Category: Rules Roundup

Rules Roundup: The Q1 2016 Summary

Each week the NorthstarMLS Rules & Regulations Department receives reports of potential issues with listings in the Matrix System. You’ve probably run across these at some point. Anything from inaccurate data – wrong square footage measurements or photo issues – such as a

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Rules Roundup: TNAS and Statuses

Rules Roundup – Are You Putting the Correct Status Updates on Your Listings? Inaccurate listing statuses and untimely listing updates in the NorthstarMLS database continues to be one of the most common complaints to our Rules and Regs Department. In

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Rules Roundup: Update Projected Closed Dates

Rules Roundup – 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

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Rules Roundup: Status Change for Holidays

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

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Rules Roundup: Soliciting

“I’ll trade you these Vikings versus Packers tickets for a list of homes that are pending – deal?” Seems like a great offer, but did you know that you would be in violation of MLS rules (subject to a $1,000

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Rules Roundup: Q3 Stats Summary

Rules Roundup – Third Quarter Stats Summary In quarter three of 2015, the NorthstarMLS Rules and Regulations Department addressed 7,432 listing violations – 98% of them were waived or no fine was given. This infographic highlights the top 5 incorrect

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Rules Roundup: Showing Feedback

Have a showing recently? Did you and your buyer client submit feedback following the showing? Hopefully you answered “yes” to both of those (if you’re a buyer’s agent). In 2015, NorthstarMLS users have a 75% feedback rate (YTD), but there

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Rules Roundup: Strangers at Showings

Rules Roundup – Strangers at Showings These three things recently happened to a NorthstarMLS agent while showing homes, and the lessons learned. Unknown Buyer Wanders In When showing a home recently, the agent left the front door half open (the

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Rules Roundup: Don’t Be That Agent

Rules Roundup – Don’t Be That Agent! Each week the NorthstarMLS Rules & Regs Department receives reports of potential issues with listings in the Matrix System. You’ve probably run across these at some point. Anything from inaccurate data – such as the

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