My Florida Regional MLS offers a host of training classes designed to help you get the most out of your MFRMLS subscription. We have expert trainers that travel regularly to your local association headquarters.
The following courses are taught by My Florida Regional MLS's training staff.
* Required classes for new customers
Are you a new MFRMLS customer? Getting started with the MLS system can be overwhelming. Let our experienced trainers help you get started with classes like:
* MLS Basic (3 hours) This class gives new MFRMLS customers a basic overview of MFR products and services, along with a general tour of how the various functions of Matrix will benefit them in their real estate business. We’ll go over searching, utilizing map tools, reading a broker synopsis, adding and managing contacts, saving searches and setting up auto emails.
Required of new customers within the first 60 days of joining MFRMLS.
* MLS Compliance 101 (1.5 hours)
As you and your colleagues rely on the MLS for accurate data, mistakes can be costly. MFR’s Compliance 101 class will cover MFRMLS’ rules and regulations along with the compliance procedures for accurate listing data, to ensure all customers have the tools they need to use the MLS to its fullest potential. Topics include types of listings accepted in the MLS, required disclosures, dos and don’ts of public remarks, advertising guidelines, Internet Data Exchanges, Syndication, and more.
Required of new customers within the first 60 days of joining MFRMLS and required of all customers once every 2 years.
* MLS Adding & Editing Listings (1.5 hours) This class offers a comprehensive overview of the process to properly add a listing to the MLS and walks through each part of the add/edit tab in Matrix. The class also covers how to edit listings, change the status on listings, add photos and attachments, set up showing time and add open house information.
Required for customers who need access to the add/edit tab and plan to enter their own listings.
Go beyond listing data with elective classes.
You are encouraged to bring a laptop or tablet to these.
You’ve got the basics of the MLS system down, now what? What about customized searches, generating mailing labels, putting together CMAs, exporting data, using the concierge and your free agent web page? Learn how to make the most of your MFR products with classes like:
Advanced Matrix (2 hours)
This class takes Matrix use to the next level. Several advanced functions of Matrix geared toward improving productivity and efficiency are covered. Topics include wild card searches, customizing search forms and results grids, utilizing the speed bar, exporting data to Excel, carts, concierge mode, customizing market watch and hot sheets, and more!
Automating Your Contacts in Matrix (1.5 hour)
Did you know that Matrix offers numerous features to help you communicate listings to your contacts? This class provides a comprehensive overview on how to set up and manage auto emails in Matrix, how to utilize concierge mode, how the customer portal works, and how agents can track customers’ portal activity.
Branding in Matrix (1.5 hours)
This course will walk you through a hands-on setup for your branding in Matrix. You’ll learn how to setup your contact information, customize your banner and mobile header, setup your default CMA cover sheet, add your portal information, and customize your email signature. This course will also give a quick rundown of enabling your MFRMLS provided Agent Web Page and custom branded link for the myfloridahomesmls.com website and other lead generation tools.
Customer and Broker Reports (1.5 hours)
Matrix offers a wide variety of reports. Additionally, there are multiple links for individual property reports offering agents valuable information from products such as Realist, IMapp, Data Coop, Down Payment Resource, the Market Conditions Report, etc. This class will help you gain familiarity with the various reports available along with all of the information that is linked to listing reports in Matrix.
CMA Tools (3 hours) This class reviews all of the MFR products and services that can be useful to agents when searching for comparable properties or compiling CMAs. Topics include CMA options in Matrix, Cloud CMA, Realist, IMapp, and Data Coop, along with the Market Conditions Report. This class focuses on CMA products, not CMA techniques.
IMapp (2 hours) This class provides a comprehensive overview of the IMapp tax system. IMAPP offers a wide variety of information (including tax information, permits, characteristics, comps reports, market data, and neighborhood demographic information) on any property in the state. You can also run a search for properties based on a variety of fields from tax data, MLS data or foreclosure data. IMapp also generates mailing labels based on your search results.
Listing Tools (2 hours) This class reviews key features of adding listings to Matrix, and then delves into more advanced techniques to market a listing. Topics include adding open houses to Matrix, reverse prospecting, ShowingTime, virtual tour products such as RealBiz Media and Property Panorama, and using Realist or IMapp to generate mailing labels to market a listing.
Matrix Open Forum (1.5 hours) Bring your Matrix questions! This class is an open forum where customers can ask questions on the areas of Matrix they would like to further explore. Topics we’ve discussed previously include: Market Watch/Hot Sheets, customizing search forms, customizing the results grid, customizing exports, utilizing advanced search techniques, linking to additional MFR products and services, and using the MyFloridaHomesMLS.com agent page.
Mobile Agent (1.5 hours) The real estate profession is becoming increasingly mobile, and it is becoming critical for agents to be able to conduct business from any device. This class reviews the mobile tools that My Florida Regional MLS offers its customers. This class will explore all of the functions of the MyMLS App. The class will also show how to use the Showing Time mobile app and the DocBox feature of Transaction Desk.
Realist (2 hours) This class provides a comprehensive overview of the Realist tax system. The first half of the class covers the various reports available for a particular property. The second half of the class is devoted to searching in Realist. Topics include the various search forms available, customizing search forms, specifying criteria and generating mailing labels, looking up distressed properties in a given area, and utilizing the various map tools.
Searching in Matrix (1.5 hours) This course provides a detailed overview of how to conduct searches in Matrix. Topics include using the speed bar to conduct quick and simple searches along with using various search forms. The residential search forms are explained in detail, in addition to adding criteria to the forms. Map-based searches are also covered in depth, along with an overview of the various actions that can be performed with search results.
Stats in Matrix (1.5 hours) While the word statistics can invoke fear and bad memories of past math classes, My Florida Regional MLS gives customers easy access to a wide variety of market statistics. This class removes anxiety about statistics, and shows customers how to run stats on search results, setup custom exports, use statistical presets through Matrix, generate customized statistical reports in Matrix, and navigate the rbi Stats IQ product.
Transaction Desk (2 hours) Transaction Desk is powerful tool for agents to manage forms, documents, and files. Through Transaction Desk, agents can populate a wide variety of forms and contracts, create transaction templates, store documents, and track tasks for any transaction. Through Authentisign, agents can collect electronic signatures on forms and contracts through email. This class will go over the various functions of Transaction Desk and Authentisign and show agents how they can use these tools to maximize their business and eliminate the need for paper files.