Syncing ShowingTime Appointments to your Phone or Calendar App

With ShowingTime‘s Calendar Sync feature you can have all of your upcoming appointments synced directly to your personal calendar which can be accessed through your preferred calendar application or on your mobile device.

Watch the brief video below to see how you can sync your calendar to your mobile device


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The most significant update to NorthstarMLS Matrix 7.0 (which is now live), are the redesigned Client Portal displays. With Responsive Design, the new Client Portal will automatically adjust to optimally display listings on your client’s device.

Though many other MLS’s using Matrix completely eliminated their previous portal displays, NorthstarMLS insisted that they retain our previous portal displays too (though they are not responsive design). The “three dots icon” can be hidden if the user is holding their mobile phone vertically. Tilting the device to landscape view (best for viewing the single line display) will reveal the three dots icon for selecting those additional display options.

The animation below demonstrates how this works. Tapping on the three dots, highlighted in the red box, will open more display options to pick from.

Note: Users viewing listings in the Client Portal from an iPad or tablet should not encounter this, as the screen is larger than a mobile phone and is able to show more on the screen. Displays such as the Portal Single Line display are going to be best viewed on a desktop/laptop, but will work on a mobile device. However, this display does not support responsive design.

Client Portal Tutorial Video
Share our new and updated NorthstarMLS Client Portal video with your active clients.


Matrix Version 7.0 is now live. If you missed our announcements leading up to the release, check out this summary of the new features.

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Access Infosparks with Mobile Devices

Impress clients by generating easy-to-read stats on the fly. Whether it’s on your tablet, smart phone or phablet, use the mobile-ready Infosparks to pull up relevant stats that can help to:

  • Provide context at a listing appointment
  • Make confident, data-driven decisions during negotiations
  • Reduce stress during pricing conversations


(Click the above image to see an enlarged screen shot)

To access the mobile version of Infosparks, enter the following URL into your device’s web browser:
http://northstarmls.stats.10kresearch.com

(*Note: You’ll be prompted to login to the system via Clareity Security before you can open Infosparks on your device. For easier access, bookmark the quick link to Infosparks on your mobile device so you don’t have to input the URL each time you need it.)


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Are you using your smartphone to capture your listing photos? In Part 3 of our ‘Winter Listing Photography Tips’, Teresa Boardman and John Walsh discuss why using a phone to snap listing photos may be convenient for agents, but it’s not always suggested.

Teresa works for Saint Paul Home Realty, pens articles for Inman News from time to time and has her own photography web site. John is an broker/agent for his own company, Walsh Real Estate, but lately has been focusing on his professional photography business.

Click here to watch Part 3 of Winter Listing Photo Tips
(Video length: 3 minutes 26 seconds)


Just in case you missed it, here’s Pt. 1 & 2 of our Winter Listing Photography Tips:

Click here to watch Part 1 of Winter Listing Photo Tips
(Video length: 4 minutes 25 seconds)

Click here to watch Part 2 of Winter Listing Photo Tips
(Video length: 4 minutes 12 seconds)

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