Effective immediately, all Wisconsin Forms are permanently removed from Instanet through NorthstarMLS. Any of these forms that you have already used and saved in the past will remain in your saved transactions and will not be deleted.  We are only removing the blank forms from the forms library and templates. Also, if your broker maintains its own set of Wisconsin forms in your broker forms library, those will not be removed.

We have removed the Wisconsin forms because:

  • The Wisconsin forms available on Instanet have always been incomplete. The Wisconsin Realtors Association (WRA) will not license their forms to Instanet. We have only been able to include those forms available through the Wisconsin Department of Safety and Professional Services which are a small subset of all the forms necessary for a practicing Realtor to do their job in Wisconsin.
  • For the forms we did provide in Instanet, we had no reliable way of knowing when important revisions were made, causing them to periodically go out-of-date and become not only unusable, but potentially a basis for professional liability. Unlike MN, in WI it violates licensing regulations to use old forms.
  • Agents licensed to do business in Wisconsin (who are members of WRA) have access to all Wisconsin Forms through ZipForms, exclusive licensor of the WRA forms.
  • NorthstarMLS forms are also available through ZipForms. This is the best source for complete and up-to-date Wisconsin forms.
  • The Wisconsin forms that we are removing from Instanet are available in PDF format on the website of the Wisconsin Department of Safety and Professional Services.
  • If you have any questions regarding Wisconsin forms, contact the Western Wisconsin Association of Realtors at Jean@wwra.org or 715-381-4663.
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Instanet Solutions has released the new TransactionDesk App for iOS devices. The TransactionDesk App is free and available to all NorthstarMLS subscribers now.

The app enables you to manage all of your listing, sales and lease transactions from your mobile device. With the app, you can keep in touch and communicate with clients, share documents, create and fill in forms, prepare and send documents for eSigning and send documents for remote approval to ensure transactions are completed and finished on time, every time.

All of the same functionality currently available in the browser based TransactionDesk service is available in the mobile app. Users can access the Authentisign®, Instanet Forms®, DocBox®, Instanet Fax® and Broker Dashboard services currently available in the browser based TransactionDesk service all from within the app. The TransactionDesk App can be downloaded on the Apple App store here.

For security reasons, you’ll need activate the app by logging into your NorthstarMLS Matrix account, opening Instanet Forms from the External Links box, retrieve your activation code for the app and copy/paste that code into the app on your device. It’s just takes a minute or so of your time. More information regarding the new TransactionDesk App can be found here.

Note: An Android version of the TransactionDesk App is in the works, but no release date has been announced by the vendor. Approximately 90% of mobile logins to TransactionDesk & Authentisign are from iOS devices. We’ll announce when an Android version is available. 

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If you need a Minnesota State Form when Instanet is unavailable, you can go to the Minnesota State Association Website (select Member Resources from the main menu, then Forms). You may need to enter your NRDS ID number to verify your identity. Wisconsin State forms are available in ZIPForms (available to all Wisconsin State Association members). NorthstarMLS listing input/change forms are available on our website.

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As you may have known through other sources, the Minnesota Association of REALTORS® is making changes to existing forms. These take effect August 1, 2016 and will be available on Instanet Forms. Take a look at this article from MAR for more information and a list of all the form changes that will occur.

If you have any questions about the Minnesota State Forms, contact the Minnesota Association of REALTORS at info@mnrealtor.com.

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As you may have noted through other sources, the Minnesota Association of Realtors is adding new forms and making a number of changes to some of its existing forms. These that take effect August 1st. See the July MAR newsletter for a list of all the new forms and the existing forms that are changing. You will also find information on how your Instanet forms templates will be updated. If you have any questions about the Minnesota State forms, please contact the Minnesota State Association.

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