Insights – September 23, 2015

Matrix- New Version Live Tomorrow!

We are excited to announce an upgrade to Matrix 6.12, which you will see tomorrow. This new version of will include general, behind-the-scenes updates along with specific enhancements that will improve the way you work and communicate with clients. Your feedback and input is a welcome and important part of our efforts to customize Matrix. When you login to Matrix tomorrow, some of the changes you’ll see include:

  • New format for auto email updates that includes listing photos and summaries
  • A more user-friendly client portal with split map view, easier indication of new or updated listings, new headers, and more.
  • Custom displays available as custom exports
  • Easier navigation to Market Watch

Matrix 6.12 will be released tomorrow, September 24. Want more info on this update? Look for a special announcement coming tomorrow with links to new How to documents, videos, and Product Enhancement notes.

Improvements to the Client Portal

As part of tomorrow’s enhancements to Matrix, the Client Portal received a face-lift! We’re working to make the client portal easy for you and your clients to navigate. Some of these changes include:

  • Ability to view listing details and the map side by side
  • New banners on listing photos indicate new listings, back on market, price changes, and upcoming open houses
  • Headers stretch across the entire page
  • Default sort puts most recently-sent listings at the top of the list

Get a sneak peak of the new Client Portal updates in our updated video tutorial!

Auto Emails Updated with New Features Tomorrow

Auto emails are such a great way to keep your clients up to date with the latest news about listings they are interested in. Tomorrow’s enhancements to Matrix will add additional information to auto emails. Auto Emails now include:

  • Primary listing photo
  • Reason for email (new listing, price changes, or back on market)
  • Listing summary

*NOTE: This information only applies to auto emails, not welcome emails or direct emails.

To create an auto email, see our How To document or watch our short video tutorial. You can see all of the latest Matrix enhancements, including info about auto emails, in tomorrow’s special announcement, the Professionals Blog, and in the Matrix Help tab.

Updated How To Documents and Videos

Matrix gets a makeover tomorrow, which means our How To documents and videos will too! All of the latest enhancements will be included in our How To’s and videos.

We have over 100 How To documents to help you navigate your way around our core MLS products. Our videos are short, easy to understand, and great for visual learners. To find our How to documents and videos, visit the Help tab in Matrix.

Think you might need training that is little more hands-on? We offer classes 5 days a week, multiple times a day. Check out the Training and Education Class Schedule to register for a class today!

REcolorado Joins Homes.com’s® MLS Partnership Program

Homes.com®, leading online real estate destination and provider of real estate marketing solutions, has announced the addition of REcolorado to its MLS Partnership Program. The new partnership will offer REcolorado’s 18,000 real estate professionals free exposure for their 9,500 active listings by gaining access to Homes.com’s audience of more than 13 million monthly transaction-ready consumers.” [Read the full article here…]

2015 CAR Convention

We had a great time at the 2015 CAR Convention. Thank you to everyone who made the week in Keystone such a valuable experience for our team! We loved networking with all of the great Colorado REALTORS® and vendors, not to mention the amazing keynote speakers. Can’t wait for next year!