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Graphiq “data visualizations” are now available to view in the Matrix client portal. You and your clients will find them on the property detail screens on the right side, just below the property map. The added data and knowledge from these visualizations include: Walk IQ/Drive IQ: Scores the walkability and drivability of the location compared to other homes across the country. Schools: public and private schools in the area, including …

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NorthstarMLS is excited to launch Remine, the latest core service that is part of your MLS subscription. Remine combines data on property and people to help you more effectively target your prospect marketing. Get Started Now! From the Matrix Home tab drop-down menu, or in the “External Links” box on the Matrix Home screen, click the “Remine” Remine will open in a new browser tab. You can also bookmark the …

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Tip of the Week — Using Max in Infosparks Meet Max. Max goes back a loooong way. Like as far back as there is reliable data. Infosparks defaults to a 3-year historical view of the market, because most answers can be obtained by looking at fairly current data. But if you want to see a longer trend line, than select Max (as seen in the screen shot below). …

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“I’ll trade you these Vikings versus Packers tickets for a list of homes that are pending – deal?” Seems like a great offer, but did you know that you would be in violation of MLS rules (subject to a $1,000 fine) if you accepted it? The NorthstarMLS Rules and Regs department has received complaints about a use of MLS data not allowed by MLS rules. A recent example …

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Minnesota State Data Sharing Available Again to NorthstarMLS Subscribers Since the original Minnesota MLS data share agreement ended, we have looked for alternatives for sharing statewide listing information and offers of compensation. We initially announced FIND as a solution, but have since added RPR View™ from Realtors Property Resource. RPR View™, consolidated into RPR, is already available to you through your NorthstarMLS subscription. You may now access listings …

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TLC – True Lifestyle Cost – an exciting core service from NorthstarMLS, uses Big Data to help you show home buyers the true cost of homeownership. TLC taps the most trusted and up-date data sources to provide a solid benchmark to show the true costs of all the expenses that comes with buying a home: Commuting expenses, energy bills, car insurance costs, local day care fees and more. …

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Tip of the Week – Versatility with Infosparks As an agent, you are an expert in every area of your business – marketing, advertising, business development, sales, social media and more! Infosparks can help build your brand and business as a one-stop stats shop. Infosparks can help: •  Leverage MLS data on the fly •  Create stats that position you as the data expert in your market •  …

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As announced by your REALTOR Associations, the Minnesota MLS data share organization SASI’s data vendor contract ended April 30. We are pleased to announce that the participating REALTOR Associations now have an alternative method for sharing MLS listings with offers of compensation included. This sharing is available through the Find application, available to you as a NorthstarMLS core service. Association listings currently available through Find are the Duluth Area Association of Realtors …

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Tip of the Week – Rolling 12 Month Because of their volatile nature, stats based on small geographic areas can appear distorted. Provide your clients with a realistic picture of smaller markets by adjusting for seasonality and small sample sizes. By using the Rolling 12 Months calculation in Infosparks, you can educate buyers and sellers on basic fundamentals of statistics and provide meaningful information that can be used …

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Tip of the Week – Renewed Urgency for Data Accuracy Starting today (Jan. 26), Fannie Mae is making its new Collateral Underwriter program available to lenders. This automated model flags potential errors in an appraisal and scores it for the overall risk of inaccuracy. Depending on the results, lenders may slow down the loan approval process or deny the loan altogether. This has significant potential consequences for all …

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