Another Association joins CONNECT!

The Southern Georgian Bay Association of REALTORS® (SGBAR) has just joined CONNECT. Members can now use CONNECT to search for current and recent MLS® information for the areas covered by the Southern Georgian Bay association – Midland-Penetanguishene, Victoria Harbour, Port Severn, Oro-Medonte, Wasaga Beach, Collingwood, Blue Mountains, Meaford and points in between.

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OpenHouses.ca has a new look!

Work has been underway to bring a new and refreshed OpenHouses.ca experience to you, your clients and the public.  The site has been completely re-developed and re-designed from the ground up based on feedback we have received.  You can expect the following improvements: (more…)

Bits & Bytes – How did I end up here?

Have you noticed that when you use your desktop shortcut to Fusion, WEBForms® or REALTOR Link® – or the individual URLs for those pages – you end up logging in to a page that looks like this:

SSO

 

This is RAHB’s Single Sign On (SSO) portal landing page.  From this page, you can navigate to the various RAHB applications (Fusion, WEBForms®, REALTOR Link®, CONNECT, SIM and OpenHouses.ca) without having to log in again.   You can also use the handy links to other resources you might find useful.  (However, if there is a log in required for the resource, you will need to log in to continue to the site.)

You can also go directly to the SSO – the url is http://rahb.starrs.ca.

Bits & Bytes – Look4Homes now available for your mobile device.

Connect with your clients and customers through Look4Homes, a new app for the STARRS associations. Learn how to set up client accounts and communicate with your buyers by logging in with your regular login credentials and using the detailed instructions found in the application’s comprehensive Help/Support system.

  • Read more about Look4Homes here.
  • Download Look4Homes for your Apple iPad or iPhone from the iTunes AppStore.
  • Download Look4Homes for your Google Android from Google Play.

Blackberry and other devices can access Look4Homes by visiting any of the following URLs in their browser:
http://look4homes.starrs.ca
http://m.starrs.ca
http://mobile.starrs.ca

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New App for REALTORS® and homebuyers in Southern Ontario

Look4Homes, a new app designed for iPhones and Androids, will soon be available to the members of the four STARRS associations – RAHB, Niagara, Brantford and Simcoe – and their clients.

This new product has great features for REALTORS® and their homebuyers:

  • Interactive map searching using GPS location-based technology in the iPhone and Android platforms
  • View property on maps, including satellite view
  • Search using all the criteria you are used to, including price range, number of beds and baths
  • Easily see all property details including multiple photos, price, property details and descriptions
  • Find your way to the front door using the turn-by-turn directions provided
  • Save properties for easy review later, or share them via text, email, Facebook or Twitter

Watch for the release of Look4Homes before the end of June.

 

SmartLinks and pop-up blockers

It is recommended that you add Fusion (URL: http://fusion.starrs.ca) to your browser’s list of allowed sites (‘exceptions’) for pop-ups – failing to do so may prevent Smartlinks (GeoWarehouse®, SIM, Connect, etc.) from opening.

Shown below are the steps to create an exception for Fusion in each of the major browsers.  There may be slight differences due to browser versions and settings, but the instructions should provide a basic overview of how to create a pop-up exception.

INTERNET EXPLORER
(Ver. 10 used as example; other versions are similar)

  1. Go to “Tools “Internet Options “Privacy
  2. Click on the “Settings” button, located under the “Pop-up Blocker” header.
  3. Add Fusion to the list of exceptions by typing the URL into the field and clicking “Add”.

GOOGLE CHROME

  1. Click on “Customize and Control Google Chrome
  2. Click on “Settings
  3. Click on “Content Settings” (located under the “Privacy” header)
  4. Click on the “Manage Exceptions” button located under the “Pop-Ups” header.
  5. Add “fusion.starrs.ca” to the list, and make sure that “Behaviour” is set to “Allow

MOZILLA FIREFOX

  1. Go to “Tools “Options “Content
  2. Click on “Exceptions” (DO NOT uncheck “Block Pop-Up Windows” as this will allow pop-ups for all sites.
    This is an important security feature!)
  3. Enter the Fusion URL in the “Address of Website” field
  4. Click “Allow

SAFARI
Safari does not allow for exceptions to the pop-up blocker.  To allow pop-ups in Safari, you must disable the
pop-up blocker:

  1. Go to “Safari”  “Preferences”  Security
  2. Uncheck “Block Pop-Up Windows.”