TLCengine’s True Lifestyle Cost, a NorthstarMLS core service, recently integrated a new paperless lead-capturing open house technology (works great on iPad or Android/Windows tablets) to its system: Spacio. And since TLC integrated it, the integration feature is free for all NorthstarMLS subscribers!

Spacio offers an open house sign-in form to attract and engage new leads. The system helps you log buyer leads, feedback and other data so you can effectively revisit and follow up with your new leads at anytime. Spacio also captures whether they are already working with another agent.

This video shows you how to set up your Spacio account from the TLC link in Matrix.

Once your Spacio account is linked to your TLC/NortshtarMLS account (as seen in the video above), you can setup open houses for your listings by inputting the MLS Listing Number. All your listing fields and photos will automatically populate in Spacio. This video shows you how to link MLS Listing Numbers in Spacio.

Even better, the TLC for your listing will show up on the sign-in form so you can keep buyers informed of the True Lifestyle Cost if they were to make an offer for the property. It’s a great way to start a conversation with a new client! Give it a try the next time you use TLC!

You can find more information on Spacio here.


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DPR Helps Local Couple Become First-Time Homeowners

First-time homebuyers Brian and Anna Englehart of Minnesota share how their local Realtor helped them attain down payment assistance with Down Payment Resource (a NorthstarMLS Core Service).

Click the Play button on the video below to watch the quick interview with Brian & Anna (1 minute 25 seconds).

How can DPR help generate more leads for my real estate business?
Whether you are new to DPR, or have been using it since it was incorporated into the MLS in 2010, DPR can be a great lead generator for your business. You can begin searching for homes in your client’s target area using NorthstarMLS and quickly match them with available funding for down payment assistance.

Any property listing in NorthstarMLS will display the DPR icon if a property is potentially eligible for payment assistance programs. If you have additional questions about DPR, contact them toll free at (877) 816-8050.

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Local Agents Having Success with DPR as Lead Generator

Local agents and NorthstarMLS subscribers Brandon Hedges and Matt Barker have seen good results using Down Payment Resource (a NorthstarMLS Core Service) to generate leads in their real estate business. It didn’t take them long to discover that many of their clients (over 70%) were first-time homebuyers. In the video below, the two share how they have utilized DPR to help their buyers.

Click the Play button on the video below to watch the quick interview with Brandon & Matt (1 minute 23 seconds).

How can DPR help generate more leads for my real estate business?
Whether you are new to DPR, or have been using it since it was incorporated into the MLS in 2010, DPR can be a great lead generator for your business. You can begin searching for homes in your client’s target area using NorthstarMLS and quickly match them with available funding for down payment assistance.

Any property listing in NorthstarMLS will display the DPR icon if a property is potentially eligible for payment assistance programs. If you have additional questions about DPR, contact them toll free at (877) 816-8050.

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Tip of the Week
Exporting Data from Realist Tax

Want to export the property data from a Realist search? With just a few clicks you can create labels for mailings or export the data into an Excel spreadsheet. It can be a great tool for lead generation. We’ve put together a short tutorial video that demonstrates how to export property data from Realist.

Click here to watch the video
(Duration: 2 mins 49 seconds)


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