You are now part of the largest multiple listing service in Florida, and the third largest in the nation. We are proud to help make the real estate market work for brokers, agents and consumers throughout Central and Southwest Florida and in Puerto Rico.


Color Tech Derby

You're Invited to the OMCAR Tech Derby Presented by Stellar MLS

Wear your best derby attire and join us at OMCAR Headquarters on January 24, 2020 for a meet and greet with the Stellar team, Q&A, product demonstrations and benefits, fun swag, refreshments and raffle prizes!

Choose a time and topic below to register:

(Note: Space is limited. Reserve your seat today!)

9:15 - 10:15 AM – Intro to Remine Registration Closed

10:30 – 11:30 AM – Intro to Homesnap Registration Closed

11:45 – 12:45 PM – Intro to Remine Registration Closed

1:15 – 2:15 PM – Intro to Homesnap


Required MLS Education

If you are transitioning from Ocala MLS to Stellar MLS as first-time customer you’ll need to complete all of your required MLS education within 60 days of having full access to the Stellar MLS system (Matrix) in order to keep your MLS account active.

To help make this transition convenient for our new OMCAR customers, Stellar will offer a condensed training class titled, "MLS EASY." Attending MLS EASY will satisfy all of your required MLS education, and will unlock full access to Matrix, including add/edit listing maintenance (agents: add/edit access must be approved by your broker).

Sign Up For MLS Easy

(Note: Stellar MLS required training can also be completed online through three separate courses, available here.)

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How to Sign Up for MLS Easy

Step 1: Click the sign up button above to go directly to the Stellar MLS class enrollment page.
(Alternately, sign in to your account through the Stellar MLS homepage, then select Class Sign Up from the menu on the right.)

Step 2: Sign in with your NRDS number and password

Step 3: On the Venue dropdown tab, select Ocala Marion County Association

Step 4: Find the class and time you wish, then click the Enroll button

Step 5: Review the information in the pop-up and click Enroll in Class 


Notable Upcoming Milestones

Transitioning to Stellar MLS is a big step, and we want to make sure we keep you up-to-date every step of the way!

January 2020

  • "Read/Search-Only" access to Matrix is available to OMCAR customers.
  • Stellar product suite is available to OMCAR customers.
  • Stellar events happening at OMCAR: Flex to Matrix Workshop; Remine Session; Stellar Tech Fair and Meet & Greet.

February 2020

  • Matrix is now fully live for OMCAR customers! Once you have completed your training, you will be able to add/edit in Matrix.
  • Your saved searches, contacts and listings have been imported into Matrix automatically.
  • Review your auto-emails currently setup in Flex. Setup these auto-emails in Matrix, and alert your clients to the newly branded client portal and link.
  • OMCAR Brokers: Review and set your agent authorization levels.
  • MLS required training class, "MLS EASY" offered weekly at OMCAR.

April 2020

  • Flex MLS is now sunset for OMCAR customers.
  • Visit Stellarmls.com to login to your new dashboard and Matrix system.
  • Stellar training classes are available to OMCAR customers.
  • If you have not yet completed your required MLS training, visit StellarMLS.com/learn to sign up today.

 


Helpful Links & Resources

  • Download the January Step-by-Step Guide HERE.
  • Review Stellar MLS Rules and Regulations compliance fine schedule HERE.
  • Learn which Realtor® Boards/Associations are part of Stellar MLS HERE.
  • Contact Stellar MLS Support HERE.
  • Explore IDX and listing distribution options HERE.

 


Products For Your Business Success

Products

OMCAR customers will have access to the Stellar MLS product suite in January 2020. Stay tuned!

When you join Stellar MLS, listings are just the beginning. Your subscription will give you access to a variety of real estate tools to help power and simplify your business, including tools that let you:

  • List, Search, Show Properties
  • Access Market & Listing Data
  • Manage Transactions
  • Connect with Customers
  • Enhance Your Listings
  • Search Tax & Public Records
  • And More!

 


Helpful Videos

Our staff works diligently to provide you with relevant resources that help make the most of your subscription tools. Browse our library of online tutorials for useful tips and more!

 


Frequently Asked Questions

General FAQs


Stellar MLS invoices subscribers once per year. As an OMCAR customer, you will be transitioned from monthly MLS invoicing to Stellar's annual billing cycle, which happens in *April/May each year. Stay tuned for more information about how to access your Stellar MLS invoice and make a payment later in 2020.

*Subscribers who have assistant accounts are invoiced separately from brokers and agents in Sept/October each year.

