My Home by ShowingTime — improve your seller’s experience!

My Home by ShowingTime is now available for clients working with NorthstarMLS subscribers/agents. With My Home, sellers will now enjoy an improved experience — no matter what device they are using: desktop, mobile or tablet. The new modern user interface, intuitive navigation, messaging and streamlined workflow make it easy for sellers to use My Home to manage showings and feedback on their property.

Share My Home App with Your Clients Now!
Share the free My Home app by ShowingTime, where your sellers can easily manage showings and feedback on their listings all in one place. Available on iOS and Android. Sellers using the old ShowingTime app will see these updates with these improvements on their devices once they’ve installed the update.

Here’s a quick Seller’s Guide to My Home by ShowingTime.

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NorthstarMLS core Service Remine (predictive analytics using Big Data) is now available as a smartphone app! If you’d like a walk-through of Remine Mobile, there will be a webinar on Wednesday, Oct. 3 at Noon. Sign up here. Some of the features available with the new app:
  • Use the live map or search bar to search the areas where you do business.
  • Filter properties to narrow down your searches to the properties that best fit your criteria.
  • Draw shapes around areas you want to track.
  • Track properties and people to get email updates.
  • Utilize the predictive analytics of our Buy and Sell Scores.
  • View all on and off market property data, including photos and public record information.
  • Chat with other NorthstarMLS agents.
See the Remine Mobile User Guide for more information and check out this preview video of the Remine app. How to Download the Remine App In the Apple App Store or Google Play Store, search for Remine, and download the app. When you open the app, you’ll be prompted for your MLS email and ID. Even if you’re already a registered Remine user, we must confirm your identity, since the app is publicly available to download. After you follow the steps to identify yourself in the app, you can log in like usual, using your NorthstarMLS credentials.
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Instanet Solutions has released the new TransactionDesk App for iOS devices. The TransactionDesk App is free and available to all NorthstarMLS subscribers now.

The app enables you to manage all of your listing, sales and lease transactions from your mobile device. With the app, you can keep in touch and communicate with clients, share documents, create and fill in forms, prepare and send documents for eSigning and send documents for remote approval to ensure transactions are completed and finished on time, every time.

All of the same functionality currently available in the browser based TransactionDesk service is available in the mobile app. Users can access the Authentisign®, Instanet Forms®, DocBox®, Instanet Fax® and Broker Dashboard services currently available in the browser based TransactionDesk service all from within the app. The TransactionDesk App can be downloaded on the Apple App store here.

For security reasons, you’ll need activate the app by logging into your NorthstarMLS Matrix account, opening Instanet Forms from the External Links box, retrieve your activation code for the app and copy/paste that code into the app on your device. It’s just takes a minute or so of your time. More information regarding the new TransactionDesk App can be found here.

Note: An Android version of the TransactionDesk App is in the works, but no release date has been announced by the vendor. Approximately 90% of mobile logins to TransactionDesk & Authentisign are from iOS devices. We’ll announce when an Android version is available. 


Instanet Archive Want to check out older InstanetSolutions content? Click here to view the archive of previous Instanet news, articles and other content on the NorthstarMLS Blog & Archive.

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Our New App Chart Quickly Compares Features of HomeSpotter & Homesnap

To save you time and eliminate the guesswork, we’ve completely redesigned our NorthstarMLS Mobile app chart to compare the features of our most used mobile solutions available to NorthstarMLS subscribers – HomeSpotter (formerly known as the “NorthstarMLS app”) & Homesnap.

With our newly designed and easy to read comparison chart, you can quickly find features that are most important to you to determine which app may be best for your real estate business.

Can I edit listings? Does it let me share listings via email, text or social media? Is there integrated access to Instanet, ShowingTime, DPR or TrustFunds? Can consumers access data?

These are all features you can quickly compare with our new NorthstarMLS Mobile app chart.

Click here to check it out.

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Did you know that the Realtors Property Resource (RPR) app can help answer some common consumer questions you probably hear frequently?

RPR (a NorthstarMLS core service) put together a list of the top 12 reported ways that agents are using the RPR app to educate their buyers. We’ve highlighted a few of them below. View the full list of RPR’s common consumer questions here.

“Can we see that house right now?”
While checking out the property on RPR’s app, look to the Listing Details section to find Showing instructions. Also to contact the listing agent, tap on the Call Agent button found at the bottom of the property details screen, which immediately initiates a call to the listing agent.

“Is this home in a flood zone?”
The data platform’s app displays flood zone data as designated by FEMA. A high-risk area has a 1 percent or greater annual chance of flooding and a 26 percent chance of flooding over the life of a 30-year mortgage. A moderate-risk area is between risk limits of a 100-year and 500-year flood. See Location Details while in Property Details.

“There’s a for-sale-by-owner. Can we check it out?”
Before yielding to the instinctive Realtor® cringe we all get when presented with FSBOs, first, smile, then pull up the RPR app on your phone. Within seconds, your phone’s GPS will identify your location and specifically the FSBO home. Click on the property’s icon to reveal everything your client wants to know, including the RVM, sales history, photos, owner info, and more.


