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Limited Services Available on Monday, May 30

The Metro MLS Data Integrity, Billing and WIREdata offices are closed on Monday, Feb. 21, for Presidents Day. Technical Support will be open with limited services due to other departments being closed.

Preferred Photographer Program Available for Members

Statistics show that using a professional photographer for marketing and listing properties increases the purchase price. Ultimately, using an approved photographer helps improve the listing experience for brokers, agents and clients.

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.

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 Is your client’s subscription out of date or no longer needed?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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How to Withdraw an Active Listing

How to Withdraw an Active Listing

Do you have a property in Active listing status that is no longer available for showings? If this is the case, you must move the listing to Withdrawn status. Follow these steps to withdraw your listing.

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What is WIREX?

What is WIREX?

WIREX stands for Wisconsin Real Estate Exchange and is a joint venture between Metro MLS and six other MLSs in Wisconsin. The Door County MLS and Northwoods MLS don’t participate in WIREX.

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Market Reports: January 2022

Market Reports: January 2022

Active listings decreased 16.9%, and sold listings went down 3.8% compared to this time last year. The Months of Supply of Inventory experienced a decrease, falling 13.7% compared to last January.

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Setting the Default Map in Flexmls

Setting the Default Map in Flexmls

Do you know you can set your default map area for searching in Flexmls? The Quick Search map will automatically default to a view of the Milwaukee area. If you prefer the map to default to a different area, you can easily change it.

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Finding Open Houses in Flexmls

Finding Open Houses in Flexmls

In just a few steps, you can quickly find open houses for listings that match your search criteria in Flexmls. To add the Open House filter, scroll down to the Additional Search Options section. You will see Open House Date as a field.

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How to Run a Hot Sheet in Flexmls

How to Run a Hot Sheet in Flexmls

Hot Sheets give you an easy and efficient way to see recent changes in a specific area, such as new listings and price changes, in Flexmls. You have access to two Hot Sheets – the 24-Hour Hot Sheet and the Custom Hot Sheet. The two options are similar but feature some distinct differences.

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Using Reverse Prospecting as a Buyer’s Agent

Using Reverse Prospecting as a Buyer’s Agent

Reverse prospecting is a tool to help listing agents find buyers’ agents whose clients might be interested in their listings. As a buyer’s agent, if you enable reverse prospecting, listing agents can reach out to you when the system thinks their listing is a good match for your buyer’s search.

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CEO Chris Carrillo named to Swanepoel Power 200

CEO Chris Carrillo named to Swanepoel Power 200

Swanepoel Power 200 ranked Metro MLS CEO Chris Carrillo as one of the most powerful and influential leaders in the real estate industry on Tuesday. Carrillo is No. 182 on the 2022 edition of the list, marking his fourth consecutive appearance on the annual report.

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Top 10 Violations of 2021

Top 10 Violations of 2021

It is a new year, and we have tallied up the violations for 2021. Last year, there were 9,023 sanctions. Here is a list of the top 10 sanctions for 2021. The top five sanctions are the same as last year’s top five.

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What is Reverse Prospecting in Flexmls?

What is Reverse Prospecting in Flexmls?

Do you want to generate more leads for your listing? Reverse prospecting matches a listing agent’s listing with a selling agent’s client. The goal is to connect the right property with the right buyer.

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Copying a Listing in Flexmls

Copying a Listing in Flexmls

Building a new listing from scratch can take time and sometimes is unnecessary. You can save valuable time with the Flexmls copy listing feature. The copy listing feature allows you to copy a listing and use most of the existing information without recreating a listing from step one.

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Market Reports: November 2021

Market Reports: November 2021

Active listings decreased 3.1% and sold listings went down 1.8% compared to this time last year. The Months of Supply of Inventory experienced a slight decrease, falling 1.3% compared to last November.

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Creating a View in WIREdata

Creating a View in WIREdata

Do you want to see more information on your results screen in Tax Information? You can view more data by creating a View. A View is the columns you see on the results screen in Tax Information, also known as WIREdata.

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Upload HEIC Photos from iPhone in Flexmls

Upload HEIC Photos from iPhone in Flexmls

Members can now upload High-Efficiency Image Format (HEIC) photos from their Apple devices to Flexmls. If you take listing photos with your iPhone, the change makes it easier and more efficient to upload photos to your listing.

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Creating Labels from the Monsoon Map

Creating Labels from the Monsoon Map

Do you want to send out cards, letters or mailings to potential clients in a specific area? You can use the Monsoon Tax System by Markt to search for properties in a specific area and then create address labels in just a few clicks.

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How to Expand All Fields for Quick Searches

How to Expand All Fields for Quick Searches

By default, Quick Search opens with the search fields collapsed for easy scanning. If you don’t prefer the collapsed fields, you can easily change that. Flexmls allows you to have all the search fields expanded in Quick Search.

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RapidStats Live Free Trial Extended

RapidStats Live Free Trial Extended

Brokers have expressed an overwhelming amount of interest in RapidStats Live. To ensure all brokers have received enough time to learn the product, Metro MLS has extended the free trial for RapidStats Live until Dec. 31. 

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Market Reports: October 2021

Market Reports: October 2021

Active listings are down 2.3% and sold listings are down 11.6% compared to this time last year. The Months of Supply of Inventory experienced an uptick, increasing 10.5% compared to last October.

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BeachesMLS Joins MLS Aligned

BeachesMLS Joins MLS Aligned

MLS Aligned, LLC, is proud to announce BeachesMLS is joining MLS Aligned as an owner and member. BeachesMLS serves approximately 41,000 real estate professionals in Southeast Florida.

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