I’m the Product Manager for Keystone and I’m glad to report that most of your comments from the Keystone: A New Year Ahead article are already being addressed (plus a LOT more!). Compliance issues will be brought to your attention at login and every time you see the listing. Our goal isn’t to stop you from doing business, it’s to get you to address the problem as quickly and easily as possible so that buyers can make informed decisions.
We have also reviewed all 4000+ descriptors to determine which fields (like ADC Map Coordinates) can be removed and which new fields need to be added to help you accurately describe and market your listing. We reordered many of the fields so you can find them without having to look on every page helping to create a more efficiently listing input experience.
The one item I am most excited about is the ability to schedule your changes! Customers were staying up late to enter their new listings on a Thursday evening so it would show up on auto emails on Friday morning (prompting buyers to visit the listing on Saturday). The ability to schedule changes means you don’t need to stay up late! Enter the listing when you have time and schedule it to be submitted to the MLS when it fits your business plan. Change the list price and the remarks at your convenience and have it automatically submitted to the MLS on the date you and your seller have agreed to. We even send you a reminder email up to 3 nights before the scheduled change.
Though everything I have mentioned here is still in development, I wanted to share with you our clear vision for Keystone in 2012. Since so much will be changing, we are taking a phased launch approach. Stay tuned for more information in the weeks to come!