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Hampden Christmas Lights

Poll: Do Holiday Lights Help Or Hinder A Home’s Sale?

There’s a street in Baltimore that has caught the attention of the Wall Street Journal and a Japanese documentary company all for the exuberance they bring to lighting up their homes for the holiday season. But what happens when you’re also trying to sell a home on the same block?... Read More

The new map overlay view for Agents.

Matrix 2015 Updates: Maps

Maps in Matrix will be seeing some updates this year, starting with the following: Jump to Address If you’ve had trouble locating the Locate Address feature, you’re not alone. Many customers were left wondering what happened to the Locate Address box on the map within Matrix, and they spoke up... Read More

Homesnap Agent Safety

Homesnap Releases Easy-To-Use Agent Safety Features At No Cost To MRIS Subscribers

Homesnap Pro Safety Timer from Homesnap on Vimeo. In response to the need for agents to stay safe when showing homes Homesnap has rolled out a simple safety feature that alerts an agent’s emergency contacts if he or she hasn’t checked in by a certain time. Their new Safety Timer... Read More

New Home

How To Help Millennials Get On The Property Ladder By MRIS’ VP Of Product Innovation and Marketing

Andrew Strauch, our VP of Product Innovation and Marketing, has penned a column for RISMedia with some insider tips for attracting millennials to the housing market. Now that Fannie and Freddie have announced they’re lowering the downpayment requirement for qualified buyers, especially first-timers, the momentum is gearing up for next year... Read More


Thank You For Helping Make Homesnap Pro A Huge Success!

We’re excited to announce that MRIS users of Homesnap Pro have logged over 250,000 sessions on this ground-breaking app and the popularity is still going strong. We were the first MLS in the country to offer the product to our clients as part of their core subscription and we are... Read More

Mortgage Loans

It’s Official: Downpayments Drop To 3% For Qualified Buyers

News broke on Monday that Fannie and Freddie will start allowing mortgages that allow for downpayments as low as 3%, as opposed to the 5% that has been acceptable recently. For Fannie Mae things go into effect December 13th, but for Freddie Mac it won’t be until March 23rd of... Read More


Matrix 2015 Updates: Merging Two Print Tabs into One

We want to explore one of the upcoming Matrix Updates that is of significant interest to MRIS subscribers – Printing Reports. When we updated Matrix back in September, HTML Displays and PDF Reports were separated into two tabs. These two tabs were the number one call driver to our Support... Read More


RBI November 2014 Market Update: DC Metro Contract Activity Increases, Baltimore Metro Closed Sales Up

The following market highlights for the Washington, D.C. Metro and Baltimore, MD Metro Area housing markets have been prepared by RealEstate Business Intelligence (RBI) and is based on November 2014 MRIS housing data. Click here to view the full releases. DC Metro Overview Mild increase in contract activity The November... Read More

Reading Email

Spark Connections and Nurture Client Relationships with Pop-a-Note

By Nick Caruso It has long been said by marketing pros that when it comes to making personal connections with clients, you shouldn’t be reaching out solely from a business angle. Rather, stimulating regular conversation mixed in between is really what forges a strong connection between you and your customers.... Read More

tiny houses

Take A Look At DC’s Newest Micro House

Earlier this year we said hello to a set of apartments made from converted shipping containers and now there’s a new addition to the sustainable building movement: a 210 square-foot home in Northeast DC. This home was built from scratch, using plans purchased from Foundry Architects for $7,000, and just about... Read More