TLCengine’s True Lifestyle Cost, a NorthstarMLS core service, recently integrated a new paperless lead-capturing open house technology (works great on iPad or Android/Windows tablets) to its system: Spacio. And since TLC integrated it, the integration feature is free for all NorthstarMLS subscribers!

Spacio offers an open house sign-in form to attract and engage new leads. The system helps you log buyer leads, feedback and other data so you can effectively revisit and follow up with your new leads at anytime. Spacio also captures whether they are already working with another agent.

This video shows you how to set up your Spacio account from the TLC link in Matrix.

Once your Spacio account is linked to your TLC/NortshtarMLS account (as seen in the video above), you can setup open houses for your listings by inputting the MLS Listing Number. All your listing fields and photos will automatically populate in Spacio. This video shows you how to link MLS Listing Numbers in Spacio.

Even better, the TLC for your listing will show up on the sign-in form so you can keep buyers informed of the True Lifestyle Cost if they were to make an offer for the property. It’s a great way to start a conversation with a new client! Give it a try the next time you use TLC!

You can find more information on Spacio here.


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Your client’s choose where they want to live based on all sorts of data: Price, neighborhood, public transit, proximity to pizza chains and coffee joints. But noise can be tougher to measure. And since sound is pretty much invisible, a homebuyer might not know about the nightly clanking from the local recycling plant or pub until they’re all moved in.

Good news! True Lifestyle Cost, a NorthstarMLS core service, recently integrated a new technology to its system: Soundscore™. This new feature offers agents and home hunters information on common neighborhood outside noise — traffic, airplanes, restaurants, schools, etc.

Soundscore™ provides a number between 0 (very loud) and 100 (very quiet), and includes a color-coded heat map of scores showing the loud and quiet areas of a region. You will see the Soundscore™ tab on property detail pages that have one in the True Lifestyle Cost portal for agent and client reports.

You can find more information on Soundscore™ here. Give it a try the next time you use TLC!


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Real estate experts say consumers focus on three major factors when searching for a home: Price, Beds and Baths.

But isn’t what most buyers are really looking for is a home they can afford? That’s the idea behind TLC or True Lifestyle Cost, an exciting core service from NorthstarMLS.

It helps you show consumers what it really can cost to own any home that’s listed on this MLS, and you can even give them side-by-side comparisons.

There’s a better, smarter way to search for homes using TLC and that means you have show consumers information that they can’t get from any other search, not even from Z-T-R!

Discover TLC: Sign in and click on “True Lifestyle Cost” on External Links today.


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TLC or True Lifestyle Cost, an exciting core service that’s only available to NorthstarMLS subscribers, is often used to help buyers compare the costs of homeownership. But did you know that TLC can be a powerful tool to help you win a listing? That’s right if you add TLC to your listing presentation, you can show sellers how their costs to own their home stacks up against the competition.

Watch the brief video below for more details on how TLC can help you win a listing!

Discover TLC: Sign into Matrix and click on “True Lifestyle Cost” in the External Links today.


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You’ve seen her share personal financial advise on major network talk shows, so what does Suze Orman say is missing from today’s home search?
About half of what home buyers needs.

Suze notes that a mortgage is only about half of one’s housing costs.

Buyers need more insight in to the true cost of homeownership and now you can help them with a little TLC.

True Lifestyle Cost or TLC, is an exciting new core service from NorthstarMLS, available at no extra charge to you.

Exclusively available to consumers only from real estate agents and brokers – clients can easily and quickly search and compare homes based total housing costs, including commuting expenses, average utility bills, daycare cost, the number of people in the household and more.

Discover TLC: When you’re signed into Matrix, click on “True Lifestyle Cost” on External Links and check it out – today!


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Say this to your next buyer: “Would you like to see something that Zillow can’t do?”
How’s that for a powerful conversation starter?

Only Realtors using NorthstarMLS have access to TLC or True Lifestyle Cost – an exciting core service from NorthstarMLS.

Watch the one-minute video below for more details on how TLC can help your real estate business!

Discover TLC: Sign into Matrix and click on “True Lifestyle Cost” in the External Links today.


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“TLC can help remove the fear that may be keeping them from purchasing a property.” That quote is from a story on Inman News (must have Inman Select membership to read article), who quoted Paul Sigurdson, a veteran agent with Counselor Realty.

“It can be a dream-shattering experience to find a home that suits your wants and needs, only to be told you won’t qualify after you’ve made an offer,” Paul added.

The Inman News story notes that by using True Lifestyle Cost (TLC), you can help your buyers “peek under the hood to see how QM rules work,” as Paul says, and help consumers discover if they qualify for more home than they thought, or don’t currently qualify, and help figure out a game plan for future loan approval.

Check out TLC today and see how you can help your buyers focus on properties that truly fit into their price range! When you’re in Matrix, click on “True Lifestyle Cost” on the External Links and try TLC today.


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TLC, or True Lifestyle Cost, helps the technically challenged help home buyers search and compare homes based on a home’s total estimated costs, including commuting expenses, utility bills, day care services and more. All you have to do to create a free report for a home buyer, is sit down with them and fill in a form. Watch the one-minute video below for more details on how TLC can help your business!

Try TLC today and see how easy it is: When you’re in Matrix and click on “True Lifestyle Cost” on the External Links.


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TLC – True Lifestyle Cost – an exciting core service from NorthstarMLS, uses Big Data to help you show home buyers the true cost of homeownership.

TLC taps the most trusted and up-date data sources to provide a solid benchmark to show the true costs of all the expenses that comes with buying a home: Commuting expenses, energy bills, car insurance costs, local day care fees and more.

TLC then takes it one step further, allowing the data to be updated by you and your sellers, improving the data by including what your sellers really pay for home costs. This seller-sourced information makes the benchmark numbers that TLC provides even more accurate. That’s something you can’t get from a Zillow search.

Try TLC today!
When you’re signed into Matrix, click on “True Lifestyle Cost” in the External Links box.


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TLC or True Lifestyle Cost, uses 31 variables, including commuting, parking, gas, car insurance, child-care costs and more to let you help buyers search for and compare homes based on their true total costs.

“TLC helps buyers narrow their search.” That’s how the Minneapolis Star-Tribune characterized TLC, an exciting core service from NorthstarMLS that is free to subscribers and can be applied to any listing in the NorthstarMLS system.

Login today and see how TLC can help you help your buyers search smarter!


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