Quarterly MLXchange Updates take effect January 26th

On Tuesday, January 26, 2010, MarketLinx will be implementing quarterly updates to MLXchange. Improvements include a new HOA/Community Association field, new selections for pets, a new field for Study or Den dimensions, and labeling clarifications to a few fields. Please take a moment to familiarize yourself with these changes. Since certain fields will be changed in existing listings, it is recommended that you check your listings for accuracy.

MLXchange Logo

HOA/Community Association

A new field called “HOA/Community Association” will feature several new enhancements. Existing listings that have “HOA/Comm Assn,” will be changed to this new field.

For starters, this new field will be mandatory except when choosing Single Family or Modular in the Residential Property Class with the following choices of “none,” “optional,” or “required.” If the HOA/Community Association field is selected as “optional” or “required,” other related fields will become activated, such as “HOA Fee” or HOA Payment Schedule.” All property statuses will be affected.

The following HOA fields will be changed as indicated below; and the items in the “Previous Field” column will be eliminated from MLXchange:

Previous Field

New Field

Community Features: HOA Optional

to

HOA/Comm Assn = Optional

Community Features: HOA Required

to

HOA/Comm Assn = Required

Realtor Info: Optional Association

to

HOA/Comm Assn = Optional

Realtor Info: Required Association

to

HOA/Comm Assn = Required

HOA Fee Required = YES

to

HOA/Comm Assn = Required

Pets R Us

Another area undergoing change involves fields that relate to Pets. When “HOA/Comm Assn” is selected as “Optional” or “Required,” a new field titled “Pets Y/N” will become required. Other relevant fields, such as “# of Pets” and “Max Pet Weight,” will also be activated if “Pets = YES” is chosen. Additionally, if “Pets = YES” is chosen, another new field called “Pet Restrictions” will be activated, allowing you to type in any additional unique or relevant information.

The existing Pet fields will be changed as indicated in the table below. After the changes are made to existing listings, the pick list choices in the “Previous Field” column will be removed from MLXchange in both the “Realtor Info” list as well as the “Community Features” list.

Previous Field

New Field

Realtor Info: No Pets Allowed

to

Pets Y/N = No

Realtor Info: Pets Allowed

to

Pets Y/N = YES

Community Features: No Pets

to

Pets Y/N = No

Community Features: Pets Permitted

to

Pets Y/N = YES

“Realtor Info” Field gets Clarifications

Modifications in the Realtor Info field will also be taking place on Tuesday, December 15th. Primarily consisting of relabeling for clarification purposes, the choices will become as follows:

Previous Label

New Label

Agt Sellr Related

becomes

Agent Related to Owner

Owner Agent

becomes

Agent/Owner

Not OK to Lease

becomes

Leasing Not Allowed

Zn Short-Term Rent

becomes

Short Term Rental Allowed

Sub Restrictions

becomes

Deed Restrictions

Termite Bond

becomes

Termite Bond/Warranty

Additionally, the following choices will be removed from the Realtor Info pick list:

  • Asso Appr Not Req
  • Association Required
  • Association Optional
  • Not Applicable
  • OK to Lease

Study Up!

No, we’re not asking you get out your old college textbooks, however we’re taking the “study” aspect to a new dimension—literally!

Beginning on Tuesday, January 26th, you will see a new field called “Study/Den Dimensions” when entering listings. Located right after “5th Bedroom Dimensions,” this new field will allow you to type in five characters to depict the study/den room size. For example: “13×15.”

Relabeling

For clarification purposes, “Internet Display Seller Address” will be relabeled as “Display Property Address on Internet.” In addition, a misspelled field gets corrected. “Xerioscape” will be corrected to “Xeriscape” within the “Exterior Features” field.

Tech Support

Please note that the HOA/Community Association and Pet field changes will involve mapping MLS data to new fields. As with any remapping update involving changes to listings, please be sure to double check your listings for accuracy. If you need further assistance, please feel free to contact our friendly Help Desk Technicians at (407) 218-8607 or (800) 686-7451. You may also contact us via Live Chat.

We appreciate your flexibility as we endeavor to improve the MLS system for all of our subscribers. Thank you for your participation.

Advertisements

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

w

Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: