Core Services

Core Services
These are the applications and services that are included with your MLS fees at no additional charge.

NorthstarMLS® Matrix
Matrix is our primary, full-featured MLS system where licensed Realtors and Appraisers list properties for sale with offer of compensation, search available properties for their clients, conduct market analyses, set up searches and listing portals for their clients, run reports, etc. Developed and maintained by Tarasoft Corporation, Matrix is a cutting edge and leading MLS system used by tens of thousands of agents across the U.S. and Canada.

Realist
A full featured parcel-based system combining MLS data, detailed public records data (including CREV, mortgage and foreclosure data) and a wealth of other information in a single source. Includes GIS maps, plat maps, map layers, reports, CMA’s, neighborhood profiles, robust search, and much more! Covers all of Minnesota and Wisconsin. Tax data is updated annually and additional data from sales records are added regularly for Anoka, Blue Earth, Carver, Chisago, Dakota, Goodhue, Hennepin, Isanti, LeSueur, Nicollet, Olmsted, Pine, Ramsey, Rice, Scott, Sherburne, Stearns, Washington and Wright counties.

NorthstarMLS® for Mobile Devices
Take NorthstarMLS on the road with you using your mobile device (Android, iPhone and Blackberry, and iPad and Android tablets). You will find the NorthstarMLS application in your mobile device’s app store, or go to http://northstar.mobilerealtyapps.com/ using your device’s Web browser. Once you are up and running, search the MLS for properties around the area where you are currently located (uses your device’s GPS capability) or do a regular search. Access your Matrix contacts, saved searches and carts.

Add/Edit System
Click the Add/Edit tab in Matrix to add new listings, edit current listings, change a listing’s status, add photos, add supplements, add virtual tours, schedule open houses, correct your listing’s map pin location and view your listing inventory. At listing input, auto-populate address and other key fields from county tax records. Automated address clean-up (standard addresses matching county and/or USPS records) and geo-coding services (latitude and longitude coordinates added for precise mapping).

BookAShowing
Accessible within Matrix, BAS is a full-featured online showing scheduling application. Quickly schedule showing appointments, confirm appointments for your listings, provide/receive feedback, grant seller access to see schedule and feedback. Saves an enormous amount of agent and staff time by eliminating the need for phone calls and waiting for follow-ups.

Instanet Solutions
Online forms system containing all NorthstarMLS and State forms for Minnesota and Wisconsin. Complete online, auto-fill from MLS, print or email to your clients. Include your broker logo on all forms for a one-time nominal fee. Option also available to add all of your broker forms. Includes Authentisign e-signature, Instanet Fax and DocBox document storage.

Infosparks
A powerful but easy-to-use statistics program that runs on NorthstarMLS data. Create beautiful and information-rich graphics on market activity for any area for your client presentations. Launch through a quick link on any NorthstarMLS listing.

Statewide Data Sharing
Search active and off market listings for 11 other Minnesota MLS’s right within NorthstarMLS.

WIREX
Search active and off market listings for most MLS’s in the state of Wisconsin. Available to Western Wisconsin REALTOR® Association members.

Down Payment Resource
An application and database of national, state and local down payment assistance programs. Quickly match clients and properties to available programs through NorthstarMLS and your Agent/Broker Web site.

Realtors Property Resource (RPR)
An initiative of the National Association of REALTORS® (NAR). The goal is to build a national database of robust, property centric information covering every parcel of property in the country. This database is designed to be a resource exclusively for NAR members (no public or consumer access). It is a single source access to data available for members to use with their clients and customers.

FIND (from MOVE, Inc)
Find is a database of residential properties throughout the U.S. into which information is captured from MLS’s and from public record sources. Find contains active listings data, off-market data, sold data, and property photos; county recorded data, community information, amenities, environmental, and transaction data.

Share Your Listings Widget
This tool allows you to share your listings on popular social networking sites like Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIN; post a link to your listings on your blog or company website; add the NorthstarMLS Facebook app to your Facebook business page to always display your active listings; grab a custom “QR code” for each active listing to use in your print marketing materials; and much more!

RatePlug
This tool allows you to display your Lender’s live mortgage payment and product information on listing displays you send to your clients and on property fliers for marketing.

Online Webinars
Online training programs available from the comfort and convenience of your office or home. Visit our webinar page to see a list of NorthstarMLS webinar dates and topics.

Cooperation and Compensation Agreements
Cooperation and compensation agreements among over 15,000 real estate professionals and over 3,000 offices. Participant License Agreements with all brokers establishing copyright and ownership interest in Listing Content on behalf of brokers. Includes assignment of partial interest to NorthstarMLS so that NorthstarMLS can take any necessary legal action to protect both the compilation and the content per listing.

List Assist
An internally developed automated rules and regulations monitoring system that catches problems at the point of listing and notifies offices for corrections. Greatly increases accuracy of data and education of rules. Full service centralized rules & regulations monitoring, education and enforcement.

SafeMLS Security
All MLS systems and broker data is protected by the industry standard highest strong authentication security available.

Broker Reciprocity System
Close to 100% participation. Data feed includes upcoming open houses that you can integrate into your broker/agent sites and reduce reliance on costly newspaper ads. Also includes two years of sold data to enhance the functionality of your Web site for a richer consumer experience. Data available through RETS.

Live Help Desk Support
Available Monday through Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. with on call emergency coverage 24/7.