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Do you use the Map Search feature in Matrix? Do you have clients who want a home within a specific commute time to their job? Good news! We’ve got the perfect tool for you. Use INRIX Drive Time in map search to find homes that are within a specified commute time to a client’s job. You can even overlap the spouse’s desired commute! Buyers Find Commuting Costs Essential Among recent …

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It’s a nice hot summer Saturday afternoon, but you’re hard at it – a full day showing your clients home to potential buyers. But 3PM has passed, and you’ve just had another scheduled showing bail on you with no warning. Annoying and unprofessional, right? Last month, we posted this infographic that illustrates some showing etiquette tips. Home showings and open house etiquette is for the most part common …

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“TLC can help remove the fear that may be keeping them from purchasing a property.” That quote is from a story on Inman News (must have Inman Select membership to read article), who quoted Paul Sigurdson, a veteran agent with Counselor Realty. “It can be a dream-shattering experience to find a home that suits your wants and needs, only to be told you won’t qualify after you’ve made …

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Tip of the Week – Eliminate Duplicate Feedback Forms We recently posted a reminder of the importance of showing feedback. There was good discussion via social media/NorthstarMLS Blog that included a couple more suggestions. Check them out below. Remember — showing feedback doesn’t have to be a painful experience! Listing photos & MLS # Displayed on BAS Feedback Requests This past June we announced three BookAShowing enhancements – …

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TLC or True Lifestyle Cost, uses 31 variables, including commuting, parking, gas, car insurance, child-care costs and more to let you help buyers search for and compare homes based on their true total costs. “TLC helps buyers narrow their search.” That’s how the Minneapolis Star-Tribune characterized TLC, an exciting core service from NorthstarMLS that is free to subscribers and can be applied to any listing in the NorthstarMLS …

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Have a showing recently? Did you and your buyer client submit feedback following the showing? Hopefully you answered “yes” to both of those (if you’re a buyer’s agent). In 2015, NorthstarMLS users have a 75% feedback rate (YTD), but there is always room for improvement. Leaving feedback on a listing may seem like a small thing, but it is not. Buyer feedback is essential. Listing agents/home sellers rely …

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TLC: A Whole New Way to Home Search Have you tried adding a little TLC to your business? TLC, or True Lifestyle Cost, is a whole new way to home search. TLC is based on total homeownership costs. It goes way beyond a buyer’s home payment of PITI –principal, interest, taxes and insurance – to include energy bills, commuting expenses, maintenance costs, child care, and more – all …

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TrustFunds Makes Earnest Money Deposits a Snap for your Buyers! Are you using TrustFunds with your buyers on the listings of participating brokers? Don’t miss out on this fast, secure and easy way to make earnest money deposits. Your clients will love you for it! TrustFunds is available through NorthstarMLS to all agents representing buyers who have completed their personal profile. It is not a requirement that your broker …

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NorthstarMLS Podcast – Lynn Leegard of TrustFunds As we recently announced, TrustFunds is now available through NorthstarMLS. TrustFunds is a secure and convenient web-based service that allows buyers to simply and securely make their earnest money payment online and easily verify the status at anytime. We had the opportunity to sit down with Lynn Leegard, co-founder of TrustFunds, for our first-ever episode of the NorthstarMLS Real Estate Podcast. …

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