If you’ve been around a Realtor lately, you may notice that they’re “clanking” more than usual.

Thanks(??) to a recent security upgrade, all Realtors must now carry around a small plastic fob that generates random codes. To access the MLS (“Multiple Listing Service”) database, Realtors must enter the random code in addition to their User ID and Password.

Practically, the best way to have the fob accessible is to add it to your key chain (news flash: many Realtors’ key chains already resemble mini-boat anchors, at least by weight).

So, whenever you log on to MLS now, your key chain must be handy.

Thanks, MLS.

About the author

Ross Kaplan has 19+ years experience selling real estate all over the Twin Cities. He is also a 12-time consecutive "Super Real Estate Agent," as determined by Mpls. - St. Paul Magazine and Twin Cities Business Magazine. Prior to becoming a Realtor, Ross was an attorney (corporate law), CPA, and entrepreneur. He holds an economics degree from Stanford.

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