Rules Roundup — Showing Etiquette Infographic

Gearing up for a busy summer? Monday marked the official first day of Summer 2016 and it’s shaping up to be a good one for the housing market. More than 85 percent of buyers who said they plan to buy a home this year say it will be in the spring or summer of 2016. That could mean lots of showings and open houses this summer!

The infographic below illustrates some showing etiquette tips that we’ve received from agents, along with some plain common sense, to help ensure a pleasant house hunting experience for everyone involved. Don’t forget to use ShowingTime and/or the ShowingTime Mobile App to manage all of your showings — it’s a NorthstarMLS core service and part of your MLS subscription.


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Real Estate Rush Hour – “Cooperation”

Today’s Real Estate Rush Hour adventure illustrates one of our simplest but most important messages. The MLS is successful because of cooperation. Everything from offer of compensation to ensuring the most complete and accurate data every time you enter a listing into NorthstarMLS. Everything you do affects the ability of other stakeholders to complete their part of a transaction in a timely and quality manner. Let’s join Sheriff Polaris & Deputy Flicker of the MLS Rules & Regs Department…

Real Estate Rush Hour Comic Strips As we recently announced, we created a comic strip — Rush Hour Real Estate — to add an element of fun to the dry subject of NorthstarMLS rules & regulations education. Follow along with the adventures of our woodland characters as they navigate their own version of a world of MLS rules. See them all here.

Real Estate Rush Hour Animated Video In addition to Real Estate Rush Hour comic strips, we created an animated cartoon for your viewing pleasure. Watch the adventures of our woodland characters, Polaris and Flicker — don’t forget to turn your volume up! Watch it here.

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