UtahRealEstate.com recently received the Real Estate Standards Organization’s (RESO) Leading Edge Award for outstanding leadership in the advancement of real estate data standards.
RESO is an organization that creates data standards and processes to promote efficiencies for participants in real estate transactions. Its member organizations include MLSs, brokerages, REALTOR® associations, and technology partners.
UtahRealEstate.com was the first organization to achieve the RESO Data Dictionary Platinum Certification, and it was the first MLS in the country to require all of its technology partners to consume real estate data via the RESO Web API.
UtahRealEstate.com agents will soon have full access to digital forms management and esignatures as a member benefit inside SkySlope Forms
SACRAMENTO, California — SkySlope, the leader in real estate transaction and brokerage software, is launching its premier forms product, SkySlope Forms and digital signature product, SkySlope DigiSign, as a benefit to members of UtahRealEstate.com. UtahRealEstate.com (“URE”) is the largest multiple listing service in Utah and one of the largest in the nation, serving approximately 96% of the REALTORS in the state.
SkySlope’s suite of products will enable URE’s agents and brokers to centralize their forms and route important real estate documents for electronic signatures. URE members will have full access to state association forms, MLS forms, and other important documents that are necessary to complete a real estate transaction in the state of Utah.
As the transaction management platform that serves over half of the top 20 largest brokerages in the nation, SkySlope is known for its 24/7 award-winning technical support and customized onboarding and training from a knowledgeable customer success team.
URE members do not need to be current SkySlope customers to access and use SkySlope Forms. They will be able to utilize a single sign-on link from the URE MLS software and navigate directly to SkySlope Forms from within the MLS, making the experience seamless and simple. Agents who currently use SkySlope’s transaction management platform will also experience a frictionless transition between their forms and file submission.
SkySlope Forms for UtahRealEstate.com members includes:
Data synced from the MLS to UAR Forms
Quick-entry fields for easy form preparation
Auto-updated data across all forms and templates
Free and unlimited signatures with SkySlope DigiSign
Seamless integration with SkySlope transactions for brokerages that use SkySlope transaction management
“The way Realtors work today is changing as they take on more clients, adjust to market swings, and adopt more tech,” says Buck Avey, VP of Product at SkySlope. “At SkySlope, we are driven to provide tools that make an immediate impact in our customers’ lives which is why we designed SkySlope Forms to be simple, flexible, and user-friendly. We are excited to work with UtahRealEstate.com to provide this benefit to all of its members.”
Brad Bjelke, CEO of UtahRealEstate.com commented, “We are very excited to partner with SkySlope to offer forms and e-signatures to our members. At UtahRealEstate.com, we take pride in being visionaries for our market, and we continually look for ways to provide our brokers and agents with the best tools available. We believe our partnership with SkySlope will help foster an even more efficient and vibrant real estate marketplace for real estate professionals and consumers in the state of Utah.”
SkySlope Forms is also available in select states in the U.S. and Canada and will continue launching in additional regions throughout 2022
For more information about SkySlope Forms, visit SkySlope Forms.
Established in 2011, SkySlope is a comprehensive transaction management platform for brokers, agents, auditors, and transaction coordinators to manage real estate transactions from anywhere at any time. In 2021, over 307,000 agents across 8,000 offices used SkySlope to manage 3M transactions. SkySlope provides digital transaction management and services to help agents and brokers be more efficient and compliant. From automation to integrations, SkySlope’s vision is to keep agents and brokers connected to the customer forever. For more information about SkySlope, visit SkySlope.
Founded in 1994, UtahRealEstate.com is the leading provider of real estate technology in Utah and one of the largest Multiple Listing Services in the United States. The company provides one of the top-ranked real estate websites in the state and serves approximately 19,000 real estate professionals (approximately 96% of all REALTORS® in the state of Utah) and over 8 million consumers each year.
In a recent article by Realtor.com®, Salt Lake City, Utah topped the list for the projected hottest housing markets in 2022. The report forecasts Salt Lake City seeing a 15.2% increase in home sales and a staggering 8.5% increase in price change.
Median home price for Salt Lake residents over the last year, according to Realtor.com®, is $564,062. Should their forecast be correct, the median house price will rise over $600,000 in the next 12 months. Realtor.com® is projecting a 6.6% increase in national home sales growth with a 2.9% increase in home price growth. When comparing both projections, Salt Lake City almost triples these national numbers.
Realtor.com notes the city’s booming tech industry and the increasing remote work options created by the pandemic as reasons for Salt Lake’s increased popularity. The company also states that many of Salt Lake’s future residents will arrive from California and Colorado, and that they are looking for more affordable homes while retaining their current occupations. Utah’s outdoor activities also have a draw to those looking to move in 2022.
Utah has witnessed major increases in home value and real estate development over the last year due to the factors above. Because of high demand for housing, as well as an expanding economy, those who own homes should be able to look forward to continuing growth in their equity.
Realtor.com® believes that the cities ranked higher on their list will see an increase in the strength of their local economies and tech sector job growth while maintaining affordability. When looking at other cities in the top ten, the mountain West, Midwest, and New England look to be the strongest markets in the coming year. Boise, Idaho and Spokane, Washington follow closely behind Salt Lake City in the forecast.
To read the full article and see where other cities ranked, click here.
MLS Aligned committed to standardizing showing data in the industry
SALT LAKE CITY, Utah – MLS Aligned, LLC, a group of forward-thinking Multiple Listing Services focused on building industry-leading technology for its over 100,000 MLS subscribers, has acquired the technology assets of RE Agent Solutions, LLC, the owner of the Agent Inbox technology.
