We want to remind you of some great video resources that are available to you as all of us are spending more time indoors. These videos give you quick walk-throughs on how to use NorthstarMLS core services.

The NorthstarMLS YouTube Channel features over 200 videos – including our latest video on the NAR Clear Cooperation Policy.

Below are links to NorthstarMLS core service videos for remote learning offered from the vendors.  

  1. Thinking of doing virtual tours during the COVID-19 pandemic? ShowingTime has some great tips for you here. Check out the ShowingTime YouTube Channel here.
  2. Homesnap recently released its biggest update ever. Check out the Homesnap University Page  filled with quick how-to videos.
  3. TransactionDesk/Instanet Help Video library sorted and searchable by topic.
  4. Realist Tax and Public records recently released an all-new Flash-free update. Watch an over view/walk-through here. And see you how you search public records right in Matrix.
  5. Down Payment Resource creates opportunity for homebuyers and real estate professionals by connecting people with programs that get them into homes. Click here to browse the DPR YouTube Channel.
  6. Remine helps you target your efforts and messages using many data points and predictive models. Check out the Remine YouTube Channel here.
  7. Watch a pre-recorded MyFloodStatus webinar here and see how you can help your clients with flood determinations.

Note: You may need to be logged into your NorthstarMLS Matrix account in order to access these resources.

Have you been thinking about conducting virtual showings on your listings? ShowingTime has put together a helpful resource on how you can use live streaming services in tandem with ShowingTime.

Click this link for the ShowingTime resource web page that includes instructional videos and a link to download a brief instructional guideline. Below is one of the videos on how to use Zoom with ShowingTime.

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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.

The All-New Homesnap Pro is now LIVE for NorthstarMLS subscribers! Homesnap has been conducting extensive research for the past three years on what technology real estate agents actually want, and now it’s providing it all in one easy-to-use app that’s deeply integrated with NorthstarMLS.  

NorthstarMLS agents have already had free access to Homesnap Pro as a core service, but Homesnap just released the biggest update in its history.

With the All-New Homesnap Pro, agents can now

  • Find seller leads before the competition  
  • Help buyers find homes that aren’t even on the market yet 
  • Seamlessly collaborate with clients  

Click here to sign up for a webinar that will highlight these exciting new Homesnap features. Check out the full trailer of what’s all featured in the new Homesnap. If you don’t have the Homesnap app yet, download it in the App Store and Google Play Store. Or, click here to check out their website.  

Get a sneak peek of Homesnap Pro’s biggest update EVER! 

Next week, big updates are coming to Homesnap Pro — one of your NorthstarMLS core services. We’ve got a sneak peek of all the new tools that are coming soon — all completely free to you with your NorthstarMLS subscription.

Make sure to download the Homesnap app today before the big launch next week! And watch for webinars in the coming weeks that will highlight these exciting new Homesnap features. In the meantime, you can click here or below to watch the full trailer of what’s coming soon. Check it out!

We have some great new enhancements coming very soon to Matrix. Below is the first of three preview videos. This 2-minute video shows the new home screen Quick Search, and streamlined ways to search Status in tandem with the Status Date, and a single box to search all Remarks fields at once (Public, Agent and Financial). Watch for video #2 tomorrow, and the final video on Friday.

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Tip of the Week – Matrix 360 Video Library

Matrix 360, the latest version of NorthstarMLS Matrix from our vendor CoreLogic was released earlier this summer. Hopefully you've been enjoying all the new time-saving enhancements. If you missed any of our Matrix 360 Quick Video Tips, be sure to check them out and see how they can improve your workflow on the MLS.  

Each video is under two minutes, give them a view!

Watch for more Matrix enhancements coming later this fall!


Submit Your Own Tip! Do you have a question that you would like to see featured a Tip of the Week? Or maybe you have your own tip you would like to share with other NorthstarMLS users. Send your question or idea to tips@northstarmls.com. We will use one submission each month and the winner will receive a $30 Caribou Coffee gift card!


Tips On Demand Want to check out older Tip of the Week topics? Click here to view an archive of previous Tip of the Week entries.

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