MLS systems have a “back end” and a “front end”. The only parts of the “back end” you can really see are the input and change listing forms. Those forms enable Subscribers to create and maintain the listing database. The back end also covers things like sending the listing data to IDX and VOW websites and maintaining the rules. The “front end” consists of Search, Reports, CMAs, Listing Updates and Alerts, all those things Subscribers do with the data besides editing or maintaining the listings. TMLS has built a system based on standardized national architecture that allows each Subscriber to choose which front end works best for them.
The TMLS Dashboard makes it easy to get to your MLS choices, and to change or add a new one. “Try Flexmls” or “Try Matrix” will appear on the Dashboard after November 29th. Each Subscriber can click those tiles to access a trial account. At the end of the trial, Subscribers will be billed quarterly for the selected products.
RESO Data Dictionary Native means that the Real Estate Standards Organization (RESO) has set clear rules for organizing and sharing real estate information. These rules are like a common language that all real estate professionals follow, making sure data about properties, listings, and more is organized in the same way. This consistency helps prevent mistakes, makes things work together smoothly, and improves accuracy in the real estate world. It's like having a universal guidebook for everyone in real estate to use.
At Triangle MLS, we're embracing RESO Data Dictionary Native standards for a more streamlined and user-friendly experience. Our commitment to these standards means that property information is organized consistently, making it easier for our valued users to find what they're looking for. This also enhances our compatibility with various real estate services, ultimately saving time and resources. We believe in providing an efficient, compliant, and forward-looking platform that not only benefits our users but also supports the real estate industry's best practices and future growth. In a nutshell, Triangle MLS is making data better for everyone we serve.
- All current and historical listings will be available in the new TMLS Listing Maintenance module.
- Partial/Incomplete/Draft listings will NOT be transferred to the New TMLS Listing Maintenance Module
- Former Alamance MLS subscribers will be fully integrated into the Triangle MLS environment, meaning they will utilize the TMLS dashboard to access Matrix and other TMLS products.
- Listing Add/Edit will be exclusively in the Triangle MLS Listing Maintenance module for all classes except for Rentals (Residential Lease) for Triangle MLS subscribers
- Listing Add/Edit for Rentals (Residential Lease) will be exclusively in Rental Beast for Triangle MLS subscribers
- Triangle MLS subscribers will continue using Paragon for their MLS system (Searching, CMAs, Client notifications, etc) until they choose another MLS system for their Front End of Choice
- Former Alamance MLS subscribers will continue using Matrix for their MLS system (Searching, CMAs, Client notifications, etc) until they choose another MLS system for their Front End of Choice
While it's not currently possible, we expect this capability to be available in the near future, thanks to adherence to the RESO standards. Until then, if you opt to switch or try a different platform, please be aware that any saved searches will require manual reentry. On the bright side, when it comes to moving your contacts, you can easily import and export them from the respective Front Ends.
Yes, all listings currently on and off market, will be available in your add/edit module. Partial/incomplete listings will not however.
All MLS Platforms can be accessed from the TMLS Dashboard. Once you are authenticated, the dashboard will display tiles for each of the platforms.
No, partial listings will NOT be available in the new add/edit module.
Following the launch of Front End of Choice you will have up to three months to try the different platforms before you decide which one is best for you. After the trial you will be able to switch platforms at any time.
Yes. We will be able to try out the various platforms until the end of February 2024. At that time we will ask you to pick your front end of choice.
The schedule for upcoming training sessions and a list of recorded sessions is available HERE.
TMLS is not making any changes to how showings are scheduled. TMLS Subscribers are not required to use a particular Showing Service. ShowingTime’s Appointment Center is an option provided to you as part of your TMLS Subscription regardless of which MLS platform you choose.
Each Subscriber can choose their preferred MLS Platform. Offices/teams may have internal policies that limit this flexibility but TMLS is recording this choice at the Subscriber level.
The TMLS Basic Subscription fee of $50/month continues. For this you will have access to MLS Listing Management + your preferred Front End + All the other services currently included in your TMLS Subscription Fee. If you decide to add a second or third Front End there will be an additional Subscription fee of $25 per month for each additional Front End.
|TMLS Basic Subscription||
TMLS Listing Maintenance
+ One Front End
|TMLS Additional Front End||Additional Front End||$25/month
Scenario 1 Example:
- Subscriber is using Paragon.
- Subscriber is only subscribing to one Front End which is included in the TMLS Basic Subscription Fee. Total cost: $50/month (billed quarterly)
Scenario 2 Example:
- Subscriber is using both Flex-MLS and Paragon
- Subscriber is subscribing to two Front Ends. The first Front End is included in the TMLS Basic Subscription Fee. The second one is considered an additional Front End.
TMLS Basic Fee: $50/month + TMLS Additional Front End: $25/month = Total Subscription Fees: $75/month (billed quarterly)
As a BIC you will have access to all listings for your firm/office in the TMLS Listing Maintenance Module. Also, you can check out the office’s production and other analytics in your preferred Front End.
Yes. Front End of Choice simply means you get to choose the MLS platform you work best in. Regardless of the platform you choose, you will have access to all listings. That means all listings from TMLS and listings from any data shares TMLS is part of. Alamance MLS and TMLS merged earlier this year which means listings from both will also be merged. TMLS currently have a data share agreement with Longleaf Pine MLS which means all listings from Longleaf Pine will be available in all platforms.
As a Triangle MLS subscriber you will only need one set of login credentials to access any of our services.
All three platforms serve the same purpose and provide basically the same functionality. There are nuances that could make one Front End work better for you than others. TMLS does not provide a detailed comparison and encourages you to watch the recorded training/demo sessions for the various platforms to help you find what best suits your business needs. Also, be sure to take the opportunity to try out the platforms. Look for the trial buttons on the TMLS Dashboard on November 29th.
After November 29th, Rental Listings will be re-named "Residential Lease" and will be searchable in all MLS Front Ends. As with any other listing, Listing Maintenance will take place on a single platform. For Residential Lease listings, the input platform will be Rental Beast.
Rental Beast is our go-to listing maintenance tool for rental properties. This change offers several benefits, including a wider range of rental listings, a user-friendly interface for easier management, and a focus on data accuracy. Rental Beast seamlessly connects with other real estate tools and adheres to industry standards. It streamlines processes and allows Subscribers to be more efficient and better prepared for the future. This move is all about delivering a better, more efficient rental experience for our users. Triangle MLS subscribers utilizing the Rental Beast platform for listing maintenance will still be able to use their front end of choice for searching and other tasks for rental listings.
You can add or edit your listings, by clicking on the Add/Edit tile on your Triangle MLS Dashboard. You can also access this via the Listing Maintenance menus in your MLS system of choice.
- Web vendors using Bridge API will not see any disruption of data services.
- Web vendors using legacy RETS access will be required to migrate to Spark API prior to launch. These vendors have been contacted directly to begin the migration process.
- The Triangle MLS Smart Frame solution will be migrating to a solution integrated within Flex MLS. Instructions on accessing your new smart frame link can be found at support.trianglemls.com.