Prospector+ delivers seamless access to listing data and sold information across multiple MLS boundaries in Northern California, all within the new Prospector+ MLS system.
The Story Behind Prospector+
As technology evolved during the past decade and driven by the MetroList Board of Directors, MLS Committee and MetroList staff, a process was put into place to begin bringing together neighboring MLSs to share data in the most efficient and effective way possible for our subscribers. It all started with Quattro, a MetroList initiated collaborative, that brought together BAREIS, SFAR and MetroList MLSs to share data within the Single Sign On (SSO) portal in Prospector. Over the ensuing years, four more neighboring MLSs signed on to Quattro and data was shared within each of those MLS systems, while each MLS maintained their own set of MLS Rules, board of directors and local expertise specific to their regions.
With the onset of new Industry Data Standards established by the Real Estate Standards Organization (RESO), it became easier to share data across MLS systems. With the introduction of Prospector+, MetroList Subscribers will have direct access to listing data and sold information throughout 26 Northern California Counties in 7 MLSs all within the Prospector+ system. No more need to SSO* into another MLS! The MetroList team and the NorCalMLSAlliance have worked for more than 3 years to help you Expand Your Real Estate Opportunities!
*Sutter, Yuba, Butte and Colusa Counties will be merged into the Prospector+ system in Q2 2021. Continue to SSO into SYAOR for listing information.
- Direct access to listing data and sold information throughout 26 Northern California Counties.
- Enter your listings directly into Prospector+ for any of these 22* counties, eliminating the need for double entry.
- Run a search, hotsheet or CMA to access listing data and sold information throughout 22* Northern California Counties.
- MetroList will continue to support, train and provide the expertise you have grown accustom to receiving.
- MetroList is the only MLS you will need to join.
- Single place to enter and search listings, which are accessible to 55,000 real estate professionals in 22* California counties.
- Save time, save money and advance your real estate business.
*Continue to access SYAOR listings via SSO until data is merged into Prospector+ in Q2 2021
Be prepared for the Prospector to Prospector+ changeover. Your preparation will make for a smooth transition to Prospector+ when you log into your account on January 20th.
Prospector+ eliminates the need for dual listing input. Enter your listing once into Prospector+ and the system takes care of sharing your listing. To ensure transition of your listings, see the checklist below.
Prospector+ Preparation Checklists - Click on the tab to show checklist - The active tab will be highlighted in RED.
Pre Prospector+ Checklist (Complete Prior to January 19, 2021)
Create and save a copy of your Saved Searches/Saved Hotsheets
Create an inventory report of your Active and Pending Listing(s)
Reciprocal Users: Prospects, Saved Searches or Active/Pending Listing(s) in another MLS System.
Post Prospector+ Checklist (Complete after January 20, 2021)
Review Listing Data of Listings to verify that data was mapped correctly
Review Listing Data of New fields/Options to describe your listing more completely. Click here to read Moved and Relabeled fields.
We've got you covered with training videos and FAQs. We encourage you to view all the videos and FAQs to prepare for Prospector+
Click below to access helpful Training Videos!
Frequently Asked Questions
Prospector will be unavailable starting at 5 pm on Tuesday, January 19 until 10 am on Wednesday, January 20th at which time you will have access to the new and exciting Prospector+ MLS system.
Public sites will not be affected and will remain up and running.
Recent searches will not copy to Prospector+ due to the various field changes in the Prospector+ system.
|Public Remarks||Property Description|
|Private Remarks||Confidential Agent Remarks|
|Approx SqFt||Apx SqFt-Primary Res|
|Buyer Agent||Selling Agent|
Click Here for a searchable list of field changes.
The 1st step will be to select a county; all other steps remain the same. New required fields will be added to multiple property types effective 2/22/21.
Click Here for a list of the required fields.
Yes, Residential Lease and Commercial Lease property types have been added to the Prospector+ system.
Yes, the Prospector+ report will show inventory from all 3 MLSs.
