How to add photos to a new MLS listing on Matrix. For a full video, watch https://vid.us/gzhq4j
Where Do I Find the Right Photos?
We use Prime Visuals as our photographers for listings. They also create the iGuide tour and floor plans.
On the day that the photos are taken, you will get an email that looks like this:
The subject of the email will be “iGUIDE Report for 123 Main Street, Ottawa, ON”
You can download the images from this link if they are available, but if there is no rush, wait for the second email that does NOT have the red “IN PRODUCTION” label. These folders will include the floor plans, which are usually the last to be added.
The email you will get once it is complete will look like this: (in 3 separate images)
It will have the same subject line as the “IN PRODUCTION” one
How Do You Download The Pictures?
Open your Google Drive file for the property you are listing (will be titled “123 Main Street (Jane + John Doe)”)
Create a folder inside this one labeled “123 Main Street PRIME VISUALS”
Inside this folder, create two more folders labeled “Hi-Res UNZIPPED” and “Low-Res UNZIPPED”
In the iGuide report email above, select the blue hyperlinked “Download” link under “Downloads” for all 4 of the files
Low-Res Image Gallery
Hi-Res Image Gallery
Move all of these folders into the “123 Main Street PRIME VISUALS” folder next to the “Hi-Res UNZIPPED” and “Low-Res UNZIPPED” folders (you want to keep a copy of the zipped Low-Res and Hi-Res images
Open the “Low-Res” zipped folder and copy/paste all of the images into the “Low-Res UNZIPPED” folder for easy access. Do the same for the Hi-Res Photos
Open the “Low-Res UNZIPPED” folder and create another folder titled “MLS 30”
The MLS (listing on Matrix) only allows a total of 30 images to be used. They do not like when floor plans are added in this section
Select the best 30 images and move them to this folder. These will be the images up upload in Matrix.
How to Upload Images For a New Listing in Matrix
Log into OREB
Select the “Matrix” icon
Select “Add/Edit” from the top menu
Select the listing you would like to add the images to under the “Quick Modify” dropdown menu
Under “Other Options” select “Manage Photos”
Click the “Browse…” button
Go to the “Low-Res UNZIPPED” for this listing under the “Prime Visuals” folder and then into the “MLS “ folder
Select all of the images by highlighting them all and select “OPEN”
All of your images will be uploaded in the order they are in the folder. You can adjust which photo is in the Primary Slot, second, third…etc after or by going in and numbering the images beforehand in the folder.
Once all of the images are uploaded, scroll to the bottom
Select “Certify and Save”