NorthstarMLS [northstar]


NorthstarMLS was founded in 1987 and serves over 21,700 REALTORS and Appraisers in Western Wisconsin and Minnesota. While a majority of REALTORS are from the previously mentioned areas, NorthstarMLS has completed over 106,000 real estate transactions in all Minnesota, Wisconsin, Iowa, North and South Dakota counties. NorthstarMLS’ mission is to provide agents and brokers with efficient and reliable access to resources that benefit both buyers and sellers. The Regional Multiple Listing Service of Minnesota (RMLS) oversees NorthstarMLS.

Matrix Login

Paragon Login

FlexMLS Login


  • Listings: approx. 27,244
  • Agents: approx. 21,700


NorthstarMLS charges a fee to access the IDX data feed. Your share of the fee is $5 per month.




Top Cities

Minneapolis, Saint Paul, Rochester

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Helpful information about Northstar MLS for agents:

What tools does NorthstarMLS have in place that can help an agent be more successful?

NorthstarMLS provides agents with several tools that are integrated into the MLS system, including:

  • NorthstarMLS Matrix Login
  • NorthstarMLS Paragon Login
  • Remine Pro
  • Common Data Platform
  • Add/Edit Listing System
  • ShowingTime
  • Listing Syndication
  • RPR View
  • Lake/Waterfront Data Excellence 
  • Realist Tax & Public Records
  • Infosparks
  • Realtor Pro Search
  • RatePlug
  • ListTrac
  • MyFloodStatus
  • Homesnap Pro
  • HomeSpotter
  • SafeMLS
  • Online Learning
  • TrustFunds
  • Broker Portal

For more details on all the products and services that NorthstarMLS offers, click here

Does NorthstarMLS provide any training for the tools mentioned above?

NorthstarMLS offers agents with an online learning platform where they can have training for some of the tools listed above as well as further industry training.

Who are the governing bodies for NorthstarMLS? 

NorthstarMLS is owned and operated by Regional MLS of Minnesota, Inc. (RMLS). RMLS is responsible to a Board of Directors made up of representatives from the shareholder associations and from broker participants.

How does a new member go about being added to the NorthstarMLS?

To become a member of NorthstarMLS you must have an active real estate license and you must be a member of one of NorthstarMLS’ participating brokerages or REALTOR associations.

What kind of local real estate trends, statistics, and information does NorthstarMLS provide to individual agents? 

NorthstarMLS provides agents with up to date market statistics and local trends through their agent/member tools.

Does NorthstarMLS offer free continuing education (CE) classes? 

There are not free CE classes available, but there are a good amount of training videos in their library that help agents to be more successful in their business.

When was NorthstarMLS founded?

Northstar MLS was founded in 1987.

Are there multiple associations or boards affiliated with NorthstarMLS or is it one singular association/board?

Western Wisconsin REALTORS® Association, St. Cloud Area Association of REALTORS®, Greater Lakes Association of REALTORS®, West Central REALTORS® Association, Itasca County Board of REALTORS® and Greater Alexandria Area Association of REALTORS® are all associated with NorthstarMLS.

Information about the areas covered by Northstar MLS

In its mission to be the best agent and broker resource for REALTORS in the Minnesota and Wisconsin markets, NorthstarMLS has continued to introduce new tools, data, and processes that allow their members to have the best and most efficient technologies possible. Not only has NorthstarMLS been the sole MLS provider for Minnesota and Wisconsin REALTOR associations, but it has also been the Common Data Platform solution for several Iowa REALTOR associations as well. 

NorthstarMLS gives its members access to a number of tools and services as a part of their MLS subscription. In addition to the Matrix, Paragon, and FlexMLS login platforms, NorthstarMLS also provides Infosparks market stats, online training videos, ShowingTime, Listing Syndication, Remine PRO, TrustFunds, Homesnap PRO, HomeSpotter, ListTrac, and more. There is also an extensive list of additional third-party tools that NorthstarMLS members receive discounts on if they choose to use them. 

In 2020, NorthstarMLS facilitated over $32.4 billion in real estate sales and provided more than 19,000 active listings for participating real estate professionals. As the largest MLS in the state of Minnesota, many REALTOR associations are gravitating toward joining NorthstarMLS including Southeast Minnesota REALTORS and MARIS MLS in recent years. 

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Listing Data

IDX (or Broker Reciprocity) is a program that allows MLS Participants to display listings from other brokerages on their own agent and office websites. Simply put, the IDX program manages the listing search utilities on internet displays owned and operated by local agents and offices. The National Association of REALTORS® (NAR) created IDX and gives each MLS a strict set of guidelines on participation in the program and the display of the listings. Showcase IDX provides the tools that your clients use to access the listings.


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