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August 2013

NWMLS Adds Green Fields

By NWREporter

August 2013

New "green" fields and other changes to the listing input forms used by members of Northwest Multiple Listing Service were rolled out in late June.

The changes, which were implemented in response to member feedback, include the creation of a new section for green homes. This section incorporates certifications, construction methods and performance scores. Among the additional green fields are options added to energy source, heating/cooling, and roof fields.

Other changes include:

  • New Construction: new required yes/no field. If yes is selected, "New Construction State" becomes a required field, requiring a selection of "Under Construction," "Presale," or "Completed."
  • Room Levels for rental listings: new options to input and view bed/bath locations. The number of rooms on each level appears on the "Full"" listing display under the Interior Features section.
  • Number of Fireplaces: will auto-calculate based on level (upper, main and lower).
  • Homeowner Dues: new options and requirements

Other small adjustments were also part of the latest update. Subscribers may view details on each field change at www.nwmls.com.