREEK” then run search or add to criteria.

CCAR Member Benefit: ListTrac

ListTrac is a FREE member benefit that presents your listings’ performance in the MLS, IDX sites, and other real estate portals. This tool offers several benefits to brokers and agents:
  • Provides an understanding of activity (or lack of activity) on your listings compared to similar listings. 
  • Gives you a better understanding of the impact of price changes and other updates to your listing. 
  • Understand how often your listings are being viewed, shared, and saved.
  • Easily see how many email leads you receive from online sources.
  • Allows you to provide feedback to your clients on how their listing is performing online, including a Sellers Report (view above video).

You can access ListTrac via the Paragon MLS Resources Link (SSO).