GACAR Members Have Read-Only Access
to Stellar MLS Starting Tues. Sept. 7, 2021!

How To Log In for Read-Only Access

Navigate to www.stellarmls.com, then enter your NRDS ID number as your Member ID. On the first login, use the temporary password in your email from Stellar MLS, and you will be immediately prompted to change your password.

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Find Your NRDS ID Number

You'll need a NRDS ID number (issued by the National Association of Realtors®) to log in to the Stellar MLS system. If you don't have your NRDS ID number, click the button below to look it up.

Find Your NRDS ID

EULA Information

Review a sample of the EULA agreement you will need to electronically sign when you first log in to Stellar MLS.

Subscriber EULA (For Agents)

Participant EULA (For Brokers)

Checklists and Matrix Guide

Stellar has prepared some helpful checklists for our new GACAR customers.

Checklist for All Customers

Checklist for Brokers

Matrix Guide

Activating Your Auto Emails in Matrix

Watch this tutorial for instructions on how to activate and add your contacts to the auto emails that were imported to Matrix from Paragon.

 

Stellar MLS Training Information

A key part of your Stellar MLS transition is completing your required training. In addition to that, we are offering extra classes to help you get started on the right path with confidence. All new Stellar MLS customers must complete MLS Basic and MLS Compliance required classes within 60 days of joining. In-person and virtual training options are available; review your options below.

Stellar MLS Required Training

GACAR - MLS Basic
(Delivered Live Stream - 3 Hrs.)

This required class teaches every new Stellar MLS customer the basics of how to use the Stellar MLS system (Matrix) to power their real estate business. Topics include navigating the system, setting up a property search, direct and auto emails, managing contacts, and personalizing the Matrix system.

Sign up for one of the special GACAR-specific MLS Basic classes below.

Mon. 9/20/21 9:00AM-12:00PM

Wed. 9/22/21 6:00PM-9:00PM

Mon. 9/27/21 9:00AM-12:00PM

Stay tuned for more dates in October!

GACAR - MLS Listing Compliance
(Delivered Live Stream - 2.5 Hrs)

A key purpose of the MLS is to provide real estate brokerages a mechanism to compensate each other for bringing buyers to each other’s listings. In order for this to work, it is critical that we share accurate data, and additionally, enter listings in a way to maintain the cooperative nature of the MLS. This required class for new customers reviews the Stellar MLS comprehensive Rules & Regulations to ensure that all users have access to the best data possible.

Sign up for one of the special GACAR-specific MLS Listing Compliance classes below.

Mon. 9/20/21 1:00PM-3:30PM

Mon. 9/27/21 1:00PM-3:30PM

Wed. 9/29/21 6:00PM-8:30PM

Stay tuned for more dates in October!

Stellar MLS In-Person Required Training Classes

Sign up for in-person classes by logging into your Stellar Dashboard and clicking on "Class Sign Up." Once you are in the education portal, use the search bar on the right to search for "GACAR" so that only GACAR classes are listed. Then, click on "Enroll" to register for classes you are interested in.

*Note: Limited spaces are available for in-person classes! Sign up today to secure your seat. 

Stellar Dashboard

 

How To Sign Up For Classes in Your Stellar MLS Portal

Important Information About Your Add/Edit Listing Access
To gain add/edit listing access to the Stellar MLS system (Matrix) on or after October 6, you will need to complete your required MLS training and obtain broker approval (as applicable).
Brokers, you will need to set Access Levels for Matrix for agents and staff. For further instructions on this, download our Access Levels Guide for Brokers.
Agents, please note, add/edit listing access will not be available for you on October 6 if your required training is not complete and your broker has not authorized your access.

Although we recommend taking one of the above GACAR-specific required classes, you can also take self-paced versions of your required classes online* here. 


Upcoming Stellar MLS Special Workshops

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Paragon to Matrix Workshop

In this then-and-now session, you will learn about the similarities and differences between Paragon and Matrix. We’ll showcase screenshots from your current Paragon MLS system and discuss where the similar functionality is in Matrix. We know it can be scary when someone moves your cheese, so we will help you find it if you attend this session!

Beginning in October, the Paragon to Matrix workshops will be available to attend in person in a hands-on style setting. Virtual options are available now.

Sign Up Today!


Event Recordings

IN CASE YOU MISSED IT:

Watch It's Almost Stellar Time!

Recorded: Tuesday, August 10

During this special event, your Stellar team covered what’s ahead for your read-only Stellar MLS access, who needs to take required MLS training, and when it will become available for you.

IN CASE YOU MISSED IT:

Watch the Stellar Meet-and-Greet!

Recorded: Tuesday, June 22

Stellar MLS and GACAR had our first virtual meet-and-greet event on Tuesday, June 22. We introduced some of our team members and answered some of your most burning questions! If you were unable to attend, no worries! You can watch our recording of the event here.

