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

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 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.

  1. # of Carport Spaces

  2. # of Garage Spaces

  3. Address - City

  4. Address - State

  5. Address - Street Complete

  6. Address - Unit

  7. Address - Zip Code

  8. Air

  9. APN

  10. Bathrooms - Full

  11. Bathrooms - Half

  12. Bedrooms And Possible Bedrooms

  13. CDOM

  14. Concession/Contrbute

  15. County

  16. Current Rent

  17. DOM

  18. Energy Features

  19. Exterior

  20. Features Misc

  21. Financing

  22. Financing Comments

  23. Fireplace

  24. Garage

  25. Heat

  26. HOA

  27. HOA Dues

  28. HOA Payment Schedule

  29. Horse Amenities

  30. Improvements

  31. Landscape

  32. Last Price Change Date

  33. Listing Date

  34. Listing Number

  35. Listing Price

  36. Lot Size - Sq Ft

  37. No of Fireplaces

  38. Original Listing Price

  39. Other Structures

  40. Pending Date

  41. Pool Location

  42. Pool Type

  43. Priv Assn Amenities

  44. Property Description

  45. Property Subtype

  46. Recreational Parking

  47. School District

  48. Security Features

  49. Selling Date

  50. Selling Price

  51. Site Location

  52. Special Listing Cond

  53. Square Footage

  54. Status

  55. Status Date

  56. Stories

  57. Style Description

  58. Subdivision Name

  59. Subtype Description

  60. Type Listing

  61. 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).