Create Your Own Login / Security Upgrade

Today we are launching a security upgrade to our Pro site which will further bolster our existing, highly secure system while preparing for a new, more mobile-friendly Pro site. As such, all current MLSListings subscribers MUST upgrade their Pro site accounts, hopefully by the end of June.

There are two ways to upgrade your Pro site account. Each is a one-time upgrade and takes less than five minutes.


Easy Login with Social Media

This option, which we introduced several months ago, uses your existing Facebook or Google account credentials to sign into the Pro site. Once you link your MLSListings account with your existing Facebook or Google ID, you will never need to enter a username or password again. Please note that this method only uses your ID and password from Google or Facebook; it does not ‘link’ the accounts, and no personal data is shared. Watch this video for a refresher on Easy Login with Social Media.


Create Your Own Login – Easy Login Phase 2

Realizing that not everyone has a Facebook or Google account, or that some may not be comfortable with using the same Login ID from Google or Facebook, today we are launching Phase 2 of Easy Login: Create Your Own Login.

As the name implies, with this option you can create your own username, so it can be different from your DRE license number (which is public information and can be easily found by hackers). Note that if you prefer, you may continue to use your license number as your username; however, since it is inherently less secure, we do not recommend it.

Creating your own login is a simple, one-time process that should only take a few minutes if you follow these steps:

1) Starting today, the sign-in box on the Pro home page will look a little different. Here, you can choose to sign-in the traditional way (by clicking the “Continue to Sign In” button on top) or by using Easy Login with Social Media (by clicking the “Sign In With F G” button below). In this case, let’s follow Brandon as he upgrades his account by creating his own login.
















2) Brandon clicks on the “Continue to Sign In” button and is asked to enter his password, just like always. He is still logging in using his DRE license number and his current password.
















2a) If you don’t remember your password, you can click on the ‘Sign-in problems?’ link. This will send you a one-time password that you can use to login. If you don’t upgrade your account during the session, each time you login you will have to request a new one-time password, until you upgrade your account.

















It may take a few minutes for the access code to arrive in your email inbox. Once you receive the access code in your email, enter it into the password box.


3) Brandon signs in successfully and is now presented with Account Upgrade options. Note that if he is in a hurry and does not want to take the time to upgrade his account right now, there is a link to skip this, but he’ll be brought back to this page again the next time he logs in.














4) Brandon decides to create his own login. His new username can be any combination of letters or letters and numbers. (Note that he can check a box to continue using his license number as his username, although this is discouraged.


















5) Brandon enters his preferred username (TopGun21).  Now, he needs to create a new password. There are specific password rules – upper case, lower case, a number, a special character, and at least 8 characters long. These password rules are in line with industry best practices and are likely similar to what your bank or other service ask you to do.

















6) The next box asks for an email that we can use for account recovery, password resets, etc. This should be an email that you will have access to even if you switch brokerages. To make sure we have a good email, we send a verification code to the email.



















7) This is what the verification code email looks like. Once Brandon gets the verification code from his email, he copies and pastes it into the Verification Code field and clicks on ‘Verify Code’.


















8) The final step is a confirmation screen where he clicks ‘Finish’.


















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