Yes, if the Mobile Prospector (powered by Rapattoni Edge) app was installed on the device prior to the Prospector+ transition, the app would need to be manually updated if automatic updates are not enabled on the device. See directions to enable automatic updates below.
iPhone/iPad – Settings > [your name] > iTunes & App Store > turn on App Updates.
Android – Google Play Store > Tap Menu (3 lines) > Settings > Tap Auto-update Apps.
Unapproved listings will cross to Prospector+ and go live according to the given on market date.
NOTE: If the unapproved listing is revised in Prospector+ the system will notify you of any new required fields that will need to be completed.
Yes, the Agent Market Share, Agent Production and Inventory, and Agent Hits reports will be available.
Yes, email history will be copied to Prospector+.
Simply do a Google search and type the following: What county is "insert the city name" in?
Yes, but fields that have been removed or changed in Prospector+ will only show the field name without data. Also, New fields in Prospector+ cannot be added.
Click here for a searchable list of field changes.
The field RecMlsNumber provides abbreviations for the originating MLS and can be found on the listing detail page and can be added to your One Line Grid display.
Note: When searching on Prospector+ use the Listing # instead of the RecMlsNumber. RecMlsNumber is not Searchable.
Click Here for steps to add RecMlsNumber to one line grid.
MTR = MetroList
BAR = BAREIS
SFR = SFAR
MLL = MLSListings
BAY = Bay East
BRG = BridgeMLS
CCA = Contra Costa
No, links will need to be sent again through the new Prospector+ system.
|Prospector Legacy||New Prospector+|
|Recreational Parking||Parking Features|
|Kitchen Description||Kitchen Features|
|Downstairs Bedroom||Room Type|
|Master Bedroom||Room Type|
Click Here to view the Relabeled Amenities and an example of how to search in Prospector+ for an amenity that has been relabeled.
We are waiting for approval for IOS. Apple is testing the App and typically have a 48 hour turnaround time when approving the apps. So we expect IOS to be approved/released by End of day Friday 1/22/21.
TIP: as a workaround to go to prospector.metrolist.net from web browser on your mobile device.
What Will Migrate To Prospector+
Groups and contacts, both active and inactive, will copy to Prospector+.
No, there are 2 steps to bring your contacts from our SSO partner MLSs to Prospector+.
Step 1 Export contacts from each SSO partner.
Step 2 Import the same contacts into the new Prospector+ system after it is live.
Click Here for import instructions.
Yes, contact tasks will copy to Prospector+.
Yes, contact/prospect CMAs, buyer’s closing costs, and seller’s net sheets will copy to Prospector+.
Yes, carts and all listings inside them will copy to Prospector+.
All saved search criteria will copy over and be viewable, including fields that are no longer valid in Prospector+. Invalid fields will automatically be removed from your search criteria after running the saved search in Prospector+. MetroList has worked tirelessly to minimize the impact of these changes, however, you will need to double check your Saved Searches.
NOTE: Users will not be notified if there are invalid fields in their saved search criteria.
TIP: Save your saved search criteria as a PDF in Prospector Legacy to keep record of invalid fields that are removed after running the search in Prospector+. You can then identify the invalid fields and replace them with the corresponding new fields. Use the Prospector Legacy button to access your original saved searches. On the manage saved searches page click the printer button in the upper right corner of the page under the MetroList badge. Change the print setting to save as a PDF instead.
Click here to search for fields that have been moved or relabeled.
Yes. Scheduled hotsheets and open house searches will continue to run and send email notifications as normal.
All prospect search criteria will copy over and be viewable, including fields that are no longer valid in Prospector+. The system will notify you of any prospect searches with invalid fields. Invalid fields will automatically be removed from your search criteria after running the saved search in Prospector+. MetroList has worked tirelessly to minimize the impact of these changes, however, you will need to double check your Prospect Searches.
TIP: Use the Prospector Legacy button to access the original prospect search criteria to take a screenshot. Compare the screenshot of the original search criteria to the criteria in Prospector+ to identify the invalid fields and replace them with the corresponding new fields.
Click Here to search for fields that have been moved or relabeled.
Client Portal Links sent through the legacy Prospector system will no longer work. Prospector+ will continue to send new Client Portal Links when triggered by a new listing that matches the prospect search criteria.
