Tag: Map Search

Tip of the Week – Advanced Matrix Map Searching

NorthstarMLS Matrix Map Search allows you to overlay Map Layers when performing a map search. You can also use the Jump drop down menu to quickly locate a map preset. The video below shows you how.


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A Powerful Drive Time Predictor As a real estate professional, you’ve likely heard something like this before from a client: “I like the house, but how long is my drive to work going to be?” With a cool and simple to use map search tool now available in NorthstarMLS Matrix called INRIX Drive Time, you can provide that information to your clients. Watch the 2-minute video below to see how INRIX Drive Time works in Matrix!
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NorthstarMLS is excited to launch Remine, the latest core service that is part of your MLS subscription. Remine combines data on property and people to help you more effectively target your prospect marketing.

Get Started Now!
From the Matrix Home tab drop-down menu, or in the “External Links” box on the Matrix Home screen, click the “Remine” Remine will open in a new browser tab. You can also bookmark the direct link https://northstarmls.remine.com.

How Does Remine Work?

  1. Start with this 3-minute Remine overview video. For many, this will be enough to get started and exploring the program.
  2. When you open Remine, click through all the pop-ups that show you how to use each section of the program. At any time, click “Tutorial & Help” (bottom right of the Remine screen) to go through the walkthroughs and tutorial.
  3. Come to one of our in-person demos around the metro the week of Feb 12 (check the News box on the Matrix Home screen for the schedule and sign-ups) or, in the St. Cloud or Greater Lakes Area, sign up for one of the live webinars the week of Feb 19 (also detailed in the Matrix News box). More live webinars will be added soon for all NorthstarMLS subscribers if you can’t make it to a live event.
  4. Request a 1-on-1 online demo from a Remine success coach. In Remine, click the drop down menu (with your name) in the upper right corner. Select “Request a Demo” and follow the prompts.

What is Included with Remine as a NorthstarMLS Core Service?
The Remine “Starter” level, available to you at no extra charge as part of your NorthstarMLS core service, contains most of the Remine functionality. There are several extra data visualizations and expansions to the number of properties and people you can track, available with an additional cost subscription. For subscription details, click the drop-down menu (with your name on it) in the upper right corner of Remine and select “Subscriptions.”

Remine Highlights

  • Predictive Analytics: Know when clients are most likely to buy or sell property
  • Opportunity on a Map: Visualize dozens of data layers to help you extract new deals
  • Track People and Property with Timely Alerts: Keep a pulse on properties, neighborhoods, and people including changes in sell score, MLS activity, occupancy, deeds and more
  • Simple Map-Based Search: Sort opportunities by propensity to sell, value, equity, mortgage information, ownership time and more
  • Contact Information: Purchase household contact information of owners, absentee-owners, and non-owner occupants (18 and older)
  • Score your Contacts: Upload your own contacts and score them based on their real estate and propensity to sell

If you have any questions, contact our help desk: help@northstarmls.com or 651-251-5456 (1-877-251-5455 toll free), M-F, 8:00 to 5:00.

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Tip of the Week – Map Starting Place Location

This week’s Tip of the Week comes from NorthstarMLS subscriber Byron Anfinson.

If you regularly use map searches to locate properties or perform CMAs, you may want to change the Default Map to a new starting location. The location can be your home address, your office or just a general area that you conduct most of your business in.

To adjust the map, select a property type by hovering over the Search tab in Matrix. (Single Family/Single Family General are most commonly used). Click on the Map Search link at the top of the Search page. Now you’re in the map view and can zoom into the area, or type in the address you want to center your map on.

Click the cog wheel (under the Results Tap) and click Set this map view as my starting default. Each time you use that search tap map function, you will start on a map that is your preferred location. Click Reset to the systems Search defaults if you ever want to change a starting default location.

Congratulations to Byron Anfinson of Coldwell Banker Burnet in Minneapolis! A $30 Caribou Coffee Gift Card is on the way to you.


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!


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Tip of the Week – Map Searching for Open Houses

Currently, there are over 3,600 Public/Broker Open Houses in the NorthstarMLS Matrix system. The Open House Search screen allows you to quickly find Public Open Houses and Broker Tours in the Matrix system. Make it even easier by using the map function to search for Open Houses and Broker Tours, rather than skimming through the Single Line Display list. This video demonstrates.

Click here to watch the video on Open House Map Search in a new window

Thanks to Cotty Lowry of Keller Williams Integrity Realty (Minneapolis) for submitting his Tip of the Week idea on using map searching for open houses. Cotty will receive a $30 Caribou Coffee gift card for the submission!


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!


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Radius Search

Did you know that you can run a quick radius search around a property using the street address? It’s a simple way to view comparable around a property if you don’t have the MLS #.

CLICK HERE TO WATCH THE VIDEO ON RADIUS SEARCH
(Video Duration = 40 seconds)


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 Starbucks Coffee gift card!


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Map Search: My Location

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With the recent upgrade to NorthstarMLS Matrix 6.3, you can now use the new “My Location” feature to search for listings around your current physical location in Map Search. This feature is ideal for mobile devices, but also works on Wi-Fi enabled computers.

Click here to watch the Map Search: My Location video
(Video Duration = 1 minute 15 seconds — For better quality, click on the cog wheel and switch to ‘720p HD’)


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!

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Jump to Address Text Box

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In previous versions of Matrix, if you wanted to use the “Jump to Address” drop down menu to enter an exact address, you had to select it from drop down and then type the address. With the recent upgrade to NorthstarMLS Matrix 6.3, you can now simply type the desired address directly into the text box and run your search.

Click here to watch the Jump to Address Text Box video
(Video Duration = 1 minute 39 seconds — For better quality, click on the cog wheel and switch to ‘720p HD’)

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Locate Addresses in Map Search

Have a specific address that you’re searching for while doing a map search? When you’re conducting your map search in Matrix, click on “Jump to” (top right of map) and you’ll see a list of several options drop down. Since you already know your desired address, select the “Address…” option at the top of the list (circled in red below).

Once you’ve clicked on “Address…” a new search option will pop up in the middle of your map search screen (as seen below in screenshot). Now you can enter the information of the address that you’re searching for. Click “Locate” once you’ve entered the address information and your search results will be displayed.

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