An MLS That Blogs:

Apr 13, 2008  |  Michael Wurzer

Arizona Regional MLS has set up a new blog called Though one of the key topics on the blog is the conversion to the flexmls Web system, Bob Bemis, ARMLS’s CEO, appears to be looking to use this platform for a long time to come to engage members on a wide variety of issues as evidenced by recent posts on short sales and inappropriate words in remarks or directions.

I think this use of a blog by an MLS is a great way to engage members and provide news updates both by e-mail and feed readers. Of course, blogging also offers a way for members to provide feedback to the MLS. For anyone reading this who has influence over the agenda at CMLS or the Clareity MLS Workshop, you might want to consider putting together a “how to” session for MLSs to get started with blogging, because I think this is going to prove to be a great resource for MLSs who embrace it.

P.S.  I think this also is likely to make the agenda for our FBS Summit, at least in one of the tracks for those MLSs interested in learning about blogging to improve their membership communications.

5 Responses to “An MLS That Blogs:”

  1. You are right, Michael, blogging would be a great way for MLSs to communicate with their members. I have broached the subject in our Association a few times but the idea never gained traction. Probably my fault for not having a lot of time to commit to it. Anyway, perhaps your influence will enlighten more of us to the benefits of blogging in branding, relationship management and information exchange. Good luck with your Summit. And keep up the great work…you know I am one of your biggest fans!

  2. Jay Thompson says:

    “at least in one of the tracks for those MLSs interested in learning about blogging to improve their membership communications.”

    A *fabulous* idea Michael! Let me know if there is anything I can do to help.

  3. Matt Cohen says:

    I have a bit of influence over the Clareity workshop agenda 😉

    Great idea for next year, if the topic is not played out by then!


  4. Jane Ash says:

    I am having a hard time when sending a listing directly to a client. After pulling up the listing and hitting the email button, on the left side of the page youhave the listing to email dialog box and on the right you have the email template. The sizing does not fit correctly on the right and I find it difficult to write an email when the words do not fit on the screen, it would be great if you could resize the right side of the page so that I can type everything and see it.

    Also when you pick the prospect from the list it does not show the email address, it would also be helpful if the email address would show up.



  5. Jane Ash says:

    please reply to the email added.