As announced last month, we’re rolling out a redesign of the NorthstarMLS Add/Edit system. The overhaul boasts a modern design that automatically adapts to your device (desktop, laptop, tablet, smartphone). Open Houses was the first phase of the redesign that will be followed in the coming months by Media Uploads (photos, supplements and virtual tours), the listing input screens, and more.

For a quick look at how Inputting Open Houses works, check out our video below!

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Tip of the Week — Bedroom Level Information

About 10% of the listings on the MLS do not include Bedroom Level information. While these fields are not currently required under MLS rules, adding this extra detail can help other agents when selecting properties to show to their clients.

Buyers sometimes have specific requests about bedrooms. For example, if they want the children’s rooms on the same floor as the master bedroom. The more information buyers and their agents have, the better the showings are going to be for your listings.

Including Bedroom Levels can also help with appraisal values. Appraisers cannot use a property as a comp if they don’t know where the bedrooms are located throughout the property. This means that an otherwise good comp, and perhaps the most favorable one, has to be excluded for lack of information.

Bedroom Level information can be input with Add/Edit — bedroom levels will be found under the BEDS/BATHS/ROOMS section (shown in the screen shot below) of the listing when you’re inputting it into the MLS system.


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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!

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Tip of the Week
Garage Stall # Field

Did you know there is an MLS data field for garage stall number, for when there is a designated numbered parking space in the garage (more common in condos)? In addition to Garage Dimensions and Garage Stalls, the Garage Stall Number can be included when using Add/Edit to input your listing. The Garage Stall Number should be inputted in the “Structure” section of Add/Edit, in the “Garage Stall ID#” field.

Once it has been entered, the Garage Stall # will be displayed in your listing, as seen in the screen shot below:


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!


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We are pleased to announce two upgrades released today to the Add/Edit system.

1)  Add/Edit Media. We have made several usability improvements to the Add/Edit Media function, including larger photo thumbnails and other minor changes make it easier to add/edit photos, supplements and virtual tours.

2) Teams. You have always been able to create work teams in Matrix.  Now Team maintenance has been moved to the Add/Edit system with the Teams functionality extending to both Add/Edit and Matrix.  One person on the team creates the team, and assigns other agents to the team who can then access all listings assigned to the team.  You choose whether team members can access team resources in just Add/Edit, just Matrix or both systems.

Office assistants can also be added to the team to handle listing maintenance.  In the coming weeks, we will release tutorial videos and have in-person sessions available with NorthstarMLS staff to help with set-up.  In the meantime, click here for instructions if you want to go ahead and get started on your own.

For questions, email help@northstarmls.com or call 651-251-5456 (or toll free at 1-877-251-5455) during business hours M-F, 8:00-5:00.

Here is what the Teams link looks like on the Add/Edit home page menu. Click it to access the Teams functionality described in the documentation:

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