Matrix 7.0 Content Library
The NorthstarMLS Matrix system has now been upgraded to version 7.0 - including a redesigned client portal, listing notes/agent notifications, Google Maps and more. Hopefully by now you've seen our messages on the Matrix News Screen or social media about this system upgrade, but if you missed something along the way, you'll find it here on our Matrix 7.0 Content Library page. If have any questions about this Matrix 7.0 upgrade, please contact the NorthstarMLS Help Desk (651-251-5456).
Video: Matrix 7.0 Set Up Tutorial
This is the NorthstarMLS Matrix 7.0 set-up tutorial video. Taking a few moments now to complete your set-up with some of the new features of 7.0 will ensure a smooth Portal experience for your clients. The video below will walk you through setting up your custom header/footer and more!
Video: Redesigned Client Portal
The most significant update in Matrix 7.0 (released on Thursday, Nov. 2), is the Client Portal redesign. This redesign was over a year in the making with consumer focus groups giving feedback on how the portal can best meet their needs. Below is a video demonstrating the redesign. You may want to send this to your current active clients to give them a “heads-up” on the changes coming to their client portal when Matrix 7.0 is released. The video below will help walk your clients through the new portal.
Client Portal on Mobile Phones
Though many other MLS’s using Matrix completely eliminated their previous portal displays, NorthstarMLS insisted that they retain our previous portal displays too (though they are not responsive design). The “three dots icon”, clicked/tapped to select those displays, can be hidden if the user is holding their mobile device vertically. Tilting the device to landscape view (best for viewing the single line display) will reveal the three dots icon for selecting those addtional display options.
The animation below demonstrates how this works. Tapping on the three dots, highlighted in the red box, will open more display options to pick from.
Note: Users viewing listings in the Client Portal from an iPad or tablet should not encounter this, as the screen is larger than a mobile phone and is able to show more on the screen. Displays such as the Portal Single Line display are going to be best viewed on a desktop/laptop, but will work on a mobile device. However, this display does not support responsive design.
Revised Matrix User License Agreement for Matrix 7.0
Remember when you first logged in to Matrix and had to accept the End User License Agreement before proceeding? With the replacement of Bing maps with Google maps coming with November’s Matrix upgrade, we must add a new paragraph to the License Agreement to cover Google’s requirements. Additionally, we have added a section regarding Intellectual Property that describes listings copyright assignment according to the selection made by your broker. Because of these additions, all NorthstarMLS subscribers will need to click to accept the License Agreement again the morning after the upgrade. Although this is still a month away, we are announcing it now for those who want time to read the agreement before accepting it next month. >> Click here for the full Matrix End User License Agreement
Video: Matrix 7.0 is Coming Soon to NorthstarMLS
This is the NorthstarMLS Matrix 7.0 set-up tutorial video. Taking a few moments now to complete your set-up with some of the new features of 7.0 will ensure a smooth Portal experience for your clients. The video below will help walk you through.