New Realist Launches on NorthstarMLS Matrix March 4! 

Ready for a new-look Realist Tax? Starting March 4 (late morning), the Flash-free Realist environment will sport a responsive and modern user interface while maintaining a familiarity which makes it easy to learn and use. Powered by a combination of proprietary, public record and multiple listing data, the new Realist adds several functions to its extensive feature set, including a new “Sell Score” that uses CoreLogic analytics to determine the relative likelihood that a property will be listed for sale in the next six months. 

Other new features include:

  • Display results for up to 3,000 records
  • Cards View – quick thumbnail view that displays a photo & a few fields of key info for each property
  • Favorites – add any property from any search to your saved favorites in Matrix 
  • Mobile responsive design

There will be THREE free webinars during the week of March 2 that will walk you through the new Realist. Click the link below to sign up for the one that best fits your schedule: 

  1. Tuesday, March 3 from 2:00-3:00PM
  2. Wednesday, March 4 from 12:00-1:00PM
  3. Thursday, March 5 from 9:30-10:30AM

Check out the video below for a high-level overview of the new Realist. Or take a look at the new Realist PDF help guide.

With NorthstarMLS Matrix 360, you can view both the MLS and Public Records history of a listing — without having to open Realist separately! 

Our quick video below shows you how it works. Give it a view! 


NorthstarMLS Matrix 360 Videos On Demand Click here to view our other Matrix 360 videos, including how to search public recordsprinting mailing labels, enhanced printing features, the flood map tab and how to use the interactive parcel maps in Matrix 360.

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Matrix 360 is here! It's the latest version of Matrix, integrating Realist public records tax data and enhanced features. Below are links to some quick videos for you to see how it works. But really, all you need to do is run a listings search, click an MLS number for the full display and start exploring the tabs across the top of the sceen. We also have "Public Record" search right here in Matrix under the Search tab!

There are no major changes to your workflow–Matrix 360 simply unifies listing data and Realist property data into the same Matrix interface you already know. You may work with tax records just like Matrix listings. Create searches, get results, view details, print and email reports for both listing and tax records — all in one place. 

Check out thse Matrix 360 resources: 

 

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Are you ready for Matrix 360? It's the latest version of Matrix from our vendor CoreLogic and it is coming to NorthstarMLS June 12th (you may start to see the new features the evening of June 11th as they are configured–with no system downtime!). There will be no major changes to your workflow–Matrix 360 simply unifies listing data and Realist property data into the same Matrix interface you already know. You may work with tax records just like Matrix listings. Create searches, get results, view details, print and email reports for both listing and tax records — all in one place. 

Get ready for 360 with these resources: 

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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 core services available with your MLS subscription. Click here to view the NorthstarMLS Available Support page and bookmark it in your web browser today!
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Tip of the Week – CREV Sale Date in Realist

This week’s Tip of the Week comes a question NorthstarMLS subscriber Beth Jahnke-Britton submitted regarding Realist (a NorthstarMLS core service).

The Question
Is it possible to sort by number of years the current owner has owned a property? That way I can efficiently see which property owners have owned their properties the longest for preparing a calling campaign. Currently (the way I’m doing it) there doesn’t seem to be a way to search this except by going into each property tax record one-by-one. Please help!

Answer – CREV Sale Date
In Realist when you search using the CREV Sale Date criteria, it searches only the most recent arm’s length transaction. Similarly, only the most recent CREV Sale Date displays on the Realist grid results. You can then sort the results on the grid by the CREV Sale Date.

Congratulations to Beth Jahnke-Britton of Keller Williams Integrity Realty in Roseville! A $30 Caribou Coffee Gift Card is on the way to you.

If YOU have a tip or question you’d like answered for a chance to win a gift card, submit it to tips@northstarmls.com


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Tip of the Week: Viewing Tax Records in Matrix

NorthstarMLS Matrix lets you quickly access a listing’s detailed public records data from the Property Full Display. The video below walks you through how to access tax records for listings on Matrix in 90 seconds.


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Minnesota is home to some of the best schools in the country, according to a recent Newsweek article.

The quality of a school district is a top factor for parents considering where to live. Labor Day has passed and school is back in session statewide for the 2016-17 school year. If you have a client that looking for specific school information, check out one of these tools that are included with your NorthstarMLS subscription!

RPR & RPR Mobile
An RPR school search yields an important array of information, such as ratings from GreatSchools, test scores, enrollment, student/teacher ratios, the number of students receiving free lunch, parent reviews, maps, nearby schools, contact information, and active listings within that district. With RPR Mobile, you can use your phone’s location to instantly view school information. With RPR and RPR Mobile, you can create, customize, view, save, and send RPR school reports for a school district or radius for your clients. This 2-minute video shows you how to create a RPR school report.

Realist
The Neighborhood Profile in Realist Tax lets you take an in-depth look at the neighborhood for the property, including the people (population), the housing statistics, quality of life information, and schools and other areas of interest. The Schools section of the report lists the public and private schools within a specified geographic area. You can configure the geographic area in the Neighborhood Profiles report preferences to fit your clients’ needs.

Homesnap Pro
If you’re out with a client and need to quickly access school information (from your smart phone), Homesnap is perfect! Quickly look at local schools in the map view or through the search function. Then you can narrow your home searches to a particular school attendance zone and filter further by home-specific details. This quick video demonstrates school attendance zone searching with Homesnap.

True Lifestyle Cost
With TLC, you can use the TLCengine portal to find all the rankings for schools within specific school district on the property details page. Print or send the school information to your clients. You can also use TLCengine to search based on school districts.


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