Category: Infosparks

Tip of the Week: Rolling 12-Month Data View Analyzing market data through graphs and looking for trends can be tricky because the data points sometimes change drastically from month to month. For example, if a brand new condo building was built in October 2018, home sales may have seen a large spike that month, when October is usually a slow sales month. Thankfully, when creating charts in InfoSparks (a NorthstarMLS …

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Create Your Own Real Estate Year in Review Did you know that you can create your own real estate year in review with InfoSparks (a NorthstarMLS core service) to share with your clients, sphere of influence and others in the area where you typically prospect? Within InfoSparks, you can choose from several different metrics (Homes for Sale, Closed Sales, Days on Market, Months Supply and more), to tap into. From …

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Tip of the Week – Broker Marketing With Stats Brokers can use Infosparks to have regular discussions about market stats and ways to make the most of the data. Analyze trends together in order to identify new and niche markets during weekly office meetings with your agents. Stats can absolutely help explain brokerage progress (or, gulp, stagnation) by comparing the broker’s pending sales and new listings counts to the …

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Tip of the Week – NorthstarMLS Core Service Support Info Looking for contact info for any of the core services available in NorthstarMLS Matrix? The NorthstarMLS Help Desk is always available 8am to 5pm, Monday through Friday to answer your system questions or walk you through any issues you might be having. But sometimes it’s helpful to go directly to the vendor’s support staff. The Available Support page has contact information for all the …

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Infosparks, the interactive analytic tool and NorthstarMLS core service, will be relying on Google maps for the My Areas mapping utility beginning today! Functionality in Google maps will be similar to Bing maps. Users will have the same features, with the added ability to pinpoint to a specific location, which has been a popular request. Give it a try the next time you’re using Infosparks. You can access Infosparks …

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Infosparks Metric Spotlight: Months’ Supply of Inventory Months’ Supply of Inventory (MSI) is a calculation that quantifies the relationship between supply and demand in a housing market. If new homes stopped entering the market, how many months would it take to burn through all of the homes currently available for sale? MSI answers this question. Typically, MSI is calculated by dividing the current month’s inventory figure by a …

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Tip of the Week: Agent Marketing with Stats Have you tried Infosparks to create and share market activity in your area? It’s a NorthstarMLS core service that’s handy for reviewing up-to-date market stats, creating information-rich graphics and more, using NorthstarMLS data. You can access Infosparks on the Matrix Home screen in the External Links box, or by clicking on the Infosparks link when viewing any listing in the …

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Tip of the Week — Using Max in Infosparks Meet Max. Max goes back a loooong way. Like as far back as there is reliable data. Infosparks defaults to a 3-year historical view of the market, because most answers can be obtained by looking at fairly current data. But if you want to see a longer trend line, than select Max (as seen in the screen shot below). …

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Tip of the Week – Functional “My Areas” in Infosparks Let’s say you have a buyer that wants an Edina address but the income just isn’t quite lining up with that desire. What can you do? Infosparks can help you find other interesting options! You know the market well, so you know that Hopkins and Saint Louis Park have an overall lower median sales price compared to Edina. …

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Tip of the Week – NorthstarMLS Core Services Did you know that there are over 20 NorthstarMLS Core Services? These are the applications and services that are included with your MLS fees at no additional charge — which include Matrix, Realist, BookAShowing, Add/Edit, Infosparks and more. You can view all NorthstarMLS Core Services here Additional Tools & Services NorthstarMLS® contracts with a number of 3rd party vendors who …

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