New Icons Layout on Property Full Display

You will notice a minor change on the Property Full Displays on Matrix. Below the main photo, we have eliminated all of the text links/descriptors next to the icons for attachments and additional services. They are now simply lined up in a row below the photo. If you are not sure what an icon is for, mouseover it and a pop-up label will appear.

This change allows more of the key listing information to appear on your screen before scrolling. With all of the additional services and attachments, having each on its own row with its own label was becoming difficult to manage and inefficient. We hope you enjoy this more streamlined layout.

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Webinar: Mastering Homesnap

Live Webinar! Wednesday, Aug. 29 – 2:30-3:30PM

Learn how Homesnap powers the Broker Public Portal to provide agents with up to date MLS data. Get tips, tricks and best practices for mastering the top seven tools within Homesnap Pro. Carving out a few minutes to learn these tools will change your daily habits, making you more efficient and productive in your business while on the go.

Over 400 NorthstarMLS subscribers registered for the same webinar last week. Don’t get left behind by your colleagues!

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar. CLICK HERE TO SIGN UP!

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3 Recent Remine Updates to Check Out!

Since we launched in February, over 5,400 NorthstarMLS subscribes have started using Remine, a core service available to you at no extra cost (add-on benefits are available if you wish to purchase an upgrade).

Remine helps you target your marketing. Capture more leads in low inventory real estate markets, like most of the country has been experiencing. If you haven’t yet tried Remine, check out this quick demo video or register for a live training webinar.

The Remine team rolls out updates and new features based on user feedback. Here are three recent updates:

Track Page Features
The look and feel of the Track page has improved and the following features have been added:

  • Mailing Labels – Direct marketing campaigns are easy with Remine’s print mailing labels feature. Print a mailing label for one or many opportunities you’re tracking.
  • Filter tracked opportunities – Some of the familiar filters on the Discover map will appear on the Track page.
  • Add notes to tracked opportunities – Add custom notes to your tracked properties and people.
  • Search – Search for tracked properties by address and people by name.

Sell Score update
Sell Score is still calculated the same way but has been updated to a High-Medium-Low range. Along with the new presentation of Sell Score, you will also now see the Sell Score on the People tab of the Track page. The Sell Score displayed for a tracked person corresponds to that person’s most recently-owned property.

  • High – The property is more likely to sell within six months to one year than other surrounding properties.
  • Medium – The property is about as likely to sell within six months to one year as surrounding properties.
  • Low – The property is less likely to sell within six months to one year than other surrounding properties.

Mortgage Age Filter
The parameter of “Has No Mortgage” was added to the Mortgage Age filter. This is a direct result of feedback from Remine users.

Example: Say you’re looking for owners who haven’t refinanced recently in a high-value area where it’s common for people to purchase homes outright. If you use the Mortgage Age filter here, you will inadvertently filter out people with no mortgage (cash buyers), when you only want to filter out refinances and younger mortgages.

Remine Mobile (coming soon!)
Remine is a powerful desktop tool, but it will soon be available for mobile devices! Stay tuned for more information on the Remine mobile app for Apple and Android devices.

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NorthstarMLS Supports Important Cause

The Shreya R. Dixit Memorial Foundation recently hosted its 11th annual Raksha 5K Run/Walk for Distraction-Free Driving. NorthstarMLS sponsored again in Hugh Trimble’s honor, our former Rules & Regulations Administrator.

NorthstarMLS President & CEO John Mosey addressed participants on why we support tougher distraction-free driving laws with our DriveFocused campaign. Watch what he had to say about Hugh and the importance to our real estate industry in this 2-minute video.

Proceeds from the event benefited the Shreya R. Dixit Memorial Foundation, a local nonprofit organization dedicated to educating the community on safe and distraction-free driving.


NorthstarMLS 5K Run/Walk Team. From left: Mary Stanaitis, Howie Nelson (guest), Bill Goodman (guest), Dianne Goodman, Tom Flaherty, John Mosey, Mark Cady (Hugh’s spouse), Jackie Juracek and Ryan White.

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I Want My BPP

Leading real estate publication RIS Media just published a commentary on the Broker Public Portal (BPP), attributed to our own NorthstarMLS President & CEO, John Mosey.

Many of us recall the rise of MTV from a little-seen music video cable station to revolutionizing the music industry within a few short years. A key to its success was the support of the music industry and its artists.

John’s commentary likens the potential of the BPP to MTV, with the strong support of the real estate industry and Realtors such as yourselves, giving rise to its success.

Check out the article (it’s a fun read!). If you haven’t already, join your 11,000+ NorthstarMLS colleagues already using the Broker Public Portal, powered by Homesnap. And invite your contacts! It’s a core NorthstarMLS service at no additional charge.

And, if you are free today (August 15) at 2:00, join the live webinar to learn more.

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How to Zoom In and Out on a Web Page

Is the text size on your web browser ever too big or small? With couple of taps, you easily zoom in and out for better readability.

Our 30 second video explains how to use your keyboard to remedy this problem on PC and Mac. Your eyes will appreciate it!

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ShowingTime: Overlapping Appointments

By popular request, the new NorthstarMLS default setting for ShowingTime overlapping appointments is to continue to allow them, but no longer reveal the appointment blocks/overlaps to the showing agent that other agents have scheduled.

List agents may change this setting on some or all of their listings if they choose. The other options are to allow overlapping appointments and show the other appointments/overlaps, or to not allow overlapping appointments at all.

If you want to change this setting for any of your listings, here are the instructions.

For more detailed instructions on changing this and other ShowingTime settings for your listings, check out this ShowingTime help page.

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Tip of the Week for 8/6

Financing Terms Seller Will Accept

As a listing agent, do you take the time to fill out the Financing Terms that sellers will accept? You can help save yourself, potential buyers and fellow agents time, effort and the occasional frustration, by completing this field on the Listing Input Form (in Single Family, it’s field number 609 on the listing input form).

In just the Single Family property type, one-third of the currently Active listings do not provide the Terms seller will accept. If there are no restrictions on sharing the information, please complete the “Terms seller will accept” section the next time you list.

Thanks to NorthstarMLS subscriber Greg Yurick of RE/MAX Results (Plymouth) for his recommendation of this week’s Tip of the Week. He will receive a $30 Caribou Coffee gift card.


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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Webinar: Mastering Homesnap

Live Webinar! Wednesday, Aug. 15 – 2:00-3:00PM

Learn how Homesnap powers the Broker Public Portal to provide agents with up to date MLS data. Get tips, tricks and best practices for mastering the top seven tools within Homesnap Pro. Carving out a few minutes to learn these tools will change your daily habits, making you more efficient and productive in your business while on the go.

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar. CLICK HERE TO SIGN UP!

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Tip of the Week for 7/30

Syncing ShowingTime Appointments to your Phone or Calendar App

With ShowingTime‘s Calendar Sync feature you can have all of your upcoming appointments synced directly to your personal calendar which can be accessed through your preferred calendar application or on your mobile device.

Watch the brief video below to see how you can sync your calendar to your mobile device


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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