Third Party Data Usage

If a vendor or participant wishes to access MLS RETS data for usage other than IDX/VOW, the Third Party Data Access Agreement must be completed. NorthstarMLS will review the request and, if approved, provide a license only to the extent permitted by the agreement.

The agreement can be printed here Third Party Data Access Agreement (pdf)

Examples of third party usage are providing NorthstarMLS Participants with statistics tools, showing scheduling support, or accounting software.

Remember to complete Exhibit B (detailing your purpose of data access). For any questions, contact Michael Bisping, Director of Customer Relations, at or 651-251-3208.

NorthstarMLS is RESO Platinum Certified


Fees Applicable to Third Party Vendors

NEW data vendors are assessed a one-time development fee of $1,000 for a new account and a one-time startup fee of $500. The development fee must be paid prior to data access, and the startup fee must be paid at the time the site goes live. These fees are for new vendors or vendors returning after a period of inactivity. The development fee and startup fee are not assessed when an active vendor adds additional customers.

Monthly access fees are charged to the vendor based on the number of customers utilizing the data:

  • 1 user $125 monthly

  • 2-9 users $250 monthly

  • 10-100 users $400 monthly

  • 101+ users $500 monthly