Flexmls offers two ways to keep your clients informed when new listings become available: a subscription or a portal. They can be used separately or together, depending on the needs of the client.
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If you think you know the difference, take our quiz and to see if you can guess which feature is found in a subscription, a portal or both!
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Question 1 of 5
The user has their own account and password that allows them to view listings matching their search criteria any time.Correct
Yes, you invite the client to set up their account and choose a password.Incorrect
Only portals require a user to set up an account. Subscriptions automatically send emails containing listings matching search criteria.
Question 2 of 5
You first have to assign a saved search (or searches) to a client and then can set this up for them.Correct
Right! The first step in setting up a subscription or a portal is to assign a search to the contact.Incorrect
Actually, both require you to assign a search to the contact first. That way Flexmls knows what listings to share with them.
Question 3 of 5
Enables your client to do their own property search in Flexmls.Correct
Portal users can perform their own property searches, but will not be able to save the search criteria.Incorrect
Portals allow your clients to perform their own property searches. Subscriptions only provide them with listings that match criteria you have chosen.
Question 4 of 5
Your clients will be notified by email only when there are new listings matching their search criteria or if listings matching their search criteria have price/status changes.Correct
Yes! If there is no new activity on a particular day, no email will be sent.Incorrect
Clients who are on portals will not receive email updates unless they are also set up with a subscription.
Question 5 of 5
Includes features that allow the client to contact you directly about a specific property.Correct
Yes, subscriptions and portals both provide easy ways for client to contact you.Incorrect
Actually, subscriptions and portals both provide easy ways for client to contact you.
Michele has been in the real estate industry since 2012, specializing in content creation and Realtor education. When not busy at work, she enjoys hiking, spending time with her two sons and long Sunday brunches.