Category: NorthstarMLS Matrix

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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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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NorthstarMLS has released some additional options for existing data fields, and several new fields. These changes are detailed below. These are all improvements and accommodations for continued expansion of our coverage area. These changes are available now in our Add/Edit system and will show on the Single Family Residential input forms (in Instanet Transaction Desk) later today, with the other property types to follow next week.

  • Power Company: This is a new, optional field where you can select the power company that provides service to the property. This is particularly important in greater Minnesota where there are multiple options that can affect the costs for the owner. If you need to select a Power Company that is not in the list, select "Other" and notify our Help Desk of the missing Power Company at help@northstarmls.com.
  • Association Fee Includes: Added Recreation Facility and Taxes.
  • Accessible: Added Reduced Height Cabinets
  • Air Conditioning: Added Whole House Fan
  • Exterior: Added Cedar, Steel Siding and Aluminum Siding
  • Basement: Added Brick/Mortar and Raised
  • Parking Characteristics: Added Paved Lot, Gravel Lot, Off Site, RV Access/Parking, Electric, Storage and Floor Drain.
  • Sewer: Added Outhouse
  • Water: Added Lake Water
  • Amenities-Unit: Added Boat Slip and Satellite Dish
  • Fencing: Added Composite and Vinyl
  • Fireplace Characteristics: Added Electric Log
  • Roof: Added Composition
  • Drainage (Lots & Land, and Farms): A new, optional field to describe the land drainage (Average, Good, Excellent, Natural Type, Surface, Tile)
  • Surface Water (Lots & Land, and Farms): A new, optional field to describe bodies of water contained in the land (Lake, Marsh, Pond, Spring, Stream/Creek, Wetlands)
  • Forest Reserve Acres (Farms): new, optional field
  • Land Agreements (Farms): new, optional field

Commercial/Mixed Use Only

  • Current Use: Added Resort and Storage Facility
  • CMU Style: Split Industrial and Warehouse into two separate options
  • Floors: new, optional field to describe the types of floors
  • Location: new, optional field (Downtown, Free Standing, Industrial Park, Shopping Center, Strip Center, Other)
  • Miscellaneous: Added the options of Alarms and Auto Bay
  • Walls: new, optional field to describe the types of walls
  • Window Features: new, optional field
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In a recent Matrix 360 video tip, we showed you how the Parcel Map tab right within the full property display in Matrix 360 works. You can also use the new Flood Map tab to show your client precisely where the property is, relative to flood zones, as well as other FEMA Flood Zone data.

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 and how to use the interactive parcel maps in Matrix 360.

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We recently showed you how to print mailing labels from a public records search directly within Matrix 360. Today, we show you how you can also get mailing labels for your MLS listings search results. (Or maybe you want an easier way to view the public tax records for your listing search results.) Our quick 90-second video below shows you how. 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 and how to use the interactive parcel maps in Matrix 360.

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With NorthstarMLS Matrix 360 (released last month), you’ll find some great new printing options and displays once you’ve ran a search in Matrix.  

Our quick 80-second video below highlights the great new printing features that you’ll find in Matrix 360. 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 and how to use the interactive parcel maps in Matrix 360.

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The National listings search tool, FIND (from Move, Inc.), has been integrated into NorthstarMLS Matrix for years. Move Inc. (also owner of Realtor.com) has recently switched FIND over to its Realtor.com Professional Search.

The main reason for this change is that the technology platform that the original FIND program was built upon is outdated. Because of this outdated platform, they could not make improvements to the product. They completely re-wrote the program (now called Realtor.com Professional Search) on the same platform upon which the public Realtor.com site is built. This allows them to take advantage of that user interface and use common resources (programmers) that can continue to improve Pro Search as they move forward.

You can access Realtor.com Professional Search from the “External Links” widget here on the Matrix Home screen. Or, click the House icon below the main photo on any listing full display:   

PLEASE NOTE: When you first click a link to Realtor.com Professional Search, you will be required to enter your email address. It should be just the one time, but they are still working out some kinks. Until then, you may need to enter it more than once.

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With NorthstarMLS Matrix 360 (released last month), you’ll find some great new time-saving printing options, including the ability to print mailing labels for your next marketing campaign directly from a Public Records search in Matrix.  Our quick 90-second video below walks you through the steps of printing mailing labels from a tax search in Matrix. Give it a view! 
NorthstarMLS Matrix 360 Videos On Demand Click here to view our other Matrix 360 videos, including how to search public records and how to use the interactive parcel maps in Matrix 360.
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We hope you’re enjoying Matrix 360, which was released last month and is available to all NorthstarMLS subscribers. A cool new feature with this release is the addition of the Parcel Map tab. These interactive maps allow you to switch between map and satellite view. It also displays brief tax and listing information on the parcel. You can also enable map layers and more. “Walk the block” to see the whole neighborhood!

Our video below shows you how to utilize the Parcel Map tab in Matrix. Give it a view! 


NorthstarMLS Matrix 360 Videos On Demand Click here to view our other Matrix 360 videos, including how to search public records with Matrix 360.

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