Thanks to all who participated and shared their favorite NorthstarMLS Share Your Favorite Matrix 6.7 Enhancement Contest on Facebook and Twitter. We received many great submissions – so many in fact, that we couldn’t narrow it down to just one. So we picked eight!

Improvements to the Search Box and Reverse Prospecting received the most comments by NorthstarMLS users. Michael McGee and Ryan Olson will receive $30 gift cards from Target for their comments on the Search Box, while Jenna Sanford and Tara Jo Adams will collect the same prize for their comments on Reverse Prospecting improvements.

We’ll announce the remaining four winners and their comments on the Matrix 6.7 enhancements later this week. If you still need to get up to speed with NorthstarMLS Matrix 6.7, check out our video library that highlights each new enhancement.

Here’s what today’s winners had to say about the Matrix 6.7 enhancements:

Michael McGee – Coldwell Banker Burnet

Search Fields: “I really like the improvement to the search box for municipalities. It saves me a lot of time, making me more efficient. Not only does this save time for me, but it makes me look more professional in the eyes of my clients. It’s a WIN – WIN!”

Ryan Olson – Coldwell Banker Burnet

Search Fields: “My favorite Matrix 6.7 new enhancement is the quick search feature when typing into the search fields. It seriously cut down on how long it takes to put together a search for a specific area based on cities or school districts, instead of fussing with zip codes and district ID numbers! Thank you soooooo much!”

Tara Jo Adam – RE/MAX Synergy

Reverse Prospecting: “My favorite enhancement is the added features to the reverse prospecting option. Specifically, the ‘prospect interest indicator’ column. Reverse prospecting in and of itself can be a lengthy process. This allows us to do a quicker version of reverse prospecting by narrowing down to those with already peaked interest in the property. I also really love the ‘Pre-approved’ column as I foresee this eventually being a huge timesaver as well! As soon as more agents begin to use the feature when saving or editing their contacts that is. Thanks!”

Jenna Sanford – Keller Williams Integrity NW

Reverse Prospecting: “My favorite Matrix 6.7 enhancement is the reverse prospecting feature! I love that it includes the agents email and phone number right in the list, and also that it shows if their client has it as a favorite or a possibility. It helps you determine who will be the best people contact directly, and also shows who has more interest over others. Thank you.”

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Earlier this August we upgraded the NorthstarMLS system to Matrix 6.7, enabling several new features and time-saving enhancements. By now, you’ve likely noticed some of the enhancements and we want to hear from you!

Here’s what we want to know: Of the recent NorthstarMLS Matrix 6.7 enhancements, which do you like best and why? We will pick one submission and the winner will receive a $30 Target gift card! We will announce the winner later next week.

To participate, simply post your response on the NorthstarMLS Facebook page or Tweet us your answer with the hashtag, #Matrix67. Along with your favorite enhancement, you MUST include a brief reason of why you like the enhancement.

If you still need to get up to speed on NorthstarMLS Matrix 6.7 or for more details on these enhancements, visit our YouTube channel. You’ll find all of the quick 2-3 minute videos we posted each week over the past month, demonstrating each enhancement.


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New Matrix Enhancements!

As previewed here over the past month, version 6.7 of NorthstarMLS Matrix featuring many enhancements is here. These include:

  • Search BoxAs the user types, the control does a full substring search and displays the first 15 available values, the list of available values will change as the user types additional characters.
  • Mobile Client PortalThe Matrix Client Portal now has a greatly improved mobile version.
  • Print Button in My Listings Users now able to skip the Full Search and go straight to print in “My Listings”.
  • Add New Contact Button in CartsWhen using Carts, users are able to add a new contact from Carts, without having to leave the search.
  • Hot SheetsRather than save a “Days Back” setting separately for each Hot Sheet in the criteria page, in Matrix 6.7 the user now sets the “Days Back” on the home page when running the Hot Sheet.
  • New Check boxes on Contacts Screen The addition of two new check boxes: Reverse Prospecting and Mortgage Pre-Approved.
  • CMA Custom FieldsCustom fields allow you to adjust on additional property attributes besides those already shown on the Subject Property screen. Each custom field now has the option of being linked to a field in the Matrix database.
  • Map ImprovementsThe Map display in Matrix now has a “Lot Dimensions” link on the summary display that will display both the lot dimensions and lot size for the current property.
  • Reverse Prospecting Enhancements include: Sortable Columns, Agent Name, Pre-Approved Flag, E-mail History, Date Sent and File Folder Icon.
  • Photo Captions — Users can click on the three dots in the corner to display the full photo comments.

For more details on these enhancements and more, visit our YouTube channel. You will find all of the quick 2-3 minute videos we posted each week over the past month demonstrating each enhancement.

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NorthstarMLS Matrix will be unavailable for approximately 90 minutes tonight (Wednesday) starting at 9:00pm for a system upgrade. Look for Matrix to be back up by 10:30pm.

