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

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 WFRMLS 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.

You can either watch the above video or follow the instructions below to complete the one-time setup for Spark in the WFRMLS system.  Contact us here if you have problems with the file setup and we will be glad to help.

  • Get into the results of a residential search by clicking 'View Results' (or if setting up the multi-family export, get into the results of a multi-family search).

  • Left-click one of the checkboxes for any one of the listings (doesn't matter which one).

  • In the tabs above click the 'Search Results' drop-down next to where it says 'Report:'.

  • In that drop-down choose 'Agent Full Report'.

  • When you do this, a drop-down above will show up that says 'More Actions'.

  • Click 'More Actions' and then choose ' New Custom Report'.

  • Type 'Spark' in the 'Customized Report Name' field toward the top.

  • Left-click the 'Add All' button which is to the left, near 'Available Fields'.

  • Left-click 'Save as New Report'.

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.

  • Left-click the 'Search Results' drop-down toward the top and choose 'Export Report'.

  • Type in the security code where it says 'Please enter the text above'.

  • Choose the 'Custom Data' button.

  • Left-Click the drop-down immediately below 'Custom Data' and choose 'Spark' from the list.

  • Choose 'CSV' then click the 'Download Data' button below.

  • 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 - if this happens that means your browser most likely saved the file in your Downloads folder).

  • 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).

IMPORTANT FOR MULTI-FAMILY: Spark will work with multi-family forms, however, your MLS does not allow exporting of all of the necessary multi-family data so Spark will load in as much as it can, but you will have some fields with no information. If and when your MLS provides data for the rest of the fields, we will update accordingly. To use Spark with multi-family properties, do the following:

Export the information like normal (you will have to create a custom export for multi-family but this uses the exact same instructions as that for SFR which is that it uses all of the fields but in a multi-family search). Be sure that, when you’re in Spark, you choose the 1025 form before you load in your data so that the data loads in correctly. Keep in mind that some data, including individual unit information, will not be available and some property feature information (e.g. pools, fireplaces, etc) that works fine for SFR and Condos may not be exported from the MLS the same when it comes to multi-family. Be sure to verify all of the information.