First, let's start with an overview of Broker Tours...
Broker Tours on the SFARMLS are divided into 3 categories:
Listings created in SFARMLS within San Francisco;
Listings created from outside MLS systems where the property falls within San Francisco; and
Listings outside of San Francisco regardless of what MLS system was used to create them.
These instructions will guide you through the correct steps to make sure your listing shows up on Broker Tour inside SFARMLS, and also how it can be sent to other partner MLSs in the NORCAL MLS® Alliance.
1. Listings created in SFARMLS within San Francisco
These listings constitute the bulk of the regular “SF Broker Tour Report” and are given special access to the “SF Broker Tour” functionality at this time. When adding your listing to the “SF Broker Tour Report” there are a few things you should keep in mind:
Broker Tours occur Tuesday and Wednesday, each week, and must be added to the SF Broker Tour each week by Monday at noon.
Depending on the District and Subdistrict of the listing, as well as whether the listing is participating in the Broker Tour for the first time, the listing will automatically have dates and times assigned to it for optimal touring across the city of San Francisco. Also, if it’s a Lockbox Tour, then it will have a full day’s worth of hours.
2. Listings created outside SFARMLS that fall within San Francisco
These listings come from our NORCAL MLS® Alliance partners and are created by members of those Associations who have listed properties in the City of San Francisco using their home MLS system. We are currently in development with Rapattoni to integrate these listings into our SF Broker Tour, so that they appear alongside the listings above. For now, they are separate from SF listings that originate in SFARMLS and must be reviewed in the “Broker Tour Report Addendum” which appears on the Home Dashboard Monday at 2pm through Wednesday (and permanently in the Links & Documents section of the MLS).
Once you’ve loaded the Links and Documents page, the link is located about half-way down:
3. Listings outside of San Francisco (regardless of MLS system used to create)
This is the final category of broker tours in SFARMLS. They comprise all listings not within the County of San Francisco, originating both within SFARMLS and from our NorCal Alliance Partner Associations’ MLSs. This is the core feature that allows our partners to display your listings in their Broker Tours.
To add your listing to this feature, all you have to do is select the “Tour/Caravan Outside SF” link on the Listing Detail page of your listing. You can then add your listing to whichever dates & times you prefer; there is no restriction to the dates & times of these listings.
Make sure you only perform this step for listings that are NOT in the City.
Once you add your “Tour/Caravan Outside SF” it will automatically transmit to our NorCal Alliance Partner Associations’ MLSs without any action on your part. Just be sure to check their MLS’s rules and deadlines for adding a broker tour in their system, as they may have cutoff times of their own to be aware of. <can we put a link in to our sheet that shows them the details?>
If you have any questions, please reach out to our MLS support team at firstname.lastname@example.org for assistance. The team operates Monday - Friday from 9am-5pm and would be happy to help you with your issue!