The NorthstarMLS app for smartphones and tablets will be available during this time. All other NorthstarMLS systems will also be available. You can access all NorthstarMLS systems through the Portal. If you do not have the Portal bookmarked in your web browser, you can always access it using the PortalLOGIN button on the right side of the home screen of NorthstarMLS.com.

Over the past several weeks, we have featured the enhancements coming with this upgrade through a series of short videos. If you missed any of them, you can check them out on our YouTube playlist.

We apologize for any disruption caused by tonight’s downtime and thank you for your patience.

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PLEASE NOTE: Matrix will be unavailable Wednesday night from 9:00 pm to approximately 10:30 pm for the system upgrade that we have been highlighting the past few weeks through videos.

Our final spotlight of upcoming NorthstarMLS Matrix 6.7 enhancements is on an improvement made to photo captions of listing photos. Check out our brief preview video and see what’s new with photo captions!

Click here to watch the video on Photo Caption Improvements
(Video Duration = 1  minute 4 seconds — For better quality, click on the cog wheel and switch to ’720p HD’)


NorthstarMLS Matrix Enhancement Videos OnDemand Missed one of our past Matrix 6.7 enhancement videos? No worries, we have posted them arranged in a Playlist on our YouTube channel. Check them out if you’d like to refer back to them or view them on your own time.

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Our next spotlight of upcoming NorthstarMLS Matrix 6.7 enhancements (coming mid-August) features the greatly improved mobile version of the Client Portal – built specifically for smart phones and consumers on the go. When accessing a Portal link from a mobile device, Matrix will detect mobile devices and send the user to Mobile Portal. Check out our breif preview video of these great new features and share it with your clients!

Click here to watch the video on the Mobile Client Portal
(Video Duration = 4 minutes 5 seconds — For better quality, click on the cog wheel and switch to ’720p HD’)


NorthstarMLS Matrix Enhancement Videos OnDemand Missed one of our past Matrix 6.7 enhancement videos? No worries, we have posted them arranged in a Playlist on our YouTube channel. Check them out if you’d like to refer back to them or view them on your own time.

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Our next spotlight of upcoming NorthstarMLS Matrix 6.7 enhancements (coming mid-August) is on improvements made to Reverse Prospecting. Check out our brief preview video and get a look at these new improvements to Reverse Prospecting.

Click here to watch the video on Reverse Prospecting Improvements
(Video Duration = 3 minutes 19 seconds — For better quality, click on the cog wheel and switch to ’720p HD’)


NorthstarMLS Matrix Enhancement Videos OnDemand Missed one of our past Matrix 6.7 enhancement videos? No worries, we have posted them arranged in a Playlist on our YouTube channel. Check them out if you’d like to refer back to them or view them on your own time.

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Our next spotlight of upcoming NorthstarMLS Matrix 6.7 enhancements (coming mid-August) is enhancements made to CMAs and maps. Check out these short preview videos and see what these great new features will look!

Click here to watch the video on CMA Custom Fields
(Video Duration = 1 minute 48 seconds — For better quality, click on the cog wheel and switch to ’720p HD’)

Click here to watch the video on Map Improvements
(Video Duration = 1 minute 20 seconds — For better quality, click on the cog wheel and switch to ’720p HD’)


NorthstarMLS Matrix Enhancement Videos OnDemand Missed one of our past Matrix 6.7 enhancement videos? No worries, we have posted them arranged in a Playlist on our YouTube channel. Check them out if you’d like to refer back to them or view them on your own time.

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Our next spotlight of upcoming NorthstarMLS Matrix 6.7 enhancements (coming mid-August) is the addition of two new check boxes on the Contacts screen. Check out our brief preview video and get a look at the Reverse Prospecting and Mortgage Pre-Approved check boxes.

Click here to watch the video on Hot Sheet Improvements
(Video Duration = 2 minutes 2 seconds — For better quality, click on the cog wheel and switch to ’720p HD’)


NorthstarMLS Matrix Enhancement Videos OnDemand Missed one of our past Matrix 6.7 enhancement videos? No worries, we have posted them arranged in a Playlist on our YouTube channel. Check them out if you’d like to refer back to them or view them on your own time.

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Our next spotlight of upcoming NorthstarMLS Matrix 6.7 enhancements (coming mid-August) is improvements to the Hot Sheets widget. Check out our brief preview video and get a look at these improvements to Hot Sheets.

Click here to watch the video on Hot Sheet Improvements
(Video Duration = 2 minutes 43 seconds — For better quality, click on the cog wheel and switch to ’720p HD’)


NorthstarMLS Matrix Enhancement Videos OnDemand Missed one of our past Matrix 6.7 enhancement videos? No worries, we have posted them arranged in a Playlist on our YouTube channel. Check them out if you’d like to refer back to them or view them on your own time.

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