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MichRIC

GKAR uses the FBS flexmls system and is one of 11 REALTOR® associations in the Michigan Regional Information Center, L.L.C. (MichRIC) which allows REALTORS® access to listings in over 20 counties in southwest Michigan.  MichRIC is governed by a Board of Managers who meet regularly throughout the year. Two members from every local association serve on the board and all associations have equal voting rights regardless of association size. View Map of GKAR Listing Areas & Reciprocal Associations (JPG) 

MLS Training

Training classes are reserved for GKAR Members and are limited to thirty (30) participants. Laptops are welcomed for those who wish to follow along during instruction. This is not a mobile training, so tablets should not be used. Training is held in the GKAR classroom unless otherwise noted. Classes are presented by our Director of MLS.

dotloop Training

February 20th, 2019 | 10-11:30 am | Register

August 28th, 2019 | 10-11:30 am | Register

Access a FREE electronic library of GKAR forms, as well as other Associations within MichRIC’s forms. This training covers dotloop Premium product features, endless loops, templates, and electronic signatures.

 

  • Create and edit transactions
  • Create templates of forms(i.e. Listing packet, Buyer Agency packet, etc.)
  • Connect the MLS to pull information from the MLS system directly into forms
  • Insert Common Clauses from the GKAR Clause Library into forms
  • Add your own documents or forms into your dotloop transaction
  • Email forms to your clients
  • Use the free, built-in electronic signature option and go paperless
  • Filter transactions based on Status

Entering a Listing...and All That Goes With It

May 7th, 2019 | 3-4:30 pm | Register

This training will provide you with a deeper understanding of how to enter a listing and the MLS Policies that govern the information you enter. 

  • Efficiently entering listing information in the MLS system
  • Attaching external documents(i.e. required disclosures, inspections, legal descriptions, etc.)
  • Uploading property photos
  • Adjusting the map pin placement on a property
  • MLS deadlines for entry of listings and changes
  • Required listing information
  • Linking Virtual Tour and Videos

MLS Contacts

April 22nd, 2019 | 10-11:30 am | Register

October 2nd, 2019 | 2-3:30 pm | Register

Learn how to efficiently and effectively provide your contacts with access to listing information, keep them up to date with price changes and new listings, and increase exposure for your listings by marketing to agents who are working with qualified buyers.

  • Create Contacts and attach search criteria, then automate listing notifications to be sent
  • Set-up a Client Portal for your contacts to view listing information
  • Manage groups to create distribution lists for sending emails or printing address labels
  • Import and export client and customers’ contact information
  • Run Reverse Prospect searches to match your listings to other agents’ buyers

MLS Customization

September 16th, 2019 | 2-3 pm | Register

Streamline listing information and maximize your efficiency when searching and viewing listing information via the Preferences menu in the MLS.

 

  • My Views: creating columns of the most pertinent listing details that will display on the List tab for viewing search results more efficiently
  • My Saved Sorts: setting up multi-level sort orders for viewing search results (i.e. sort by Status, then by Area, then by Price)
  • My Quick Searches: choosing which fields you want in your searches and putting them in the order that makes sense to you
  • My Map Overlays: saving frequently drawn shapes on the map (i.e. neighborhoods) to be used as criteria in future searches
  • General Preferences: setting preferred reports and defaults so flexmls works the best way for your needs

REALTOR Property Resource (RPR)

January 18th, 2019 | 1-3 pm | Register

April 30th, 2019 | 1-3 pm | Register

Realtors Property Resource® (RPR®) is designed exclusively for REALTORS® and is included in your NAR membership so there is no additional cost. RPR® combines MLS data with public record information to provide comprehensive data and persuasive reports that help attract, retain and lead clients to the closing table. 

  • Set up your account and profile  
  • Navigate the site to your advantage  
  • Research properties, markets, neighborhoods, and schools  
  • Create branded property, seller’s, and market activity reports, valuation workbooks and flyers  
  • Tap into RPR’s App for instant, on-the-go access 


MLS Searching

March 11th, 2019 | 2-4 pm | Register

December 11th, 2019 | 2-4 pm | Register

Master the fundamental skill of searching in flexmls and increase your confidence in finding all of the listings available that meet your client's needs. This training will help you master Searches in flexmls.

  • Historical/Address searches
  • Map and Radius searches
  • The Hotsheet search
  • Saved Searches
  • Save listings in Listing Collections which can be accessed in the flexmls app
  • Save email settings and more efficiently send listings to your contacts
  • Use Views and Sorts to reduce your time analyzing search results
  • Combine search results from multiple searches to simplify sending listings to your contacts

MLS Statistics

January 22nd, 2019 | 2-4 pm | Register

October 16th, 2019 | 10 am-12 pm | Register

This course will help you learn how to find and utilize statistics that will give you a glance at your past sales and comparisons.

