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We Want to Know Wednesday: How Do You Market Your Listings?

September 3, 2014  |  by Jess

Gone are the days of just placing an ad in the paper to let others know you have a property for sale. There are a wealth of new ways to advertise, and MRIS would like to gain a better understanding of how you’re marketing yourself and your listings. We’ve created a survey so you can easily let us know about... Continue Reading

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MRIS Chairman Jon Coile Talks Open Houses For Latest Washington Post Column

September 2, 2014  |  by Ellen

The latest Washington Post column from our chairman discusses how open houses have become even more valuable with the rise of internet searches. As he says, it used to be that the open house would rarely translate into a direct sale of that property from someone who just happened to stop by. But nowadays buyers are much more informed before... Continue Reading

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Upcoming Matrix Changes – New Map Functionality

August 29, 2014  |  by Jess

Want to see some new map features that we think are really cool? With the upcoming Matrix release, you’ll be able to do more with maps than ever before. We’ve talked about the shape tool icons and how you can edit your shape without having to delete it and start over, but there are a few other nice-to-haves for the... Continue Reading


Are You Ready to Go (Homesnap) Pro?

August 28, 2014  |  by Jess

More and more MLSs are signing up with Homesnap Pro, and we at MRIS are still so excited to be one of them. If you have not claimed your Homesnap Pro account yet, remember this is included as part of your core MRIS subscription – there is no additional charge for MRIS customers to use Homesnap Pro. To download Homesnap... Continue Reading

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We Want To Know Wednesday. What Do You Think of The New DC School Boundaries?

August 27, 2014  |  by Ellen

Last week, after years of discussion and ten months of focused planning, Mayor Gray announced the changes to the school boundaries for Washington D.C. Once the new rules have been phased in they are expected to impact about a third of DC students (roughly 28,000 kids out of about 85,000 total). The new boundaries will include changes to the catchment areas... Continue Reading

Matrix is Changing

What is Count on the Fly?

August 26, 2014  |  by Jess

When can you count the numbers of listings matching your search criteria without clicking Count? When you use count on the fly! Launching with the Matrix changes scheduled for release soon, count on the fly automatically updates the number of listings in Matrix based on criteria entered into your search or by drawing shapes on a map. Matrix will display... Continue Reading

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How Ready Are You for Matrix Changes? Test Your Knowledge!

August 25, 2014  |  by Jess

If you haven’t checked your email yet this morning, you may have missed our invite to test your Matrix Changes knowledge. Our team has put together a series of questions with the goal of helping you identify which items you know very well and/or items you don’t know as well (if any). The short quiz covers the following: •   Navigation and... Continue Reading

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School Searches Within Kensington, Md Makes Top Ten on

August 22, 2014  |  by Ellen

Just in time for back-to-school season has released the list of cities where users of their website search for schools the most and one of the top ten places is in our neck of the woods. Kensington, Md ranks as the fourth on their list, beating out places in Colorado and California amongst others. A quick search on Matrix... Continue Reading

Realtor Domains

On Your Mark. Get Set. Go! Launch Date Announced For .Realtor Domain Name Registration

August 21, 2014  |  by Ellen

A few weeks ago we posted the news that the National Association of Realtors was awarded the rights to the domain name .realtor and they would soon open up applications for NAR members to register their websites. We’re back with the news that sign ups will start on October 23 via the website  NAR will waive the initial annual fee for the first... Continue Reading


Existing Home Sales Rise, Foreclosures Trickle Down

August 20, 2014  |  by RISMedia

The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) recently released the July edition of the Obama Administration’s Housing Scorecard—a comprehensive report on the nation’s housing market. The latest data show progress among key indicators, including rebound in the sale of existing homes and the continuing downward trend of foreclosure starts and completions. This month’s Housing Scorecard also features a... Continue Reading