The following changes were made in Paragon this month:
New Tab Structure – Tabs and sub-tabs within Paragon have been updated with a more modern look. The new tabs will correspond to your selected theme with appropriate color schemes. The intent is to clean up the background, minimize distractions of tabs you’re not using, and to highlight the tab that you’re actually using.
New Map Sub-Tab within Search – Within your full search tool, a new ‘Map’ sub-tab has been added to streamline search results on a map view. Now, rather than selecting a separate report, or clicking the mapping field from search criteria that creates a pop-up, you can now seamlessly see your search results on either a map view, or the traditional spreadsheet view. Search terms can be added to either the Criteria sub-tab, or the Map sub-tab, and results will be updated to reflect your specific search.
Please note: Your map results will default to show based on your saved default address (typically, your office location). To adjust these map search defaults, please go to Preferences > System Preferences > Search Options. There are several adjustments you can make to optimize your map viewing experience.
Voice Recognition for Power Search – A brand new microphone tool has been added to Power Search within Paragon. Now, instead of typing a search into power search, you can click the microphone button right within power search and dictate verbally what you’d like to search. Permission needs to be granted by you for the microphone to be used on your device by Paragon. It does NOT record when not in use. Within Chrome, a red recording button will show on the Paragon tab when a recording is happening. Please note: This tool is currently optimized only for Google Chrome Browsers on desktop devices and Apple or Android mobile devices. Future browser support is TBD.
Last Quick Search and Load Saved Search Added to Quick Search – For Quick Search users, upgrades have been made to include some familiar features. You can now easily find the last search you made and add those same criteria again with one click. For searches that you use most frequently, you can also save a quick search with that criteria, and again, can refresh a search of that criteria with one click. Please note: Quick Search is a Multi Class search. When running a full search under Multi Class, you will be able to see your saved quick searches included in those saved multi class searches. This does not function with the other individual property classes.
RatePlug in Collaboration Center – For those of you that use the RatePlug service, a new feature within the Collaboration Center is now available. When a contact is viewing a listing, the ‘Share’ button (a square with arrow pointing out) will direct the user to a set of options. One will now be a RatePlug tool that shows the contact mortgage information about the specific property that they’re viewing.