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California MLS offers tool to auto-fill electronic transaction forms

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A California multiple listing service, Central Coast Regional MLS (CCRMLS), is now offering the bulk of its members access to a tool that will allow them to transfer data directly from the MLS database into transaction forms.

ZipFormMLS-Connect is a feature available only to users of zipForm, electronic forms software from Realtor-owned real estate technology company zipLogix. MLS-Connect will be free to members of five of CCRMLS’s member associations: the Atascadero Association of Realtors, Paso Robles AOR, Pismo Coast AOR, San Luis Obispo AOR, and Scenic Coast AOR.

Members of the Santa Maria Association of Realtors have the option to purchase the service individually. The other two CCRMLS member associations, Lompoc Valley and Santa Ynez Valley, are not participating in MLS-Connect. On the whole, all but about 200 of CCRMLS’ 2,100 members will have access to MLS-Connect.

"(Our members’) time is valuable, and this tool will help minimize the time spent completing their transaction paperwork," said Diane Larsen, an executive with Atascadero Association of Realtors, in a statement.

So far this month, at least seven associations — not including the CCRMLS six — in two states have signed up with zipLogix, which integrated the e-signature platform DocuSign into its system a couple of weeks ago.

Founded in 1991, zipLogix is a joint venture between the National Association of Realtors and Real Estate Business Services Inc. (REBS), a subsidiary of the California Association of Realtors. 

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