Gacar StellarWelcome to Stellar MLS!

Working together to ensure a smooth and successful MLS transition for our GACAR customers.

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A Message From Our CEO

“We could not be happier to welcome GACAR as our 16th Shareholder. Their philosophy of “member first” fits perfectly with our core values, and we are very honored that they have chosen to join Stellar MLS as we continue to innovate for and serve our MLS customers.”

Merri Jo Cowen
CEO
Stellar MLS

Transition Milestones

Keeping you up-to-date every step of the way.

September 2021

  • "Read/Search-Only" access to Matrix will be available to GACAR customers.
  • Stellar product suite will be available to GACAR customers.
  • Required Training options will become available.

October 2021

  • Matrix will be fully live for GACAR customers! Once you have completed your training, you will be able to add/edit in Matrix (with Broker authorization).

November 2021

  • Paragon will sunset for GACAR customers.
  • Stellar MLS elective training classes will be available to GACAR customers.

Preview Your Stellar Product Suite

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GACAR customers will have full access to the Stellar MLS product suite in September 2021!

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!

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PRODUCT SPOTLIGHT

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Remine is one of the most robust platforms for search, display, public records, and client interaction. As a Stellar customer, you will have full access to Remine, including all its pro features!

Learn More

PRODUCT SPOTLIGHT

Cloud CMA

Cloud CMA is an easy way to create amazing reports that help you write more offers and win more listings. Cloud CMA is fully integrated into Matrix.

Learn More

PRODUCT SPOTLIGHT

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Made specifically for busy real estate professionals, TransactionDesk seamlessly integrates with Matrix, allowing you to conduct paperless transactions from the beginning of the listing process all the way to the closing table.

Learn More

Frequently Asked Questions

Transition

Stellarmls.com/gacar (the page you are currently viewing).

When your Stellar MLS account is activated you will access Matrix through Stellarmls.com.

  1. Enter your NRDS ID* for your username and Password1 for your password.
  2. You will be prompted to sign the End User License Agreement.
  3. You will be prompted to set-up security questions.
  4. You will be prompted to set-up your new password.

*If you need to look up your NRDS number click here.

 

 

September 7: GACAR members will have access to Stellar MLS in read-only mode. Listings entered and changes made to listings in Paragon will flow over to Stellar.

October 5: Paragon becomes read-only. Important note: Paragon will no longer be updated and the information will quickly become outdated.

November 1: Paragon goes away.

*All dates are tentative and subject to change.

Activate Your Auto Emails in Matrix

To ensure your customers continue to receive auto emails from you about new listings complete the following steps:

1. Disable your auto emails in Paragon (download instructions here). It’s important that you disable your auto emails in Paragon first and then activate in Matrix, otherwise your customers will receive duplicate auto emails from Paragon AND Matrix.

2. Connect your auto emails in Matrix. Click here to watch a short video tutorial on how to activate and add contacts to your auto emails that were imported into Matrix from Paragon.

3. Be sure to complete these disable/enable actions within Paragon and Matrix for auto emails you want to continue sending by October 4. After this date, listing data in Paragon will not be updated.

All your current Saved Searches on Paragon will be automatically transferred to Matrix except Saved Quick Searches (created from the homepage on Paragon), HotSheet Search, and Saved as Favorites searches.

After the transition to Stellar MLS is complete, you will no longer use Paragon. The complete transition to Stellar’s MLS system is planned for October 2021.

September 7: GACAR members will have access to Stellar MLS in read-only mode. Listings entered and changes made to listings in Paragon will flow over to Stellar.

October 5: Paragon becomes read-only. Important note: Paragon will no longer be updated and the information will quickly become outdated.

November 1: Paragon goes away.

Please contact Stellar MLS for:

  • Questions and support on MLS products
  • Help with accessing products and services
  • MLS Education
  • Support for MLS Rules and Regulations
  • Questions about MLS listings

Please contact GACAR for:

  • Membership updates or questions
  • REALTOR® Education
  • Code of Ethics
  • Grievances and Professional Standards
  • License or Continuing Education questions
  • Lockbox

GACAR Staff is cross trained and will attempt to help. Danny Maldonado (danny@gacar.com) is the MLS/Technology Coordinator on Staff.

Stellar Hours of Operation

Monday-Friday: 8am-6:30pm

Saturday: 8:00am-6:00pm

Sunday: Closed

Closed on Company Sponsored Holidays

Phone: (407) 960-5300 (local) (800)-686-7451 (Toll-Free)

Email: support@stellarmls.com

Live Chat: www.stellarmls.com Matrix Hours of Operation

Customer Service

Please contact Stellar MLS for:

  • Questions and support on MLS products
  • Help with accessing products and services
  • MLS Education
  • Support for MLS Rules and Regulations
  • Questions about MLS listings

Please contact GACAR for:

  • Membership updates or questions
  • REALTOR® Education
  • Code of Ethics
  • Grievances and Professional Standards
  • License or Continuing Education questions
  • Lockbox

GACAR Staff is cross trained and will attempt to help. Danny Maldonado (danny@gacar.com) is the MLS/Technology Coordinator on Staff.

