Titan Analytics FAQ

This document provides a quick overview to answer some of the most frequently asked questions about Titan Analytics.

Document 3001  ¦  Last updated:  11/13/2017 RR2


Question:

Does Titan Analytics replace the Import from MLS Text file feature?

Answer:

No.  Titan Analytics generates a 1004MC and market analytics — with many fewer steps than previously available solutions for TOTAL customers.  Titan Analytics isn't designed to fill out your comps grid.


Question:

Does Titan Analytics work with WinTOTAL Aurora?

Answer:

No.  Our current plans are to only integrate Titan Analytics with the TOTAL generation of our desktop software.


Question:

Which Multiple Listing Services are supported by Titan Analytics?

Answer:

Titan Analytics works with any MLS system that lets a customer export data.


Question:

Can you help me export my MLS data?

Answer:

Yes.  Click here for detailed export instructions to make the process quick and easy.


Question:

Does Titan Analytics have a demo?

Answer:

Yes!  We offer a 14‑day trial for Titan Analytics.  Click here to check it out.


Question:

How do I purchase Titan Analytics?

Answer:

Buy it today for just $199 for an entire year — click here to get started.  We offer a full refund in your first 100 days if you don't love it.


Question:

How much data can I import into Titan Analytics?

Answer:

You can import as many columns and as much data as you want.  That way, you can truly show trends in your unique market that couldn’t be demonstrated by just the trailing 12 months within the 1004MC.


Question:

How does Titan Analytics compare to DataMaster?

Answer:

Titan Analytics is our in‑house solution for filling out the 1004MC and completing market analytics based on MLS data.  It's included in our Elite membership, or you can purchase it as a standalone add‑on for TOTAL.  DataMaster is a 3rd party application available through the TOTAL Store.

Like Titan Analytics, DataMaster uses exported MLS data.  It also integrates public records data — so, in addition to the 1004MC, DataMaster can populate the comps grid in your reports, replacing the functionality of TOTAL's MLS Text Importer.


Question:

I include pending properties in analysis.  Does Titan Analytics allow me to do that?

Answer:

Yes.  You can customize thresholds for determining an increasing or decreasing trend, and how pending properties are treated in the 1004MC calculations.


Question:

Do I have control over the data once it’s been imported?

Answer:

Yes.  With Titan Analytics’ automatic map and data grid, it’s easy to spot and edit individual properties that don't fit, based on location, lot size, GLA, status, and so on.


Question:

Why are the DOM figures different between Titan Analytics and what I’ve used previously?

Answer:

Due to inconsistencies in the MLS data we acquired during development, Titan Analytics defaults to calculating the Days on Market using the Listing Date and the earliest date indicating "Off Market".  Click here for details on how to configure this setting.


Question:

Is anything added to my Workfile in TOTAL?

Answer:

Yes.  All of your data — used and unused — gets added to TOTAL's Digital Workfile (which doesn't get sent to your client) as a CSV file.  It includes the MLS data you imported and all of the relevant specifics — outliers, condos, latitude/longitude, what column it attributed to in the 1004MC grid, etc.


Question:

Can you combine more than one MLS into a report, or is it just one report for each MLS?

Answer:

This feature is not currently planned for Titan Analytics.  The process of combining CSV files which contain different field names and formatting — and potentially contain overlapping data — presents inherent complications.  If you need data from two different MLS boards, consider merging them together manually in Excel.  Once you have manually removed any duplicate data in Excel, simply import the combined file into Titan Analytics.


Question:

Can Titan Analytics assist me with adjustments using multi‑variable regression?

Answer:

We recognize the demand for a tool like this, but we're setting aside multi‑line regression for a possible future release.  For the first version of Titan Analytics we're focusing strictly on filling out the 1004MC.  There are a few reasons for this.  Primary, of course, is that the 1004MC is relevant to all appraisers.  It's something that everyone needs in their arsenal, and we wanted to zero in on making it excellent.  Additionally, using multi‑variable regression analysis to derive adjustments requires a significant amount of data — and it raises an accountability issue for you in the event that you're asked to explain the math behind the adjustments.


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