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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 the Multi-Family 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.

These are the instructions for the Multi-Family export setup. Click here to see the instructions for the SFR/Condo setup in MetroList.

  • Click on 'Admin' and then on 'Custom Export Setup'.
  • Then click on 'Create Export'.
  • Enter 'Spark-Multi' 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'.
  • IMPORTANT: Click the tab at the top that says 'Residential Income'.
  • Click on each of the following categories in the left window ('Available Residential Income 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 Uncvrd Prk Spc
    • # of 1 Bedroom Units
    • # of 2 Bedroom Units
    • # of 3 Bedroom Units
    • # of Cvrd Prk Spaces
    • # of Garages
    • # of Stories
    • # of Studio Units
    • Address - City
    • Address - State
    • Address - Street Complete
    • Address - Unit
    • Address - Zip Code
    • Air Desc
    • Amenities Desc
    • APN
    • Auction
    • CDOM Only
    • Bathrooms - Full
    • Bathrooms - Half
    • Bedrooms And Possible Bedrooms
    • Concession/Contrbute Desc
    • County
    • DOM Only
    • Energy Features Desc
    • Exterior Desc
    • Financing Comments
    • Financing Desc
    • Furnished Desc
    • Heat Desc
    • HOA Desc
    • HOA Dues
    • HOA Payment Schedule Desc
    • HUD
    • Last Price Change Date
    • List Price
    • Listing Date
    • Listing Number
    • Listing Price
    • Lot Size - Sq Ft
    • Marketing Remarks
    • Miscellaneous Desc
    • Notice of Default
    • Original Listing Price
    • Parking Desc
    • Pending Date
    • Property Description
    • Property Subtype Desc
    • REO
    • School District Desc
    • Security Features Desc
    • Selling Date
    • Selling Price (*Move Both Selling Price Fields Over to the Right)
    • Short Sale
    • Square Footage
    • Status Date
    • Status Desc
    • Stories Description Desc
    • Style Description Desc
    • Subdivision Name (*Move Both Subdivision Name Fields Over to the Right)
    • Total # Indiv Units
    • Total # Mo/Mo
    • Type Listing Desc
    • Unit 1 Apx Sq Ft
    • Unit 1 Bedrooms
    • Unit 1 Full Baths
    • Unit 1 Half Baths
    • Unit 1 Rent
    • Unit 2 Apx Sq Ft
    • Unit 2 Bedrooms
    • Unit 2 Full Baths
    • Unit 2 Half Baths
    • Unit 2 Rent
    • Unit 3 Apx Sq Ft
    • Unit 3 Bedrooms
    • Unit 3 Full Baths
    • Unit 3 Half Baths
    • Unit 3 Rent
    • Unit 4 Apx Sq Ft
    • Unit 4 Bedrooms
    • Unit 4 Full Baths
    • Unit 4 Half Baths
    • Unit 4 Rent
    • Year Built
    • Zoning
  • Once the list is complete, click 'Save' and you are done.

Click here to switch to the SFR/Condo 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-Multi' 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 app.sparkforappraisers.com 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).