Leading real estate publication RIS Media just published a commentary on the Broker Public Portal (BPP), attributed to our own NorthstarMLS President & CEO, John Mosey.

Many of us recall the rise of MTV from a little-seen music video cable station to revolutionizing the music industry within a few short years. A key to its success was the support of the music industry and its artists.

John’s commentary likens the potential of the BPP to MTV, with the strong support of the real estate industry and Realtors such as yourselves, giving rise to its success.

Check out the article (it’s a fun read!). If you haven’t already, join your 11,000+ NorthstarMLS colleagues already using the Broker Public Portal, powered by Homesnap. And invite your contacts! It’s a core NorthstarMLS service at no additional charge.

And, if you are free today (August 15) at 2:00, join the live webinar to learn more.

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Earlier this year, NorthstarMLS launched Remine as a core service available to you. We were one of the first MLSs in the country to provide this property intelligence platform. Since the launch, over 5,000 NorthstarMLS subscribers have started using it!

And recently, Remine integration with the Minnesota Department of Revenue and their eCRV information for NorthstarMLS subscribers. This data is refreshed every week with the most recent purchases from all counties and is delivered within Remine so you get the most accurate data when you’re searching for your next opportunity.

For more info on how Remine can help you collect more leads in a low inventory market, check out the video below. It features an interview from Remine COO, Jonathan Spinetto and NorthstarMLS CEO, John Mosey.

What is eCRV? The Certificate of Real Estate Value (CRV) is required to document a sale of property in Minnesota. eCRV information is reviewed by the county of sale and the Department of Revenue to verify sale terms and ensure fair and equitable property tax assessments statewide.

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Sunday’s Star Tribune featured a story on the Broker Public Portal, the real estate industry’s alternative to third party listing portals. The Broker Public Portal is known to consumers as Homesnap–the name of the smartphone app and website.

For the article, Star Tribune interviewed NorthstarMLS President & CEO John Mosey, who serves on the Broker Public Portal Board along with many other industry leaders.

As a NorthstarMLS subscriber, you have access to the “Pro” version of Homesnap where you can connect with all your contacts. Homesnap is available to all consumers with no advertising, and no paid agent placement on your listings. All inquiries about listings for sale from consumers (not already tied to an agent) go directly to the List Agent. Your listing, your lead!

Read the Star Tribune article.

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Dear NorthstarMLS Subscribers,

Last year, the subscribing agents and brokers of NorthstarMLS sold over $20 billion of real estate.

$20 Billion Plus! That’s an amazing feat that you helped make possible. Congratulations.

NorthstarMLS is proud to be your partner is making homeownership happen. The information we safeguard, the rules we enforce and the community we foster help you do what you do with confidence.

Thank you for helping us make the market work.


John Mosey
NorthstarMLS President & CEO

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We’re very proud to announce that John Mosey, President/CEO of NorthstarMLS, was awarded the Peter Shuttleworth MLS Executive Award of Excellence by The Council of Multiple Listing Services (CMLS). John received the honor at the 2016 National Association of REALTORS Annual Conference in Orlando last week.

This annual award recognizes leaders who, through a rigorous nomination and review process, are determined to have the highest qualities of leadership within their organizations and demonstrated a dedication to excellence by making substantial contributions to the MLS industry.

“There are many executives in the MLS industry who demonstrate excellence within their organizations on a daily basis, and then there are executives who also have the courage to stand up and fulfill underserved needs within the real estate industry to protect the efficient marketplace for MLS members, brokers, agents, and homeowners,” said Denee Evans, CEO of CMLS. “John Mosey is such an executive, a pillar of strength within the MLS community whose wisdom and vision for real estate has made a profound and lasting impact on the MLS industry and beyond. CMLS is proud to recognize his contributions.”

Congratulations John!

You can read the full press release here.

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“It looked simple to implement and, most importantly, it fulfilled a need for our customers, which is paramount to anything else we do.” – NorthstarMLS President and CEO John Mosey on RPR View

Back in September, we added RPR View™ (from Realtors Property Resource) as an alternative for sharing statewide listing information and offers of compensation. Seven other Minnesota MLSs have entered into the reciprocal data share agreement – more than 17,600 REALTORS® in the state have access to the data.

In a recent article, RPR interviewed NorthstarMLS President and CEO John Mosey and Director of Marketing and Communications Tom Flaherty. The conversation focuses on how and why the decision was made to add RPR View for subscribers as an option for sharing statewide data. You can read the full interview here.

Start Using RPR View Now!
Check out our short video (under 2 mins) that shows how you can access these statewide MLS listings, including offers of compensation through RPR.

NOTE: 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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John Mosey, President of NorthstarMLS, was recently interviewed by John Peretz, Real Estate Technology Writer. Mosey has spent a good portion of his professional career in real estate, logging more than 30 years in the MLS industry as an executive with a major MLS vendor, technology company CEO and President of a leading regional Multiple Listing Service.

In the interview, Mosey touches on industry topics including:

  • The state of the Minnesota and Twin Cities housing market
  • What’s happening at NorthstarMLS from a technology perspective
  • How NorthstarMLS has incorporated Instanet Solutions into the MLS
  • Future of real estate technology in Minnesota

Click here to read the full interview on the Instanet Blog. The interview also appeared on RE Technology, Inc.

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As we continue to celebrate our 25th anniversary, we will share a series of interviews with individuals who are a part of RMLS’s past and present.

This is the third and final part of an interview with current RMLS President, John Mosey, and Brian Larson, who had a nine-year stint as RMLS President from 1993-2002. In this installment, the two discuss how they overcame early challenges RMLS faced and offer their thoughts on the future of MLS’s.

Stay tuned next week for a sit down with our long-running Chair of the Agent Advisory Committee and long time RMLS Board Member, Fran Davis.

Click here to watch John & Brian: Part 3

Need to catch up on Part 1 and 2 of the John Mosey & Brian Larson interview?
Click here to watch John & Brian: Part 1
Click here to watch John & Brian: Part 2

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As we continue to celebrate our 25th anniversary, we will share a series of interviews with individuals who are a part of RMLS’s past and present.

Watch part 2 of an interview with current RMLS President, John Mosey, and Brian Larson, who had a nine-year stint as RMLS President from 1993-2002. In the second installment, the two discuss early challenges RMLS faced and the transition from printed MLS books to an online MLS.

Stay tuned next week for part 3 of the sit down with John and Brian. We will also feature interviews with other current and former RMLS board members, and other guests.

Click here to watch John Mosey and Brian Larson Interview Part 2.

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