NorthstarMLS Supports Important Cause

The Shreya R. Dixit Memorial Foundation recently hosted its 11th annual Raksha 5K Run/Walk for Distraction-Free Driving. NorthstarMLS sponsored again in Hugh Trimble’s honor, our former Rules & Regulations Administrator.

NorthstarMLS President & CEO John Mosey addressed participants on why we support tougher distraction-free driving laws with our DriveFocused campaign. Watch what he had to say about Hugh and the importance to our real estate industry in this 2-minute video.

Proceeds from the event benefited the Shreya R. Dixit Memorial Foundation, a local nonprofit organization dedicated to educating the community on safe and distraction-free driving.


NorthstarMLS 5K Run/Walk Team. From left: Mary Stanaitis, Howie Nelson (guest), Bill Goodman (guest), Dianne Goodman, Tom Flaherty, John Mosey, Mark Cady (Hugh’s spouse), Jackie Juracek and Ryan White.

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I Want My BPP

Leading real estate publication RIS Media just published a commentary on the Broker Public Portal (BPP), attributed to our own NorthstarMLS President & CEO, John Mosey.

Many of us recall the rise of MTV from a little-seen music video cable station to revolutionizing the music industry within a few short years. A key to its success was the support of the music industry and its artists.

John’s commentary likens the potential of the BPP to MTV, with the strong support of the real estate industry and Realtors such as yourselves, giving rise to its success.

Check out the article (it’s a fun read!). If you haven’t already, join your 11,000+ NorthstarMLS colleagues already using the Broker Public Portal, powered by Homesnap. And invite your contacts! It’s a core NorthstarMLS service at no additional charge.

And, if you are free today (August 15) at 2:00, join the live webinar to learn more.

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How to Zoom In and Out on a Web Page

Is the text size on your web browser ever too big or small? With couple of taps, you easily zoom in and out for better readability.

Our 30 second video explains how to use your keyboard to remedy this problem on PC and Mac. Your eyes will appreciate it!

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ShowingTime: Overlapping Appointments

By popular request, the new NorthstarMLS default setting for ShowingTime overlapping appointments is to continue to allow them, but no longer reveal the appointment blocks/overlaps to the showing agent that other agents have scheduled.

List agents may change this setting on some or all of their listings if they choose. The other options are to allow overlapping appointments and show the other appointments/overlaps, or to not allow overlapping appointments at all.

If you want to change this setting for any of your listings, here are the instructions.

For more detailed instructions on changing this and other ShowingTime settings for your listings, check out this ShowingTime help page.

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Tip of the Week for 8/6

Financing Terms Seller Will Accept

As a listing agent, do you take the time to fill out the Financing Terms that sellers will accept? You can help save yourself, potential buyers and fellow agents time, effort and the occasional frustration, by completing this field on the Listing Input Form (in Single Family, it’s field number 609 on the listing input form).

In just the Single Family property type, one-third of the currently Active listings do not provide the Terms seller will accept. If there are no restrictions on sharing the information, please complete the “Terms seller will accept” section the next time you list.

Thanks to NorthstarMLS subscriber Greg Yurick of RE/MAX Results (Plymouth) for his recommendation of this week’s Tip of the Week. He will receive a $30 Caribou Coffee gift card.


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 tips@northstarmls.com. 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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Webinar: Mastering Homesnap

Live Webinar! Wednesday, Aug. 15 – 2:00-3:00PM

Learn how Homesnap powers the Broker Public Portal to provide agents with up to date MLS data. Get tips, tricks and best practices for mastering the top seven tools within Homesnap Pro. Carving out a few minutes to learn these tools will change your daily habits, making you more efficient and productive in your business while on the go.

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar. CLICK HERE TO SIGN UP!

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Tip of the Week for 7/30

Syncing ShowingTime Appointments to your Phone or Calendar App

With ShowingTime‘s Calendar Sync feature you can have all of your upcoming appointments synced directly to your personal calendar which can be accessed through your preferred calendar application or on your mobile device.

Watch the brief video below to see how you can sync your calendar to your mobile device


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 tips@northstarmls.com. 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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NorthstarMLS Sponsoring 5K Run/Walk

NorthstarMLS will be an event sponsor again for the Raksha Walk/Run for Distraction-Free Driving in Hugh Trimble’s honor, our former Rules & Regulations Administrator. The event is on Saturday, August 11th (Registration Info & Schedule of Events Below) and is open to the public – including ALL NorthstarMLS subscribers!

NorthstarMLS will also have an employee 5K team participating in the walk. Join us if your schedule allows! 

Proceeds from the 5K Walk/Run benefit the Shreya R. Dixit Memorial Foundation, a local nonprofit organization dedicated to educating the community on safe and distraction-free driving.

Where Purgatory Creek Recreation Area, 13001 Technology Drive, Eden Prairie
Cost Raksha 5K Run – $20.00 / Raksha 5K Walk – $15.00 / Raksha 5K Walk (12 & Younger) – Free
Event Schedule 
7:30am – Registration Opens
8:00am – 5K Run Begins
9:00am – Short Ceremony / Recognitions
10:00am – 5K Walk Begins

More information on the run/walk can be found here
You can Register Here.
Contact Vijay Dixit with any registration questions: vijay@shreyadixit.org

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MN State Forms Changes Take Effect

REMINDER: MN State Forms Changes Take Effect August 1st

The Minnesota Association of REALTORS® has made changes to their existing forms. These changes go into effect Wednesday, August 1st and will be available on Instanet Forms.

Take a look at this article from MAR or watch this video series for more information and a list of all the form changes that occurred.

If you have any questions about the Minnesota State Forms, contact the Minnesota Association of REALTORS at info@mnrealtor.com. The 2-minute video below also explains these changes.

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Are Flood Zones Impacting Your Transactions?

Flooding Will Happen…Incorrect Determinations Should Not!
Already in July there have been 30+ Minnesota counties deemed to be in a state of flood emergency by the Governor.

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. There are FOUR scheduled webinars for the week of July 30choose the date that work best for you.

What’s Discussed?
You’ll learn about Accurate Flood Zone Determinations and how they help Realtors eliminate risk of liability, reduce flood insurance premiums for homeowners, buyers and sellers, remove properties from High Risk Flood Zones, and more!

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar. CLICK HERE TO SIGN UP!

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