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!
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.
Tip of the Week – Access 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
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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!
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.
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.