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November Tempo Updates

Effective Wednesday, November 12, the following items will be published to the TEMPO MLS System:

  • New, system generated School Data integrated with Add/Edit and Custom Search. Listings will be automatically assigned a school value for Elementary, Middle and High schools based on their property location and what school boundary they fall within. Initially, the system-generated school information will be for searching only and will not be displayed on listing reports.  Listing agents will continue entering their own school information which will be the schools displayed on MLS reports, as they are today.
  • Email Notification will now be issued to both Listing Agent and Selling Agent Notifying both parties that the Option End Date is 2 days away.
  • Revised link on the Member Roster report that displays the Agent/Broker’s TREC information to point to TREC’s website directly. Previously, the link pointed to the HAR Licensee Finder page that is updated monthly.
  • Add/Edit: RES,CND,HIR,ACR,MUL,RNT: ‘Green/Energy Certifications’: ‘Green Built Gulf Coast’ added as a new value.
  • Add/Edit: RES,CND,ACR,MUL,RNT,HIR: Exterior Description: ‘Storm Shutters’ added as a new value.
  • Photo Gallery Link will now be present on Pending listings. Link was previously only present on listings in the Active, Option Pending and Pending Continue to Show statuses.
  • Business Rule added to Rental listing: If the ‘Property Class’ selected is ‘Mid/Hi-Rise Condominium’, the field ‘Floor Location’ becomes a required field.
  • Added footer to ‘Statistics’ report with label ‘Report Date’ and the current date so that user or client will know the date that this report was generated.
  • Add/Edit: ‘Address on Web’ is being removed. If a seller does not want their property address displayed on HAR.com the listing agent will need to contact MLS QA Staff for assistance.
  • Resolved error that prevented user from searching by MLS Number in Open House Search.
  • Resolved error that prevented user from saving sort order preferences.
  • Resolved PAR performance issue. Report now averages opening in 2 seconds as opposed to 10+ seconds.
  • Resolved error that sent wrong Client Gateway link to client when manually sending Client Gateway link from the Prospect Details page.

14 thoughts on “November Tempo Updates

  1. If I read this correctly it’s possible for an agent to enter a specific school, possibly the incorrect school, but if a custom search for a specific school is set up then the Geo Search will find the correct school not the one the listing agent entered incorrectly? Say the actual school is Jones Elementary but the listing agent lists Smith Elementary, then the custom geo search for Jones Elementary would find the listing even though the listing agent indicated Smith?

    1. Good Afternoon Allwyn,
      That is correct. Early next year, we plan to display these new values on the Agent Full Report. If you have any questions, please let me know.
      Regards,
      Nathan Goble
      MLS Project Manager
      Houston Association of Realtors

  2. Hmm, I see the geo school fields have made it over to fusion, but I cannot view any results. This not hooked up yet? Outstanding work Nathan and crew. And a special acknowledgement to Michael Roddy and others who worked some years to get this HUGE improvement to this point.

    1. Good Morning Keith,

      The data has not migrated over to Fusion yet. We are in the process of completing that task. First we had to create the fields and turn on the school layers. We hope to complete the task in Fusion next week. If you have any questions, please let me know.

      Regards,
      Nathan Goble
      MLS Project Manager
      Houston Association of Realtors

  3. Bravo guys. I think there’s too much room for error when us agents are given the responsibility of dealing with complicated and ever-changing zoning ordinances, especially school zones. HAR has removed this burden from us and I’m confident it will be more reliable for the public in the long run.

  4. If the schools are automatically assigned, will we be able to change it? I am not confident with the reliability of automation in these fields. This is a very touchy field with buyers and sellers, especially in FBISD.

    1. Good Afternoon Beth,
      If the school is incorrectly identified, MLS staff will be able to change the school value. We will be more than happy to review any listing you feel may be incorrectly assigned. We will also be updating the school boundaries as the districts make changes annually. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact me directly.

      Regards,
      Nathan Goble
      MLS Project Manager
      Nathan@har.com

    2. The onus should be on the buyer to discover and make sure they are buying in their school district of choice and schools can change their zoning at any time. They should also be made aware of that as well.

    1. Stephen,
      What you were experiencing was the publish itself. There was a small window this morning that Tempo was unavailable so that the new code could be pushed to production. I sincerely apologize for any inconvenience that this may have caused you. You should no longer experience any problems accessing Tempo.

      Regards,
      Nathan Goble
      MLS Project Manager
      Nathan@har.com

    1. Good Morning Chad,
      While we are still displaying the agent entered values, if you create a custom search with Geo School Elementary, Geo School Middle or Geo School High, it will search for listings that fall within the boundaries of the selected school. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact me directly.

      Regards,
      Nathan Goble
      MLS Project Manager
      Nathan@har.com

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