What’s New at NorthstarMLS?

We have a few new developments at NorthstarMLS and want to make sure you are aware.

  • The Public and Agent Remarks fields have been doubled from 500 to 1,000 characters max. More room to describe the property! Instanet (Transaction Desk) Forms have been updated.
     
  • Instanet (Transaction Desk) Forms: You no longer need to manually “Auto Populate” information from your Property Details Page to your forms. That now happens automatically through their “Rapid Population” process. As a result, the manual “Auto Populate” function has been removed.
     
  • All supplements are automatically removed from listings after eight days off market for all off market statuses. This reduces agent liability on future listings for not disclosing all previous supplements over the history of the property.
     
  • Exciting News! CoreLogic and Homesnap Join Forces on Integration to Matrix! You already have access to the Homesnap Pro mobile app (and Broker Public Portal) as a NorthstarMLS Core Service. We are very excited about the potential of Homesnap Pro being integrated into Matrix, allowing you to bring more Matrix functionality with you on the road. Although this is still at the “just announced” stage, we will keep you posted of any major developments.
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Upload Photos and Supplements Before You Save Your Listing As Active! We are happy to report that one of our most requested Add/Edit features is now a reality. You may upload your listing photos, supplements, virtual tours and open houses to your listing before you save it as Active. You can also upload them to a listing while it’s in Withhold status as you and your seller prepare the home to go Active on the MLS. How does it work? Whenever you save a listing as Incomplete or Withheld, the system will automatically assign it an MLS number. Having this MLS Number is what will allow you to upload all your photos, supplements, etc. before you save the listing live and Active to the MLS. For instructions and more detail on how everything works, check out our Quick Guide. Questions? Contact our Help Desk at help@northstarmls.com or 651-251-5456 (1-877-251-5455) M-F, 8:00 to 5:00.
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Tip of the Week – Supplements & Virtual Tours in Matrix

Matrix lets you view supplements and virtual tours on listings, if they’re available. The video below will walk you through how to find and open them when they are available on listings in just over a minute of your time.


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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Supplement Access with HomeSpotter
A couple of weeks ago, we walked you through the all new listing insights you’ll find in the new HomeSpotter app (formerly known as the “NorthstarMLS app”). Another one we’d like to call out is the ability to access supplements from the Details Tab on listings and email them right from the app to your clients!

How do you get started with HomeSpotter?
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 MLS credentials to get started and access agent only information.

HomeSpotter holds free webinars every Wednesday & Friday for agents.
Sign up here.

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

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