Our New App Chart Quickly Compares Features of HomeSpotter & Homesnap

To save you time and eliminate the guesswork, we’ve completely redesigned our NorthstarMLS Mobile app chart to compare the features of our most used mobile solutions available to NorthstarMLS subscribers – HomeSpotter (formerly known as the “NorthstarMLS app”) & Homesnap.

With our newly designed and easy to read comparison chart, you can quickly find features that are most important to you to determine which app may be best for your real estate business.

Can I edit listings? Does it let me share listings via email, text or social media? Is there integrated access to Instanet, ShowingTime, DPR or TrustFunds? Can consumers access data?

These are all features you can quickly compare with our new NorthstarMLS Mobile app chart.

Click here to check it out.

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Tip of the Week – Auto Emails with NorthstarMLS Mobile App

This tip is for the NorthstarMLS Mobile App (powered by Homespotter).


Did you know that you can access the auto-emails you create for your clients on the web in the NorthstarMLS app? Log into the NorthstarMLS app and select My Contacts. Scroll through your contacts to find the client whose auto email you’d like to view.

From there you’ll see options for their auto emails, any listings you’ve put in your cart associated with their name and any listings they’ve marked as favorites or possibilities. Select any of the options to see a map or list view of your clients listing details.

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Submit Your Own Tip! Do you have a question that you would like to see featured a Tip of the Week? Or maybe you have your own tip you would like to share with other NorthstarMLS users. Send your question or idea to tips@northstarmls.com. We will use one submission each month and the winner will receive a $30 Caribou Coffee gift card!


Tips On Demand Want to check out older Tip of the Week topics? Click here to view an archive of previous Tip of the Week entries.

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Going Mobile with NorthstarMLS

Did you know that over 64% of American adults now own a smartphone of some kind and 50% of buyers used a mobile website or application in their home search? It’s safe to say that mobile technology has morphed into a powerful force that isn’t going away anytime soon.

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.


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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.

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Couldn’t attend one of the live “Homesnap Pro Training 101” webinar sessions this past month? Don’t worry, we’ve got you covered. Check out the introduction training webinar on your own time and learn the basics of Homesnap Pro by watching a recorded version of it, on your own schedule.

Since we launched the Homesnap Pro mobile MLS app in April, over 3,300 NorthstarMLS subscribers have already downloaded the app and claimed their profile. And over 8,500 of their contacts have accepted their invitation to connect with them through the IDX-based client version.

 Click here to watch the video

What is Homesnap Pro?
The Homesnap Pro mobile MLS app is now available as a free core service to all NorthstarMLS subscribers. The email with your personalized link to download and register Homesnap Pro has been sent. If you do not have it and it is not in your spam/junk email folder, you can still download and register Homesnap Pro at no charge. Just follow these instructions for iPhone or Android.

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A major update to the NorthstarMLS app is available now for iPhone, iPad and Android smartphones and tablets — powered by HomeSpotter.

These enhancements are based on the feedback we’ve received from subscribers like you, to make the apps more powerful and user­friendly. Take a minute to check out an overview of the update in the short video below.

Get more information and a link to download the update here.

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The NorthstarMLS Mobile App for iPad has been given an overhaul and features completely redesigned interface, faster initial app launch and browsing experience, as well as other enhancements. The updated NorthstarMLS Mobile App (Version 2.1) for iPad is now available from the iTunes App Store.

If you already have the app on your iPad, you can download the update from the “Updates” section of the iTunes App Store on your device. To download the app for the first time, search “NorthstarMLS” in the iTunes App Store and download it to your device. Note: The vendor is working on an update for Android supported smartphones & tablets. We will make an announcement when that is released.

Click here to watch our NorthstarMLS iPad App preview video
(Video Duration: 5 minutes 47 seconds)

New features to the NorthstarMLS iPad App:

  • Completely redesigned interface
  • Gallery photo viewer
  • Integration to Instanet and Down Payment Resource
  • Property supplements
  • GIS map search from home screen
  • Option to hide list view
  • Faster app load time
  • Add/update Contacts
  • Add/update Carts
  • Access to more than one photo via emailed link
  • Only show Active Contacts
  • All Saved Searches in one place (regardless of whether assigned to Contact)
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Great news — Authentisign2go is here! This version of Authentisign is designed specifically for tablets and is available NOW. You will be able to set-up and create electronic signings on your iPad (beta testing on Android and Windows based tablets is underway — we’ll keep you posted on a release date). Authentisign2Go is 100% browser based, so it will not require the download and installation of an app.

Authentisign is completely integrated with InstanetForms, DocBox and TransactionDesk. Any form or document in your account can easily be added to a signing. All Authentisign and Authentisign2Go signings are 100% compatible. Signings created on a computer, PC or Mac, are viewable and editable in Authentisign2Go on an iPad and vice versa.

Using both Authentisign2Go and Instanet forms, you will now be able to write contracts and fill-in other forms, set-up the forms for electronic signature and have them signed, all on an iPad, remotely or while sitting with a client.

To check out all the features that can be found in Authentisin2Go, view the AS2Go FAQ document, or if you don’t want to read, go to the AS2Go Video Library and watch the short Help Videos. If you have any questions, please contact the NorthstarMLS Help Desk at 651-251-5456 (or toll free at 877-251-5455), or help@northstarmls.com.

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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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