Learn About the Updates to Matrix and My Listings

Two weeks ago Jim Harrison sent you a note about changes coming to MLSListings systems and included a comprehensive guide detailing all of the changes that are coming.ate.

Next Thurs., Nov. 13, 2014 the new Matrix will be available to you to begin verifying that all of your saved searches, contacts and other information were transferred to the new system correctly. You will have until Dec. 8 to verify the information. During the verification period we will send you weekly messages outlining the actions you should take to ensure you are prepared for the new system to be your primary system on Dec. 9, 2014. To get a head start, we have created this action item checklist.

What’s new in Matrix?

Below are the quick updates, but check out the guide to learn all the details.

  • Updated look and feel. New colors, tab names, map icons and more.
  • New format for MLS Numbers. It will now be necessary to use ML plus the number to search using MLS Number.
  • Reorganized search screens. New statuses, easier location for searching by date, new building descriptions and more.
  • Revised location search. Searching by city now uses postal city, quickly search by typing, and enjoy an easy-to-read property history screen.
  • New personalization options. Update your info, add branded headers, and more.
  • Redesigned client portal. Your clients will now be able to create and save searches, you can communicate directly with your clients on the portal, and it’s easier than ever to use on mobile.

What can you expect in My Listings?

It’s all new. It’s been streamlined and is easier than ever to use on a mobile device in the field. Here’s the quick overview, but again check out the guide to learn all the details.

  • Completely redesigned. Ready to use on any device.
  • Get tips for each field. Dynamic tips based on the field you’re currently using.
  • Easier photo upload. No more limits. No more resizing. Just upload and go.
  • Online exclusions. We’ve done away with faxing. It’s all online.
  • Add a coming soon listing. It’s now built into the system. Your colleagues can see the listing, but it doesn’t leave the MLS.

You can expect changes to happen on the following days:

Nov. 13, 2104 New Matrix officially available.
Nov. 13 – Dec. 8, 2014 Verification Period. Use this time to verify that your information is correct in new Matrix.
Dec. 9, 2014 New Matrix becomes your primary system. Old Matrix will be available for verification only.
Dec. 9, 2014 New My Listings comes online and becomes primary system to manage listings.
Jan. 31, 2015 Old Matrix is retired.

Did we miss an important feature? Is there something that isn’t working properly? Let us know what you think by using the online Suggestion Box. We check it every day, respond to your comments/questions, and share the information with the teams for improvement.


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