Wednesday, October 24, 2012

Matrix Down Time 10 pm Wednesday until 1 am ...

On Wednesday October 24th at 10 pm Matrix will be unavailable until 1 am Thurday due to a system update. Click here to view a detailed list of enhancement.

Enhancement include:

- New and Improved Matrix Mobile.

- Improvements to the My Listings Widget on the Matrix Home Page

- Improvements to the Recent Portal Visitors Widget

- CMA can now include up to 5 custom pages

- CMA now includes a Map View

- Ability to save your own custom sort order

- and more ...

Tuesday, October 23, 2012

Timely Listing Entry

When entering NEW listings into Matrix before the actual contractual start date, you must verify the List Date is the actual date the listing begins,not the date you began entering it nor the date you finish entering it, before submitting the listing as ACTIVE.

You can save an Incoming listing with a future start date. Again, be sure to verify this date when submitting the listing and be sure to change your listing from INCOMING to ACTIVE before adding the listing to the LIVE system.

As always, please feel free to call upon the GFC CMLS staff for assistance!

New housing starts are up

New housing starts are up to their highest level since 2009

Click here to read the story

Friday, October 19, 2012

Print settings in Matrix

We have noticed that many users are still struggling with getting Matrix to print listings properly. There are two significant issues:

1. The text is printed very small and is therefore difficult to read.

2. Some of the text on the right side of the report is cut off.

Although we have addressed the small text issues by creating large font versions of many Matrix displays, which are available in the “Additional Reports” section of the Matrix Print screen, there are also browser settings that you should modify:

1. You should modify your browser’s page print margins to maximize the usable area on a page. This will provide printouts with larger type that are easier to read. By default browsers use large page margins (typically ¾”) (.75), by adjusting the margins to just ¼” (.25), the amount of printable area available for the report is significantly increased, allowing the browser to print larger sized text so that reports are easier to read.

2. Additionally, there is a shrink-to-fit setting that, if not properly configured, will cause the Matrix reports to be cut off on the right side of the page.

Click the link below for documentation and videos:
Printing docs and videos

Of course, please feel free to call our tech support staff, we’ll be happy to help.
203-840-6674 ext 310

Friday, October 12, 2012

How to change a PCD

How to change the Proposed Closing Date (PCD) in Matrix

-go to INPUT tab

-choose EDIT EXISTING listing or choose the listing from the list of your listings

-when the listing info appears on your screen, scroll down and click on CHANGE TO PENDING

-enter the new Proposed Closing Date to some future date

-hit SUBMIT LISTING and you're done!

Tuesday, October 9, 2012

Matrix IDX

Instructions for using the Matrix IDX are available in the Support section of our site.

Click here to login to the Support page.

Click the Matrix link on the left side, and then click the 3rd link on the next page.