The RMLSweb Annual Forms Change is Coming on July 29th


OregonListingFormRMLS™ is ready to start rolling out the results of this year’s forms change project! On Wednesday, July 29th, subscribers will see a brand new Green/Energy Supplement form, additional options for Showing Instructions, and much more.

These regular changes are the result of hundreds of subscriber suggestions and the hard work of the RMLS™ Forms Committee and RMLSweb development team.

What’s Changing?

A few highlights:
• Green/Energy Supplement Form: The use of sustainable building technology continues to grow, and this year RMLS™ is moving a scattered number of green features into the Green/Energy Supplement form, available for any residential listing. On this form, agents can note details about a home’s green certification and its use of solar energy. Agents also have an opportunity to provide additional remarks about aspects of green building and energy features on a property.
• Text to Show: Prefer to be texted when a buyer’s agent wants to show a property? Showing Instructions will now include options to text the listing agent, tenant, or owner. Not everyone prefers texting though, and another new option will exist to email the listing agent.
• Multiple Tax IDs in One Listing: Subscribers listing large parcels of land that stretch across multiple tax lots now have the option of including up to three total Tax IDs per listing. (If you’ve got more than three Tax IDs, you’ll still need to note those in the legal description or private remarks field.)
• Dual Living: RMLS™ currently lists a separate on-site dwelling unit in multiple places, including Accessibility Features and Additional Structures Supplement. A new field in Advanced Search, Dual Living Y/N, will identify residential listings where any of these dual living setups have been indicated.

Looking for more detail? View a complete summary of forms changes scheduled for July 29, 2015 or preview the contract, input, and supplement listing forms. Fields highlighted in green are new, orange fields have been modified, and blue highlights mean the field has moved.

A Longer Outage Needed for Forms Change

Improvements take time. July’s RMLSweb maintenance outage will take longer than usual to allow for this extra work. Plan now, as RMLSweb will be in maintenance mode (search only) from 10pm Tuesday, July 28th until 6am Wednesday, July 29th.

And Coming Soon…

Expect even more this fall. Other improvements to be released later this year as part of the forms change project include a brand new photo uploader and a new listing status, Pending Lease Option (POP).

RMLSweb continually improves when subscribers talk back to us about the system. We hope subscribers appreciate this work and will continue to share comments and questions! If you have questions about these new features, contact the RMLS™ Help Desk at (503) 872-8002 or (877) 256-2169.



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3 Responses to “The RMLSweb Annual Forms Change is Coming on July 29th”

  1. Jack Kearney July 27, 2015 at 8:56 am #

    Can we please add an LA button to direct us to a separate pop-up box for listing information? It would be akin to the M for Map button. It’s a waste of time to have to leave a listing to go into another menu to find information on a broker and their designated broker.


    • Jack Kearney September 7, 2015 at 8:11 am #

      Another change we need on RMLS forms is that there are no signature lines for Brokers or Principal Brokers on either the Long or Short version of the Listing Contract Addendum. The Listing Contract says that it may not be amended other than by a document that is signed by the Seller and the Broker/Principal Broker. The two addenda ask for the Broker/Principal Broker’s initials, not their signatures.

  2. Donald Lain September 7, 2015 at 6:33 am #

    For some reason brokers tend to omit the property tax from the net income when listing multifamily properties.
    RMLS assures me that it is the rule to include it however nothing gets done
    to educate those listing the properties.
    It only serves to make the CAP RATE look higher then it is and unsuspecting
    investors waste their time chasing properties that otherwise would not seem
    so lucrative.

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