Links in auto prospecting email reports sent through the legacy Prospector system will no longer work. Prospector+ will continue to send new auto prospecting email reports when triggered by a new listing that matches the prospect search criteria.
Listings will need to be emailed again through Prospector+.
Yes, all carts and their listings will copy to Prospector+.
Yes, all details and dates will copy to Prospector+.
Yes, all preferences and settings such as prospect settings, searching defaults, etc. will copy to Prospector+.
NOTE: If the commercial property type has been selected under searching defaults in the previous system, commercial lease will automatically be selected in the new system as well.
Yes. Trends will continue to be available for the MetroList nine county service area.
The additional counties are expected to come online at a later date that is To Be Determined.
Quattro/Reciprocal MLS Users
Yes, you will still have the ability to copy your listings entered directly into BAREIS and SFAR.
Yes, all incomplete listings from BAREIS and SFAR will show in the incomplete listings menu on Prospector+.
NOTE: Incomplete listings from Paragon and MLSListings will not copy to Prospector+.
All SSO buttons/links have been removed with the exception of SYAOR. You now have the power to add and search listings from our SSO partners directly through Prospector+.
After you have exported all your contacts from the SSO partners into an excel file(s), you will need to import the same excel file(s) into Prospector+. Here are instructions on how to import contacts into Prospector+.
Yes, all fields will be available.
Yes, the Prospector+ report will show inventory from all 3 MLSs.
MetroListPRO and IDX Feeds
Markets/saved searches will be available but may need to be manually updated due to field changes in Prospector+.
Click here for a searchable list of field changes.
No, the featured properties cart will remain the same.
The MetroList IDX department has emailed and called each of the Vendors who are on file with MetroList to alert them of this change and notified them on how to be prepared for the event. We would also encourage you to contact your personal website provider to verify they have received the information on the new Data Feed and are prepared.
At launch of the Prospector+ system, only Listing Data entered by a MetroList user (regardless of where the listing was entered) will be available in your data feed. The ability to send data from the other partners will be determined at a later date.
Yes. The reference to “Other” in the county selection field may be present on some “Off Market” and “Archived listings” where applicable.
Yes. The MetroList Mandatory Submission Rule 7.6 applies to any listing taken within the NorCal MLS Alliance.
Yes. The Keybox program has not changed.
Only if you indicate within your listing that “Keybox” is being used for access. A MetroList Participant/Subscriber may have their Keybox reprogrammed by a regional MLS (MLS Rule § 7.8) to facilitate access for local Participants and Subscribers.
Yes. Local MLS Rules apply and are substantially similar to MetroList MLS Rules. If you have any questions, contact the MetroList Compliance Department.
The MetroList Compliance Department will contact you. Because local MLS Rules apply, the cooperating NorCal MLS Alliance staff, where the violation occurred, will contact MetroList Compliance Department for follow-up and resolution.
The MetroList Compliance Department will contact the cooperating NorCal MLS Alliance staff for follow-up and resolution
Yes. NorCal MLS Alliance partners’ MLS Rules apply. Contact the applicable NorCal MLS Alliance partner with specific MLS Rules questions.
Only if the listing is located within the jurisdictional boundaries of MLS Listings, Contra Costa, Bay East, Bridge MLS or San Francisco MLSs. Please note that the Clear Cooperation Rule does not apply to MetroList at this time.
No, if you are controlling showings through ShowingTime it is highly advised that you reference “Call Listing Agent” (CLA) within the Confidential Agents Remarks for Out of Area Agents to reference. As the listing agent you would then be able to manually enter the appointment into ShowingTime.
Yes. If your MetroList Broker Participant has “Opted In” to send listings to Zillow and selected “Yes” on the Internet field, your listing will appear on Zillow.
Contact the MetroList Compliance Department at (916) 922-7584 and select option 4. You can also email them at: email@example.com
Not at this time. Continue to access Sutter/Yuba MLS system via Single Sign On. MetroList will notify subscribers if access to Sutter/Yuba changes.