Our New App Chart Quickly Compares Features of HomeSpotter & Homesnap

To save you time and eliminate the guesswork, we’ve completely redesigned our NorthstarMLS Mobile app chart to compare the features of our most used mobile solutions available to NorthstarMLS subscribers – HomeSpotter (formerly known as the “NorthstarMLS app”) & Homesnap.

With our newly designed and easy to read comparison chart, you can quickly find features that are most important to you to determine which app may be best for your real estate business.

Can I edit listings? Does it let me share listings via email, text or social media? Is there integrated access to Instanet, ShowingTime, DPR or TrustFunds? Can consumers access data?

These are all features you can quickly compare with our new NorthstarMLS Mobile app chart.

Click here to check it out.

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If you haven’t tried the NorthstarMLS app or simply stopped using it, you’re going to want to try the new HomeSpotter! HomeSpotter is the creator of the NorthstarMLS mobile app, and soon we will retire that app to move onto their new platform, simply called HomeSpotter. This new app will provide you with all the information you had in the NorthstarMLS app, but with even more great features and on a faster and more reliable platform.

How is the HomeSpotter app different than the NorthstarMLS app?
Based on agent feedback, the HomeSpotter app is re-designed from the ground up to be faster and more reliable using HomeSpotter’s latest technology. While some of the features you’ve come to rely on will stick around, a lot has improved.

  • The app is all around faster and more reliable.
  • Access property history and listing highlights quickly from the listing details.
  • Improved access to supplements- email them right from the app to your clients.
  • See a map, street view, and property boundaries for the listing.
  • Access Transaction Desk (Instanet).
  • Edit listings and upload photos – coming soon!

How do you get started?
You can download HomeSpotter here or search “HomeSpotter” the App Store for iOS and Google Play store for Android for the free mobile app. Sign in with your NorthstarMLS credentials to get started and access agent only information.

HomeSpotter holds free webinars every Wednesday and Friday for Agents.
Sign up here.

See it in action! Check out a short video here!

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RPR Mobile has now been optimized for your tablet! RPR Mobile delivers RPR’s vast repository of property information and tools anytime, anyplace, to any iPhone or Android tablet. Use your tablet’s location to instantly view any property nearby, or search for properties to find listing, sales, valuation, assessment, deed, foreclosure, school, photos, maps, and market trend information…create, customize, view, save, and send RPR reports with your added photos, audio, and text notes.

If you haven’t already, download RPR Mobile today at the App Store or Google Play, and join RPR for this webinar that will cover all the powerful features of this great REALTOR-only tool!

When?
Wednesday, May 25 from noon-12:30pm

 Register now!


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

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Tip of the Week – Auto Emails with NorthstarMLS Mobile App

This tip is for the NorthstarMLS Mobile App (powered by Homespotter).


Did you know that you can access the auto-emails you create for your clients on the web in the NorthstarMLS app? Log into the NorthstarMLS app and select My Contacts. Scroll through your contacts to find the client whose auto email you’d like to view.

From there you’ll see options for their auto emails, any listings you’ve put in your cart associated with their name and any listings they’ve marked as favorites or possibilities. Select any of the options to see a map or list view of your clients listing details.

(Click on the picture above to view a larger version of it in a new window.)


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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Going Mobile with NorthstarMLS

Did you know that over 64% of American adults now own a smartphone of some kind and 50% of buyers used a mobile website or application in their home search? It’s safe to say that mobile technology has morphed into a powerful force that isn’t going away anytime soon.

NorthstarMLS offers three mobile application solutions that ALL NorthstarMLS users have access to with their MLS subscription – NorthstarMLS Mobile (powered by HomeSpotter, formerly Mobile Realty Apps), Homesnap Pro and Matrix Mobile.

To compare the features of the NorthstarMLS Mobile (powered by Homespotter), Homesnap Pro and Matrix Mobile to see which one might be more beneficial to your real estate business, check out our handy NorthstarMLS Mobile Comparison Chart.


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If you’re not already using one of the available apps and would like to check either one of them out, head over to the App Store or Google Play on your mobile device and download it.

