We are very pleased to announce that the West Central Association of Realtors (WCAR) is merging its MLS operations with NorthstarMLS. All WCAR members (approximately 400) will use NorthstarMLS as their primary MLS. Based in Willmar, WCAR serves real estate professionals, and includes listings, throughout west central and southern Minnesota.
Agents and appraisers (and their clients) will have access to all listings in our combined region, including offers of cooperation and compensation.
Brokers, agents and appraisers belonging to two Associations to access both WCAR and NorthstarMLS listings will now be able to access all listings through a single Association membership, saving costs and eliminating the overhead of double listing input into two systems.
New MLS data fields and enhanced existing fields to accommodate greater Minnesota needs and benefiting all NorthstarMLS users.
Greater cooperation between brokers and agents across the State, directly benefiting buyers and sellers.
Another positive example to all Associations in the State of how well greater collaboration between MLS’s benefits all brokers and agents, whether through participation in the Regional, or simply operating from a common data platform.
We are targeting mid to late January to complete the conversion of all WCAR members and their listings from their current MLS to NorthstarMLS. Watch for more details as we combine to make our markets work better!
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NorthstarMLS core Service Remine (predictive analytics using Big Data) is now available as a smartphone app! If you’d like a walk-through of Remine Mobile, there will be a webinar on Wednesday, Oct. 3 at Noon. Sign up here.
Some of the features available with the new app:
Use the live map or search bar to search the areas where you do business.
Filter properties to narrow down your searches to the properties that best fit your criteria.
Draw shapes around areas you want to track.
Track properties and people to get email updates.
Utilize the predictive analytics of our Buy and Sell Scores.
View all on and off market property data, including photos and public record information.
How to Download the Remine App
In the Apple App Store or Google Play Store, search for Remine, and download the app. When you open the app, you’ll be prompted for your MLS email and ID. Even if you’re already a registered Remine user, we must confirm your identity, since the app is publicly available to download. After you follow the steps to identify yourself in the app, you can log in like usual, using your NorthstarMLS credentials.
Below is a brief highlight video from the official SEMR/NorthstarMLS MLS operations merger signing that took place on Monday, September 17. Watch the video to hear about the importance of this agreement in the words of the Association Board Presidents and NorthstarMLS President/CEO.
You can also check out photos from the signing here.
Effective today, all Authentisign users (both NorthstarMLS subscribers and their clients), will be required to check a simple checkbox labeled “I’m not a robot” before each Authentisign document they open to sign. You will likely recognize this from other web applications as it has become a very common and effective strategy to increase security and ensure the app is dealing with an actual user.
Instanet has put this checkbox in place to resolve a long-running issue for many users and their clients (especially those on Microsoft Office 365 and MSN email) that was causing very slow performance or inability to execute an e-signature.
All you (or your client) need to do is click (or tap) the check box to confirm “I’m not a robot”. Once you’ve checked the box, you’ll be taken to the same signing page as you’re used to seeing.
Below is a screen shot of the new check box that takes effect today:
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