For Your Information

FlexMLS Update Alert:

The flexmls updates that Metro MLS has been communicating to all members in the past month will be going ‘live’ early Tuesday morning, March 24th.  ** Please note: the system will be unavailable for a period of time on Monday evening after 7:00 PM to prepare for the update.**   

Listing Input and Maintenance  will be unavailable from March 23rd, 7:00 pm  to March 24th, 4:00 AM as a result of this system-wide update. Please be prepared for this event by taking care of printing needs and listing maintenance Monday afternoon.

The Delayed status feature is not quite ready. Watch for the Delayed status to be available within a few days following the Tuesday update.

Recent Flex Quick Tips:

FlexMLS Contact Management Update

The automatic emails have been updated with a fresh new look that will include your name (agent name) at the top, the name of the automatic email event, and a preview of the updated listings for that automatic email event.

Metro MLS Updates- Don't be surprised!

Familiarize yourself with recent updates and learn about some of the new features coming to Flex soon. 

Off MLS Practice

In response to the policy update last week, we have noticed an increase in the number of exclusions submitted to the MLS. The preferred method to input a property into MLS, where showings are not being held, is to withdraw the listing. Once the "Delayed" status is implemented, members should utilize this status. 

Delayed Listing

"Delayed" shall be defined to be those listings which meet the following criteria:

  a. Seller and Realtor desire no showings for a limited time period due to sellers preparing the property for future showings, and

  b. Seller has consented to a marketing plan from Realtor intended on generating interest in the property but not having property available for current showings.

Flex MLS Feature Highlights- Round 2!

Add documents to incomplete listings, rotate listing photos, add details to views, and detail descriptions added to export

January Market Reports

It's already evident that 2015 will be marked by talk of changing mortgage rates and regulations. Rates should stay low, but consumers and finance experts alike believe that we're at or near rate bottoms.

Safety Alert

Metro MLS has become aware of recent reports of individuals attempting to access properties by pretending to be the assistant of another agent.

Flex MLS Feature Highlights Coming Soon

New features in Flex include a log out button, photo and document size increases, quick launch bar, reverse prospecting from emails

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MLS Office

The Multiple Listing Service, Inc. is a partnership of area Realtor Associations serving over 6300 Realtors in Southeast Wisconsin and the Greater LaCrosse Area. The MLS acts as a full service clearinghouse to bring together buyers and sellers and provide Realtors, their clients and customers with real property information.

Detailed information about thousands of properties in our marketplaces form the core services of MLS. Along with superior training and technical support, MLS provides these information services to support Realtors® in meeting the needs of consumers.

If you are a consumer and looking for information and would like to find a Realtor member we encourage you to visit our website www.wihomes.com.  This site allows you to view information on over 30,000 properties and is updated twice daily.