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Couldn’t attend one of the live “Homesnap Pro Training 101” webinar sessions this past month? Don’t worry, we’ve got you covered. Check out the introduction training webinar on your own time and learn the basics of Homesnap Pro by watching a recorded version of it, on your own schedule.

Since we launched the Homesnap Pro mobile MLS app in April, over 3,300 NorthstarMLS subscribers have already downloaded the app and claimed their profile. And over 8,500 of their contacts have accepted their invitation to connect with them through the IDX-based client version.

 Click here to watch the video

What is Homesnap Pro?
The Homesnap Pro mobile MLS app is now available as a free core service to all NorthstarMLS subscribers. The email with your personalized link to download and register Homesnap Pro has been sent. If you do not have it and it is not in your spam/junk email folder, you can still download and register Homesnap Pro at no charge. Just follow these instructions for iPhone or Android.

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A major update to the NorthstarMLS app is available now for iPhone, iPad and Android smartphones and tablets — powered by HomeSpotter.

These enhancements are based on the feedback we’ve received from subscribers like you, to make the apps more powerful and user­friendly. Take a minute to check out an overview of the update in the short video below.

Get more information and a link to download the update here.

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Tip of the Week – Mobile App Suggestions Feature

Have a suggestion for something you’d like to see in the NorthstarMLS Mobile App? The newest version of the NorthstarMLS Mobile App for both iOS and Android – released in November – now lets you submit your own suggestion or idea, directly to the vendor (Mobile Realty Apps).

To get to “App Suggestions”, tap the Menu icon in the top left (highlighted with yellow box in the screen shot below) and a side menu will open with more options. “App Suggestions” is located near the bottom of the screen, as seen in the screen shot (highlighted in red). Tap it and you will be directed to the “NorthstarMLS App Ideas” forum where you will be able to submit your ideas, read other users’ ideas and add your own comment on those or “Like” other users’ ideas.

(Note: If you are not seeing the App Suggestions link, you are likely NOT on the most recent version of the app, and will need to download the newest version to your device.)

The vendor will act on constructive feedback and suggestions. It is not, however, a support forum. For support on using the app, please continue to contact our Help Desk.

Watch our 3-minute video for a quick demo of all the new features. If you have never used the NorthstarMLS mobile app, download it now in the iTunes app store for iPhone or the Google Play app store for Android.


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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Improved Mobile App Interface!

The NorthstarMLS Mobile App has been updated for both iOS and Android. The vendor has updated the user interface and added a couple of new features.

Updates include:

  • App opens in map view so that you can go immediately to browsing properties;
  • View a single property only (no surrounding listings) with the new “Filter By” button;
  • To narrow down to only some of the properties on your screen, use your finger to draw a shape around them;
  • Fly-out menu and search screen with a simple tap.

Watch our 3-minute video for a quick demo. Watch for the update notification on your iPhone or Android. Or if you have never used the NorthstarMLS mobile app, download it now in the iTunes app store for iPhone or the Google Play app store for Android.

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Do you have an Android? We’ve got good news! HomeSpotter, the same feature in the NorthstarMLS mobile app that is accessible for the iPhone and iPad, is now available for your Android device. Please Note: This is just an app update to the NorthstarMLS mobile app for Android users. Blackberry, iPhone and iPad users need NOT take any action.

Once you have installed the update on your Android device, you will then be able to use the HomeSpotter feature in the NorthstarMLS mobile app on your Android device. If you’re viewing this from your mobile device, click here to download the update for your Android device. If you’re not viewing this on a mobile device, go to the Google Play online store, search “NorthstarMLS” and then install the update.

HomeSpotter is a new feature that shows you MLS listings simply by aiming your Android device, iPhone or iPad at homes or condo buildings.

HomeSpotter overlays property information on your Android, iPhone or iPad live camera feed. As you point your device down the street, you see a view of the street and info on all the houses for sale pops up. There’s even a radar display that shows the direction and proximity of nearby properties for sale.

Technical Support: If you have any problems installing, launching or using the application, please contact our Help Desk at help@northstarmls.com or 651-251-5456 (toll free 1-877-251-5455).

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