Are Your Clients Seeing “Coming Soon” Listings?

We introduced Coming Soon Listing Status this past November. This status in Matrix allows you to pre-market your listing through the MLS for a limited time until it is ready for showings.

If you send your clients Auto-Emails in NorthstarMLS Matrix, they will not receive Coming Soon listings in their Client Portal unless you select that Status in your search criteria. You might want to update any Auto-Emails you created before November if you want to include Coming Soon’s.

Some Stats
Since its release, over 600 listings entered in NorthstarMLS Matrix were listed as Coming Soon with an average length of seven days in the status before being moved to Active.

Before you set a listing to Coming Soon Status, please ensure you are educated on how it works and its proper use. We have these materials to help you:

You can also watch the quick video below to see how it works!

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Like any industry, real estate has its own language, with plenty of jargon, specialized terms and abbreviations used daily by professionals in the biz. But lingo used by real estate professionals in the MLS system can sometimes be confusing when you’re selecting the proper status for a listing in the MLS.

Inaccurate listing statuses and untimely listing updates in the NorthstarMLS database continues to be one of the most common complaints to our Rules and Regs Department. It’s frustrating to everyone involved if you have to back track and tell an interested buyer that a property isn’t available because it’s listed wrong on the MLS.

In the first half of 2018, the NorthstarMLS Rules and Regs Department reported over 460 violations for listings in the NorthstarMLS system with an incorrect status. It’s an easy violation to avoid, and having listings in the correct status helps keep the MLS as accurate and up-to-date as possible.

Our definitions infographic can help! It provides clarity with a definition and an example/situation of each Listing Status available in NorthstarMLS Matrix and when it should be applied. Give it a quick view!

Questions? Our rules & regs staff is here to help! If you have questions about NorthstarMLS rules and regs, contact us at help@northstarmls.com or call 651-251-3210.


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Rules Roundup — Listing Status Guide

The NorthstarMLS Rules and Regs Department has reported over 850 violations for listings in the NorthstarMLS system with an incorrect status so far in 2016. It’s an easy violation to avoid, and having listings in the correct status helps keep the MLS as accurate and up-to-date as possible.

If you’re not sure what status a listing should be set to, check out our Listing Status Guide below (Click here for a printable version).


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