Category: MLS Rules

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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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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Tip of the Week for 10/5

Tip of the Week – Past the Projected Closed Date Have you ever received a notice for a listing that is “Past the Projected Closed Date”? It is one of the most common violations that the NorthstarMLS rules and regulations

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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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