All new Stellar MLS customers are required to complete the following classes within 60 days of joining:

  1. MLS Basic
  2. Compliance 101
  3. Adding/Editing Listings

As an OMCAR customer, you will have the option of completing your required MLS training by attending MLS EASY, a condensed class being offered at OMCAR from Jan-Mar 2020. Stay tuned for details on how to sign up for this class.

Note: You will not be able to input and/or edit any listings in the MLS until your required training is completed.

Click here for rules and regulations.

Please contact the Stellar MLS Data Services Department at 800-686-7451 Option 4, click here for more info about IDX.

Click here to visit our document library.

Yes. You can download a copy of your user agreement through your Stellar Dashboard - click under your name to access a PDF. You may also click on the link below that applies to you for a copy of each document.

Log into Matrix. Find your name at the top of the homepage. Next to your name you will see English/Spanish buttons. Simply click the button of the language you prefer to change your view.

When Short Sale is selected under Special Sales Provision, the words “Short Sale” must also be added to the public remarks.

This would be commercial property. Under the Exterior Tab and Property Style field, there is an option for “Mixed Use.”

To share listings from Matrix with your customers, save your customer's search and setup an auto-email notification. Click here to watch a video tutorial!

When an email is sent to a customer, the customer is given a link to your portal site where they can view the listings from auto-emails you've setup. Setup your branded portal site inside of Matrix:

  • Click on the "My Matrix" tab at the top of your Matrix home page
  • Next click on "My Information"
  • And then click on "Portal Profile" to add your info

When entering a listing, under the Listing Distribution section of the Realtor tab, be sure to say “yes” for Internet Y/N/. Also make sure that the Realtor.com box is checked.

Broker FAQs


Click here to download tutorial of the Broker Authorization functions.

Syndication is the distribution of listings from the MLS system to websites (often called publishers) for the purpose of advertisement (i.e. listing display). Syndication typically starts when a listing broker agrees, whether through a direct opt-in method or through a syndication service, such as ListHub, to syndicate his or her listings.

According to the National Association of REALTORS® and the policy of Stellar MLS, the listing data that resides in the MLS system belongs to the listing broker. Therefore, any decision to syndicate is up to the listing broker

ListHub

Zillow Group

Homes.com

Realtor.com

Homesnap

Syndication Fields in Matrix allow for syndication control of individual listings. This option is located under the Realtor Tab in the IDX/Vow section. To opt-into ListHub, visit ListHub.com.

When you electronically sign your Stellar MLS user agreement, you have two options to choose from within the document regarding the management of your copyrighted material in listings. Brokers (known as Participants in the MLS) need to choose how they want copyright matters handled on their behalf. Each option is explained below:

Option 1 — Assignment of Copyright

Brokers who select the “assignment” option assign the rights of their firm’s listing data to Stellar MLS. Doing so gives Stellar MLS the authority to pursue infringement action against any entity on the broker’s behalf that uses their data without obtaining proper permission. Brokers who chose this option will have their data included in the quarterly Copyright submission report filed by Stellar MLS to the governing copyright office. Brokers will receive a license to use their data in any way they choose, but Stellar MLS is responsible for copyright matters related to their firm’s listing data.

Option 2 — License of Copyright

Brokers who select the “license” option are licensing their firm’s listing data to Stellar MLS, but do not permit Stellar MLS to pursue any action related to copyright infringements on their behalf. Choosing this option means the broker handles all copyright matters related to their firm’s listing data, and Stellar MLS will employ no efforts whatsoever to detect or hinder third parties that are not authorized by the firm to use the Participant’s contribution.

Review the Stellar Participant Agreement here.

As a participating broker with Stellar MLS you have complete control over which third party portals, if any, you choose to share your listings with. If you prefer to distribute your listings, we offer several direct syndication options and access to ListHub at no extra charge as part of your Stellar MLS subscription.

To review and/or change your distribution settings follow the steps below:

 Direct Syndication Options

  1. Login to your Stellar MLS dashboard.
  2. Go to the Publishers section in the sidebar and click where it says “Clareity Direct Connect.”
  3. From there you will be prompted to review and complete steps to distribute to Zillow Group and/or Homes.com.

Billing FAQs


Stellar MLS posts your invoice(s) directly to your customer portal. We do not send invoices through the postal service or via email. You will receive a notification via email once your invoice is posted and due. You can review your invoice and pay online through your Stellar MLS dashboard by clicking on the “View/Pay Bill” icon.

Your Stellar MLS subscription payment is due within 30 days of the date listed on your invoice.

Yes. Mail your payment stub and check to:

Stellar MLS
PO Box 740508
Atlanta, GA 30374-0508

Include your MLS ID number on the check