A New Listing Status and Photo Loader: Final Steps in This Year’s Forms Change

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RMLS™ is releasing two improvements in October that represent the final steps in the RMLSweb forms change for 2015. We’re confident that subscribers will find something to like in these important changes to RMLSweb, all recommended by the RMLS™ Forms Committee!

Pending Lease Option (POP Status)

Pending Lease Option (POP), a new listing status, was added on RMLSweb Thursday, October 1st. This status is for listings which have offers accepted with lease option terms. When a listing is marked as POP, the anticipated lease end date is collected to use for status change reminders from RMLSweb.

This will result in fewer unnecessary emails to the listing broker, when their listing remains in Pending status for months or longer. POP listings will also be separated from regular Pending (PEN) listings, meaning cleaner statistics from RMLS™.

The RMLS™ Rules and Regulations were changed to reflect the new POP status…have a look!

An All-New Photo Loader

RMLS™ will introduce an all-new photo loader on RMLSweb the morning of October 15th. We’re confident that subscribers will be enthusiastic about the new setup, which features higher-resolution imagery that will really dazzle clients.

PhotoLoaderWe’ve doubled the capacity for listing photos—users may now load up to 32 photos per listing with a 4MB file size limit. Files may be added via drag and drop or by selecting the correct files on the user’s machine. If a photo is larger than the maximum file size, the system will shrink or adjust the file to fit in the RMLSweb parameters.

Subscribers may also take advantage of basic photo editing on the interface—cropping, rotating, brightness, and contrast adjustments can all be handled from inside Listing Load before publishing a listing.

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Mac users, rejoice: the new photo loader eliminates the Silverlight software that made the previous photo loader difficult for subscribers using an Apple operating system. This new photo loader is also mobile-friendly, meaning subscribers can upload photos from their mobile device!

What about listings published before the release of this new photo loader? No problem! Subscribers can use the new software to replace existing photos on active listings, to see the difference in image quality right away. If your brokerage uses the RMLSweb Slide Show feature to highlight listings on an office monitor, high definition monitors will offer the best presentation of the new photo setup. These higher-quality photos will also be seen by clients on RMLS.com…so we encourage you to explore this new feature as soon as you can!

RMLS™ trainers are currently preparing a series of materials to demonstrate the capabilities of the new photo loader. Here’s what we have:
How to Upload Photos Using Photo Manager (RMLSweb login required)
We’ll update this post as we have more.

As always, subscribers with questions about either the new POP status (released Thursday, October 1st) or the new photo loader (being released Thursday, October 14th) should contact the RMLS™ Help Desk at (503) 872-8002 or (877) 256-2169 for assistance.

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11 Responses to “A New Listing Status and Photo Loader: Final Steps in This Year’s Forms Change”

  1. Midge Dobbs October 12, 2015 at 6:15 am #

    Great job RMLS! This Mac loving team thanks you! And 32 photos is huge!!!!

  2. Michael October 12, 2015 at 11:39 am #

    Questions:
    What is the max photo size in megapixels for the new uploader? Will it still be limited to the current 4:3 aspect ratio or will it accept the 3:2 ratio as well (without stretching or white fill strips)?

    • Heather Andrews October 12, 2015 at 2:05 pm #

      Images that are 3:2 can be up to 1920×1280 pixels in size, although padding will be added to avoid image distortion.

      • David Epperly October 18, 2015 at 2:26 pm #

        Hi Heather.

        Can you tell me what the max display size will be on rmls 4:3 ratio?
        Also, are there any browser issues anymore, as there was with google chrome previously?

        Thanks
        Dave

        • Heather Andrews October 19, 2015 at 4:18 pm #

          Images with a 4:3 ratio (1920 x 1440; 1440 x 1080) should fit perfectly in the photo window. As for any Chrome issue, are you talking about the issue with Silverlight? The new photo loader doesn’t use Silverlight so you should have no problems with Chrome. If I’ve misidentified what you’re thinking of or if you still have issues, contact the RMLS™ Help Desk.

  3. Christopher A Williams October 15, 2015 at 8:47 am #

    woohoo

  4. Bryan Durk October 15, 2015 at 6:30 pm #

    Wow! Love the new photo loader, it’s a great implementation!

    • Kym Weldon October 16, 2015 at 2:39 pm #

      This is so great, thank you for added photos and larger images!

  5. Stephen FitzMaurice October 28, 2015 at 9:55 am #

    I’m seeing hundreds of totally pixelated photos. The idea is great, but it does not work right even if you follow the new specifications exactly. Looks fine in the “large” view, looks terrible in the “thumbnail” view, but most people and agents use the “thumbnail” view. So right now I think this is a big problem and a bad representation of our listing inventory. I’m hoping it will be fixed soon and then I will rejoice to have higher res. pictures and more photos.

    • Heather Andrews October 28, 2015 at 5:13 pm #

      Stephen, we’re aware of and working to resolve the issue as quickly as we’re able.

  6. Kris January 31, 2016 at 9:07 am #

    Photo editor does not work. I liked the old system better. It was easier to use and would load vertical photos with no requirement to edit them to display properly.

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