President and CEO of First Multiple Listing Service (FMLS) Jeremy Crawford is in studio on today’s episode of Atlanta Real Estate Forum Radio. Joined by co-hosts Carol Morgan and Todd Schnick, the group discusses several new product updates and launches from FMLS on this All About Real Estate segment of Radio.
Serving over 47,000 brokers and agents in the greater Georgia area, FMLS combines its real estate services with technology to help buyers, sellers and the community as a whole. Crawford is an East Tennessee State University alumnus with over 20 years in the MLS industry. In addition to his current position at FMLS, Crawford has also been CEO of the Real Estate Standards Organization, COO of the MLS in San Jose and the CIO of the San Diego MLS.
In early March, FMLS began the switch to operate almost entirely virtually in response to the COVID-19 (coronavirus) outbreak. All but a handful of essential workers began to work remotely to serve their clients and the industry’s needs. The few workers who still work in an office setting to complete their key tasks are being well looked after and adhering to several social distancing and isolation protocols. FMLS is proud to announce that no employees have contracted coronavirus due to their careful procedures and the efforts of all employees and management.
In addition to remaining safe during the pandemic, FMLS prides itself on continuing to provide stellar customer service five days a week, live chats for agents and the same historical products to all agents and industry professionals. In addition to the several products and services still offered by FMLS, the organization has also updated many of its products recently.
FMLS was the first multiple listing service in the nation to launch, in conjunction with the real estate portals and broker and agent website providers, a build to support virtual open houses, as well as support simulated broker and agent caravans. This allows for the agent to have a live stream virtual open house in the Atlanta area. This also helps everyone to adhere to the social distancing and self-isolation protocols.
All the live stream platforms are set up to record the virtual tours. This allows for potential buyers to look back at the tours for reference, or to compare houses through virtual touring.
Another product recently launched exclusively by FMLS is Home Beat. This feature helps agents keep their previous buyers and sellers up-to-date with what is going on in their neighborhoods. With Home Beat, agents can set up an automatic comparable market analysis that keeps everyone updated on how their properties are doing compared to other properties.
FMLS has several other product updates and launches in 2020 so far. To learn more, make sure to listen to the full interview above. Also, make sure to tune into Atlanta Real Estate Forum Radio later this month to get another update from Crawford. A full Radio lineup can be found here.
Georgia Residential Mortgage Licensee, License #22564. NMLS ID #6606. Subject to borrower and property qualifications. Not all applicants will qualify. New American Funding and FMLS are not associated. Click here to view the terms and conditions of products mentioned during the show. Corporate office 14511 Myford Rd., Suite 100, Tustin, CA 92780. Phone: (800) 450-2010. (April/2020)
New American Funding is a family-owned mortgage lender with a servicing portfolio of over 123,000 loans for $30.4 billion, 198 branches, and about 3,100 employees. The company offers several niche loan products and has made Inc. 5000’s list of Fastest-Growing Companies in America six times. It has a state-of-the-art career training facility and develops innovative technology, including the GoGo LO mobile application. For more information, visit www.branch.newamericanfunding.com/Atlanta.
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