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Below are the instructions you need for the one-time setup of your export file in BAREIS.

If, for any reason, you have trouble with the file setup below or with the data going into Spark, contact us here for assistance.

Creating a Custom Export for use in the BAREIS Rapattoni system

MLS export files that are uploaded to Spark must be in a specific format in order to provide both accurate data and all possible fields.

You can either watch the above video or follow the instructions below to complete the one-time setup for Spark in the BAREIS Rapattoni MLS system.  Contact us here if you have problems with the file setup and we will glad to help.

These are the instructions for the SFR/Condo setup. Click here to switch over to the Multi-Family export instructions.

  • Click on 'Admin' and then on 'Custom Export Setup'.

  • Then click on 'Create Export'.

  • Enter 'Spark' in the 'Name' field.

  • Verify that 'Excel' is the 'File Format', 'Yes' is checked for 'Include Field Names' and 'No' is selected for 'Include Pictures'.

  • Click 'Save'.

  • Click on each of the following categories in the left window ('Available Residential Fields') individually and click 'Add' after each one. Once you are done, the categories will appear on the right side of the window ('Selected Fields'). The list is long but this is a one-time setup that you won't have to do again.

    • Acres

    • Address - City

    • Address - State

    • Address - Unit

    • Address - Zip Code

    • Agreement Type Display

    • APN

    • Attach/Detach Home (there's two - select both!)

    • Bedrooms

    • Carport Spaces Desc, #

    • CDOM Only

    • Comm/Rec Desc

    • Concess. Total Amt

    • Contingent Date

    • County

    • Current Rent

    • DOM Only

    • Energy Conservation Desc

    • Exterior Desc

    • Fencing Desc

    • Fireplace(s) Desc

    • Full Bathrooms

    • Furnished Desc

    • Gar/Prk Desc

    • Garage Spaces Desc

    • Half Bathrooms

    • Heat/Cool Desc

    • HOA Amount

    • HOA Desc

    • HOA Name

    • Last Price Change Date

    • List Price

    • Listing Date

    • Listing Number

    • Lot Size - Sq Ft

    • Marketing Remarks

    • Off Street Spaces Desc, #

    • Original Price (there's two - select both!)

    • Other Rooms Desc

    • Other Structures Desc

    • Pending Date

    • Pool Type Desc

    • Price Change Date

    • Probate Sale Desc

    • Safety/Security Desc

    • Sale Conditions

    • School District

    • Selling Date

    • Selling Price (there's two - select both!)

    • Spa/Hot Tub Y/N Display

    • Square Footage

    • Status Date

    • Status Display

    • Stories/Levels Desc

    • Street Number Name Direction

    • Style Desc

    • Subdivision Name

    • Terms Display

    • Total Rooms

    • View(s) Desc

    • Yard/Grounds Desc

    • Year Built

  • Once the list is complete, click 'Save' and you are done.

Click here to see the instructions for the Multi-Family export setup.

How to Export your Data

  • Verify that the search you are exporting includes the sales/listings/rentals you want to put into the grid(s) of your appraisal report.

  • Once you are in the results of a search check the box toward the top to select all the results.

  • Then click the 'Exports' button toward the top.

  • Select the 'Spark' option and then click 'Submit'.

  • When the download is ready you will see a file link. Click the link and save the file by whichever file name and into whichever folder you prefer.

  • Now load Spark by going to and follow the steps.

Note: Spark can input a maximum of 30 properties for each grid (sales grid/listing grid/rental grid) and a maximum of 10,000 for your 1004MC files (Competing and/or Neighborhood File).