Beginning September 8, FlexMLS will update their subscription opt-in process to makes things easier for your client to opt-in to your subscriptions.
When a contact opens a link from a manual email, it will automatically confirm their email address for subscriptions. Previously, a client would need to confirm their email address manually via a two-step email process. That process will still work, but now this shorter, faster option is in effect as well.
In addition, if an agent emails a public version of listings and chooses to send a copy of the email to themselves, they will be able to access the private version of the listings from their copy of the email.
Opening a Manual Email Confirms an Email Address to Receive Subscription Updates
Currently, the first time you set up a subscription for a contact, they receive an invitation to confirm their email address and opt-in to receiving future subscription email updates. You can manually resend the Confirm Opt-In invitation one time if your contact does not receive it the first time. Now, in addition to the previous process, if you send a contact a manual email, it will automatically confirm their email address and allow them to receive subscription updates via email.
Because of this policy change, there is an additional line of disclaimer text added to manual emails: By clicking a link in this email, you agree to receive future listing-related automatic emails from your real estate agent.
Note: Subscription emails will expire if the subscription email link is not clicked on at least once every 13 months. Now, each time a contact clicks a link within a subscription or manual email, it will extend that time frame 13 months from that date.
Receive a Private Link when You Manually Email a Public Version
When you email a public version of listings and choose to send a copy of the email to yourself, you will be able to access the private version of the listings from your agent-copy of the email. From the manual email screen in Flexmls Web, select the Public version of the listings and check the option Send a copy to me.
As before, your contact will receive an email with a link to the public version of the listings. Your copy of the email will have an Agent Only section with a link to the private version of the listings.
Note: The Agent Only section only appears in your copy of the email; it is not included in the email message your contact receives.
When you click the link in the Agent Only section, you’ll be taken to the private version of the listings.
Note: If you open the Agent Only version on the desktop version of Flexmls Web, you will be able to add additional search criteria on the Edit Search tab. If you open the mobile version of the Agent Only option, you will not be able to edit the search; you can access only the listings in the email.
If you want to see the public version of the listings (in the same manner that your contact does), click the link in the body of the email.