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Matrix 2015 Updates: Custom Displays

January 13, 2015  |  by Jess

No single line display in Matrix is perfect…until this next release! Why? Because you get to customize it to your own specifications. Start from scratch or copy a current MRIS display and add fields, remove unnecessary information, change the order of fields, adjust the width of columns and wrap text that is too long for the column width to accommodate.... Continue Reading

Baltimore Metro Key Trends Dec 2014

RBI December 2014 Market Update: DC Metro Sees Jump in Sales, Baltimore Metro Contract Activity Up 27.5%

January 12, 2015  |  by Corey

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 December 2014 MRIS housing data. Click here to view the full releases. DC Metro Overview 8 percent jump in December sales; Contracts up 11 percent The Washington DC Metro Area housing market... Continue Reading


Here’s What’s Happening Over On Inman Select

January 9, 2015  |  by Ellen

Did you know MRIS subscribers can have free access to the exclusive news site Inman Select? This new release by Inman offers in-depth analysis and one-on-one interviews with industry experts and has been so popular that over 330,000 people have signed up in the first month. You can sign up for access here (MRIS login required). In the meantime, here’s a few articles you... Continue Reading

A 4 Bed, 6 Bath on Taney Ave. in Annapolis MD sold for $ 3,350,000. Listing Agent: Constance Cadwell, Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage.

The Most Expensive Home Sales In The Baltimore Area For 2014

January 8, 2015  |  by Ellen

Did you catch our post earlier about the most expensive sales for the DC area? We’re back with the same list for the Baltimore area. This year prices edged up a little with the market topper coming in at $6.75 million (compared to 2013’s most expensive home selling for $5.9 million). All the homes on the list are located in... Continue Reading

The most expensive sale of the year was the $20M Patterson Mansion at 15 Dupont Circle. Listing agent: Jonathan Taylor, TTR Sotheby’s International Realty.

The Most Expensive Homes Sold In The DC Area For 2014

January 8, 2015  |  by Ellen

The results are in and we have compiled a list of the most expensive sales in or near Washington D.C. for 2014. Prices ranged from just over $6M to $20M and included condos, attached houses, and single family homes all over our area. The list shows a marked difference from last year’s results when the highest priced sale was $12M... Continue Reading


Which Of These Should Be the 2015 Color Of The Year?

January 7, 2015  |  by Ellen

We’re a week into 2015 and that means many of the country’s main paint companies have started to release their Colors For The Year—but as you can see there is some variation between them. Starting on the left we have Sherwin Williams’ color of Coral Reef which was chosen for its ‘unexpected versatility’ (there’s a video explaining their choice here). Then... Continue Reading


Announcing The Results From Our Year End Survey

January 6, 2015  |  by Ellen

We heard from over seven hundred of you in our end-of-the-year survey and the results show plenty of optimism for the upcoming spring market, especially with regard to first-time homebuyers. We also learned that formal dining and living rooms is a trend on the way out, but kitchens still reign supreme as one of the most important selling points. Walkable... Continue Reading


Matrix 2015 Updates: Auto Email & My Information Improvements

January 5, 2015  |  by Jess

In case you missed the announcement, Matrix will see more updates this year, and some are in direct response to long time feedback suggested by our customers. Auto Email Resend When you set up an auto email for a client, it’s more than just a few clicks here and there. It takes time, especially if your clients have a lot... Continue Reading


MRIS-U Trainer Talks about 2015 Matrix Updates

January 2, 2015  |  by Diane Ives

Have you signed up yet for the Matrix New Features and Fixes for 2015 class? Attend a class and you’ll see all the changes before they arrive. One new feature will allow you to edit any of the existing summary displays. Let’s say you really like the CMA Agent display but you’ve always wanted MRIS to add a column called... Continue Reading


Check Out Some Highlights from Inman Select

January 2, 2015  |  by Ellen

Start off 2015 with Inman Select! As part of your MRIS subscription, you can sign up for complimentary access here (MRIS login required). In the meantime, here’s a few articles you may have missed: Inman surveyed real estate agents to see if they would be willing to advertise they would take a lower commission and only 14% of respondents said they consider... Continue Reading