Category: MLS Rules

Status Change for the 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 must be

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NorthstarMLS Rule Changes

MLS Rule Changes Year Built Are you listing a home that was rebuilt or remodeled? If so, the remodel can be described in either public or agent remarks, but the year built field must match the tax record. The Year

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Rules Roundup: Listing Status Guide

Rules Roundup — Listing Status Guide The NorthstarMLS Rules and Regs Department has reported over 850 violations for listings in the NorthstarMLS system with an incorrect status so far in 2016. It’s an easy violation to avoid, and having listings

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Rules Roundup: Listing Photos

Last quarter, the NorthstarMLS Rules and Regs department issued over 320 notices for listings with a photo missing – the most since Q2 of 2014. It’s a NorthstarMLS rule that a property photo must be uploaded within two business days

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WCCO Life Story of Hugh

WCCO News recently ran a feature on our own Hugh Trimble (Cady) in its “Life Story” segment. The video includes testimonial to Hugh’s strong ties to the real estate community through his position here at NorthstarMLS as Rules & Regulations

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Showing Etiquette

It’s a nice hot summer Saturday afternoon, but you’re hard at it – a full day showing your clients home to potential buyers. But 3PM has passed, and you’ve just had another scheduled showing bail on you with no warning.

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Rules Roundup: Showing Etiquette Tips

Rules Roundup — Showing Etiquette Infographic Gearing up for a busy summer? Monday marked the official first day of Summer 2016 and it’s shaping up to be a good one for the housing market. More than 85 percent of buyers

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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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