Stellar Hours of Operation

Monday-Friday: 8am-6:30pm

Saturday: 8:00am-6:00pm

Sunday: Closed

Closed on Company Sponsored Holidays

Phone: (407) 960-5300 (local) (800)-686-7451 (Toll-Free)

Email: support@stellarmls.com

Live Chat: www.stellarmls.com Matrix Hours of Operation

Training

Yes. Except for those members who already participate and have completed education requirements with Stellar MLS. Everyone will be required to complete Basic training on the Matrix platform as well as MLS Listing Compliance. There will be multiple training opportunities and methods to fit your schedule, comfort level and learning  preference.

Required MLS Training will be offered starting September 2021.

Stellar MLS has specific training courses for all new members. Those classes are MLS Basic (3 hours) and MLS Listing Compliance (2.5 hours).

Initially, all GACAR members will be provided credentials to Stellar MLS. However, if you don’t complete the required training, your MLS account will be suspended until your education requirements have been met.

Products & Services

No. Stellar MLS has all of the tools that are currently included in your MLS fees and more!

Yes, click here for more information about the Stellar suite of products.

There are currently 15 other local associations that are shareholders. You can view a map of our coverage area here.

Our reciprocal agreements that allow listing input with Lake City and Dixie-Gilchrist-Levy will remain in effect.

The Association staff has the ability to post on the Matrix news bulletin.

No. Supra keys and lockboxes are still a service of GACAR (not the MLS).

Please note Stellar MLS access does not equate to Supra access. GACAR members will still need to get their key “cooperated” with other associations and vice versa.

Yes, Commercial Sale, Commercial Lease, Business Opportunity are available in Matrix.

Also, there is a separate membership for the commercial platform that is available. Click here for more information.

You can login at Stellarmls.com.

Membership and Fees

No. Dues billing for the current cycle have already been sent out to our members. After the GACAR transition to Stellar MLS, new members will apply with the applicable fees at the time the application is made.

GACAR members as of Nov 1 will not be billed for Stellar MLS fees until April 1, 2022 for the year June 2022- May 2023. These fees are yet to be determined.

Yes. GACAR has appointed a director to the Stellar MLS BOD and MAC and Finance Committee.

Rules and Regulations

Yes, GACAR customers will follow the Stellar MLS Rules and Regulations.

Yes. As a member in Stellar MLS, all offers of compensation are extended to all participants and subscribers of Stellar MLS.

For Brokers

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.

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.

The choice to distribute listings is 100% up to the broker. For brokers who want to publish their listings on third party websites, there are several direct distribution options offered through your Stellar MLS subscription at no additional cost. We also partner with ListHub as a distribution option.

Direct Opt-in On Your Stellar MLS Dashboard

Brokers can opt-in to listing distribution with Homes.com directly from their Stellar MLS Dashboard.

Listing Distribution Per Listing in Matrix

Within Matrix during listing input, there are choices for distribution of your listing to MLS-owned consumer website (PuertoRicoRealtorsMLS.com), Realtor.com, Homes.com, and Homesnap. This option provides the flexibility for you to accommodate the owner’s request to choose exactly where they want the listing displayed.

Note: Opting into these distribution options within Matrix at the listing level are available only if the broker of an office has permitted distribution.

Listing Distribution with ListHub

You can setup a ListHub account for free (with options to purchase reports). Visit https://www.listhub.com/broker-overview.html to log into your account or to learn more about ListHub.

Visit our Data Delivery page for a full overview of your Stellar IDX options.

Free Frameable IDX Configuration Generated from Matrix

CoreLogic®, the vendor who provides Matrix for Stellar MLS customers, has developed a free, frameable IDX configuration for agents* and brokers to use in their IDX implementation. This free, basic IDX option is available to brokers and agents from inside of Matrix under the “My Matrix” tab. Many customers find that they do not need an IDX vendor to implement this basic option on their websites. We’ve created a guide for customers who are interested in this option.

*Agents do not need permission from their brokers to implement this option on their websites.

VIEW: the Matrix IDX Guide

MLS Grid is the new platform we use for distributing and handling IDX requests.

Click here for more information about MLS Grid.

For questions about IDX, MLS Grid and other Stellar MLS’s data delivery options please visit our Data Delivery page or contact us at 407-960-5300 option 4 or by email at datadelivery@stellarmls.com .