How to Exclude Search Terms in Flexmls - METRO MLS Blog

Have you ever wanted to search in Flexmls but needed to exclude criteria? Then you’ll want to get familiar with the and/or/not filtering options.

Even though it’s more common to search based on what your client wants, at times it’s necessary to filter out what is NOT wanted. Some examples of features you might want to filter out are Type, Basements, Appliances Include and Style. Many fields in Flexmls can be easily excluded by selecting not instead of or, which is the default setting. This helps to fine-tune the results to best match your client’s needs.

How to Use the Not Filter

There are a variety of search categories that contain lists of fields that can be selected by checking off boxes. Clicking on the word or next to the box allows you to change it to not or and. Click not to exclude that particular item from the search. Now the results listed will only include listings that do not have the search terms you selected to exclude.

Screenshot of not included appliances OR

not included appliances NOT screenshot

Many search categories that include the and/or/not filter are not part of the default search template. Therefore, you will need to add them before filtering.