8 Things to Know When Entering a New Listing

Want to increase efficiency and boost accuracy when you enter new listings into REcolorado Matrix? Be sure to keep these eight tips and tricks handy.

1. Pick the correct Property Type

REcolorado Matrix has dynamic listing input, so selecting the correct Property Type will ensure the corresponding options for Property Subtype are available. And, selecting the correct Property Subtype will ensure the appropriate Structure Types are shown. 

PRO TIP: If you select the wrong Property Type, simply exit the listing process and restart by clicking the “Cancel Input” button.

2. Use Fill From Realist

When you select Fill From Realist, the address, legal description, and tax information is automatically added to your new listing, which saves you time and helps to ensure your listing is entered accurately.

PRO TIP: When using “Fill from Realist,” keep it simple. To correctly identify the property you want to “fill from,” select the county from the County list, then complete the Street Number and Street name fields, and click the “Search” button.

  • County
  • Street Number
  • Street Name

3. Use the Square Footage Companion

The Square Footage Companion gives you definitions of the Square Footage Fields, as well as examples, you can use to determine the square footage for the three required fields – Above Grade Finished Area, Living Area, and Building Area Total.

4. Pretend every field is required

To maximize your listing’s “searchability”, complete every field during listing input, including those that are not identified with the asterisk (!).

PRO TIP:  To save time, use the ‘Validate’ button to quickly know which fields are required during listing input. Look for those marked with an exclamation mark in a red circle. When you include more information in your listing, you will increase the likelihood it will appear in a search!

5. “Save as Incomplete”

A helpful piece of advice our Customer Care team often offers to callers is to remember the handy dandy “Save as Incomplete” button when entering a new listing. Save as Incomplete allows you to save your work and come back to it later, which is one of the many benefits of REcolorado Matrix!

6. Steer Clear of your internet browser “back” arrow

It’s best to avoid your internet browser’s “go back” arrow. If you click it, you’ll likely lose the listing input work you’ve just done. Instead, navigate forward and backward through listing input by clicking the REcolorado Matrix tabs.

7. Complete your listing before making it Active or Coming Soon

Before you click the Submit Property button to make your listing Active or Coming Soon, be sure you’re ready for brokers and buyers to see it.  Here’s a check list to help you out:

  • Use the ‘Validate’ button to quickly see which fields are required during listing input. Look for those marked with an exclamation mark in a red circle
  • Add at least one photo (or up to 40) and arrange them in your preferred order
  • Add a virtual tour if you have one
  • Add PDF or Word documents, supplements, and attachments. You can add disclosures, additional marketing information, plat maps, or any information that will facilitate the transaction.

8. An extra set of eyes never hurts

Typos are too easy to make, especially if you’re entering a listing in the evening after a long day. Ask someone else to review the listing to make sure everything looks good before you make it Active or Coming Soon. After all, an extra set of eyes never hurts. You can send your listing to an associate or your client in a PDF report to review.

To print or email an Incomplete listing, use the Print Menu in REcolorado Matrix. You can include photos and the map location as well.

For more assistance and information about REcolorado Matrix Listing Input, feel free to reach out to our Customer Care Team at 303.850.9576, option 1 or support@REcolorado.com. We are always happy to help you perfect your listings and make sure they look great.

You can also visit the REcolorado Learning Center where you will find Help Guides, How To documents, and videos.