Starting late night March 2 (February 15 for St, Cloud Association members), all NorthstarMLS users will use their 9-digit NRDS ID (from the National Association of REALTORS) to login to NorthstarMLS in place of their current NorthstarMLS Agent ID. We are making this change to gain these benefits for you:
Here are some answers to questions you may have about this change.
What is NRDS?
The National Realtors Database System (NRDS) is designed as a single database residing on the Internet to store the member and office records for the REALTOR® organization. The data is maintained by you (through realtor.org), your local association and the State association.
By storing and updating the records in one place, updates made can be instantaneous to your local, state and national association. No waiting weeks or months for each level of the organization to be notified of a new member or a change.
For more information on NRDS, consult Realtor.org, the National Association of REALTORS® Website.
Where do I find my NRDS ID?
What about SUPRA and any other systems where I use my NorthstarMLS ID?
Any other systems (such as SUPRA, Listingbook, Top Producer, etc.) where you use your NorthstarMLS ID will also switchover to using your NRDS ID. These systems all receive a regular data feed from NorthstarMLS that includes your NRDS ID.
I'm office staff. I’m an Affiliate member (some appraisers have this reduced level membership). Will I need a NRDS ID to log on to NorthstarMLS?
Yes. Although you may not realize it, you have a NRDS number even though you may not be a member of the National Association of REALTORS®. To find your NRDS ID, click the Roster tab on Matrix and search for your member record. Your NRDS ID is displayed on the second line below your current login ID. If a NRDS ID does not display, please contact your local Association. If you are office staff and support multiple agents, you will continue to support them as you do now. Log in with the agent's NRDS ID but your own password.
How will this affect any of “My Matrix - Saved Searches” that use Agent ID as a search field?
If you have an Agent ID as a search field in any of the saved searches you’ve created, when the NRDS ID change occurs, those saved searches will automatically replace the Agent ID with NRDS ID. No action required!
What if I have more than one NorthstarMLS account?
Some users have a legitimate business need for more than one NorthstarMLS login account. In those cases, you will continue to maintain those separate accounts with separate login IDs. One ID will be your current NRDS ID. The other(s) will be different 9-digit NRDS IDs that are created locally by your Association (and not passed on to the National Association). If this applies to you, your local Association will work with you to assign the multiple login IDs.
NRDS IDs are 9 digits. Any tips for making it easier to remember?
Your NRDS ID is one digit less than a phone number and the same length as your Social Security number. Because you will use it frequently to access NorthstarMLS, you will likely memorize it quicker than you think. Until then, here are some tips:
We understand you all have a lot on your plate and changing MLS ID numbers is at worst an inconvenience. However, we believe the long-term benefits of this change to you will make it well worthwhile. Thank you for your understanding. If you have any questions or concerns not addressed here, please contact the NorthstarMLS Help Desk (firstname.lastname@example.org or 651-251-5456) or your local REALTOR® Association.