Grand Slams - a beautiful thing.

May 23, 2018 Kim Prior



If there’s a surefire dynamic for a grand slam in business, it’s having: 1) a vibrant, action-oriented community (associates, co-workers, clients, etc.), 2) collaborative, trust-based partnerships with shared vision and 3) superior technology and/or strong resources necessary to bring visions to life. If you’ve got those, you can crush it.

A perfect example of a business grand slam is the hard work of our client-partners at the Ventura County Coastal Association of Realtors and Conejo Simi Moorpark Association of Realtors that recently earned them a 2018 Inman Innovator Award nomination.

In light of the mass-devastation caused by December’s Southern California wildfires (finally contained mid-January 2018), the two associations worked with their communities to assemble a list of available rental properties. But they didn’t stop there. They wanted to make that list easily accessible to displaced residents and decided to use their MLS system to make it a reality: that system happens to be Flexmls.

FBS Staff worked closely with the MLS Administrators to quickly get this new Property Type in place within the Flexmls System and the two Associations were able to respond to their critical, local market needs without delay. Action-oriented, engaged leadership super-staff (Associations) + great partnerships (FBS + the Associations) + Excellent tools (Flexmls) = Grand Slam.

Over the years, we’ve worked hard to deliver products that are future-focused, including the Flexmls System and the groundbreaking, standards-driven Spark API. True to its name, the Flexmls System affords the highest flexibility, empowering MLS staff to customize their MLS system to unique marketplace needs (business rules, new fields, pick lists, search templates, and field constraints).

In parallel, our personal, relationship-driven culture fosters collaborative partnerships with our clients and industry associates alike. We’re exceptionally proud of these core, fundamental FBS values for one reason: grand slams like this. It’s a beautiful thing.

Cheers to our friends for their nomination!

Until next time,

Kim Prior