Target Your Marketing NOW using REMINE for potential new business in 2020!

NorthstarMLS core service Remine (available to you at no extra charge) can help you find new business and connect with past clients. With a traditionally slower winter market approaching, now is the perfect time to start farming and prospecting for the busier spring market ahead. Rather than blanketing the same message to an entire area and hoping for the best, Remine helps you target your efforts and messages using many data points and predictive models.

Join the folks at Remine for a free webinar to learn how to use this NorthstarMLS subscriber benefit. This webinar covers how you can use the core service version of Remine that is available to you at no extra charge. It does not cover the advanced Pro version (that requires a paid subscription), nor will there be any time spent on upselling you to that version.

  • Date: Wednesday, November 20
  • Two different times to choose from: 10:00 to 11:00 am, or 2:00 to 3:00 pm.
  • Register: Click here to register. On the registration screen, click the date/time box at the top to select your preferred session.

To access Remine, click the "Remine" link in the External Links box here on the Matrix home screen, or select "Remine" from the Home tab drop-down menu.

Print Friendly, PDF & Email

Check out these five time-saving features you can do from anywhere you have your tablet or smartphone handy on the ShowingTime mobile app.

1. Sync Showings to Your Mobile Calendar
Never worry about missing your next appointment, or spending time trying to find the information you need! With a few taps, you can sync your showing schedule straight to your phone’s calendar.

Here’s How: Click on “My Profile & Settings,” then scroll down to “Calendar Sync.”

2. Easily Manage Feedback
From the app, you can both request feedback from showing agents and respond to showing feedback requests. You don’t have to worry about yourself or other agents forgetting about feedback that could potentially be important to sell the listing.

Here’s How: Visit “Feedback” on the main page, where all inbound and outbound requests can be managed. Watch our video on leaving feedback with the app.

3. Give Your Sellers Access
An app just for your clients! My Home by ShowingTime, which can be used to confirm showings, view feedback you’ve approved, review their home’s listing activity, contact you, view upcoming showings and more.

Here’s How: When you tag your client to a listing, they will receive an email inviting them to download the My Home app.

4. View Reports
You don’t need to worry about being at your desktop computer – you can view listing activity reports right from your mobile device. This can be very helpful when you need some in-depth information in short order.

Here’s How: From the main page, scroll down to “Reports” and select a listing.

5. Search for Listings to Show
Sometimes you may find yourself waiting in the car or perhaps waiting at a listing. You might have to make a quick lunch stop. With the ShowingTime mobile app, you can fill the time by searching for listings from wherever you are. Even down time can be productive!

If you haven’t downloaded the ShowingTime app to your mobile device, get it now! You get instant access to your showings, feedback, reports and more.

Print Friendly, PDF & Email


Our annual customer satisfaction survey just closed and the results are being tabulated and categorized.

Over 6,000 of you took the time to tell us how we are doing. That is a response rate of more than 30%! More importantly, over 4,500 of the respondents rated us either 9 or 10 on a 10-point scale.

320 of you said we have a lot of room for improvement, rating us between 0 and 6. The survey and your comments telling us what works, and what could be better, is our primary management tool and what we use to guide our improvement as your MLS.

Print Friendly, PDF & Email


We are thrilled to announce the addition of School District links to all Property Full displays in Matrix. In your listing search results, click the MLS ID to view the Property Full display. The School District Number (in the General Property Information section) is now hyperlinked. Click the link and a new browser tab/window will open in Realtors Property Resource (RPR) with a list of the schools for that district.

The school list features a wealth of details (including ratings and reviews), and a link to a Report for each school that you can give to your clients. Filter the list by Elementary, Middle, High and school name. Sort by school name, proximity and rating.

You have long had access to RPR's school info, but these links in Matrix give you way faster and more convenient access.

(Note: RPR is a tool provided by the National Association of Realtors as a member-only benefit. These school links are therefore not provided in the MLS client portals.)

Print Friendly, PDF & Email
Tagged with:

FINAL CHANCE: 1-MINUTE of your time could win you a $100 Target Store Shopping Spree!

So far, over 5,200 of you have completed our annual survey. THANK YOU! That is amazing–our highest response rate in the 13 years we have been surveying. We are so appreciative of your willingness to share your thoughts and trust in our leadership to act.

But we're not quite done. If you have not yet completed the survey, there is still time for your to join your colleagues in making your voice heard. The survey closes at end of day Tuesday, October 29.

Click this link now to answer our quick two questions and automatically be entered into a drawing for one of 4 $100 Target Gift Cards.

Print Friendly, PDF & Email

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!

Print Friendly, PDF & Email

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. 

Print Friendly, PDF & Email
Tagged with: , ,

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!

Print Friendly, PDF & Email

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.

Print Friendly, PDF & Email

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!

Print Friendly, PDF & Email
Tagged with: , , ,