With this acquisition, MLS Aligned will build upon the Agent Inbox tools to bring messaging and showings together in a straightforward place for agents and brokers. The system will bring tremendous benefits to consumers due to the platform’s speed and enhanced showing system capabilities.
To better facilitate the showing process, MLS Aligned will integrate the showings and messaging systems within the platforms of their members to provide for seamless agent-to-agent and agent-to-client communications.
MLS Aligned is committed to being the leading force for standardizing showing data for the industry. It will utilize the talents of its programming and product staffs to formulate the best practices needed for MLSs around the country. After seeing significant changes in real estate software and the various company acquisitions over the last year, the need to standardize and modernize this data on their own showing platforms became evident.
Brad Bjelke, CEO of UtahRealEstate.com, and one of the founders of MLS Aligned, said, “We wanted to show the MLS industry that MLSs can innovate together and bring the products our members are asking for to life. The Agent Inbox software, combined with our future plans for the product, will revolutionize how showings are handled by brokerages and agents.”
MLS Aligned is owned by and develops products for MLSs. Metro MLS in Wisconsin, ARMLS in Arizona, UtahRealEstate.com in Utah, RMLS in Oregon, and MLSListings in Silicon Valley are partnering to own and operate this new showing service.
“We’re stronger together than apart. Working through MLS Aligned to bring this system to subscribers is one way MLSs can team up to provide elevated experiences and services,” said Matt Consalvo, CEO of ARMLS.
“The purchase and development of a showing service allows us to provide our members with a quality product that we control moving forward. Owning our showing service eliminates future acquisition anxiety and allows us to meet the needs of our members in the best way possible. We are excited to work with our MLS Aligned partners to develop a product that will positively impact our members and the MLS industry,” Metro MLS CEO Chris Carrillo said.
Kurt von Wasmuth, CEO of Regional Multiple Listing Services (RMLS), said, “With Agent Inbox’s ability to seamlessly integrate into our existing MLS, the communication and showing features will provide an enticing enhancement to our current list of features.”
Agent Inbox co-founder and CEO, Tyler Gordon, sees the deal as transformative, “The acquisition of Agent Inbox by MLS Aligned transforms the landscape and future of how independent MLSs serve their members. Leveraging Agent Inbox’s leading platform, MLS Aligned will control and further innovate on the most critical workflows of the real estate transaction.”
MLS Aligned will be making this software available to organizations that are not MLS Aligned members in the near future.
About MLS Aligned MLS Aligned, LLC, was founded by five forward thinking multiple listing service organizations with the intent to collaborate and solve pain points in the real estate industry. Those organizations include ARMLS (serving Arizona), Metro MLS (serving Wisconsin), MLSListings (serving Silicon Valley and coastal California), Regional MLS (serving Oregon and Southwest Washington), and UtahRealEstate.com (serving Utah and Southern Idaho). MLS Aligned offers an API driven data distribution tool that can distribute large amounts of data without the antiquated process of data replication. The organization also partners with its members on product offerings and services to better serve their more than 100,000 real estate professionals.
About Agent Inbox Agent Inbox is a showings and messaging system that allows for simple, transparent, and efficient communication and scheduling between agents and brokerages. Built out of a need for better communication between agents and their clients, Agent Inbox modernizes and simplifies the scheduling process for showings to help create a seamless experience for both home sellers and buyers and their agents.
About UtahRealEstate.com Founded in 1994, UtahRealEstate.com is the leading provider of real estate technology in Utah and one of the largest Multiple Listing Services in the United States. The company provides one of the top-ranked real estate websites in the state and serves over 18,500 real estate professionals (approximately 94% of all REALTORS® in the state of Utah) and over 7 million consumers each year.
About RMLS Regional Multiple Listing Service (RMLS) is the Northwest’s largest REALTORS®-owned multiple listing service, serving a network of approximately 15,000 REALTORS® from more than 2,900 offices in Oregon and Southern Washington. RMLS exists to provide its subscribers with accurate and timely information on listings, the means to analyze the market, and state-of-the art professional tools.
About Metro MLS® Multiple Listing Service Inc. (Metro MLS®) is the largest MLS in Wisconsin, serving more than 9,000 members and 10 REALTOR® associations. Established in 1962, Metro MLS delivers efficient and impactful services to its members, offering the most timely and robust real estate information in Wisconsin and the bordering areas. Metro MLS provides accurate real estate data, industry-leading services, and cost-effective resources to enhance fair housing and help REALTORS® succeed in the industry.
About MLSListings MLSListings is where real estate property listings originate, as the authorized trading platform for real estate professionals. Our customers are REALTORS®, brokers and agents throughout northern California. We specialize in the counties of Monterey, San Benito, San Mateo, Santa Clara and Santa Cruz. Approximately 16,000 real estate professionals in over 6,000 firms representing 28,000 square miles conduct business utilizing our MLS platform. Because their listings originate with us, our real estate data is the most up-to-date, refreshes every five minutes, and is the most accurate information available to buyers, sellers and those seeking real estate information.
About ARMLS® Arizona Regional Multiple Listing Service (ARMLS®) is the largest MLS in Arizona, providing MLS and other core services for MLS subscribers. ARMLS started in 1982 as the first regional MLS in the country. Now nearly 40 years later, ARMLS provides training, support, and technology solutions for 40,000 real estate agents. ARMLS contracts with MLS search vendors and engages other key service providers for mapping, lockbox services, remote MLS access through mobile devices, listing syndication, and statistical data analysis.