As you may be aware, the Minnesota Association of Realtors recently updated its Forms Use Policy. Because those forms are accessed through the Instanet link here in Matrix, we want to share this link to the full policy and a few highlights:

  • The MN State forms are for the exclusive use of Members. However, Members may allow their administrative staff (such as licensed and unlicensed assistants) access to provide authorized assistance related to their use.
  • The pre-printed text and format of the Forms may not be removed or modified in any way without removing the MNAR logo and copyright information from the Forms, except Members may place their brokerage logo in the upper left corner of the MNAR approved forms and may utilize a “footer” at the bottom of the Forms to place non-contractual disclosures.
  • Members of the MNAR may utilize, reproduce and distribute the Forms solely for purposes of real estate transactions and/or education within their real estate brokerage practice. Members may not sell or distribute the Forms as a separate product or service.

If you have any questions regarding the Minnesota Realtors Forms Use Policy, contact the Minnesota State Association at info@mnrealtor.com or 952.935.8313 or 800.862.6097.

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Matrix 360 is here! It's the latest version of Matrix, integrating Realist public records tax data and enhanced features. Below are links to some quick videos for you to see how it works. But really, all you need to do is run a listings search, click an MLS number for the full display and start exploring the tabs across the top of the sceen. We also have "Public Record" search right here in Matrix under the Search tab!

There are no major changes to your workflow–Matrix 360 simply unifies listing data and Realist property data into the same Matrix interface you already know. You may work with tax records just like Matrix listings. Create searches, get results, view details, print and email reports for both listing and tax records — all in one place. 

Check out thse Matrix 360 resources: 

 

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Are you ready for Matrix 360? It's the latest version of Matrix from our vendor CoreLogic and it is coming to NorthstarMLS June 12th (you may start to see the new features the evening of June 11th as they are configured–with no system downtime!). There will be no major changes to your workflow–Matrix 360 simply unifies listing data and Realist property data into the same Matrix interface you already know. You may work with tax records just like Matrix listings. Create searches, get results, view details, print and email reports for both listing and tax records — all in one place. 

Get ready for 360 with these resources: 

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Starting Thursday, June 6, we have some great enhancements for NorthstarMLS Matrix: 

  • Reorder Search Results Using Drag & Drop
  • Create Multiple Listing Carts for each Client & Property Type 
  • Client Portal default to List View on mobile devices (instead of Map View)
  • Display Listings in order MLS numbers entered with Speed Bar

Check out some of the improvements in greater detail here and watch our video to see these new features!

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NorthstarMLS has changed its policy to keep listing supplements available in the MLS for a full year after a listing goes off market (it was previously set to 8 days). Also, we have restored all supplements for listings that went off market over the past year. We believe this will be more beneficial for appraisers an agents who need the supplements available for reference for a longer time.

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Want to learn more about how to use the mobile app Homesnap Pro? Register for one of the upcoming free webinars, offered by Homesnap especially for NorthstarMLS subscribers. 

Not only is Homesnap Pro a NorthstarMLS core service that can help you better connect with and serve your clients, it is also the platform of the Broker Public Portal (BPP). The BPP initiative grew out of a movement among brokers across the country to develop an industry-controlled real estate search experience for consumers. NorthstarMLS was at the forefront of this national collaboration between brokers and MLS’s.

This session will explore the most popular features in the Homesnap Pro app:

  1. Take a snap of any property and see the current MLS data
  2. See the Agent deal flow and Transaction History
  3. Use the app to walk property lines
  4. Invite your clients for exclusive Agent Client Branding
  5. Share your personal unique profile link
  6. Your FREE weekly newsletter

Don’t forget to download the app before the session begins. You can get the FREE app by going to Homesnap.com/get. If you need assistance getting the app, please call 1-866-855-2622 or email support@homesnap.com.

These webinars are offered multiple times, just pick the time and date you would like to attend from the dropdown menu in the register screen.

Register for a FREE Webinar Here

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By popular demand, we recently made a change to our Add/Edit system where all photo uploads automatically have the photo filename as the photo caption. Also by popular demand, we now have a way for you to quickly clear those automatic captions if you don't want them. After uploading your photos, click the "Select All" box, then the "Remove Captions" button. The animation below shows you exactly how (click it to open a larger version in a new browser window). You can also use the new button to remove captions on individual photos or a selected group of photos.

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We are pleased to announce that Matrix 360 will be coming to NorthstarMLS subscribers this June! Matrix 360 is the latest version of Matrix from our vendor CoreLogic that unifies listing data and Realist property data. The result is a truly property-centric listing platform that gives you a 360-degree view of properties in our market.

  • Save time. Leverage tax data without launching a separate program and leaving the MLS workflow, and without browser plugins. Learn one system, not two.
  • It’s easy to use and familiar. Work with tax records just like Matrix listings. Create searches, get results, view details, print and email reports for both listing and tax records, all in one place, all in the same way.

For a preview, view the Matrix 360 video below. (Note: This is not the NorthstarMLS Matrix system, so may not look exactly how our system is configured.) 

Stay tuned for more information!

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NorthstarMLS core service Remine combines data on property and people to create new opportunities for you. If you haven’t yet tried Remine, check out this quick demo video or register for a live training webinar

Based on user feedback. Here are a few recent updates from Remine:

Compare Properties with CMA 360
CMA 360 analyzes both MLS and Off-MLS data to provide you with a true 360 perspective. Access the "Create CMA" link at the top of any Property Details page. For a quick walkthrough of CMA 360, check out this tutorial video.

Remine Mobile App
Remine is also available as a smartphone appSome features you'll get with the app are: access to live map or search bar, draw shapes around areas you want to track, utilize the predictive analytics of Buy and Sell Scores and more. Download the Remine app in the Apple App Store or Google Play Store. When you open the app, you’ll be prompted for your MLS email and ID. 

Daily Dashboard
The Daily dashboard is the landing page of Remine, and the place where you can view metrics about your tracked properties, saved searches, listings, local weather and more. You can customize your Remine Daily dashboard much like you can with the NorthstarMLS Matrix home screen

Stay in Touch with Contacts 
You can use Remine Chat to talk to your invited clients, or any agent within NorthstarMLS.

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The NorthstarMLS Add/Edit system will be unavailable for about 30 minutes starting tonight at 9:00pm. We need the downtime to release several new enhancements, including:

  • Larger maximum file size for both photos and supplements (up to 20 MB each).
  • When uploading a photo to a listing, the photo file name will automatically populate as the photo caption.
  • When viewing a listing in Add/Edit, we will automatically hide the map so that you can more easily see the data. (You can still toggle the map pin icon to view it.)
  • If one of your Incomplete listings expires (or you accidentally delete an Incomplete or Withheld listing), our Help Desk will be able to quickly restore it for you.
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