THE METRO WORD

My Experience as a First-Time Homebuyer

Navigating the market as a first-time homebuyer was intimidating, with the low inventory and surging home prices over the last few years. Using a highly qualified and experienced Realtor eased the process.

Who is the Selling Agent?

The words “Selling Agent” has a different meaning in casual conversation than it does while being used in the MLS. This blog explains how both terms are used.

Online Live Support Now Available for Members

Are you in a rush and need an answer fast? A Technical Support Specialist can now assist you conveniently through our online Live Support feature.

How to Exclude Search Terms in Flexmls

How to Exclude Search Terms in Flexmls

Even though it’s more common to search based on what your client does want, 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.

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How to Add Photos to your Live Listing in Flexmls

How to Add Photos to your Live Listing in Flexmls

After you have added the general listing information, photos and media is usually the last steps. If you added your listing and it now has an assigned MLS ID number but forget to add photos or media; let’s review how to successfully add photos or other media to your live listing in Flexmls.

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Market Reports: July 2022

Market Reports: July 2022

Active listings decreased 14.4% and sold listings dropped 18.6% compared to this time last year. The Months of Supply of Inventory experienced a 5.2% increase compared to last July.

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Metro MLS Offers the Assistant Program

Metro MLS Offers the Assistant Program

Do you have an administrative employee, personal assistant or secretary that needs access to Flexmls? Metro MLS has the Assistant Program available to allow such personnel access to the MLS so they can perform duties for brokers and agents. 

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Map Overlays in Flexmls

Map Overlays in Flexmls

Flexmls provides nine different Overlays that can be applied to your Map in a Search. The Map Overlays can be beneficial to visualize flood zones, County boundary lines and more. All nine Map Overlays available are reviewed,

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Market Reports: June 2022

Market Reports: June 2022

Active listings decreased 12.2% and sold listings dropped 13.7% compared to this time last year. The Months of Supply of Inventory experienced a 1.7% increase compared to last June.

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What is DOM and CDOM?

What is DOM and CDOM?

Have you noticed the phrases Days on Market or Cumulative Days on Market in Flexmls? Do you know the difference and how each are calculated?
Below are definitions for Days on Market and Cumulative Days on Market.

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Searching Using Public Remarks in Flexmls

Searching Using Public Remarks in Flexmls

Flexmls allows members to search the Public Remarks for specific keywords. It is a convenient way to search for criteria that Flexmls doesn’t list in the search fields. It can also help expand your results when searching for a property detail that isn’t a required field when adding a listing.

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Flexmls Improving the Documents Screen

Flexmls Improving the Documents Screen

Flexmls is refreshing multiple pages as a way to improve the user experience. Today, Flexmls updated the Add Subscription screen. The page’s information and functionality are the same. On June 14, Flexmls will release an updated Documents screen.

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Perfecting Your Radius Search: Intersecting Shapes

Perfecting Your Radius Search: Intersecting Shapes

Did you know you can use two overlapping circles to find the intersection? You can use the radius search in tandem with another circle or other shape. For this search, I’m using two circles (or a radii). Finding the intersection of a shape may be useful when you have clients with different ideas on the perfect property location.

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How to Exclude Contingent Listings in Flexmls

How to Exclude Contingent Listings in Flexmls

It can be difficult to find listings that are not “Active with Offer” in today’s low-inventory market. But Flexmls® makes it easy to exclude those contingent listings from your search, so you only view the active listings in Quick Search.

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Search By Radius in the Flexmls Quick Launch

Search By Radius in the Flexmls Quick Launch

The Quick Launch is a multi-purpose search bar located at the top of most screens in Flexmls. Did you know you can use the Quick Launch bar to do a radius search? This option allows you to view results in your desired area quickly.

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Market Reports: April 2022

Market Reports: April 2022

Active listings decreased 10.7% and sold listings dropped 14% compared to this time last year. The Months of Supply of Inventory experienced a decrease, falling 12.5% compared to last April.

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Accessing the Listing Activity Report in Flexmls

Accessing the Listing Activity Report in Flexmls

Flexmls makes it easy for you to view and share the activity on your listing via the Listing Activity report. The Listing Activity report includes information on the number of people who viewed your listing, how people accessed your listing and other properties people viewed that are similar to yours.

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Market Reports: March 2022

Market Reports: March 2022

Active listings decreased 12% and sold listings dropped 4.1% compared to this time last year. The Months of Supply of Inventory experienced a decrease, falling 8.2% compared to last March.

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How to Delete a Subscription in Flexmls

How to Delete a Subscription in Flexmls

A Flexmls subscription sends an automatic email to your clients when a member adds a listing or edits an existing listing that meets your client’s search criteria. Is your client’s subscription out of date or no longer needed? Flexmls makes it easy to delete a subscription.

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How to Edit a Subscription in Flexmls

How to Edit a Subscription in Flexmls

It’s not uncommon for potential homebuyers to change their search criteria during the process. Flexmls allows you to update saved subscriptions, including information like the search parameters and delivery schedule.

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Flexmls Fields Defined: Oven, Range, Cooktop

Flexmls Fields Defined: Oven, Range, Cooktop

Recently, Flexmls split the Oven/Range field into three separate fields – Oven, Range, Cooktop – in the single-family and condominium property types. We changed the fields to align with the RESO definitions and values.

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Reporting a Listing Error in Flexmls

Reporting a Listing Error in Flexmls

Metro MLS prides itself on offering accurate real estate data. We review each listing to ensure the data is correct. We also allow members to report errors if they notice a mistake in Flexmls.

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Who Do I Contact?

Who Do I Contact?

Metro MLS has a Contact Us page available with our department phone numbers and email addresses. If you have questions on IDX feeds, membership training or lockboxes, you can find the direct phone numbers for someone who can best assist you on this page.

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