MLS Technology New Member Orientation
Here is the link to the MLS Technology New Member Orientation Test. You must score an 80 percent or higher to pass.

Welcome to MLS Technology. As an MLS Technology member, you have access to our MLS System and a host of other tools. Here is some essential information for our new members.

Irrespective of local dialect and custom, the term REALTOR® has but one pronunciation:
REAL'tor
(that's two syllables)

Industry professionals pronounce it correctly.

Make sure to look at your business card!
realtor-associate - incorrect
Realtor Associate - incorrect
REALTOR ASSOCIATE - incorrect
REALTOR-ASSOCIATE® - correct!

About MLS Technology:
In 1951 a group of REALTORS® in Tulsa formed the MLS
In 1967 GTAR/MLS merged and became a wholly owned for profit subsidiary of GTAR
In 2000 the name changed to NORES
In 2017 NORES changed its name to MLS Technology, Inc. and continues to be wholly owned by GTAR.

MLS Technology Committees:
Bylaws Rules & Regulations
Keybox
Technology & Data Systems

With your mobile device, you can access Matrix, our MLS system, as well as Sentrilock, Supra, Realist Mobile, and our Tulsa MLS App

Helpful email addresses & websites:
support@mlstechnology.com
gtar.zendesk.com - our Knowledgebase with FAQs, and much more
Phone (918) 663-7500

Online and in-person training
Realist class
Matrix Classes (3 classes)
We can do an in-office demo - please call us to schedule one!
Lecture style, hands-on, online videos.

Your MLS Tech Fees:
They go to Keys, and the MLS
They are billed Quarterly in advance, and due on the 15th. Suspensions go out on the first day of the second month.

How to access our MLS System
Log in to mlstechnology.com to access the Portal.

IDX information:
Two IDX options - a RETS Data Feed, which has a one-time setup fee
Framed IDX, setup + monthly fee

MLS Technology Rules and Regulations
These can be found at this link:

Essential Information:
Listings must be entered into the MLS system within 5 business days.

Do you have to have your listings entered into the MLS system?
Yes, absolutely. Unless you file a Form 9 - Office Exclusive form, and that form must be sent to us within 5 business days.

How long can a residential property data form remain active?
It cannot remain active for more than six months. Once it reaches six months, it will expire, and you must re-enter the new listing. Vacant Land is valid for one year.

How long do you have to make a status change?
3 business days.

What are our listing statuses and how do they work?
Active = Currently for sale, on market. Cannot tell people "no showings until" future date in remarks. This is not allowed.

Pending = If you have a signed, accepted contract, you are required to mark the listing as pending. This is mandatory.

Contingent = If you have a signed, accepted contract it may fall under the definition of a Contingent listing. If it is Contingent on the buyer's home being sold, you can mark it as Contingent. If you have a short sale, while you are waiting to hear back from the bank, it can be marked Contingent.

Withdrawn = means the listing agreement is in effect, but the property is not being actively marketed. Times like owners have company coming into town and don't want to show the house during this time. Any time you withdraw a listing, you are required to send a copy of the withdrawal to us at support@mlstechnology.com, and this is an NAR mandated rule. You must have a copy signed by the seller and the broker.

Released = Means the listing agreement is NO LONGER IN EFFECT. It releases the seller from their contract. Any time you release a property, you are required to send a Release status change form to the MLS.

Expired = Works like a coupon. If it expires today, it is still good today. It is an automated status that will switch the expiring listing to Expired at midnight.

When you make a listing Pending, it will stay Pending forever and not expire. In order to make a listing Pending, you are required to enter the Anticipated Closing Date, and we monitor those dates. 7 days from the Anticipated Closing Date, the agent gets an email to update their Anticipated Closing Date, or be subject to a fine.

About Quoting Square Footage...

House Size is a range, not required - broken into 250sq ft ranges.
Home SqFt is a required field.
If you put 0 for Square Footage, you have to put "Not Reporting" for your source.
If you put a number higher than 0, your source choices are courthouse records, building permit, or an appraisal.
An appraisal can be a full appraisal or an appraisal measurement.
SqFt2 and 3 fields are if you have multiple sources of square footage.
The Board recommendation is that you provide ALL or NONE for quoting square footage.

Photos
As of the time of this writing, 36 photos is the maximum amount of photos.
We will strive to keep our photo max the same as REALTOR.com
Must be of the real estate that is for sale. No families or animals.
Primary photo must be the exterior front of the home.
The biggest violations we get are typically lake properties, because the back of the home is the prettiest side.
The purpose of the main photo being the front is used for identification purposes.

Regarding the Remarks field:
NO SELF PROMOTION
NO NAMES
NO PHONE NUMBERS
NO WEBSITES

Remarks must contain FACTUAL INFORMATION. If you offer a bonus, it must be entered into the Broker Remarks in a specific way. For instance, "$500 to cooperating broker" - can never state that the bonus goes to an Agent, it always goes to the Broker. You can NEVER state or imply that the compensation for the cooperating broker is coming from the seller.

Can I share my password or key with someone? What if they're my spouse? What if they're a team member? What about my broker?
No! You cannot share your password - period.

Never share your password with anybody, period. $1000 fine for yourself and $1000 fine for your broker if it is shared. Don't do it!

If you have someone needing to work as you or on your behalf, we have systems in place to allow this. Please call our Membership Department at 918-663-7500 to explore what option is right for you.
Tulsa Association of REALTORS
Tulsa Association of REALTORS
(918) 663-7500