Insights April 01, 2015

Listing Photos in Matrix

Have you noticed white space around your listing photos on REcolorado.com? Previously, Matrix would stretch images to create the different sizes used by Matrix, REcolorado.com, and other sites, causing some images to appear blurry. Recently, Matrix has improved the way it handles low-resolution photos by adding padding, rather than stretching the image. Matrix adds the padding to maintain photo quality. If you have noticed white padding around your image, it means you have uploaded a low-resolution photo.

While the white padding may not be noticeable on Matrix, it is noticeable on REcolorado.com and other sites that use larger photos. To avoid the white space around listing photos, be sure to upload images that are at least 1600×1200 pixels – Check out this reference document for tips on checking your photo’s resolution.

Matrix Maintenance April 2

There is a scheduled Matrix maintenance on Thursday, April 2 from 1 to 2 a.m. Matrix will be unavailable during this time. . We apologize for any inconvenience and appreciate your patience.

Timeout Message in Matrix

When your Matrix session is about to end, you’ll now see a new message allowing you to refresh your session or log out. If your Matrix session has ended, you’ll now see a message allowing you to log back in. When you click Login from this message, you’ll be sent to the normal CONNECT login page.

*Note: This has no effect on your CONNECT session length, which is independent of your Matrix session.

For more info, view our Product Enhancement Notes.

April Training Calendar

REcolorado has so much to offer throughout the month of April. It’s a great time to get some CE credits in and learn something new. Expand your knowledge of REcolorado’s core MLS products and register for a class today!

  • Matrix: If It Can’t Be Found It Can’t Be Sold – 4/2, 4/15
  • Matrix: Accessing What You Want – 4/1, 4/8, 4/14, 4/15, 4/23
  • Realist: Discover the Power of Data – 4/14
  • Matrix: Communication Tools – 4/2, 4/14, 4/22
  • Realist: Accessing Public Records Information – 4/7, 4/23
  • Matrix: Market Intel – 4/9
  • Make Matrix Your Own – 4/9
  • Leverage the Efficiencies of Matrix – 4/22
  • REcolorado.com: You and New Clients – 4/16
  • How Matrix and Realist Can Help You Price Properties – 4/7, 4/8

Denver’s Competitive Housing Market

It’s no secret that the housing market has become competitive in Denver over recent years. Inventory goes fast, what are you doing to get ahead? Read this article from The Denver Post to learn more: “Denver buyers up their game to be last bidder standing in real estate deals”

 

 

Slaying Godzillow: How to Fight & Win Against the Syndicators

The Women’s Council of REALTORS® is hosting a presentation featuring Bruce Gardner, a 24-year veteran of the real estate industry. He’ll discuss the Zillow-dominated industry and challenge you to think about ways to thrive in your business. The presentation will be on April 9 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Visit here for registration information.

Congrats, Tyrone Adams!

The Colorado Association of REALTORS® announced Tuesday evening that the new chief executive will be Tyrone Adams, a member of the group since 1993. Read this article from the Denver Post to learn more.

Xplode Conference

The Xplode Conference is coming to Colorado Springs on Monday, April 20! Xplode is a great opportunity for real estate professionals to learn about tech/marketing updates that can help further your business. Get your event pass now!