Creating a Custom Export for use in the BrightMLS system - Matrix
Click at the top right where it shows your MLS username in orange (just to the left of 'SUPPORT').
Click on the orange 'Account & Settings' button that popped up.
On this next screen find 'MLS Settings (toward the bottom) and click on it.
Now click on 'Custom Exports' then click on 'Add Export'.
Name the export 'TrendSheet 4'.
Verify toward the bottom that 'Label' and 'Comma' are chosen. 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 and they must be in the same order as below:
Status (Single Line)
Status Change Timestamp
Listing Entry Date
Agreement of Sale Date
Above Grade Finished SQFT
Personal Pool Features
Lot Size SqFt
Lot Size Acres
Lower Floor Bedrooms
Lower Floor Full Baths
Lower Floor Half Baths
Num Attached Garage Spaces
Num Detached Garage Spaces
Total Garage Spaces
Total Garage And Parking Spaces
Num Parking Spaces
Non-Garage Parking Spaces
Num Attached Carport Spaces
Num Detached Carport Spaces
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 2.5 years (since TrendSheet 4 analyzes two years of data).
Click 'All' toward the top which will select all of the results.
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 'TrendSheet 4' 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).
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: