Know the Matrix Property Types
One of the most basic ways homebuyers and their brokers search for a property is by property type. There are several property types in Matrix, and so selecting the correct type for your listing will ensure that it’s found by the right people.
Pro Tip: Did you know that detached and attached homes are different and are not interchangeable? Take this fun quiz to test your property type knowledge >>
Complete A Listing Input Form During Your Listing Appointment
Preparing things ahead of time will ensure you have what you need to start your listing appointment on the right foot and impress your client. Before your next appointment, confirm the property type so you can take a print out of the correct listing input form. We have PDF forms available for all the property types on the Resource Center (available from the REcolorado Training & Information section of your CONNECT dashboard) so you can go through each field/option together with your client. Then, use the form to quickly enter the listing yourself or submit it to a member of your team so they can easily enter the details.
Pretend Every Field is Required
You’re already a part of REcolorado—the largest broker-to-broker network in Colorado—which provides incredible visibility for you and your seller’s property. But filling in information for every field/option you can during listing entry, not just the ones marked with an asterisk (*), can help you maximize that visibility. Your seller’s property will turn up more often in searches run by other agents, which increases your chances of selling the home in the least amount of time possible. That’s
Use the Square Footage Companion
Calculating accurate square footage can be tricky even for long-time agents. We recommend using the Square Footage Companion to help you confirm which square footage fields to use for your property’s style and type. The Companion helps to keep listing details consistent, so everyone using Matrix can find appropriate comparable properties for their reports.
Use Fill From Realist Tax
Want a head start on entering an accurate listing? When you’re ready to enter your listing into Matrix, you can select the ‘Fill from Realist Tax’ option to automatically add the address, legal description, and tax info.
Pro Tip: Keep it simple. Only use three specific fields on the Fill From Realist search menu to help the system find your property.
- Street Number
- Street Name