ONE MINUTE of your time could win you a $100 Target Store Shopping Spree!

Who doesn't love Target? The place you go to pick up something quick and come out with a full cart.

Take just one minute to complete the 2-question, annual NorthstarMLS survey, and you will be entered into a random drawing to win one of four $100 Target gift cards. 

But even more importantly, you will make your voice heard

NorthstarMLS staff and Board members read every survey comment to help plan the focus of resources for 2020. Participate in this planning effort–evaluate NorthstarMLS and help make it better–we want your opinion!

Click Here and Answer the Two Questions Now!

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Saved Contacts, Searches & Listing Carts from Matrix to Your Phone! 
NorthstarMLS and Homesnap (a NorthstarMLS core service) are excited to announce a new (free) integration! Import and message Matrix MLS contacts and access saved searches and listing carts, all within the Homesnap Pro app. These features will be live on for NorthstarMLS subscribers beginning on Monday, October 14th! 

You can learn more about this powerful integration that helps agents access Matrix information directly from Homesnap Pro by attending an hour-long webinar about the all-new Matrix integration:

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar. 

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Welcome to the annual NorthstarMLS subscriber survey! This very quick, 2-question survey gives you the opportunity to tell us how we are doing, and what NorthstarMLS can do better to make you and your clients more successful. Because NorthstarMLS staff and Board leadership read all your comments and use them to help plan improvements for the coming year, your feedback is critical!

Get started by rating our service on the scale. After clicking “Continue,” you will have the opportunity to enter your comments. Then click the “Finish” button and you are entered to win one of four $100 Target Gift Cards! Thank you for time and feedback!

ANSWER THE TWO QUICK QUESTIONS NOW!

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NorthstarMLS Welcomes Itasca County Board of Realtors!

We are happy to welcome over 200 members of the Itasca County Board of Realtors (based in Grand Rapids, MN) to NorthstarMLS. Itasca County Board listings were converted over the weekend and are available to search in Matrix.

Itasca County Board Members: Some things to note that you may find helpful as you transition:

  1. Learning a new MLS system is challenging. We have a series of short videos organized by topic that will help you with the most frequently used features. Check out our Beginner Series, the Advanced Series. and our most recent Matrix 360 Series.
  2. All Active and off market listings have been converted, including media. We brought over all off-market listings dating back through 2009.
  3. After your Active listings were converted, we removed any listings that were found to have an existing listing already Active in NorthstarMLS. If you believe any of your listings were removed in error, or that you have duplicate listings that still need to be removed, contact our Help Desk at help@northstarmls.com.
  4. You can start adding new listings to NorthstarMLS any time, as well as editing your existing listings that have been converted over from Paragon to Matrix. Click the "Add/Edit" tab to open our listing input system. Hopefully you had a chance to attend training. Each screen in Add/Edit has an icon in the upper right–a circle with a letter "i" in it–that you can click for help, including PDF guides and short videos.
  5. We have converted your Contacts and Saved Searches from Paragon. They are under the "My Matrix" tab. If you find that yours have not been converted, report it to us at help@northstarmls.com and we will investigate. This guide includes instructions for converting Saved Searches to Auto-Emails (the guide refers to items converted from FlexMLS but the instructions apply equally to conversions from Paragon).
  6. Third party partners, such as ShowingTime and Instanet Forms, are scheduled to convert your information no later than Tuesday morning.
  7. We also have a conversion guide that will help you with your transition.
  8. If you need help, contact our Help Desk at help@northstarmls.com or 651-251-5456 (1-877-251-5455 toll free). Our office hours are M-F, 8:00 to 5:00.

We are happy to have you on board! We look forward to helping you transition, and to serving all your MLS needs.

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As we recently announced, several great new enhancements are now accessible on NorthstarMLS Matrix! These updates include a quick search widget on the Matrix Home Screen, searching multi-option fields, agent roster improvements and more! (Note: several of the search field enhancements are available for Single Family only but will be applied to the other property types soon.)

If you missed any of our three Fall 2019 Matrix MLS preview videos, be sure to check them out and see how they can amplify your workflow on the MLS.  

Each video is two minutes or less, give them a view!

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As we announced earlier this week, there are some great new enhancements coming next week to NorthstarMLS Matrix! Below is the third of our three preview videos and will show you a new search field called "Agent All" and some other new features of the Agent Roster in Matrix. Give it a view! 

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As we announced yesterday, there are some great new enhancements coming very soon to NorthstarMLS Matrix! Below is the second of three preview videos. This 90 second video demonstrates a new way to search multi-option fields, such as pools and construction. 

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We have some great new enhancements coming very soon to Matrix. Below is the first of three preview videos. This 2-minute video shows the new home screen Quick Search, and streamlined ways to search Status in tandem with the Status Date, and a single box to search all Remarks fields at once (Public, Agent and Financial). Watch for video #2 tomorrow, and the final video on Friday.

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Tip of the Week – Matrix 360 Video Library

Matrix 360, the latest version of NorthstarMLS Matrix from our vendor CoreLogic was released earlier this summer. Hopefully you've been enjoying all the new time-saving enhancements. If you missed any of our Matrix 360 Quick Video Tips, be sure to check them out and see how they can improve your workflow on the MLS.  

Each video is under two minutes, give them a view!

Watch for more Matrix enhancements coming later this fall!


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!


Tips On Demand Want to check out older Tip of the Week topics? Click here to view an archive of previous Tip of the Week entries.

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Want to attend the 2019 REALTORS Unite state convention but can’t get away for two days? Buy a single-day pass and join in on the CE, networking and fun as your schedule allows.

Book your single-day pass for $125 at www.mnunite.com. Check the schedule HERE to see education offerings each day.

The REALTORS® Unite Convention will be held on Sept. 25 & Sept. 26, 2019 at Mystic Lake Center. NorthstarMLS is sponsoring the event again this year and will be at the expo from 11:30AM-1PM on Sept. 26. Stop by our table with your questions or just to say hello! 

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