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Creating a Custom Export for use in the Southwest MLS - FlexMLS

  • Hover your mouse over 'Preferences' and select 'My Exports'.
  • Select 'New'.
  • Name the export 'TrendSheet 4', make sure 'Detail group names show in front of the detail name' is selected and that 'Residential' is also selected and click 'Next'.
  • 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 and they must be in the same order as below:
    • Status
    • Listing Price
    • Closing Price (was Selling Price)
    • Status Change Date
    • On Market Date (was Listing Date)
    • Closing Date (was Selling Date)
    • Days on Market
    • Pending Date
    • Bank Owned
    • Short Sale
    • Apx Structured SqFt
    • Stories
    • Year Built
    • Private Pool
    • Pool: Above Ground
    • Allowance/Concession: Allwnce/Conc Amount (*Be sure to use this exact field)
    • Lot SqFt
    • Bedrooms
    • Baths - Full
    • Baths - 3/4
    • Baths - 1/2
    • Garage Spaces
    • Carport Spaces
  • Once the list is complete and in the above order click 'Next' 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) 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 2.5 years since TrendSheet 4 analyzes two years of data.
  • Click 'Export' at the top right then click 'download a file'.
  • Verify that 'Export all matches' is selected.
  • Click 'Custom Text Export' and choose the export you created which should be named 'TrendSheet 4'.
  • Type in the verification text and click 'Export'.
  • Save the file by whichever file name and into whichever folder you prefer (depending on your 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 4. If you need help with this please check out our video on the topic: