The Ontario Regional Technology & Information Systems Inc. (ORTIS) provides KWAR members with access to a shared regional MLS® System. This is about much more than simply sharing data, as it is a means of ensuring a unified experience for the member using the system regardless of the board they belong to.
One common set of MLS® Rules, one common set of MLS® data forms, identical mandatory fields, in fact, this system ensures that all members have the exact same duties, obligations and expectations when using the system. We believe that cooperating and professionalism is the true secret sauce to the success of the MLS® System, and ORTIS enhances these attributes between all users
MLS® (Multiple Listing Service®) - Matrix™
Here at the KWAR we use CoreLogic’s Matrix™ for our MLS® System. One of the fastest-growing multiple listing platforms, Matrix™ has proven itself a clear leader in multiple listing software. Designed to power top-producing agents, Matrix™ puts equal emphasis on functionality and speed. The program’s rich feature set gives agents a wealth of new ways to serve their clients.
GeoWarehouse is a web-based, centralized property information source that provides state of the art mapping and research tools, as well as professional reports. GeoWarehouse services real estate and non-real estate professionals across Ontario. GeoWarehouse subscribers can create property detail, neighbourhood sales and demographic reports as well as access "exterior, aerial and bird's eye view images" of properties. Through the GeoWarehouse store, subscribers can conveniently access POLARIS Parcel Registers, instrument images, surveys, plans, MPAC Assessment reports and more. All in one central location! GeoWarehouse enhances your professional image and all reports are completely customizable. GeoWarehouse provides you with the tools that make you the expert.
Access to GeoWarehouse information is embedded into the shared regional MLS® System. Users can auto-populate a variety listing information fields based on the public record. There are also smart-links that users can click-on from a variety of pages in the system that will automatically authenticate them and then open GeoWarehouse to the specific subject property.
INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY (IT) SUPPORT
The KWAR understands and appreciates how critical it is for its members to be able to efficiently use and leverage the many tools they are provided with through the MLS® System. The Directors of KWAR are committed to providing a variety of training, webinars and additional resources that meet the needs of all members. We also provide in house training for Matrix™, ShowingTime and other tool and this is complimentary.
Focused online webinars covering a variety of topics can be found here:
To register for any sessions, or to arrange an office training just for your members, please contact:
If you have a suggestion for future webinars or training, please let us know at :