NorthstarMLS Blog/Archive & Social Media

Looking for a Matrix News announcement that isn’t active on Matrix anymore? No worries! Check out the NorthstarMLS Blog and Archive on your computer or mobile device.

Most of our announcements are active for about 2-3 weeks on the NorthstarMLS Matrix News Screen before they’re removed. Should you ever need to find a past announcement to refer back to, visit the NorthstarMLS Blog and News Archive. This is where you’ll find categorized and archived NorthstarMLS News content that is no longer up on the Matrix News Screen.

Search the Blog/Archive by Keyword
You can quickly find any article from the past by using the Search Box at the top right of the Blog/Archive, as seen in the screen shot below. Just type the keyword or phrase, such as “Tip of the Week,” “MLS Rules,” “ShowingTime” or “NorthstarMLS Matrix” for example. Then click or tap the Go button to run the search and find the article you need.

Bookmark the NorthstarMLS Blog & News Archive for easy access on your web browser and/or mobile devices. You can also access it through links on the Matrix Home screen — in the External Links widget, or by hovering over the ‘Home’ tab and clicking ‘News Archive’.

Check out the NorthstarMLS Blog & News Archive now!

NorthstarMLS Social Media 
If you Like or Follow us on social media, you’ll find the latest NorthstarMLS news, announcements, videos, pictures, humor, links to articles and other relevant material related to the real estate industry that you might not find here on the Matrix news screen. When you Like and Follow us on social media, you’ll gain access to exclusive Facebook and Twitter contests with chances to win gift cards, an interactive way to stay connected with other NorthstarMLS users and much more!

Click here to Like us on Facebook
Click here to Follow us on Twitter
Click here to Follow us on Instagram
Click here to Subscribe to our YouTube channel


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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As a real estate professional scheduling showings, open houses and managing feedback, ShowingTime (a NorthstarMLS core service) is likely one of your most essential applications. In 2017, ShowingTime helped schedule 37,314,054 appointments nationwide and thanks to your feedback along the way, they’ve made many improvements – including a simpler interface.

We’ll always keep you up-to-date on ShowingTime news and enhancements, but if you’d like more resources, we have some good suggestions below.

Helpful ShowingTime Resources
Check out the ShowingTime Blog for news, updates, tips, etc. Additionally, you can subscribe to the ShowingTime eNewsletter to receive fresh content, best practices and new ideas on showings, feedback, market reports and more.

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Tip of the Week – NorthstarMLS Blog & Archive Search

Looking for a Matrix News announcement that isn’t active on Matrix anymore? Check out the NorthstarMLS Blog and Archive on your computer or mobile device!

Most of our announcements are active for about 2-3 weeks on the NorthstarMLS Matrix News Screen before we take them off. If you ever need to find a past announcement to refer back to, visit the NorthstarMLS Blog and News Archive. This is where you’ll find categorized and archived NorthstarMLS News content that is no longer up on the Matrix News Screen.

Search the Blog/Archive by Keyword
The main page of the Blog/Archive displays the 10 most recent Matrix News articles. But you can quickly find any article from the past by using the Search Box at the top right of the Blog/Archive, as seen in the screen shot below.

Just type the keyword or phrase, such as “Tip of the Week,” “Data Accuracy” or “NorthstarMLS Matrix”. Then click or tap the Go button to run the search and find the article you need.

Access to the Blog/Archive
Bookmark the NorthstarMLS Blog & News Archive for easy access on your web browser and/or mobile devices. You can also access it through links on the Matrix Home screen — in the External Links widget, or by hovering over the ‘Home’ tab and clicking ‘News Archive’.

Keeping up with NorthstarMLS news and product update information will help you stay on top of your game as a broker, agent or appraiser and be trusted as the “expert” by your clients.

Check out the NorthstarMLS Blog & News Archive now!

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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Tip of the Week
Where to Find NorthstarMLS News

When breaking NorthstarMLS news happens, or products and new features are added to your service. Do you feel like you’re the last person to know? It doesn’t have to be that way. There are many ways you can get information about news, changes and additions to your MLS service.

We realize your time is valuable so we try to keep our announcements easily readable and as brief as possible, but some require more content and links to other documents or media than others. Keeping up with NorthstarMLS news and product update information will help you stay on top of your game as a broker, agent or appraiser and be trusted as the “expert” by your clients.

Here are the best ways to stay in the loop with NorthstarMLS and our core services:

Matrix Home Screen
Always read (or at least browse) any News that pops up on your screen when you login to NorthstarMLS Matrix. The Matrix News section (upper left of Home Screen) is the primary communication channel for any news related to NorthstarMLS, including updates and changes to core services, new products, webinar dates, MLS rules, system maintenance or downtime, etc.

NorthstarMLS Blog & Archive
Do you ever need to refer back to a piece of NorthstarMLS news that isn’t on the Matrix news screen anymore? Most of our announcements stay up and are accessible for 2-3 weeks on the Matrix News Screen before we take them off. If you ever need to find a past announcement to refer back to, visit the NorthstarMLS Blog and News Archive. This is where you’ll find categorized and archived NorthstarMLS Matrix News content from the past few years (2012-present).

Use the ‘Categories’ and ‘Tag Cloud’ to easily find the topic you’re looking for, such as ‘Tip of the Week’ or ‘NorthstarMLS Matrix’. Bookmark the NorthstarMLS Blog & News Archive for easy access. You can also access it through links on the Matrix Home screen — in the External Links widget, or by hovering over the ‘Home’ tab and clicking ‘News Archive’. Check out the NorthstarMLS Blog and News Archive now!

Social Media
If you Like or Follow us on social media, you’ll find the latest NorthstarMLS news, announcements, videos, pictures, humor, links to articles and other relevant material related to the real estate industry that you might not find here on the Matrix news screen. When you Like and Follow us on social media, you’ll gain access to exclusive Facebook and Twitter contests with chances to win gift cards, an interactive way to stay connected with other NorthstarMLS users and much more!

Click here to Like us on Facebook
Click here to Follow us on Twitter
Click here to Subscribe to our YouTube channel

Lights, Camera, Action – NorthstarMLS Videos
Need a little extra guidance on the NorthstarMLS system? Check out our online video library! With just minutes of your time, you can now go online to quickly learn how to use Instanet, Realist, Infosparks and other NorthstarMLS® core services. Watch one of our previous webinars, view a brief video tip and more. View them on your own time, anytime, anywhere – with an internet connection, of course. Check out our Video library on the NorthstarMLS YouTube Channel. Be the first to know when we’ve posted a new video by subscribing to our channel.

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