A lot has been happening with the Contracts and Forms we use. Our Committee met and reviewed a list of ideas and concerns that were submitted by the members. Local forms are not changed as of yet, but the MAR’s new Seller’s Statement of Property Condition has been uploaded to the blank forms section of the FlexMLS Forms.
All other state forms, of which there are over 40, are available at no cost via Ziplogix.com. To access MAR forms, and to begin investigation of your new member benefits associated with the Ziplogix forms platform, here are some helpful videos.
- How-to Video to set up a zipLogix account:
- Video Overview of the forms benefit
- Details about the free forms
The committee also endorsed adding some new field options to the MLS system: Exterior Siding – cement hardiboard; Roofing – standing seam metal; Lead Paint – N/A, built after 1978; Heat/Cool/Ventilation – Air Exchange System; Floor – Concrete.
It was noted that at the next meeting, the committee will also look at the “greening the MLS” options to properly recognize energy ratings and valuable green selling features.
There are pending discussions regarding satisfactory insurance and insurance contingency suggested dates, Risk of Loss Insurance, inspection contingency language, Contact Worksheet information and more. To view the minutes, click here: Contract & Forms Committee Minutes 2/22/16
The Contract and Forms Committee, the MLS Board of directors and the staff are all investigating the current forms platforms to determine the future of our contracts and forms in Berkshire County. We currently have approximately 5 forms on the platform for your use, in addition to all of the state forms in addition to free FlexMLS forms and integration with Dotloop’s paid service for some brokerages. We will keep you posted in the coming months as we develop a plan for the near future.