MLS Tech Blog

Coming Soon: Enhanced Matrix™ Features

Key Enhancements

Look for new, enhanced features coming to Matrix™ Sept. 23. Below are some of the key features to look for. Stay tuned for more updates on HiCentral MLS products and services. Questions? Contact [email protected]. Ask about our training classes and office visits, too.

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Update to MLS Rules & Regs

Highlights of MLS Rules & Regs Changes


(New Listings)

MLS participants must now enter all listings for property located within the State of Hawaii (previously Oahu only).
Digital Media Information contained in digital media (e.g., images, virtual tours, videos, etc.) shall pertain to the listed property only (e.g., agent headshots should not be included in listing photos or videos).
Digital Media Digital media may NOT contain agent or company names, phone numbers, e-mail addresses, website addresses, agent photographs or videos, logos or promotions for a closing service provider or any other peripheral service.
Digital Media All videos (including those hosted on 3rd-party sites, such as YouTube) must be unbranded, meaning the videos and the sites on which they are located, do not contain any of the above named forms of contact information or any other identifying information.
Digital Media Photos will be watermarked with HiCentral MLS (HCMLS) for tracking and data-security purposes.
Internet Data Exchange (IDX) IDX users must refresh all MLS downloads at least once every twelve (12) hours.
IDX All listings displayed pursuant to IDX shall identify the listing firm in a reasonably prominent location and in a readily visible color and typeface not smaller than the median used in the display of listing data.
IDX Deceptive or misleading advertising (including co-branding) on pages displaying IDX-provided listings is prohibited. For purposes of these rules, co-branding will be presumed not to be deceptive or misleading if the Participant’s logo and contact information is larger than that of any third party.
IDX Display of sold data is no longer prohibited.


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Important Notice Regarding Windows 10 Upgrade

On July 29, Microsoft plans to release Windows 10 as a free upgrade to its operating system.  This Windows upgrade will include Internet Explorer 11 (IE11), which is the same version of Internet Explorer included with Windows 8 and is compatible with all current versions of Matrix.

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NAR Member Resources "Portlet" Coming to Matrix

We're excited to announce a new addition to your Matrix dashboard! You'll now find a new "Portlet", or section, called “NAR Member Resources,” where you'll find myriad resources provided by NAR, including FREE benefits and programs.

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