Matrix changes are scheduled for next Monday night, September 8. In order to make these changes, Matrix will be offline from 10pm Monday night (9/8) until 6am Tuesday morning (9/9). You won’t be able to log into Matrix during this time, but you can still search listings using either Homesnap Pro or MRIShomes.com.
Don’t get caught off guard. Take a moment to reacquaint yourself with the new features.
Navigation – The way you’ll move around the screen. Tabs will allow you to hover and click on drop down menus. That will save a couple of clicks and faster navigation to get where you want to be. On the search screen, three Tabs found in the top right explain where you are in the Matrix search process.
Map – Click the Map Tab to see PushPins for listings that match the criteria. Draw a radius, rectangle or polygon, and add layers such as parcels and school boundaries. Icons are found at the top right of the map. The map drawing can be reshaped if it isn’t exactly what you want.
Results – Click the Results Button or Results Tab to view search results.
Printing Reports – HTML and PDF reports will be available for printing. Click the PDF Tab to access familiar report styles. HTML reports offer an ink saving option and the ability to print the search criteria.
Button Bar– The Matrix Button Bar has been split into four separate categories organized by function:
- Actions – The Actions button covers some of the most often taken actions such as Criteria (formerly “Revise”), Email, Print, CMA, Directions, Stats and Export.
- Refine – Use the Refine button to keep, drop, sort, or “view as”.
- Save – Use the Save button to save the criteria as a new saved search, auto-email or speed bar shortcut.
- Carts – Use the Carts button to add listings to a cart.
CMA Customization – Changes to Matrix will provide the ability to upload custom pages to the CMA. Examples: upload an “agent resume,” Smart Charts Zip code report, and Testimonials. A new Map page will certainly enhance the presentation.
Remember, there’s still time to take our Matrix Express self-guided tutorial! Click here to launch Matrix Express and experience the changes to Matrix navigation and workflow for yourself.