Broker Public Portal Delivers Leads

Broker Public Portal Delivers Over 20,000 Leads To NorthstarMLS Agents At No Charge!

The Broker Public Portal (powered by Homesnap), continues to attract more and more consumers. It is now the second largest MLS consumer website, according to Hitwise, the nation’s leading source for measuring real estate web traffic across the entire industry.

Broker Public Portal with Homesnap has delivered over one million free leads to participating real estate agents nationally and the growth trend line is rapidly ascending thanks to agents across the country introducing Homesnap to their contacts.

Just since March, NorthstarMLS agents received over 20,000 free leads. These are from Homesnap users on the consumer version, who are not already linked to an agent. Those leads went directly to the List Agents (or to the Selling Agents for Solds), the best source of the information about the properties.

Are you using Homesnap? It takes only a minute to set-up and invite your Contacts to download and connect. The more connections you make through Homesnap, the more word will spread, and free leads continue to rise. The Pro version of Homesnap is part of your NorthstarMLS core service at no additional charge.

Be part of the industry movement to take back consumer traffic with the best data (direct from the MLS) and home search tools available!

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Register Now for REALTORS Unite!


The Minnesota REALTORS® Convention is back this October and NorthstarMLS will be there as a sponsor again this year. Will you be attending?

The 2018 REALTORS® Unite Convention will be held at the St. Paul RiverCentre (next to the Xcel Energy Center) Oct. 3 and 4, 2018. and will be filled with networking, education (including CE Hours for some sessions), a vendor expo, several guest speakers and more.

When: October 3-4, 2018
WhereSt. Paul RiverCentre in downtown St. Paul

Visit for registration details, hotel accommodations during the event and more.

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Tip of the Week for 7/2

Tip of the WeekAccess DNR Lake Info through NorthstarMLS

Have you memorized all the features of the body of water surrounding your client’s lakefront property – such as the type of fish in the lake, size of lake, water clarity or depth? Didn’t think so.

With NorthstarMLS Matrix, you can become a lake expert using the DNR Lake ID # (available on the Property Full, Customer Full and Customer Lake displays for both Minnesota and Wisconsin listings). You can also use the DNR Lake Finder on the Minnesota DNR website or Wisconsin DNR website.

Watch the brief video below to see how you can access DNR Lake info with Matrix

Submit Your Own Tip! Do you have a question that you would like to see featured a Tip of the Week? Or maybe you have your own tip you would like to share with other NorthstarMLS users. Send your question or idea to We will use one submission each month and the winner will receive a $30 Caribou Coffee gift card!

Tips On Demand Want to check out older Tip of the Week topics? Click here to view an archive of previous Tip of the Week entries.

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REALTORS® Call to Action

The following is posted in support of positions taken by the Minnesota and National Association of Realtors.

Call for action! Urge Congress to vote to reauthorize the National Flood Insurance Program before it expires next month.

The National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP) will expire on July 31, denying necessary insurance coverage to homeowners and buyers in more than 20,000 communities nationwide. Congress must act now to reform and extend the NFIP.

Take action by urging Congress to extend the NFIP and pass meaningful reforms to ensure long-term viability of the program.

Click Here & Contact Your Members of Congress today!

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Agents Speak About Homesnap

See what your peers are saying about Homesnap/Broker Public Portal! Watch the short video below. 

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MyFloodStatus Training Video

Are Flood Zones Affecting Your Transactions?
We recently announced our partnership with MyFloodStatus, allowing you to order the most accurate flood reports in the industry, at a discounted rate. We saw a nice response to our online training webinars last week, but if you weren’t able to attend a live webinar training session, we’ve got you covered!

Now you can watch the training webinar anytime that fits your schedule to see how MyFloodStatus works.

MyFloodStatus Recorded Webinar for NorthstarMLS Subscribers 
Click HERE to Watch

(NOTE: The video link will open in a new web browser window. Fill in your first/last name and email address and click “Register” to begin the video.)

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MyFloodStatus Webinars This Week

NorthstarMLS has partnered with MyFloodStatus, allowing you to order the most accurate flood reports in the industry, at a discounted rate. Join the experts at MyFloodStatus for a 30-minute webinar specially scheduled for NorthstarMLS subscribers.

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Remine: Now More Accurate With eCRV

Earlier this year, NorthstarMLS launched Remine as a core service available to you. We were one of the first MLSs in the country to provide this property intelligence platform. Since the launch, over 5,000 NorthstarMLS subscribers have started using it!

And recently, Remine integration with the Minnesota Department of Revenue and their eCRV information for NorthstarMLS subscribers. This data is refreshed every week with the most recent purchases from all counties and is delivered within Remine so you get the most accurate data when you’re searching for your next opportunity.

For more info on how Remine can help you collect more leads in a low inventory market, check out the video below. It features an interview from Remine COO, Jonathan Spinetto and NorthstarMLS CEO, John Mosey.

What is eCRV? The Certificate of Real Estate Value (CRV) is required to document a sale of property in Minnesota. eCRV information is reviewed by the county of sale and the Department of Revenue to verify sale terms and ensure fair and equitable property tax assessments statewide.

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Introducing My Flood Status

Flooding Will Happen…Incorrect Determinations Should Not!

NorthstarMLS has partnered with MyFloodStatus, allowing you to order the most accurate flood reports in the industry, at a discounted rate.

Learn More With a 30-Minute Webinar
Join the experts at MyFloodStatus for a 30-minute webinar specially scheduled for NorthstarMLS subscribers. We offer lots of dates and times the week of June 18. Choose the session that works for you.

Why MyFloodStatus Reports?

  • Superior flood determinations by MyFloodStatus in-house experts
  • Ongoing expert support is included to help you through issues, such as correcting information and working with the bank/lender
  • Looks at the location of the main structure in the flood zone, not just the property line
  • Drastically reduce your risk of liability (each report is insured for errors and omissions up to $2M)
  • Potentially reduce flood insurance premiums for homeowners, buyers and sellers
  • Elevation Certificate guidance and LOMA issuance where applicable
  • Upload the flood report to your listing on NorthstarMLS, and increase buyer activity for “low risk” properties in High Risk Flood Zones
  • At only $25 per report, why not give it a try!

How Do I Order a MyFloodStatus Report?
Click the “MyFloodStatus” raindrop icon/link here on the Matrix home page (in the External Links box), or below the main photo on the Property Full Display for any listing in Matrix. MyFloodStatus will open in a new tab. Click the “Order a Report” option from the top menu, and fill out the quick form.

Check out the MyFloodStatus FAQ’s or contact the staff at MyFloodStatus at We encourage you to attend a Webinar where questions will also be answered.

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Add/Edit Notice

Are you getting a blank screen when you try to add or edit media on your listing? It may be an after-effect of a server issue we had earlier today.

The easiest and most likely solution is to simply refresh the page (click the circle arrow button in or near the address bar at the top). Try it a few times.

If the screen refresh does not work, try clearing your cache (browser history) from the past couple days. If you still have trouble, contact us at

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