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Creating a Custom Export for use in Spartanburg, SC (SAR) - ParagonMLS

  • Once in a search, click the green 'Reports' button.

  • Under the Spreadsheets folder choose any spreadsheet you don't normally use because you're going to be modifying it.

  • Click 'Customize' and then 'fields'.

  • Verify that the class is 'Residential'.

  • Name it 'TrendSheet'.

  • Remove all categories except for MLS # and Status.

  • Add the following categories from the left to the right window until the list on the right window matches the list below exactly (including the order). If you don't see the field you're looking for, change the 'Group' from 'Listing' to 'Feature' or 'Feature Categories'.

    • MLS#

    • Status

    • Listing Price

    • Sold Price

    • Status Date

    • Listing Date

    • Closing Date

    • Days on Market (DOM)

    • Contract Date

    • Foreclosure Y/N

    • Short Sale Y/N

    • Total Finished SqFt

    • Number of Stories (# of Stories)

    • Approx Year Built

    • Exterior Features - Pool-Inground

  • Once the list is complete and in the above order click 'Save' and you are done


How to Export your Data

  • Verify that the search you are exporting includes every type of listing (active, contingent, pending, closed, expired, canceled, etc excluding leased) for at least one year back from the effective date you're using. The further back you go, the more likely you are to include pertinent data. I recommend 1.5 years. 
  • In the search results click the green 'Reports' button.
  • Click TrendSheet.
  • Click 'Export' then 'Export to CSV'.
  • Select 'All listings'.
  • Verify that TrendSheet is selected and 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).

The last thing to do is copy and paste the data from the export into TrendSheet. If you need help with this please check out our video on the topic: