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

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. NorthstarMLS staff and Board members read every survey comment to help plan the focus of resources for 2021. Participate in this planning effort–evaluate NorthstarMLS and help make it better–we want your opinion!

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!

Click Here to Answer the 2 Questions & Make YOUR Voice Heard!

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NorthstarMLS is a proud donor to the MN Realtors Rebuilding Campaign. This campaign is helping rebuild businesses that were impacted by this summer’s civil unrest. The Minneapolis and St. Paul Area Realtors® Foundations are matching every dollar raised up to $100,000! Check out the video.

All funds raised will be distributed to these organizations:

  • Upper Northside Business Association
  • Longfellow Community Council
  • Minneapolis Foundation Fund for Safe Communities
  • Twin Cities Rebuild for the Future Fund

MN Realtors® Rebuilding Community is a multi-association effort to engage in racial diversity, equity and inclusion issues as they pertain to housing. Minneapolis Area REALTORS®, Minnesota Realtors® and the St. Paul Area Association of REALTORS® are founding partners.

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The NorthstarMLS Paragon free trial period continues through September. Our Matrix system is NOT going away. We are simply offering Paragon as an optional, additional front-end MLS system for those who would like to choose it. If you are not interested in Paragon, you do not need to do anything–simply continue with Matrix.

For those who are giving Paragon a try, below is a tip on using the Collaboration Center—Paragon’s version of the client listings portal.

Consumers have a high expectation on timely and complete data when searching for a home. With Paragon’s Collaboration Center, we provide an online customer portal so you and your Buyers can find the perfect home together. Using the Collaboration Center, your Buyers will indicate their favorite, interested, or not interest properties. They can also add notes that you will see in Paragon. 

Click or tap on the image below to watch the video.

If you haven’t used the Collaboration Center yet, please add yourself as a contact in Paragon with a Saved Search.  We invite you to use the tools like your clients would so you can help them better communicate with your using the Collaboration Center.

If you haven’t logged into NorthstarMLS Paragon system yet, please click here and get started today. We suggest that you add yourself as a contact first and sign up for a saved search so you can experience the Collaboration Center first hand. The Paragon free trial runs through September. If you would like to continue with Paragon after that (completely optional), go the Preferences section of Add/Edit. You may choose Paragon in place of Matrix at no additional cost, or you may add Paragon while keeping your access to Matrix ($75 per year, or $40/quarter, or $50/semi-annual).

If you have questions about the Paragon Collaboration Center, contact the Paragon Support line at paragonsupport@bkfs.com or 1- 877-MLS-HELP (1-877-657-4357), or the NorthstarMLS Help Desk at: help@northstarmls.com or 651-251-5456 (1-877-251-5455).

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Congratulations to the first of two 10th Anniversary Down Payment Resource Contest Winners, and NorthstarMLS subscriber, Liz Reynolds of National Realty Guild!

With the help of Down Payment Resource, Liz was able to match her homebuyers with $22,000 in down payment assistance funds so they could fulfill their dream of homeownership.

“Those programs are there to assist people, so we can change the equity of homeownership and we can give people a chance to build wealth for their families.”

Thanks for celebrating your success story with us, Liz! She and her homebuyers EACH won a $250 Target gift card!

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Many of you have already sat in on the introductory webinars for the new optional NorthstarMLS front-end-of-choice, Paragon. If you missed them, here is the recording. The free-trial period goes through the end of September, so you’ve got the rest of the month to give the system a try!

For those that have tried it and are interested in digging in deeper to what Paragon offers, each week they offer a variety of free webinars on specific features. Click here for the entire September schedule. Below are a few examples of what you’ll find:

  • Email Signature and Email Message Bodies
  • Paragon Connect (Paragon’s mobile tool)
  • Collab Center – Preference Wizard
  • Pricing with a Strategy – Using Paragon’s Reverse Prospecting Functionality 

You are already set up with a free trial account on NorthstarMLS Paragon (through September). It uses the same Single Sign-on system as Matrix, so your same NorthstarMLS User ID and password will get you in. Here is the web address, or you can click the “Paragon Login” button at northstarmls.com.

NorthstarMLS Paragon:  https://nsmls.paragonrels.com/

For those who want to continue with Paragon after the free trial (but keep your access to Matrix), the cost will be $75 per year, or you can go shorter periods of $40 per quarter or $50 per half year. If you choose to use Paragon exclusively and drop your Matrix access, then there is no additional charge beyond your existing monthly Association dues. You can make these choices in the new Preferences section in Add/Edit (click the drop-down menu to the right of your name in the upper right corner of the Add/Edit screen, and select “Preferences”).

Questions? Contact the NorthstarMLS Help Desk at help@northstarmls.com or 651-251-5456 (1-877-251-5455). We are available M-F, 8:00am to 5:00pm.

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We released some great enhancements that we hope will improve your Add/Edit experience – take a look below:

  1. Preferences: We are very excited to announce our new Preferences section! At the top right of the Add/Edit home screen, click the small triangle to the right of your name, and select “Preferences” from the drop-down menu. We plan to further build this section, but here are the preferences you can set now:
    1. Card or List View: Card View is the system default, but do you prefer the List View? Here is where you can switch it so you will always see the List View each time you log in.
    2. Agent ID or Name: Agent ID is the system default display on listing cards and the list view, but you can change it to Agent Name.
    3. Listing Type: Choose which property types(s) you want to view/search by default.
    4. Listing Status: Active, Coming Soon, Sold, etc. Choose one or more as your default for view/search.
    5. Timeframe: How far back do you want to go on listings displayed when you open Add/Edit? Options are Last 30 Days, 90 Days, 6 Months, 12 months or Any Time.
    6. Sort: How do you want listings sorted by default? Choose from MLS#, Agent, Status, Address, Price, List Date, Expiration Date or Recently Edited. You can also set your preference for Ascending or Descending order. 
    7. Filters: Do you have any default filter(s) you want placed on the listings displayed when logged in? For example, maybe you only want to see listings from your own office or for a particular city. Set as many default filters as you wish.
    8. Autopop County: If you frequently auto-pop your listings from the same County, you may set that here as your default.
    9. Autopop Search Type: Set your auto-pop default search to Address, Owner Name or Parcel ID.
    10. Front End of Choice: For those of you who want to add the optional Paragon front-end MLS (either in addition to or in place of Matrix), here is where you make that selection.
  2. Saved Search: You can now save your searches in Add/Edit! On the Home screen, after adding all your criteria to the search bar, click the small triangle on the right side of the search bar. In the pop-up window, type in the name of your Search and click the “Save” button. That search will now be available for you to quickly run anytime from that same triangle drop-down menu at the right of the search bar.
  3. Auto-pop Enhancements: auto-popping from the public records works just as it did before, but with these improvements:
    1. No longer need to enter the State. Just start typing the County name and select it as soon as you see it pop-up (no lengthy drop-down list!)
    2. In the auto-pop search results, when there are no more than a few, we now include a photo–the most recent MLS photo if available, otherwise the latest Google Street View.
    3. Click the plus sign (+) on the search result you want to use, and the input screen opens with your pubic records data auto-filled.
  4. Various Interface Improvements: Throughout Add/Edit, you will find a variety of minor improvements. Everything from redesigned buttons/icons, better organization of search filters and home screen menu items, and combining Feedback and Help Requests into a single icon in the bottom right corner of your screen.

Thank you for your patience with the Tuesday night downtime, and we hope you enjoy the enhancements! As always, if you have questions, contact our Help Desk at help@northstarmls.com or 651-251-5456 (1-877-251-5455 toll free). Our business hours are M-F, 8:00 to 5:00.

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Many of you have already sat in on the introductory webinars for the new optional NorthstarMLS front-end-of-choice, Paragon. If you missed them, here is the recording. The free-trial period is extended through the end of September, so there is still plenty of time to give it a try.

For those of you interested in digging in deeper to what Paragon offers, each week they offer a variety of free webinars on specific features. Below is the schedule for the week of September 1st through 4th.

You are already set up with a free trial account on NorthstarMLS Paragon (through September). It uses the same Single Sign-on system as Matrix, so your same NorthstarMLS User ID and password will get you in. Here is the web address, or you can click the “Paragon Login” button at northstarmls.com.

NorthstarMLS Paragon:  https://nsmls.paragonrels.com/

For those who want to continue with Paragon after the free trial (but keep your access to Matrix), the cost will be $75 per year, or you can go shorter periods of $40 per quarter or $50 per half year. If you choose to use Paragon exclusively and drop your Matrix access, then there is no additional charge beyond your existing monthly Association dues. (Details coming soon on how to place your order for Paragon.)

Questions? Contact the NorthstarMLS Help Desk at help@northstarmls.com or 651-251-5456 (1-877-251-5455). We are available M-F, 8:00am to 5:00pm.

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With 11 different home Styles in NorthstarMLS, it’s not always easy to pick the correct one, especially with Condos and Townhouses. In this extremely informative 21-minute video, Realtor/appraiser/instructor Zoe Liston reviews all the NorthstarMLS residential Styles and how to distinguish among them.

Check out the video below!

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More LIVE webinars added for the week of August 17!

Learn All About NorthstarMLS Paragon—A New MLS Front-End of Choice!

Until now, you have had only one choice for your MLS front-end system: Matrix. That changes starting today!

NorthstarMLS  and  Black Knight  are delighted to provide you  access to the MLS industry’s leading, award-winning  Paragon MLS System. NorthstarMLS Paragon will contain the exact same MLS data that you access now in NorthstarMLS Matrix. But it is a completely different front-end system with different features and interface.

Don’t worry, Matrix is not going anywhere. But with Paragon, you have another choice. Either use it in place of Matrix (at no additional charge) or add it as an additional front-end (for a small annual fee—as low as $75 per year—details coming soon) so that you can take advantage of the best of both worlds!

To introduce you to NorthstarMLS Paragon, all NorthstarMLS subscribers now have access for a trial period (through the end of September) at no charge. You can also attend a brief one-hour webinar (see below) to learn more about how Paragon can make you more successful.

You are already set up with a free trial account on NorthstarMLS Paragon. It uses the same Single Sign-on system as Matrix, so your same NorthstarMLS User ID and password will get you in. Here is the web address for those who want to dive in, though we strongly suggest you attend one of the webinars below to get oriented:

NorthstarMLS Paragon:  https://nsmls.paragonrels.com/

Sign up for a Paragon Webinar!
SAVE TIME, STAND APART and be more PRODUCTIVE. Register for his exciting webinar which will introduce you to Paragon, your award-winning MLS alternate system of choice. Register and be prepared to get a jump start on the way you and your customers will both benefit. This webinar will show you Easy and Powerful features of Paragon, such as True Multi-Tasking, Collaboration Center, Parcel Data, Property Watch and much-much more.  

Make Your MLS systems work for You. Register today for this exciting and fun opportunity! A $50 Amazon Gift Card will randomly be picked from the attendees every FRIDAY. 

Pick a Date and Time Below to Sign Up:

Can’t attend a webinar session? Watch this recorded webinar.

If you’re looking for more specific Paragon training, check out this schedule with addtional training topics Paragon has to offer.

Questions? Contact the NorthstarMLS Help Desk at help@northstarmls.com or 651-251-5456 (1-877-251-5455). We are available M-F, 8:00am to 5:00pm.

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