When the MLS goes down

By
Real Estate Agent with Janisch & Co. 0396361

Imagine trying to show a client without the aid of the MLS system.  We are slaves to that.  Gone are the days when we had paper books of the current listings and comps.

Those books took up lots of room and were not up to the minute but they sure worked well for information dissemination.

This weekend the system went down... (Thank God our local provider did create a limited search for us) Just makes us appreciate it all the more when it came back up Completely.

If the electricity does go down for very long, as it has been predicted it may... We need to be devising back up plans !  We are slaves to technology.

Posted by

KW image 

Ralph and Jeanne Janisch

BROKERS

305B CR 234

Durango, CO 81301

P: (970) 759-1007

P: (970) 759-0027

 E: ralph@durangohometeam.com

W:  www.ralphandjeannejanisch.com

 W: www.durangohometeam.com

Durango, Mancos, Cortez, Dolores, Bayfield, Ignacio, Vallecito

Comments (5)

Marnie Matarese
DWELL REAL ESTATE - Sarasota, FL
Showing you the best of Sarasota!

I think this happened nationwide and it was really tough on all of us.  At the same time, our MLS is being completely upgraded and with the combination of trying to learn a new system and having the whole thing shut down the weekend was a bust.

Apr 04, 2013 11:23 AM
Les & Sarah Oswald
Realty One Group - Eastvale, CA
Broker, Realtor and Investor

This just shows how dependent we are toward technology and the internet. Without it is like we are just lost.

Apr 04, 2013 11:39 AM
Jimmy Faulkner
Florida. Homes Realty & Mortgage - Wantagh, NY
The Best Of St. Augustine

One of the biggest fears for the United States is that the grid goes down. Your lawless leaders have done nothing about it because it does not enhance their power given to them by the American fools. This is a problem that is going to happen & there is NO preparation for it.

Apr 04, 2013 11:42 AM
Helen and Larry Prier- Re-Max Gateway - Residential Real Estate
RE-MAX Gateway- Residential Real Estate Sales - Anacortes, WA
Anacortes & surrounding Skagit & Island Counties

Hi,

 

This a big problem. We have a generator to prevent us losing power. Also, back up batteries for computers. Can't do much if the MLS goes down. Hopefully our clients understand when this happens. Wish we had a way to back up but that is long past. We have to pay the price for the amazing amount of information we now can get via the MLS systems, and their services.

OH well!!

Apr 04, 2013 11:57 AM
William Feela
WHISPERING PINES REALTY - North Branch, MN
Realtor, Whispering Pines Realty 651-674-5999 No.

I keep a print out of all the listings that are in my clients price range at all times just for this emergency

Apr 04, 2013 12:15 PM