Tip of the Week – Price Change Alerts in Matrix

Reducing the price for one of your listings in NorthstarMLS Matrix? If you want it to show with the red down arrow (or blue up arrow for a higher price) in Matrix search result grids, Hot Sheets and Client Portals, the price must be changed by at least a half percent (.005) of the original listing/asking price. 

For example, if your listing is priced at $300,000, it would need to be lowered by at least $1,500 for it to show up in search results with the price reduction arrow (like in the screen shot below).

Whenever you see the price change arrow for a listing in the Single Line Grid, click on it for a quick pop-up showing you the original, immediately prior and current price, and the date of the current price change. (In the Hot Sheet and Market Watch displays, simply hover over the arrow. In the Client Portal, hover over the gold Price Change banner.)

Thanks to NorthstarMLS subscriber Teri Eckholm of Boardman Realty for her recommendation of this week’s Tip of the Week. Teri will receive a $30 Caribou Coffee gift card.


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Tip of the Week – Customizing Your Single Line Grid Display in Matrix NorthstarMLS Matrix allows you to organize the Single Line Grid Display according to your own preferences. The video below will give you a quick walk through of how to customize yours in under 90 seconds!
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Tip of the Week: Customizing Your Single Line Grid Display 

NorthstarMLS Matrix allows you to organize the Single Line Grid Display according to your preferences. The video below will give you a quick walk-through of how to customize your own single line grid display in less than a minute and a half!


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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Single Line Grid Quick Tips

Here are a couple quick tips for using the Single Line Grid display of your search results.

1. Contingencies in “Status” Column – If you see a listing that has a comma and a lower case letter after the Active Status, you probably already know there’s a contingency. But did you know you can see what the Contingency is by hovering your mouse pointer over the box to prompt a pop-up (like the red arrow below) telling you what the Contingency is.


2. Price Change Arrows – Ever notice a red or green arrow next to the price of a listing? This means the listing has had a price change in the last seven days. A red arrow (like the one circled in orange below) means the listing price has decreased, while a green arrow up means the price has increased. Click on the arrow and a pop-up with the price history will appear, as seen in the screenshot below.


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As we announced last week, new enhancements are coming to NorthstarMLS Matrix in late October. We will release at least one video per week detailing the enhancements. Keep watching the Matrix News Screen for more information each week. This week’s video is a look at at a new kind of single line display called, ‘Single Line Grid.’

Single Line Grid Enhancements Include:

  • Change column widths
  • Reorder columns
  • add and remove columns
  • Change column properties (alignment and wrapping)
  • Auto-fit columns
  • Save as default display

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

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