Category: Real Estate Rush Hour

Rules Roundup – Top 8 NorthstarMLS Rule Violations of 2014

It’s hard to believe, but 2014 is well over a month behind us already. In 2014, real estate transaction volume for over 66,000 properties valued at $15.2 billion was conducted through the NorthstarMLS system. We gave customers access to more than 45,000 Active listings, more than 1.3 million comparable and Sold properties, and millions of property records from all Minnesota and Wisconsin counties.

We’ll revisit 2014 one last time with our Top 8 MLS Violations of 2014. The NorthstarMLS Rules and Regulations Department addressed 26,152 violations in 2014 — 97% of them were waved or no fine given. If you’re in need of a refresher, read up on NorthstarMLS rules and regs on this page: http://blog.northstarmls.com/rules-and-regulations/.

Here’s the Top 8 NorthstarMLS Violations of 2014 brought to you by our friends, Sheriff Polaris and Deputy Flicker:

Questions? Our rules & regs staff is here to help! Contact us at help@northstarmls.com or 651-251-3210.


Real Estate Rush Hour Comic Strips Last fall, we created a comic strip — Rush Hour Real Estate — to add an element of fun to the dry subject of NorthstarMLS rules & regulations education. Follow along with the adventures of our woodland characters as they navigate their own version of a world of MLS rules. See them all here.

Real Estate Rush Hour Animated Video In addition to Real Estate Rush Hour comic strips, we created an animated cartoon for your viewing pleasure. Watch the adventures of our woodland characters, Polaris and Flicker — don’t forget to turn your volume up! Watch it here.

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Real Estate Rush Hour – “Traffic Jam”

If you’ve ever called to schedule a showing only to find that the property is pending, or needed to complete a CMA but potential comparables haven’t been closed, then you probably understand the importance of timely system updates. Enter any status change (cancellation, pending sale, closed sale, change in price, TNAS) as soon as possible, but always within 2 business days.

In our latest edition of Real Estate Rush Hour, Sheriff Polaris and Deputy Flicker explain the importance of status changes on listings to a few local woodland agent and appraiser characters. Take a look!


Real Estate Rush Hour Comic Strips As we recently announced, we created a comic strip — Rush Hour Real Estate — to add an element of fun to the dry subject of NorthstarMLS rules & regulations education. Follow along with the adventures of our woodland characters as they navigate their own version of a world of MLS rules. See them all here.


Real Estate Rush Hour Animated Video In addition to Real Estate Rush Hour comic strips, we created an animated cartoon for your viewing pleasure. Watch the adventures of our woodland characters, Polaris and Flicker — don’t forget to turn your volume up! Watch it here.

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Real Estate Rush Hour – “Measuring Up”

Remember, list your property accurately and completely. If you see a listing that has wrong information, report the listing to the NorthstarMLS Rules Department. You’ll be helping yourself, your seller/buyer, appraisers and everyone else using the NorthstarMLS system by ensuring each listing is as accurate, complete and up-to-date as possible. In our latest edition of Real Estate Rush Hour, Sheriff Polaris and Deputy Flicker demonstrate the proper way to measure a room.


Real Estate Rush Hour Comic Strips As we recently announced, we created a comic strip — Rush Hour Real Estate — to add an element of fun to the dry subject of NorthstarMLS rules & regulations education. Follow along with the adventures of our woodland characters as they navigate their own version of a world of MLS rules. See them all here.


Real Estate Rush Hour Animated Video In addition to Real Estate Rush Hour comic strips, we created an animated cartoon for your viewing pleasure. Watch the adventures of our woodland characters, Polaris and Flicker — don’t forget to turn your volume up! Watch it here.

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Real Estate Rush Hour – “Cooperation”

Today’s Real Estate Rush Hour adventure illustrates one of our simplest but most important messages. The MLS is successful because of cooperation. Everything from offer of compensation to ensuring the most complete and accurate data every time you enter a listing into NorthstarMLS. Everything you do affects the ability of other stakeholders to complete their part of a transaction in a timely and quality manner. Let’s join Sheriff Polaris & Deputy Flicker of the MLS Rules & Regs Department…


Real Estate Rush Hour Comic Strips As we recently announced, we created a comic strip — Rush Hour Real Estate — to add an element of fun to the dry subject of NorthstarMLS rules & regulations education. Follow along with the adventures of our woodland characters as they navigate their own version of a world of MLS rules. See them all here.


Real Estate Rush Hour Animated Video In addition to Real Estate Rush Hour comic strips, we created an animated cartoon for your viewing pleasure. Watch the adventures of our woodland characters, Polaris and Flicker — don’t forget to turn your volume up! Watch it here.

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Real Estate Rush Hour – “Picture Perfect”

Remember, at least one photo must be uploaded to NorthstarMLS within two business days of the listing being entered (except Lots & Land). In our next Real Estate Rush Hour adventure, Sheriff Polaris & Deputy Flicker attempt to defuse an issue with listing photos, or lack thereof, in the MLS.


Real Estate Rush Hour Comic Strips As we recently announced, we created a comic strip — Rush Hour Real Estate — to add an element of fun to the dry subject of NorthstarMLS rules & regulations education. Follow along with the adventures of our woodland characters as they navigate their own version of a world of MLS rules. See them all here.

Real Estate Rush Hour Animated Video In addition to Real Estate Rush Hour comic strips, we created an animated cartoon for your viewing pleasure. Watch the adventures of our woodland characters, Polaris and Flicker — don’t forget to turn your volume up! Watch it here.

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Real Estate Rush Hour: A Fine Feud

As we teased last week, we created a comic strip to add an element of fun to the dry subject of NorthstarMLS rules & regulations education. We’re calling it: Real Estate Rush Hour! Follow along with the adventures of our woodland characters as they navigate their own version of a world of MLS rules. We will periodically publish new strips — keep an eye out on the Matrix News Screen. Along with a comic strip, we also produced an animated video of first episode, called, “A Fine Feud”. Check them out!

Click the play button (above) to start the video, or click here to watch it in a new window


Real Estate Rush Hour A Fine Feud comic strip:

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Introducing: Real Estate Rush Hour! We created this comic strip to add an element of fun to the dry subject of NorthstarMLS rules & regulations education. Follow along with the adventures of our woodland characters as they navigate their own version of a world of MLS rules. We will periodically publish new strips — keep an eye out on the Matrix News Screen, or on the NorthstarMLS Blog & Archive. We’ll be posting our first comic in the series very soon — stay tuned!

In the meantime, click here to meet the main characters, Sheriff Polaris & Deputy Flicker

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