Not every MRIS customer works with water-oriented properties, but for those of you who do, we will be adding new water fields to help you describe and market your properties more effectively, making them easier for buyer agents to find in Matrix.
These new fields will include (click here for a screenshot):
- View/Accessibility – New ability to multi-select items from Water Front, Water Accessible or Water View. This new distinction between items will improve the search experience in Matrix. When a buyer’s agent searches for one (or more) of these items in a listing, yours will be included in the results based on your selection(s).
- Body Of Water Type – New picklist options of types of bodies of water (e.g. bay, lake, river, etc)
- Distance To Body Of Water – From distances of less than .25 of a mile to greater than 1 mile, you will be able to note how far your listing is to its nearest body of water.
- Water Use Types – Show water activities are allowed on the nearest body of water (e.g. fishing, boating, kayaking, etc).
- Waterfront Features & Improvements – Choose from an extensive list of waterfront features and improvements such as exclusive easement, boat/launch ramp, pipestem, rip-rap and more.
- # of Slips – In addition to number of docks, you’ll be able to add the number of slips to the listing as well – another important feature to note for buyers.
- Dock Features & Improvements – What material is the dock made of? Is it a private or public pier? Is the hoist electric or manual? These are questions a buyer might ask, so this field makes it possible for you to answer them in advance using Keystone.
- Dock Slip Conveyance – How is this handled for your listing? Is this Assigned? First come/first served? Available by lease? Select the best option using these new picklists.
- Mean Low Water Feet – MRIS defines Mean Low Water as the average depth of water (in feet) at the existing or potential dock or mooring. This is important in relation to the draft of a boat which is a measurement of how far the boat’s hull will extend underneath the water. The mean low water depth provides a means for a prospective purchaser to determine if the water is navigable for the purchaser’s boat(s).
Note: Typically, the term Mean Low Water applies to tides. However, we worked with agents with listings on bays, oceans, lakes and rivers to put a real estate spin on this term to assist buyers interested in water-oriented properties.
Do you work with water-oriented listings or with buyers looking for them? Let us know how these new fields can help you with listing or searching for these properties.