As you have likely heard by now, there will soon be a new BLC® listing service platform. The tentative plan is to bring the Matrix™ system up in parallel with Tempo and Fusion™ in November of 2014 for system testing. System presentations and training will be in December and January, with a final implementation in late January or early February 2015. Following comprehensive training, Tempo and Fusion™ will be disabled and Matrix™ will be our sole BLC® listing service platform.
Matrix™ has proven to be a clear leader in listing service technology. Speed and mobility are its primary assets. Below are some of the new features with Matrix™:
From listing records and tax records to agents and search shortcuts, the Speed Bar dramatically reduces the time required to perform searches of any kind within the system. Enter any value to immediately search across the entire system and across all table types. Easy-to-learn shortcuts make searching faster than you ever dreamed possible. Learning how to use the speed bar will be a key element of all the MIBOR training sessions.
The program’s cart functionality offers agents greater listing management control. Users can drop listings into any client’s cart from virtually anywhere in the program, and then easily view, email, map or print the listings at their convenience. This functionality provides a tidy way to work with multiple clients while navigating the BLC® system.
With Matrix™, running a previous search is simple. Matrix automatically saves your recent searches, complete with date/time stamp and the number of results-and displays them in a list conveniently located near the top of each page. Search History is a terrific time saving feature that is perfect for the busy agent serving multiple clients at once.
Matrix™ offers a variety of options when it comes to automatically emailing listings to clients. The “concierge” feature lets agents view and approve listings before sending them. After being notified of new matches, agents can approve or decline listings that meet their clients’ search criteria. The concierge style of email management provides greater control over listing data distribution.
With the Client Portal, agents can personally brand the information delivered to their buyers and sellers. Using the Portal’s split screen technology, clients can more effectively manage listings by visually identifying where they are located on the map. The Portal also serves as a communications tool by allowing clients to categorize listings according to their level of interest, as well as log conversation notes to and from the agent. Clients can further customize by creating and saving searches of their own. Matrix™ then provides agents with detailed client activity and Portal usage statistics.
Matrix’s hit counter allows agents to track their clients’ activity and interactions with the system. Every visit and click within the client portal is tracked and exposed to the listing agent. Information such as the number of times a listing has been categorized as a Favorite, Possibility or Discard is made available. The listing hit counter feature can be used to quickly and accurately gauge consumer interest in a new listing.
The Matrix™ Button Bar consolidates all page functionality into one convenient area for the agent. Perform multiple actions, refine search results, save specific criteria, or group listings into carts – the Matrix™ Button Bar does it all!
Matrix™ Mobile offers agents a quick and easy way to access the BLC® listing service while on the go. Built for simplicity and speed, Matrix™ Mobile directly accesses the Matrix™ system to provide a host of functionality. Full searching, photos, mapping, Speed Bar and listing carts are just a few of the included features.
MIBOR has established a section of mibor.com for you to access any information about Matrix™. We will continue to add system overviews there. Soon, training dates, locations and registration instructions will be posted to www.mibor.com/matrix. Bookmark it today.
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