  • My Production: view your individual listing and sale statistics
  • Market Summary: find graphs and tables describing the state of your market
  • My Market: graph inventory, DOM, price, units, price changes
  • Inventory and Production Reports: breakdown listings/sales, new/expired/etc statuses
  • Market Trends: view the overall status of your MLS market
  • Rosters: generate a list of your office/members and their contact information

Mobile (iPhone)

June 19th, 2019 | 10-11:30 am | Register

Are you always on-the-go? Do you spend more time working on your smart phone or tablet than you do at your desk? Or are you someone who wishes they could step away from their desk more often? If so, this class is for you! You’ll learn how to optimize your flexmls experience on a mobile device so you can keep on moving.

 

Tips to Save Time

July 23rd, 2019 | 9-10:30 am | Register

July 23rd, 2019 | 3-4:30 pm | Register

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Top 10 MLS Tips-You need to know about!

March 18th, 2019 | 10-11:30 am | Register

November 4th, 2019 | 3-4:30 pm | Register

Don’t miss out on Top 10 flexmls System tips! Learn how to use short-cuts and tools to work more efficiently. Work smart not hard!

  • Dashboard Set-up- Everything on it is a short cut.
  • Quick-launch Dos & Don'ts
  • Ranking Report- Where to Find it in Statistics
  • 3 Ways to do a Radius Search
  • Map Overlays- Save shapes on the map and use them in any search.
  • How to Effectively Use OR/AND/NOT When Searching
  • Save Your Print and Email Preferences
  • Where did the Hits go? They're on the Listing Activity Report.
  • Match Contacts- Find out which of your contacts match a specific listing.
  • Portal Invitation- Where to Find it and How to Change What it Says

zipForm Training 

May 28th, 2019 | 10-11:30 am | Register

Access a FREE electronic library of GKAR and MAR Legal forms, as well as other Associations within MichRIC’s forms. This training covers zipForm Plus product features, MLS Connect, zipVault, and Digital Ink.

  • Create and edit transactions
  • Create templates of forms (i.e. Listing packet, Buyer Agency packet, etc.)
  • Use the Cover Sheet feature to streamline filling out forms and reduce errors
  • Use MLS Connect to pull information from the MLS system directly into forms
  • Insert Common Clauses from the GKAR Clause Library into forms
  • Add your own documents or forms into your zipForm transaction
  • Email forms to your clients
  • Use the free, built-in electronic signature option and go paperless
  • Securely store completed transactions in the zipVault

 

Make the Most of your Membership!

When you get involved, you open up a world of opportunities to build your network, your resume, and your business. Take advantage of the exciting benefits and opportunities available to you at GKAR.

GKAR Member Tech Helpline
Phone: (866) 619-8099

Email: support@techhelpline.com
Live Chat: chat.techhelpline.com
Hours: Monday - Friday, 9:00 am - 8:00 pm
Saturday, 9:00 am - 5:00 pm

MLS Emergency Hotline

Phone: (269) 382-1985
Hours: Monday - Friday, 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Saturday - Sunday, 9:00 am - 5:00 pm

 


ShowingTime_support

Phone Support: (800) 380-4008
Live Chat Support: Log into ShowingTime, select Live Chat Support under Help and Training.


2019 MLS Training Dates

January


REALTOR Property Resource (RPR)
January 18th, 2019 | 1-3 pm
Register

MLS Statistics 
January 22nd, 2019 | 2-4 pm
Register

February


dotloop 
February 20th, 2019 | 10-11:30 am
Register

March


MLS Searching 
March 11th, 2019 | 2-4 pm
Register

Top 10 MLS Tips - You Need to Know About! 
March 18th, 2019 | 10-11:30 am
Register

April


MLS Contacts 
April 22nd, 2019 | 10-11:30 am
Register

REALTOR Property Resource (RPR) 
April 30th, 2019 | 1-3 pm
Register

May


Entering a Listing...and All That Goes With It 
May 7th, 2019 | 3-4:30 pm
Register

zipForms 
May 28th, 2019 | 10-11:30 am
Register

June


Mobilie (iPhone) 
June 19th, 2019 | 10-11:30 am
Register

July


Tips to Save Time 
July 23rd, 2019 | 9-10:30 am
Register

Tips to Save Time 
July 23rd, 2019 | 3-4:30 pm
Register

August


dotloop 
August 28th, 2019 | 10-11:30 am
Register

September


MLS Customization 
September 16th, 2019 | 2-3 pm
Register

October


MLS Contacts 
October 2nd, 2019 | 2-3:30 pm
Register

MLS Statistics 
October 16th, 2019 | 10 am-12 pm
Register

November


Top 10 MLS Tips - You Need to Know About! 
November 4th, 2019 | 3-4:30 pm
Register

December


MLS Searching 
December 11th, 2019 | 2-4 pm
Register

What GKAR Members are saying...

"I picked up a few valuable tips (at GKAR's Top 10 MLS Tips course), which only proves you can teach an "old dog" new tricks."
— Tom Seelbinder, REALTOR®