How to export data from Midwest Real Estate Data MLS (MRED) for Titan Analytics

This document explains how to export data from MRED and create a TSV file for use in Titan Analytics.

Document 3015  ¦  Last updated:  09/19/2017 RR2

MLS vendors integrate with MLS boards across the country to provide the interfaces you use to search for properties in your area.  While you may be familiar with MLS boards like Sandicor or Arizona Regional MLS (ARMLS), what you interact with on the screen is provided by the MLS vendor.  Major vendors include RapattoniMLS, Paragon®, Matrix™, Flexmls®, and Navica.

Determining the MLS vendor is simple.  Typically, these names are located on the home page or login screen of your local MLS board website, either near your MLS logo or at the bottom of the page.  If you have trouble locating your vendor, contact your MLS board for help determining which MLS vendor they use.

The following instructions are for Midwest Real Estate Data MLS (MRED).  If this isn't the vendor your MLS board uses, click here for a complete list of vendors.

We provide these instructions as a courtesy to our customers, and are not in any way affiliated with the MLS boards or MLS vendors outlined in our instructions.  Steps contained in these documents are accurate to the best of our knowledge.

Follow the instructions below to create an export template in MRED, export and save your data as a Tab Separated Value (TSV) file, and then import the property data to Titan Analytics.

Part I — Create your template (first-time setup)

You only need to create an export template once.  After you save it, you can reuse the template each time you export data from your MLS.  If you already have a template for Titan Analytics, jump to Part II.

  1. Log in to your MLS.
  2. Click the Reports tab and select Custom Reports.
  3. Click Add New Report to create a new export template.
  4. Select the property type to include in the template, and then enter a name for the export template in the Report Name field — such as Titan Analytics.
    The MRED MLS provides different field lists based on the the property type selected.  If you export data to complete the 1004MC condominium, save separate export templates for each property type.

  5. From the fields listed in Available Fields column on the left, select a field and click the arrow pointing to the right to add it to the Currently Selected Fields column on the right.  Below is the list of required fields that must be included:

    It doesn't matter in which order these fields are added.  Once the required fields have been added, you can also include any additional fields that might be useful for identifying outliers.

    Additionally, the field names listed below won't always be an exact match to the field names listed by your MLS.  Titan Analytics knows the different ways an MLS will say Closing Price or Listing Date, for example, and can decipher the data.

    • Listing ID (MLS #)
    • Status (sold, pending, etc.)
    • Close Date
    • Expiration Date
    • Listing Contract Date
    • Withdrawn Date
    • Contract Date
    • Purchase Pending Date
    • List Price
    • Close Price
    • Distressed (bank owned, foreclosure, etc.)
    • Total Days on Market
    • Latitude (Optional)
    • Longitude (Optional)
    • Street Address
    • City
    • State or Province
    • Living Area (GLA)
    • Lot Size (Optional)
    • Year Built (Optional)
    • Garage (Optional)
    • Levels/Stories (Optional)
    • Bedrooms (Optional)
    • Bathrooms (Optional)
    • Pool (Optional)
    • Seller Concession Amount
  6. When you're finished, review and verify the Currently Selected Fields column on the right.  Then, click Save New on the lower right.

Part II — Export to file

Once you've saved your export template, use it to export the property data from your MLS search for use in Titan Analytics.

  1. Log in to your MLS.
  2. Enter your search criteria under the Search tab as you normally would.  Be sure to mark all property statuses you want to include in your data, and include listing and sold properties from at least the last 365 days.
  3. Review and select the results to be included in your export and click Download Results in the menu on the right.

  4. Use the drop‑down in the File Format field to select Tab-delimited text and click Continue.

  5. Select the option for All fields in this report, use the drop‑down to select the Titan Analytics template you created in step 4 of Part I above, and click Next.

  6. Save the export file to a convenient location such as your Windows desktop so that you can easily retrieve it in Titan Analytics.

Part III — Import data

That's it!  Your CSV export file is now ready for use.  Click here for step‑by‑step instructions on importing the data in your CSV file to Titan Analytics.  Or, click here to view some of the most frequently asked questions about Titan Analytics.

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