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Click here for more information about Spark or to get started. Below are the instructions you need for the one-time setup of your export file in MetroList.

When the one-time file setup below is complete, you can click here to get started.  If, for any reason, you have trouble with the file setup in your MLS contact us here for assistance.

Please contact us immediately if you ever experience a problem with the listing information not being entered correctly into your report.

Creating a Custom Export for use in the MetroList 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.

Follow the instructions below to complete the one-time setup for Spark in the MetroList Rapattoni MLS system.   Contact us here if you have problems with the file setup and we'll be glad to help.

Below are the instructions for the SFR/Condo export 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. *Note: If there are two of the same field move both of them over to the right.

    • # of Carport Spaces Desc

    • # of Garage Spaces

    • Address - City

    • Address - State

    • Address - Street Complete

    • Address - Unit

    • Address - Zip Code

    • Air Desc

    • APN

    • Auction

    • Bathrooms - Full

    • Bathrooms - Half

    • Bedrooms And Possible Bedrooms

    • CDOM Only

    • Concession/Contrbute Desc

    • County

    • Current Rent

    • DOM Only

    • Energy Features Desc

    • Exterior Desc

    • Features Misc Desc

    • Financing Comments

    • Financing Desc

    • Fireplace Desc Desc

    • Garage Desc

    • Heat Desc

    • HOA Desc

    • HOA Dues

    • HOA Payment Schedule Desc

    • Horse Amenities Desc

    • Improvements Desc

    • Landscape Desc

    • Last Price Change Date

    • List Price

    • Listing Date

    • Listing Number

    • Listing Price

    • Lot Size - Sq Ft

    • No of Fireplaces

    • Original Listing Price

    • Other Structures Desc

    • Pending Date

    • Pool Location Desc

    • Pool Type Desc

    • Priv Assn Amenities Desc

    • Property Description

    • Property Subtype Desc

    • Recreational Parking Desc

    • School District Desc

    • Security Features Desc

    • Selling Date

    • Selling Price (*Move Both Selling Price Fields Over to the Right)

    • Site Location Desc

    • Special Listing Cond

    • Square Footage

    • Status Date

    • Status Desc

    • Stories

    • Style Description Desc

    • Subdivision Name (*Move Both Selling Price Fields Over to the Right)

    • Subtype Description Desc

    • Type Listing Desc

    • Year Built

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

Click here to switch over to the Multi-Family export setup instructions.

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).