NorthstarMLS YouTube Channel Offers Helpful How-To’s
If you need a little extra guidance on the NorthstarMLS system, check out our online video library that features over 180 videos (with over 160,000 views on them) and 16 different Playlists on the NorthstarMLS YouTube Channel.

Our videos are ideal for giving users a quick walk-through on how to use NorthstarMLS core services like Matrix, Instanet, Realist, Infosparks and TrustFunds, to name a few. Watch one of our previous webinars, view a video tip of the week and much more.

View our video content on your own time, anytime, anywhere. From a laptop, tablet, smart phone or whatever device you are using.

Be the first to see new NorthstarMLS videos once they’re available – subscribe to the NorthstarMLS YouTube Channel. We’re almost to 900! Help us reach 900 subscribers on the NorthstarMLS YouTube Channel by subscribing to it now!


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Matrix recently added a Distance column to radius search results. This is commonly used for a CMA search where you want to find comparables around your subject property. The video below walks you through how it works in NorthstarMLS Matrix in just over a minute. Give it a view!


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Did you know that with Realtors Property Resource (RPR), you have access to eight different types of reports that you can share with clients or colleagues? RPR reports can be emailed, texted, printed or even shared on Facebook, and are all customizable. Check them out the next time you need to create a report for your real estate business!

Reports available:

  • Property Report
  • Seller’s Report
  • Property Flyer
  • Mini Property Report
  • Valuation Work Book
  • Market Activity Report
  • Neighborhood Report
  • School Report

This video walks you through how to use the eight reports available in RPR:


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The summer is officially over and the peak selling season is waning. Median sale prices, pending sales and closings are all up in each NorthstarMLS area, while new listings and inventory are down.

How do the numbers look in your area?
Check out the infographics below that highlight housing statistics for each NorthstarMLS area through Sept. 19, 2016:

Click here for Brainerd stats.

Click here for St. Cloud stats.

Click here for Twin Cities (including Western Wis.) stats.

*All stats were pulled from Infosparks


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Minnesota and Western Wisconsin (NorthstarMLS jurisdiction) may not be a hotbed for properties with swimming pools like Florida and California, but there are some swimming pool options available in Matrix.

If you’re searching for a property with a pool for a client, remember that there are six different Pool types available for searching in the MLS — Above Ground, Below Ground, Heated, Indoor, Outdoor and Shared. Include them in your search next time you’re hunting for properties with pools for you client!

This infographic below shows the number of pool types currently available on Active listings in NorthstarMLS Matrix:

Want a printable version of this infographic? CLICK HERE to download.


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Purchasing a home is likely the biggest investment a consumer will ever make in their lifetime. Yet, a recent Zillow survey found that potential homebuyers spend more time researching a car purchase (11 hours) and the same amount of time researching vacations (8 hours) as their home loan.

If you’re an agent working with a potential buyer, show them how quick and easy it is for them to check their down payment assistance eligibility and search for local programs in their area. A NorthstarMLS core service like Down Payment Resource is a great way to help your buying clients find down payment assistant programs that could help lower the price of their mortgage.

Giving buyers access to important information about down payment programs and loan solutions that can help them save on the cost of their home loan.

June DPR Stats for NorthstarMLS
From June 1, 2016 to June 30, 2016, 3,475 clients of NorthstarMLS agents clicked on the DPR icon of an eligible listing through the NorthstarMLS Client Portal (like in the screen shown below). Anytime there is a DPR icon, it means that the property may be eligible for a down payment program.

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Below are some interesting statistical nuggets on a couple of NorthstarMLS Core Services that we pulled on NorthstarMLS subscribers.

Authentisign
So far in 2016, over 9,000 consumers/users have signed 266,622 documents. NOTE:  In 2015, Authentisign was used by 10,675 consumers to sign 613,619 documents.

ShowingTime
Since ShowingTime was launched on NorthstarMLS over a month ago (May 3), NorthstarMLS subscribers have scheduled 194,636 showings for their clients. ShowingTime has its own mobile app for phones and tablets — 4,219 agents and 4,804 clients have installed the ShowingTime mobile app.


Instanet Archive Want to check out older InstanetSolutions content? Click here to view the archive of previous Instanet news, articles and other content on the NorthstarMLS Blog & Archive.


ShowingTime Archive Want to check out older ShowingTime content? Click here to view the archive of previous ShowingTime news, articles, and other content on the NorthstarMLS Blog & Archive.

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