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 MRIS.
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 MRIS 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.
Follow the instructions below to complete the one-time setup for Spark in the MRIS Matrix system. Contact us here if you have problems with the file setup and we'll be glad to help.
These instructions are for SFR/Condo properties. Click here for the instructions for Multi-Family export setup in MRIS.
Hover your mouse over 'My Matrix' and select 'Settings'.
Click on 'Custom Exports' then click on 'Add Export'.
Name the export 'Spark'.
- 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.
Click on each of the following categories individually and click 'Add' after each one. Once you are done, the categories will appear on the right side of the window. The list is long but once this is set up in your MLS you'll never have to do it again.
# of Assigned Parking Spaces
Above Grade Area Finished
Basement Area Finished
Basement Area Unfinished
Condo Coop Proj Name
Lower Floor 1 Baths
Lower Floor 1 Bedrooms
Lower Floor 1 Half Baths
Lower Floor 2 Baths
Lower Floor 2 Bedrooms
Lower Floor 2 Half Baths
New Trust Loan Type
Original List Price
Special Tax Assessment
Special Tax Assessment Payment Freq
Status Change Date
Tax Total Living Area
Total Taxes Payment Freq
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).