Errors on unrelated fields when updating listings


When you go to make changes to your listings, including Draft (Incomplete) listings, Connect may flag other, unrelated fields as not being completed correctly or being completely empty. Although these fields are unrelated to the change you set out to do, they must be completed in order to save the listing.

This is happening because some fields are handled a little differently during the Add/Edit process in connectMLS than in Matrix. When a user has entered a specific value in these fields (in many instances it happens when entering Yes in a Yes/No field), it opens one or more additional related fields that must be completed.

The upside of requiring these additional fields is that we're capturing more valuable data on listings that are entered on SmartMLS. This additional listing information will benefit all SmartMLS subscribers, your clients and the entire Connecticut real estate community.

Note: you will experience this when changing the details of your listings, but it should not occur when making status or price changes.

  • Attic YN
    • If Yes is selected, Attic Access and Attic Details are required:

  •  Basement Type
    • If Full, Partial or Crawl Space is selected, Basement Details is required.

  • Garage (# of spaces)
    • If greater than 0, Garage Type is required.

  • Parking (spaces total)
    • If greater than 0, Parking Space Detail is required:

      • If Driveway is selected in Parking Space Detail, Driveway Type is required:

  • In-Law Apartment
    • If Yes or Possible are selected, In-Law Info is required:

  • In Flood Zone
    • If Yes is selected, Elevation Certificate YN is required:

  • Lot Description
    • If Fenced is selected, Fence Description is required:

  • Direct Waterfront YN
    • If Yes is selected, Waterfront Description/Location and Waterfront Features are required:

  • Swimming Pool YN
    • If Yes is selected, Pool Type and Pool Details are required:

  • Heat Fuel Type
    • If Bottle Gas, Gas in Street, Kerosene, Natural Gas, Oil, Propane or Other are selected, Fuel Tank Location is required:

  • Hot Water Description Details
    • If anything other than None is selected, Hot Water Fuel Type is required:

  • Energy Features
    • If Active Solar or Passive Solar are selected, Solar Contract Details is required:

  • Sewage System
    • If Sewer is selected, Annual Sewer Usage Fee and Sewer Asmt Description are required:

  • HOA YN
    • If Yes is selected, HOA Fee, Special Association Assessment YN and Association Fee Includes are required:

      • If HOA Fee Amount is greater than 0, HOA Fee Frequency is required:

  • Display This Listing on These Websites
    • If anything other than None is selected, Display Address on Internet YN, Display AVMs with this listing YN and OK to Display 3rd Party Reviews YN are required:

  • Lockbox Description
    • If anything other than None is selected, Lockbox Location is required:




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