MLS guidance under COVID-19
Updated: Apr 2
During this unprecedented time, CHS Regional MLS understands that business is operating a bit differently than before. But we are here to help you keep it operational through the uncertainty.
With the social distancing and various orders surrounding us, CHS MLS has made a few changes to the Rules & Regulations that will make virtual opportunities easier for you and your clients.
While our building is closed through April 13 at this time, the MLS Team is working our regular hours (M-F, 9-5), and providing the usual MLS Support. Call or email us anytime.
WHAT ARE THE VIDEO AND OPEN HOUSE MEDIA OPTIONS NOW?
Virtual Open House: A LIVE, scheduled event that is held via Zoom, Skype, GoToMeeting or some other similar service. Can be added to the NEW Virtual Open House field. Please explore the full detail for this new option here.
Virtual Tour: A slide show or other interactive media that is pre-recorded or created and NOT scheduled. There is no live component for a virtual tour. These MAY NOT go in the Virtual Open House field. They must be UNBRANDED.
Video: A walkthrough or presentation that is pre-recorded or created and not scheduled. They must be UNBRANDED.
ENTER YOUR LINKS CORRECTLY
New Virtual Open House field in FlexMLS: may only contain scheduled, live event info
Pre-existing Virtual Tour field in FlexMLS: may contain pre-recorded tour media that is UNBRANDED.
WHAT DOES UNBRANDED MEAN?
The link may not direct to a site that contains agent or brokerage branding or contact information. This means if your video is hosted somewhere like YouTube or Vimeo, your name, brokerage name, and contact information cannot be on the account profile. You may instead use a generic account under any video hosting website (any non-identifying account profile info would work).
HOW TO UPLOAD A PRE-RECORDED VIRTUAL TOUR
Learn how to quickly add one to your listing here. Remember, all information in the video and on the video landing page must be UNBRANDED.
HOW TO UPLOAD A PRE-RECORDED, REGULAR VIDEO
A walkthrough or presentation that is pre-recorded or created and not scheduled. Virtual Tours and regular Videos behave differently. So be sure you are adding your different media correctly. To upload a NON virtual tour video, follow the instructions here. Remember, all links and content must be UNBRANDED.