Going Mobile with NorthstarMLS

Did you know that over 68% of American adults now own a smartphone of some kind, 45% own some kind of tablet and 66% of buyers who used mobile searching found their home through a mobile application?

NorthstarMLS offers three mobile application solutions that ALL NorthstarMLS users have access to with their MLS subscription – NorthstarMLS Mobile (powered by HomeSpotter, formerly Mobile Realty Apps), Homesnap Pro and Matrix Mobile.

To compare the features of the NorthstarMLS Mobile (powered by Homespotter), Homesnap Pro and Matrix Mobile to see which one might be more beneficial to your real estate business, check out our handy NorthstarMLS Mobile Comparison Chart (updated with some new features).


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If you’re not already using one of the available apps and would like to check either one of them out, head over to the App Store or Google Play on your mobile device and download it.


NorthstarMLS Mobile Archive Want to check out older NorthstarMLS Mobile content? Click here to view the archive of previous NorthstarMLS Mobile news, articles and other content on the NorthstarMLS Blog & Archive.


Homesnap Archive Want to check out older Homesnap content? Click here to view the archive of previous Homesnap news, articles and other content on the NorthstarMLS Blog & Archive.

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Do you have an Android? We’ve got good news! HomeSpotter, the same feature in the NorthstarMLS mobile app that is accessible for the iPhone and iPad, is now available for your Android device. Please Note: This is just an app update to the NorthstarMLS mobile app for Android users. Blackberry, iPhone and iPad users need NOT take any action.

Once you have installed the update on your Android device, you will then be able to use the HomeSpotter feature in the NorthstarMLS mobile app on your Android device. If you’re viewing this from your mobile device, click here to download the update for your Android device. If you’re not viewing this on a mobile device, go to the Google Play online store, search “NorthstarMLS” and then install the update.

HomeSpotter is a new feature that shows you MLS listings simply by aiming your Android device, iPhone or iPad at homes or condo buildings.

HomeSpotter overlays property information on your Android, iPhone or iPad live camera feed. As you point your device down the street, you see a view of the street and info on all the houses for sale pops up. There’s even a radar display that shows the direction and proximity of nearby properties for sale.

Technical Support: If you have any problems installing, launching or using the application, please contact our Help Desk at help@northstarmls.com or 651-251-5456 (toll free 1-877-251-5455).

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Do you own a smartphone or mobile device? Then you’re likely one of the NorthstarMLS users who have downloaded the NorthstarMLS app to your device — over 13,000 downloads so far! The Line, a Twin Cities-based news and technology website, recently featured NorthstarMLS’s integration of HomeSpotter to its mobile app in an article. HomeSpotter was added to the NorthstarMLS mobile app in February.
Check out the entire article from The Line here.
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NorthstarMLS is proud to announce that we are the first MLS to feature HomeSpotter in our NorthstarMLS for Smartphones application.  HomeSpotter is a new feature that shows you MLS listings simply by aiming your iPhone or iPad at homes or condo buildings.  Currently available for iPhone and iPad only, it is also coming for Android devices in the next couple months.

HomeSpotter overlays property information on your iPhone or iPad live camera feed. As you point your iPhone/iPad down the street, you see a view of the street and info on all the houses for sale pops up. There’s even a radar display that shows the direction and proximity of nearby properties for sale.

For more information, view the quick video from MobileRealtyApps.com and read the press release and the Star Tribune Blog.

Also new with this Update: My Listings and Agent Roster

  • Select My Listings from the main menu to view all listings for which you are the List or Co-List Agent.
  • Select Agent Roster to search for contact information on other Active NorthstarMLS subscribers.
  • The My Listings and Agent Roster update is also available to Android device users and coming later for BlackBerry.

To update to the new version, use your iPhone or iPad to go to Apple’s App Store and then to the Updates section.  Android users will find the update in the Android market.

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