Category: Rules Roundup

Are you working with a seller who would rather not schedule showings over the holidays? If the property is going to be unavailable for showing for more than 24 hours, the listing must be changed to TNAS (Temporary Not Available for Showing) Status. Those days won’t count toward the Days On Market and the listing can go back to Active Status when the seller wants to show it again. Questions? Contact the …

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With Fall season here, showings are on the rise and so are complaints about rules violations (such as entering a listing without an appointment) and serious etiquette violations (such as failing to lock the door when you and your client leave). We thought it a good time for a reminder for all of us about the importance of following showing rules and etiquette. While this is not an official …

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Are Your Clients Seeing “Coming Soon” Listings? We introduced Coming Soon Listing Status this past November. This status in Matrix allows you to pre-market your listing through the MLS for a limited time until it is ready for showings. If you send your clients Auto-Emails in NorthstarMLS Matrix, they will not receive Coming Soon listings in their Client Portal unless you select that Status in your search criteria. You might want …

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Are you working with a seller who would rather not schedule showings over the holidays? If the property is going to be unavailable for showing for more than 24 hours, the listing must be changed to TNAS (Temporary Not Available for Showing) Status. Those days won’t count toward the Days On Market and the listing can go back to Active Status when the seller wants to show it again. Questions? …

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Away for the holidays? Update Your Projected Close Dates! Getting ready to head out to celebrate or take a vacation this holiday season? Take a few minutes and make sure the projected closed dates (PCD) on all your pending listings are updated. Currently, NorthstarMLS has over 2,230 listings that have a projected closed date between 12/18/18 and 1/2/19. During this busy time of year it can be easy to forget to …

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  Like any industry, real estate has its own language, with plenty of jargon, specialized terms and abbreviations used daily by professionals in the biz. But lingo used by real estate professionals in the MLS system can sometimes be confusing when you’re selecting the proper status for a listing in the MLS. Inaccurate listing statuses and untimely listing updates in the NorthstarMLS database continues to be one of the most …

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Gearing up for the spring market? That likely means more showings and open houses. The video below offers showing etiquette tips that we’ve received from agents, along with some plain common sense, to help ensure a pleasant house hunting experience. Give it a view if you have two minutes – you might get a chuckle! Don’t forget to use ShowingTime to manage your showings & open houses. It’s a …

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MLS data is always evolving and being updated. Inaccurate listing data can quickly deflate potential buyers’ perceptions of your clients’ home. NorthstarMLS safeguards market information so you can do your job confidently. When you login to the MLS, you can be assured that you’re seeing the latest, most accurate information about a property. The rules we operate by, the decisions we make, the regulations we enforce: all are created through …

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Rules Roundup – Status Change Over the Holidays Are you working with a seller who would rather not schedule showings over the holidays? If the property is going to be unavailable for showing for more than 24 hours, the listing must be changed to TNAS (Temporary Not Available for Showing) Status. Those days won’t count toward the Days On Market and the listing can go back to Active Status when …

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Rules Roundup — Don’t Risk a Copyright Lawsuit! When you submit a photograph to the NorthstarMLS database, MLS rules require that you have the authority for the Service to include the content in MLS Compilation, in any statistical report, on comparables, IDX or Broker Reciprocity data feeds, RETS data feeds, listing syndication, and any other form of licensing permitted under MLS rules and authorized by NorthstarMLS. Who owns …

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