Relabeled Export and Syndication Options

On January 31st, the current Export tab found on the Add/Change screens in FlexMLS will be relabeled as the Distribution tab. These changes only affect labels and will not impact functionality. Why change?  Well, the terminology change might help clarify the connection between MLS, office, and Member listing distribution options. When agents say (especially in rants) about “MLS sending our listings to Zillow”, guess what, we’re only distributing them where YOU tell us to on each listing.  All brokers first have the power to determine the distribution partners their agents will have access to (instructions with pics below!) – and then we can allow agents to further limit the distribution of a specific seller’s property.  And, Flex added some cool new features when making this change too

Member Distribution Options

At the member level, the Add/Change screens will relabel the Export tab as the Distribution Tab. When adding or editing a listing, the final tab will be labeled Distribution. If your MLS has additional distribution options for members (like iBerkshires), they will appear under the heading Listing Distribution Options. Selecting a distribution option will include the listing in the feed for the selected option.

When viewing your own listings, clicking the drop-down chevron will display an option for View Listing Distribution (previously labeled View Listing Exports) which will bring you to the Distribution tab on the Change Listing screen
Office Distribution Preferences
If your MLS allows offices to set default opt-in options for Distribution Preferences on the Distribution tab, office-level users will see Distribution Preferences under the Preferences menu.
Using the Distribution Preferences page (formerly Syndication Preferences), the office can set the default options for their members (as allowed by the MLS) which determine whether a feed is enabled, whether listings are sent to the feed by default, and whether agents can override the options.