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Matrix is a dynamic, online database that allows brokers and agents to share listing information with the goal of co-operating in real estate transactions. Online listing database. Matrix has integrated listing data with tax data, so a listing’s tax information is only a click away.

How to access:

  • MLS Access

Matrix Mobile

The Matrix system can be accessed on any mobile device’s web browser.

  • Access Matrix on any mobile device
  • Edit your listings from anywhere
  • Easy, on-the-go searching

How to access:

Public Record Search

Public Record Search is integrated into the CVR MLS system and provides members with access to the tax records of over 50 jurisdictions.

  • Search tax data from over 50 jurisdictions
  • AutoFill Listings from Tax Data
  • Now Integrated into Matrix 360

How to access:

  • This search option is located at the bottom of the search tab in Matrix

Homesnap combines agent-only MLS data with a mobile app, arming real estate professionals with the power of their MLS while they are in the field.

  • Agent and Consumer facing search tool
  • Real-time access to agent-only MLS information
  • Agent safety features

How to access:

  • Download App at the App Store or Google Play

Instanet Solutions is an online service that allows members to access all the forms and documents needed for listing and selling real state and processing real estate transactions.

  • Forms library
  • Digital signing platform
  • Transaction tracking

How to access:

Instanet™

In real time, Listing Data Checker automatically scans listings that were just entered or modified for important information, missing information, and data errors. It also watches for information and time-frames that are either required or prohibited by the CVR MLS Rules and Regulations.

How to access:

  • Widget on Matrix Homepage

All CVR MLS users have the option to attach open house information to their listings under Add/Edit as a Public Open House. That information is then sent the next morning to Richmond.com/realestate, where it can be seen by the public under the Public Open Houses menu.

How to access:

  • Open House section of Modify Listing form

RE DATUM Navigator

The RE DATUM Market Trends Dashboard offers comprehensive market summary information within seconds and is displayed in four sections: Market Distribution, Market Metrics, Market Summary, and Market Dynamics information. There are three, powerful analytic and reporting tools: Market Trends, Inventory Analyzer and the Trend Analyzer.

  • Market analytics tool
  • Inventory analysis
  • Track changes over time

How to access:

  • Link in Matrix

RVA Homes™ is our other mobile app serving Central Virginia with listings. CVR MLS members can brand this app and provide it to their clients, enabling their clients to run searches, view fields of data (including all photos) locate nearby listings, and much more.

  • Dedicated mobile app
  • Client facing search tool
  • Easy, on-the-go searching

How to access:

  • Download the app from the Apple or Google Play stores

SavvyCard is a progressive web application that helps you connect with leads, engage your leads with valuable tools and information, and convert those leads to customers you transact with.

  • Electronic business card
  • Lead capture tool
  • Listing announcement tool

How to access:

CVR MLS has made it easy for members to show and sell listings by adding ShowingTime’s MLS-integrated online scheduling and feedback system.

  • Showing schedule service
  • Manage showing instructions
  • Request feedback from showing agents

How to access:

  • Single Sign On through Matrix under each listing
  • ShowingTime App in the Apple and Google Play stores

Lockbox service is voluntary and is an additional subscription outside of your MLS subscription.

  • Issue Limited Access Codes to contractors
  • Use your smartphone as a lockbox key
  • Easy to Use Mobile App
  • Agent Safety Features

How to access:

  • Lockbox Service
  • Download the Mobile App from the Apple or Google Play Stores

The Tech Helpline is a member benefit for full dues paying members offering support for hardware, software, networking and digital devices.

How to access:

Builders Update, a resource provided by CVR MLS, is a search tool for to be constructed and newly constructed homes.

  • Search New and To-Be-Built homes
  • Sign up your buyer to secure commission

How to access:

  • Link in Matrix

eProperty Watch is a retention tool that delivers home and neighborhood insights to former clients.

  • Client retention tool
  • Tracks consumer’s property value

How to access:

  • Link in Matrix

Homes.com provides home buyers, sellers, renters, and home value seekers with up-to-date real estate information, tools, and home listings across the US and Canada. Their website and mobile apps give consumers innovative tools like Snap and Search, Homes.com Match and HomeShare to make the home search experience collaborative, simple and effective.

How to access:

Data Feed Instructions

CVR MLS data is available in the following Trestle data feeds:

  • Central Virginia Regional MLS (Henrico, VA): CVR MLS data only
  • Virginia MLS CoOp (Henrico, VA): CVR MLS and CBRAR (Chesapeake Bay and Rivers) data

Feed Types:

  • IDX: Active listings and corresponding agent/office data
  • IDX PLUS: Active, Pending, and Sold listings and corresponding agent/office data
  • VOW: All listings and corresponding agent/office data, but the feed can only be used for a Virtual Office Website

CVR MLS has constructed its input forms to allow for easy management of listing syndication options. Additionally, brokers have access to their Zillow, Homes.com, and ListHub dashboards from icons on the MLS Dashboard.

  • Manage your firm’s listing presence on the internet
  • Automatically syndicate to IDX Sites
  • Dashboards for Zillow, Homes.com, and ListHub

How to access:

  • Listing Settings
  • Brokers access through Matrix

With RatePlug, brokers can deliver interactive, real-time mortgage programs as well as payment and qualifying information to clients right from within a listing in the MLS. 

  • Generate real-time mortgage programs
  • Share payment and qualifying information

How to access:

REALTORS® Property Resource (RPR)

CVR MLS Support

Core Products / Services

AnswerLink (Matrix Product Support)

When to use this resource.

Virginia REALTORS® Tech Line (General tech support)

When to use this resource.

Data Feeds (IDX, VOW)

When to use this resource.

Instanet/TransactionDesk

When to use this resource.

ShowingTime and SmartCharts

When to use this resource.

Additional Products / Services

Down Payment Resource

When to use this resource.