When Northwest Multiple Listing Service unveils its redesigned website on September 13, users will find several new features, improved navigation, better functionality, and a mobile-friendly design.
The launch culminates months of preparation and testing. It also reflects feedback from Northwest MLS membership, according to Tara Marino, the organization’s director of communications and training.
Marino said live webinars, a video, and printable guides are among training opportunities members can access to familiarize themselves with the modernized NWMLS.com site. The brand refresh included the member-only site and the corporate (public-facing) site.
The new site for members provides easy access to all products and services. Whether viewed from a smartphone, tablet, desktop of other device, this one-stop online resource is organized into six sections: Products & Services, Stats & News, Training & Education, Rules & Policies, Contact & Leadership. Additionally, there’s an icon for My Account, which members can access simply by hovering over their profile photo.
The member site home page also has quick access to system statuses or issues, timely announcements, and easy access buttons for opening favorite products to connect with information and support. Simply by clicking their photo, members can view and edit their profile on MyNWMLS, as well as review account information or pay dues.
The top menu of the member site is also where members can register for training, review rules, or contact any of the 21 office locations for NWMLS. By clicking on the Products & Services tab, users can easily navigate to nearly two dozen resources ranging from Matrix, Realist and TransactionDesk to forms, or technical support.
The new version of the login page has an option to save a LAG number so it auto-fills and won’t have to be manually entered on each visit. Another big win for members is the ability to have your web browser save your NWMLS password by opting to “save username.” (See screenshot below.)
Among new features for consumers is a broker search tool where non-members can look up NWMLS brokers and offices in their area. Real estate news and information about services NWMLS provides to members are also featured.
The “new look” NWMLS is designed to improve members’ online experiences, interactions and productivity. Marino said the rejuvenation project also encompasses updates to the NWMLS brand to reflect growing membership and its leadership position in the industry. As part of the process, this month’s rollout will include a refreshed logo, color palette and new materials.