Download the RPR app on your smartphone, iPad or tablet today and be prepared to respond to your client’s questions tomorrow! Use your devices’s location to instantly view any property nearby, or search for properties to find listing, sales, valuation, assessment, deed, foreclosure, school, photos, maps, market trend info and more.


Did You Know Archive Want to check out older Did You Know articles? Click here to view the archive of previous Did You Know articles on the NorthstarMLS Blog & Archive.

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If you haven’t tried the NorthstarMLS app or simply stopped using it, you’re going to want to try the new HomeSpotter! HomeSpotter is the creator of the NorthstarMLS mobile app, and soon we will retire that app to move onto their new platform, simply called HomeSpotter. This new app will provide you with all the information you had in the NorthstarMLS app, but with even more great features and on a faster and more reliable platform.

How is the HomeSpotter app different than the NorthstarMLS app?
Based on agent feedback, the HomeSpotter app is re-designed from the ground up to be faster and more reliable using HomeSpotter’s latest technology. While some of the features you’ve come to rely on will stick around, a lot has improved.

  • The app is all around faster and more reliable.
  • Access property history and listing highlights quickly from the listing details.
  • Improved access to supplements- email them right from the app to your clients.
  • See a map, street view, and property boundaries for the listing.
  • Access Transaction Desk (Instanet).
  • Edit listings and upload photos – coming soon!

How do you get started?
You can download HomeSpotter here or search “HomeSpotter” the App Store for iOS and Google Play store for Android for the free mobile app. Sign in with your NorthstarMLS credentials to get started and access agent only information.

HomeSpotter holds free webinars every Wednesday and Friday for Agents.
Sign up here.

See it in action! Check out a short video here!

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Below are some interesting statistical nuggets on a couple of NorthstarMLS Core Services that we pulled on NorthstarMLS subscribers.

Authentisign
So far in 2016, over 9,000 consumers/users have signed 266,622 documents. NOTE:  In 2015, Authentisign was used by 10,675 consumers to sign 613,619 documents.

ShowingTime
Since ShowingTime was launched on NorthstarMLS over a month ago (May 3), NorthstarMLS subscribers have scheduled 194,636 showings for their clients. ShowingTime has its own mobile app for phones and tablets — 4,219 agents and 4,804 clients have installed the ShowingTime mobile app.


Instanet Archive Want to check out older InstanetSolutions content? Click here to view the archive of previous Instanet news, articles and other content on the NorthstarMLS Blog & Archive.


ShowingTime Archive Want to check out older ShowingTime content? Click here to view the archive of previous ShowingTime news, articles, and other content on the NorthstarMLS Blog & Archive.

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Have you tried Homesnap Pro yet? Over 6,800 NorthstarMLS subscribers have downloaded the app since we introduced it last April. Whether you’ve never used Homesnap Pro, or have been using it and need more guidance on how it works, attend one of the free Homesnap Pro 101 webinars (dates/times below).

Homesnap Pro 101 Webinar – NorthstarMLS Agents
This webinar will cover the basics of downloading and using Homesnap as a Homesnap Pro agent. The beginning of the webinar is dedicated to downloading the app, creating a password and placing your profile photo in it. In addition, you will learn about listings and search, inviting your sphere into Homesnap, how to create a 5-minute Rapid CMA, safety and messaging and other agent features. There will be time afterwards for a question and answer session.

Check out the dates and times below. Click the time/session that works for you and click the link. On the registration link, select the date and time from the drop down that works best for you. After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar.

Wednesday, Feb. 24

Friday, Feb. 26


Homesnap Archive Want to check out older Homesnap content? Click here to view the archive of previous Homesnap news, articles and other content on the NorthstarMLS Blog & Archive.


To compare the features of Homesnap Pro, the NorthstarMLS Mobile (powered by Homespotter) and Matrix Mobile to see which one might be more beneficial to your real estate business, check out our handy NorthstarMLS Mobile Comparison Chart.

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The Homesnap Pro mobile app makes it easy to find agents, contact/interact with them and learn more about them. Tap an agent’s name on a listing, and see their contact information, who else is in their office, and learn more about their listing activity over the last 24 months. Tap the agent’s phone number and your phone immediately calls the number. Plus lots more! The video below walks you through all the Agent-Only Profile features using Homesnap Pro.

Don’t be left behind!
If you haven’t already, join your colleagues and discover how Homesnap Pro can help you stay connected on the go to the MLS, your colleagues and clients. Over 6,800 NorthstarMLS subscribers have downloaded the app since we introduced it last April. It’s free, so download the Homesnap Pro app for your device and claim your profile today!


Homesnap Archive Want to check out older Homesnap content? Click here to view the archive of previous Homesnap news, articles and other content on the NorthstarMLS Blog & Archive.


To compare the features of Homesnap Pro, the NorthstarMLS Mobile (powered by Homespotter) and Matrix Mobile to see which one might be more beneficial to your real estate business, check out our handy NorthstarMLS Mobile Comparison Chart.

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