THE METRO WORD

Betsy Hanson Joins Markt as General Counsel

Betsy Hanson has joined Markt® as general counsel. Hanson comes to Markt with a strong MLS background, having highly successful stints at the Council of Multiple Listing Services (CMLS) and Cape Cod and Islands Association of Realtors (CCIAOR). She brings a critical eye to the legal challenges MLSs are facing.

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.

Metro MLS Unveils RapidStats Monthly Market Reports

Metro MLS is now offering a new and enhanced version of the monthly market reports to provide more accurate statistics to members. RapidStats will replace the 10K Market Indicator Reports as the provider for Metro MLS’s monthly market reports.

Market Reports: June 2021

Market Reports: June 2021

Metro MLS is now offering a new and enhanced version of the monthly market reports, with RapidStats serving as the new provider of these reports. The June RapidStats Monthly Market Reports gives members access to more accurate monthly data that better reflects the current market.

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What is Markt?

What is Markt?

Markt is our joint venture with ARMLS® (Arizona Regional Multiple Listing Service) that started in April 2018. It has allowed us to partner with another top MLS to serve our members better.

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Viewing and Sharing Monsoon Reports

Viewing and Sharing Monsoon Reports

Have you ever wanted to share property details with your clients on the information you found in the Monsoon Tax System by Markt? Monsoon makes it easy to customize and share reports in just a few clicks.

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Customizing the Monsoon Search Template

Customizing the Monsoon Search Template

Customizing your search template in the Monsoon Tax System by Markt allows you to obtain results based on specific criteria you can’t find in the default templates. A custom search template will allow you to save search fields you use most often, so you don’t have to add them each time you search.

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Finding Comps in the Monsoon Tax System

Finding Comps in the Monsoon Tax System

The Monsoon Tax System by Markt has a tool that makes it easy to find comparable properties. The comps tool is simple to use. You can generate comps with one click while also having the option to modify your search criteria.

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Market Reports: May 2021

Market Reports: May 2021

As the weather warms and the first day of summer rapidly approaches, the U.S. housing market shows little sign of cooling down. Robust buyer demand, fueled by low mortgage rates, continues to outpace supply, which remains near historic lows.

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Sign Up for The Metro Word Blog

You are missing out if you have not signed up for The Metro Word blog at MetroMLS.com. Signing up to receive our blog messages via email is a fast and convenient way to stay informed on all the latest news and information.

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The MLS Plays Valuable Role in Real Estate Industry

The MLS Plays Valuable Role in Real Estate Industry

The multiple listing service (MLS) plays an essential role in helping real estate brokers and agents provide clients with a quality experience that makes homeownership a reality. Metro MLS is Wisconsin’s largest MLS, serving more than 9,000 real estate professionals. It provides valuable resources and information that positively impact brokers, agents and consumers.

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BizTimes names Erika Zignego a Notable Executive Assistant

BizTimes names Erika Zignego a Notable Executive Assistant

BizTimes Milwaukee has recognized Metro MLS’s Erika Zignego as a Notable Executive Assistant. Zignego has worked as Metro MLS CEO Chris Carrillo’s executive assistant for five years. Besides assisting Carrillo, she is the vice president of accounting, oversees human resources and manages numerous Metro MLS programs.

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Can You Show a Delayed Listing?

Can You Show a Delayed Listing?

The Delayed listing status allows the seller additional time to prepare the home if it is not ready for showings. But when a property is in Delayed status, no showings of any kind are allowed until the property moves to Active status.

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Market Reports: April 2021

Market Reports: April 2021

April was another strong month for home sales. The busy spring market continues to see many multiple offer situations driving sales prices above the asking price. While housing affordability remains an area to watch as prices continue to rise, strong buyer demand and limited housing supply show no signs of easing soon.

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Can You Advertise a Delayed Listing?

Can You Advertise a Delayed Listing?

The Delayed listing status allows the seller to offer a sneak peek of its property to potential buyers before it hits Active status. It is a way for the seller to prepare the home for showings while the listing agent starts generating interest in the property.

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Market Reports: March 2021

Market Reports: March 2021

Normal spring increases in sales activity and relaxing COVID-19 policies created a bustling March real estate market. A busy and competitive buyer market is likely ahead with existing home sellers and new construction activity below necessary levels to bring the market back into balance.

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Market Reports: February 2021

Market Reports: February 2021

Mortgage interest rates ticked a bit higher in February but remained below their February 2020 levels. With rates still at historically low levels, home sales are unlikely to be significantly impacted, though higher rates impact affordability.

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Do You Know What the Monsoon Map Can Do?

Do You Know What the Monsoon Map Can Do?

If you haven’t been using the Monsoon Tax System’s map feature, you might be surprised by all it can do. Have you ever wondered what other information the map provides? Here is a guide on how to use the map tool in Monsoon.

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Register for the Teams Program in Flexmls

Register for the Teams Program in Flexmls

Metro MLS has made it easier for two or more licensed agents to work together at the same brokerage. For those who consider themselves to be a team, Metro MLS has the Teams program available. You also can sign up an assistant for Flexmls® access.

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Market Reports: January 2021

Market Reports: January 2021

January started well for the housing market, with healthy buyer demand and strong market fundamentals. A robust increase in housing starts in December points to an active year for new construction.

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Market Reports: December 2020

Market Reports: December 2020

December usually is one of the slowest months of the year for real estate. But strong buyer demand and near-record low-interest rates allowed for a healthy sales pace in December 2020.

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Active Listings Then and Now

Active Listings Then and Now

A four-bedroom colonial home located on Lake Drive in Whitefish Bay is on the market. Nearly 55 years ago, the same house also was for sale, as you can see from the 1966 punch card that is in the Metro MLS archives.

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Market Reports: November 2020

Market Reports: November 2020

November saw the Dow Jones Industrial Average top 30,000 for the first time, while mortgage rates reached new record lows. These records have encouraged buyers to move forward on purchases, which continued to remain strong overall for the month.

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Metro MLS Unveils Rebrand, New Website

Metro MLS Unveils Rebrand, New Website

Metro MLS unveiled a rebrand with a new logo, color scheme, and website. The comprehensive rebrand embodies Metro MLS’s five core values and will provide an even better overall experience for the more than 9,000 members it serves in Wisconsin and the surrounding area.

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