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 in RPR (including offers of compensation) from these Minnesota State MLS’s:

  • Duluth Area Association of Realtors
  • Greater Alexandria Area Association of Realtors
  • Lake Region Association of Realtors (Fergus Falls)
  • Northwest Minnesota Association of Realtors (Bemidji)
  • Realtor Association of Southern MN (Mankato)
  • Southeast Minnesota Association of Realtors (Rochester/Winona)
  • West Central Association of Realtors (Willmar)

Please take a moment to watch this short video that shows how you can access these MLS listings, including offers of compensation through RPR.

If you have never used RPR and need to create an account, learn how here. If you need help, RPR’s Call Center is ready to walk you through, 24/7. Call 1-877-977-7576.  Once your account is set up (or if you have already been using RPR), access it here from the Matrix home tab drop-down menu or the External Links box.

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Several years ago, we released Find as a core service of NorthstarMLS. (Similar to RPR, Find is a comprehensive database of residential properties throughout the U.S. into which information is captured from MLS’s and from public record sources—learn more here.)

Now in addition to the general Find link (in the External Links box on the Matrix home page), we have property-specific links on every NorthstarMLS Property Full Display below the main photo. Click on one of three Find links to go to property details, community information, or schools.

Note: At this time, the Find links are not available on listings from other MLS’s displayed on NorthstarMLS through the SASI data share program.

New to Find? Within the Find application, click the green “Get Training!” link in the upper right corner for a calendar of one-hour webinars. There is also a “Contact Support” link where you will find the user guide, video tutorials and more.

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We are pleased to announce the availability of Find, a new agent tool created by Move, Inc. (the company that brings you Realtor.com).  This is a core service of NorthstarMLS and included in your subscription at no additional charge.

To access Find, click the link here on the Home page of Matrix in the “External Links” box (just below the WEBForms link).  The first time you access Find, you will be asked to enter your name and email address.  After that, you will automatically be directed straight to Find when you click the link.

What is Find?
Find is a database of residential properties throughout the U.S. into which information is captured from MLS’s and from public record sources. Find contains active listings data, off-market data, sold data, and property photos; county recorded data, community information, amenities, environmental, and transaction data.  Just a few of the things you can do with Find:

  • Search residential properties throughout the U.S. regardless of whether they are or have recently been for sale (information form MLS’s around the country and public records);
  • Create Community Reports with valuable information for your clients about the surrounding community that you won’t find in Matrix;
  • Create additional professional-looking Property Reports with your photo and company logo;
  • Search using map or “natural language” search (e.g. 2 bedroom condos with deck and sauna in Minneapolis);
  • View property lot boundaries and prices (list, sold in last 6 months or AVM) on map;
  • View map layers such as school district boundaries, flight paths, amenities, and map pins for active, recently sold, off market and rental properties.

Getting Started:
Find Overview Video (7 minutes)
Complete User Guide
Quick Guide: Keywords and Power Shortcuts
Quick Guide: Map Search
Quick Guide: Text Search
Quick Guide: Reports
Quick Guide: Hot Feeds

Technical Support:  Click the “Contact Support” link in the upper right corner of any screen in the Find system.

Systems Supported: Windows PC with IE7 or later or Firefox 3.0 or later.  Mac with Firefox 3.5 through 4.0.

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