MLS & Tech Training Classes

State-Wide MLS offers an ever-growing list of technology-based products and services that, when used to their potential, will certainly enhance your business. However, to really take advantage of what these products have to offer, proper user training and access to expert knowledge is critical.

A reminder to all MLS Members:  Matrix training guides can be accessed by logging into Matrix and clicking ‘Help’ from the top menu bar.

The below MLS classes are FREE to all State-Wide MLS Members and held at the RI Association of REALTORS ® at 100 Bignall Street in Warwick.   All classes are held in the MLS Technical Training Room (computers are provided, please have your MLS ID and Password with you for class).

Make your reservation for any State-Wide MLS classes by logging into the RIAR/MLS Gatewayselect ‘Register Online’ and choose from the ‘MLS Only’ classes – ‘Add to Cart’ – ‘Register Now’   OR by visiting the MLS Training Calendar from the RIAR Course Calendar drop down menu.

A $25.00 no-show fee will be billed if class reservation is not cancelled prior to class start time.

For any questions please contact the Education Department at 401-785-9898 option 1 or by e-mailing professionaldevelopment@rirealtors.orgTo check on the status of a class in the event of inclement weather, please call 401-432-6950

green-square-bullet  Intro to MLS for New Agents

This class gives members the required knowledge of MLS Rules, Regulations and Policies so that you can provide service to your clients while avoiding difficulties, penalties and fees. This class also gives some brief hands-on training using the MATRIX system, focusing on the search features. You will also learn where to find all the resources you need to conduct your daily real estate business. This class is beneficial for all new member who have recently joined MLS.

green-square-bullet  Intro to Search & Portal Matrix 

This three-hour hands-on course will get members familiar with the Matrix home page and cover detailed searching, printing, emailing and saving searches as well as setting up auto-emails.  Members will also learn how their clients can use the Matrix Client Portal.  Members should be prepared to use their personal email in class and be able to access that email account from an internet connected PC in our classroom.

green-square-bullet  Matrix Slow & Simple

This class is NOT for everyone.  This is a small group and slow-paced class designed for agents that feel they are not tech savvy.  Students will become very familiar with the home page and only perform a simple search.  The instructor will be close by to help you complete the task.  If you are uncomfortable on a computer or the internet, this is the session for you.

green-square-bullet Preparing & Customizing Matrix

In this 3 hour hands-on MATRIX course, members will become familiar with, Navigating the Matrix Homepage, learn how to enter your personal information, portal branding, and agent photos. This session also covers the tasks that RIAR recommends new Matrix users complete including verify contacts information, confirm saved searches, verify search criteria and convert/activate auto e-mails.
*Members should come to class with their agent photo on a flash drive or be able to access that image file from an internet connected PC in our classroom. If you have a company logo or banner image to use as a header/footer please bring that as well (image MUST be 1200×85 pixels)

green-square-bullet  Matrix Listing Input

In this 2 hour hands-on course, members will become familiar with Matrix and how to enter and edit listings, as well as add photos and attachments to listings, reverse prospecting, and using hit counters.  *Recommended for office administrators or any member who inputs their own listings using Matrix.

green-square-bullet  Matrix CMA/Stats

PLEASE NOTE: Anyone attending this class should have either previously attended the Intro to Matrix Search & Portal class OR be proficient in searching properties on Matrix.
Using Matrix you can access MLS data, add FSBO data and use information from public records to add comparable properties, make adjustments and customize the CMA report. In this 3 hour hands-on course, members will be shown how to use the Matrix CMA wizard from start to finish to create a thorough CMA report for a buyer or seller and in addition learn how to use and customize Matrix Stats and create custom statistical reports.

green-square-bullet  TransactionDesk by Instanet Hands-On

Instanet provides members with everything they need to manage their real estate forms and transactions online. In this hands-on class you will learn how to find on-line forms and contracts using InstaNet along with entering and managing your clients and any documents that may pertain to their transaction.  Learn to keep track of all post-offer documents, share with all applicable parties to the transaction and edit from any computer with internet access.

green-square-bullet  Using DocBox & Authentisign

**Students must have purchased the TransactionDesk upgrades in Instanet in order to attend this class.

Learn how to use the optional upgrades for Instanet that allow you to store your documents with your transaction and utilize digital signing. This is a hands-on session where students will create a mock transaction, add documents and then send forms and documents out for digital signing. Students should attend the Instanet Hands-On session or be proficient with Instanet prior to registering for this course. Students will need to be able to access their email from our classroom.

green-square-bullet  Realist

Realist is our public records search engine that also provides parcel maps (where available), extensive mapping capabilities (flood mapping, statistical mapping, trend layers, distressed properties and much more), detailed searching, mailing label utilities and more.  Learn how to use the powerful map tool to search, look up the flood plain maps, identify distressed properties, show trends and statistics and perform a neighborhood mailing and print labels for the results with just a few clicks of the mouse.

green-square-bullet  Making Work for You

Learn how to use RI’s leading real estate web site.  See how consumers search for properties, open houses, etc. AND learn how to run Traffic reports showing how many viewings your listings have gotten at, create Showcase Property Ads and increase your internet presence.

green-square-bullet  East Coast CPN/Catylist

This session will teach commercial property specialists how to make the most out of the marketing features available in the East Coast CPN as well as highlight scenario searching for both active listings and property histories. Learn about all of the robust tools found in the Catylist system that will impress clients including syndication channels, mobile app, QR codes, reports, broadcast email, GIS mapping, presentation builder, catalogs, saved searches, “Market Monitor” and much more!

green-square-bullet  Intro to MLS for New Brokers WebinarIntro to MLS for New Brokers Webinar
**This Webinar is mandatory for all New Brokers joining MLS

This webinar gives you the required knowledge of MLS Rules, Regulations and Policies so that you can manage a successful office and avoid difficulties, penalties and fees. During this class we will go over some of the MLS Rules and Regulations, policies, fees (and penalties), billing and membership procedures that you, as a broker, are responsible for, as well as provide some required forms and demonstrate their use. You will also learn where to find all the resources you need to conduct your daily real estate business.
PLEASE NOTE: When registering for a webinar please register at least 1 day prior to the webinar starting. Start by selecting the date of the Webinar you would like to “attend” from the drop down menu. Once you enter the information requested it will prompt you to set up ‘GOTO Meeting’. Upon registering you will automatically receive an e-mail with the link and information you need to view the Webinar at the start time.

MLS Training Calendar