Category Archives: Paragon Home Page Tips & Tricks Archive

Power Search in Paragon

Using the Power Search

 

Power Search is a search feature available to you no matter where you are in Paragon at the very top of the page.

Power Search can be used to search for several different types of results:

1. MLS Numbers: Type 1-30 MLS numbers separated by a comma

2. Member Contact Information: Type an agent’s name to quickly obtain their phone number, address, and email address (based on information from their member profile)

3. Office Contact Information: Type an office’s name to quickly obtain its phone number and address.

4. Contacts: If you’ve saved a contact in Paragon, enter their name to jump to their profile.

5. Saved Searches: quickly pull up any of your saved searches by typing in the name you assigned it.

The functionality is similar to Google in that as you type, options will appear beneath for selection. A maximum of 10 results in each category will appear. The more you type, the more accurate your results will be.

Power Search

Each section provides a label, which is a hyperlink. In the above example, clicking on “Listings (10)” will take you directly to a spreadsheet to view all 10 results at once.

Hovering over the Power Search will provide you with a tool tip reminding you of what it can be used for. There is also a blue question mark directing you to Paragon’s help site with details regarding Power Search functionality.

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Paragon Restrictions Field

Using the Restrictions Field

 

What used to be “Occupant Restrictions” in InnoVia is now simply “Restrictions” in Paragon. 

As an auto-fill/look up field, you can either start typing the restriction(s) you wish to include or use the magnifying glass. Behind the magnifying glass, you’ll find many familiar options, such as “55 and Over” and pet related selections.

Restrictions Options

Making selections in “Restrictions” is important because it helps make search more efficient for those needing to include or exclude these types of options. 

Paragon “Fee” Fields

How to use the Fee Fields in Paragon

 

Within Paragon’s listing maintenance, there are fields for Fees: “Fee”, “Fee 2” and “Fee 3”. Each fee field includes a “Fee Frequency” and a “Fee Includes” field.
The “Fee,” “Fee 2” and “Fee 3” fields are to provide the dollar amount of fees, for example $150. The “Fee Frequency” fields provide a drop-down menu allowing you to select how often that fee is to be paid, for example “Monthly.” The “Fee Includes” fields provide options for selection to explain the type of fee, for example “Condo Association, ” “HOA” or “Special Assessments.”
Fees
 
Remembering to provide the fee amounts when inputting a listing is important as this information is relevant to buyers. While the list price may be within their range, any fees associated with the property will affect the overall cost to the buyer. 

Paragon Tour and Open House

Scheduling Tours and Open Houses

 

You can schedule tours and open houses to display within Paragon and be included in data feeds to NEREN.com and third party sites. Tours and Open Houses are created within listing maintenance. 
Once a listing is saved, as long it is Active or Active Under Contract, you’ll have the ability to schedule an open house or tour. This can be completed directly from the “Actions” hyperlink in listing maintenance.
Actions
 
You can also click on the MLS number to edit your listing and find the ability to schedule an open house or tour in the panel on the left. 
OH/Tour
Open houses and tours are different types of events. A tour is a broker open house and will only be available within Paragon. An open house is a public open house and will be available in Paragon, as well as NEREN.com and third party sites such as Zillow and REALTOR.com. 
You can find open house and tour details from the “Action Icons” on the spreadsheet or within reports, as well as by running a “Tour and Open House” search via the Search menu, or via your Market Monitor.

Edit Office Information in Paragon

We are pleased to provide Brokers and Admins the ability to edit your MLS Office Profile information online!

After you are logged into nerenmls.com and are on the NEREN Dashboard, you will see a new tile under the NEREN Member Resources section called “Brokers / Admins Edit Office Profile.”

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Click on that tile and you will be brought to a page where you can edit the information for your MLS Office Profile, as shown below. In the last section called “Office Options – Check all that apply”, if you check off that option it will be enabled for your office. You do not have the ability to modify the “IDX Office Participation” switch; if you wish to make a change to that setting, please email support@neren.com.

lamps-edit-office-profile

Once you have completed your updates, be sure to hit “save” at the bottom of the screen! Your changes will be reflected within Paragon after the next update.

Edit your Paragon Agent Profile

We are pleased to provide you the ability to edit your MLS Profile information online!

After you are logged into nerenmls.com and are on the NEREN Dashboard, you will see a new tile under the NEREN Member Resources section called “Edit Your MLS Profile.”

edit-mls-profile

Click on that tile and you will be brought to a page where you can edit most of your MLS profile information, as shown below. The few fields that are grayed-out you do not have the ability to edit. If you need to make changes to those fields, please email support@neren.com.

Once you have completed your updates, be sure to hit “save” at the bottom of the screen! Your changes will be reflected within Paragon after the next update.

Listing Maintenance Errors & Warnings

Have you received errors or warnings when you try to save a listing?

Errors and Warnings

Errors and Warnings may pop up at the bottom of your listing maintenance screen whenever you have skipped a field or need to verify data you entered.

Warnings are strong suggestions that you refer back to that field and ensure data accuracy. Changes are not required to the data you entered; you may click “Accept” and attempt to save your listing again.

Errors are to notify you that you must refer back to the field and make a change or add data. It is likely a missed required field. Once all Errors are satisifed, you may attempt to save the listing again.

Clicking the “Modify” button for Errors and Warnings will take you directly to to the field so you can easily and quickly make edits.

It is important to note that until Errors and Warnings are satisfied, your listing is NOT saved. Once you click “Save” and select “Save Listing” you will be notified with a pop-up if your listing has been successfully saved.

Saved Listing

If you do not receive this pop-up notification, your listing has not be saved. Look to the bottom of the screen for errors and warnings that must be completed before the listing is saved.