Tip of the Week – Searching for Heat Types in Matrix 

Did you know there are 15 searchable heating types for listings in NorthstarMLS Matrix? If your client(s) are looking for a specific type of heating, you can run a search and provide a quick answer. To find heating types, add Heating to your search from the Additional Fields. Scroll through the list to see the available heat types. Click to select a heating type for your search.

This infographic illustrates those heating types available and percentages of Active listings in the MLS for each heat type.


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Winterizing Your Home Infographic

Winter Landscape

After the past couple of weeks most would agree that winter is already here in the Midwest, but officially, it doesn’t begin until Dec. 21 – one month from today! Whether you’re a homeowner, buyer, seller or renting, it time to start getting your home ready for the winter months. This infographic illustrates some common winter home maintenance tasks that can help keep your home in peak condition this winter.

Winter Tips

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In Part 2 of our ‘Winter Listing Photography Tips’, Teresa Boardman and John Walsh discuss some challenges with shooting listing photos in the snow, how to grab a homebuyer’s attention with seasonal photos and tips for keeping your camera equipment warm while battling the cold.

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 2 of Winter Listing Photo Tips
(Video length: 4 minutes 12 seconds)


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

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

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While the weather outside may be frightful, winter can offer some wonderful photo opportunities and snow covered landscapes that can help make your listings more inviting and relevant during the winter months.

We sat down with John Walsh and Teresa Boardman — local real estate agents and photography professionals, as they shared some of their listing photography tips for improving your photos while battling the cold and snow.

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 1 of Winter Listing Photo Tips
(Video length: 4 minutes 25 seconds)

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