Instanet, an online real estate forms solution, has added some enhancements to the system for Metrolist users
Interviewer: Today we are talking with Cindy Sheehan she is an account manager with Metrolist and welcome to the show.
Cindy: Hi, thank you, thanks for having me.
Interviewer: Well we are talking about a topic that is kind of near and dear to your heart this is kind of where you spend a lot time and that's Instanet documents?
Interviewer: And recently there has been some enhancements to the program so tell us about that?
Cindy: Yes we've just recently made some enhancements. One of them is that you can save the document to Microsoft Word, which means that you can save it off site, off the Instanet system and work on it separately. And fill-able fields, that was a big one that everyone was asking for, so now the forms have fields that are fill-able; as much as you need to write in there, you can and they expand to take all the information that you need to put in there.
Interviewer: What types of fields are fill-able?
Cindy: Just about all of them! Additional provisions and the names of the buyers and when you save them in Instanet, you can view them in Microsoft word. You can save it that way, you can save them as PDF and see all the information that you have saved and you can click on the print preview button now and see what the information looks like before you print it.
Interviewer: Yeah that's good. So is this the same as expandable form fields?
Interviewer: You know its fill-able is just another word for it?
Cindy: Right, right they are expandable so they, they expand to take the information that you enter.
Interviewer: And I imagine some of the feed back you had been getting from consumers is well we could really like a print preview of this and this functionality and how that works before we go ahead and send it.
Cindy: Right so Instanet made these changes for us.
Interviewer: All right now I know one change that you are excited about is and realtors in general would be as glad is that there is an easier way now to upload documents into your MLS listing is that right?
Cindy: Yes, we have made it very, very simple all you need to do is go to your listing, open it up on the screen under the change listing tab and just click on upload documents. You can put in anything that you have. If you've got HOA documents or a roofing certification, a seller's disclosure, mold disclosure, really anything a buyer might ask you for, you can go ahead and upload it.
Interviewer: Will that appear under the disclosures link, in your listing or will it be a separate link?
Cindy: You can do it either way you can either upload everything all together and call it disclosures or documents for, you know, "1, 2, 3 main street" or you can upload them each separately it's up to you.
Interviewer: But it will be that little blue link right at the top of the listings that we have got to click on.
Cindy: Right it will be in the Instanet box between the photo and the map on every listing detail sheet and it will save your documents.
Interviewer: Does it have to be a PDF can it be a word doc, Excel or does it or PDF is it?
Cindy: There are a lot of different formats that can be uploaded. So, it's pretty open.
Interviewer: that gives us some options. So, a little bit more and more people I imagine are using this?
Interviewer: And this is some of the feed back you got about changes to make and so forth?
Cindy: Right, right.
Interviewer: And so how has this been received?
Cindy: Very well I think the document upload has been hugely well received its really easy to use now the fill-able fields was a real concern, people were asking for that to be changed and so there it is its changed. Being able to save things in Word is a nice thing too because you can work off-site you can save it to your computer and the fields are again expandable in word as well.
Interviewer: Well at least my transaction manager will be happy.
Cindy: Oh good
Interviewer: Thanks, good information! Thanks for being here.
Cindy: Sure, you're welcome. Thanks for having me.