Changes are coming to Matrix, and we want to make the transition as easy as possible for MRIS subscribers.
One of the keep pieces changing is how you search. The introduction of hover buttons to the menu will be a little different, but since many of today’s sites use hover menus, it probably won’t be too unfamiliar to you. However, the new tabs at the top right and the terms used may take some getting used to. These tabs are Criteria, Map and Results. A good way to remember what these tabs do is to think of them as objects instead of actions.
Here’s what we mean:
1. Criteria (formerly “Revise”) – In the new version of Matrix, this is where you’ll start your search process by inputting the criteria that you want to search for in Matrix. You’re used to seeing the word “Revise” in the current version of Matrix, but what you’re actually doing is entering your criteria. Therefore, think of Criteria as the new “Revise.”
2. Map (formerly “Map Search”) – This term hasn’t changed much, but the way it will function in the new version of Matrix is a little different than what it is now. The map in the new version is integrated into Matrix searches, meaning that as you add or remove criteria to your property search, your results on the map will change. The results on the map will also change when you draw shapes (radius, rectangle, polygon) and choose to include, exclude or delete those selections.
3. Results (formerly “Search”) – Remember the list of properties you saw when you clicked “Search”? In the new version of Matrix, these are now called “Results,” which makes sense because what you really want to view are the results of the search you’ve just performed.
As you can see from the image above, these new tabs are laid out in a logical order for performing a listing search. You enter your criteria, determine the exact locations on the map where you want to search and then get a list of results for your client.
Another cool feature that you’ll appreciate is the “Count on the Fly.”
Question: Has this ever happened to you? You’ve entered in your criteria, clicked search and then you see “1-25 of 500+” as your results, or you click “Count” and see that your search has returned over 1000 listings. Who has time to go through all those listings? With Count on the Fly, you’ll see the numbers reduce as you add more criteria.
You won’t have to click the “Count” button anymore. You’ll already know!
Keep checking the blog as well as MRIS.com/MatrixUpdates for the latest news on Matrix. Also, if you feel like you need extra training, check MRIS.com/Training for the schedule of classes for MRIS 301 and Matrix 101. Classes are filling up fast, so don’t miss out!
Please note: We are testing Matrix on Internet Explorer 9, 10 and 11, Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox and Apple Safari browsers, but we are no longer testing it on Internet Explorer 8 (IE 8) and older. Since these older browsers are untested so you may experience bugs/problems when using our systems. We recommend upgrading to a more modern browser. Visit MRIS.com/Browser for options.