Creating a Custom Export for Condos in the SEF Matrix 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.
If, for any reason, you have trouble with the file setup below or with the data going into Spark, contact us here for assistance.
NOTE: THE FOLLOWING INSTRUCTIONS ARE FOR THE CONDO SETUP. CLICK HERE TO GO BACK TO THE SFR SETUP INSTRUCTIONS.
Hover your mouse over 'My Matrix' and select 'Settings'.
Click on 'Custom Exports' then click on 'Add Export'.
Name the export 'Spark Condo'.
- IMPORTANT: Verify toward the bottom that 'Label' and 'Comma' are chosen. The 'Label' button is TO THE RIGHT of the word 'Label'. Looks like this: None ( ) Label (●) Name ( ) No need to enter a description.
Double-click on each of the following features individually (you can also click on each one and click 'Add'). Once you are done, the categories will appear on the right side of the window. NOTE: Keep in mind the list is long but once this is set up in your MLS for SFR and Condo you'll never have to do it again.
Assoc Fee Paid Per
CDOM (Days on Market)
DOM (or DOM - Grid)
List Price Chg Date
Original List Price
Seller Contributions Amt
Sold Financing Type
SqFt Liv Area
Status Change Date
Unit Floor Location
Once the list is complete, click 'Save' and you are done.
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.
On the results page of your search choose the listings/sales/rentals you want included (using the check box to the left) or click 'All' if you want all of them.
Click 'Export' which is on the bottom row of buttons.
Verify the custom export you made is selected in the drop-down which should be 'Spark' then click 'Export'.
Save the file by whichever file name and into whichever folder you prefer (depending on browser settings you may not be given the option to choose the file name/location).
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).