July 25, 2017

We are pleased to announce the Barrie & District Association of REALTORS® (BDAR) has decided to join ORTIS and become part of our regional shared MLS® System.

This Board has close to 1,000 members and currently markets over 2,000 active property listings. We are working on an aggressive schedule and will be in parallel from August 1st to cutover to Matrix by August 15th, 2017.

As part of BDAR’s transition to Matrix, you will see the new Simcoe County region with all of their Areas and Subareas. And in the next few weeks, their listings-active, sold and expired-will appear.

Some small changes to the design of Matrix have been implemented to accommodate their needs.

  • If your Seller has Waterfront property and you select Direct or Indirect from the Waterfront Dropdown, a new Waterfront tab will appear on Matrix so you can add (optional) details such as body of water, type of access and features.
  • A Rural Services field has been added with various selectable items similar to “Strata Fees Include”

New field values added to the following fields:

Features Interior : added Registered Second Suite option
Special Designation : added Flood Plain and Environmentally Protected
Financing/Mortgage : added Confidential through Listing Agent
Area Influences: added School Bus Route
Driveway: added Private option

Matrix access is based on permission levels given to various user types. Office level users and Brokerage level users including Broker Managers, Brokers of Record and Office Assistants may see Barrie listings appear in their searches if they search Simcoe County starting on Wednesday July 26th. These listings will not go out via email or show in a client portal for any other permission level as they are in a test status.

BDAR is looking forward to supporting ORTIS and shares in our vision as we collectively work to provide REALTORS® with the best tools and technology to enable you to provide superior solutions to your clients.