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Top 10 Violations of 2022

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Searching with And/Or/Not in Flexmls

And. Or. Not. These three small words can make a big impact when searching in Flexmls. Adding and/or/not to your search terms (when available) will help you the obtain the most specific results possible.

Monsoon Printing Issue

Monsoon is having a printing issue. Clicking the print button will print superfluous pages. Use this temporary workaround until 2/7/2023.

Why Do My Emails Say Agent Only?

Why Do My Emails Say Agent Only?

Any time you choose to copy yourself on an email from Flexmls, your email address is recognized, and you will automatically receive the private version of listings. A banner at the top of each email copy acts as a reminder of this.

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Market Reports: December 2022

Market Reports: December 2022

In the four-county Milwaukee metropolitan area, active listings decreased 8.2% and sold listings dropped 34.3% compared to this time last year. The Months of Supply of Inventory experienced a 39.8% increase compared to last December.

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Editing & Deleting Map Shapes

Editing & Deleting Map Shapes

Have you ever made a sloppy shape or found that the shape you created is just not right for your Flexmls map searching needs? This article can help you! Let’s discuss how to edit map shapes and delete the ones that are no longer needed.

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The Three CMA Types in Flexmls

The Three CMA Types in Flexmls

CMA means Comparable Market Analysis. It is a report that you can create to either show the comparable properties to a listing or to find the recommended price of a property according to the comparable properties to that listing. There are three types in Flexmls. Full CMA, Quick CMA, or Statistical CMA.

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Full, Half and Total Bathrooms

Full, Half and Total Bathrooms

The Total Bathrooms field combines the number of Full Baths and Half Baths in a property. However, the Total Bathrooms field will only count 0.5 for Half Baths regardless of the number of them.

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Where is the Exclusions Report?

Where is the Exclusions Report?

Are you looking for the Exclusions Report? Metro MLS no longer publishes the exclusion report due to the National Association of Realtors’ Clear Cooperation policy. This change went into effect on March 1, 2020. 

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Member Listing Updates

Member Listing Updates

You can save an Agent Only Subscription within your Flexmls account to stay updated with listings automatically. This can be setup for recently sold listings in your neighborhood or office.

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Market Reports: October 2022

Market Reports: October 2022

In the four-county Milwaukee metropolitan area, active listings decreased 22.8% and sold listings dropped 29.9% compared to this time last year. The Months of Supply of Inventory experienced a 10.2% increase compared to last October.

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Add an Open House in Flexmls

Add an Open House in Flexmls

You can add open house information to your listing in Flexmls to gain additional exposure and interest to your property. Edit your listing to include the date, time and indicate if it will be an in-person or livestream event.

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How to Create a Subscription

How to Create a Subscription

Creating a Subscription will allow Flexmls to email new or updated listings that meet a Search’s criteria. The process is explained and points to the Subscriptions and Portals in Flexmls Online Class.

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Reporting a Tax Error in Monsoon

Reporting a Tax Error in Monsoon

When viewing the details of a listing in Flexmls, the Monsoon tax report can be accessed by clicking the Monsoon link located above the property address
View an individual Tax Key #/property address
Click Report a Tax Error at the top of the page, below the address (screenshot above)
Enter a detailed error description in the text box
Click Send Report

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Using the Polygon Shape in Flexmls

Using the Polygon Shape in Flexmls

The polygon is for freehand drawing for irregular boundary lines. Using the polygon shape will allow you to see the results that might not be possible by using the search template or filter options alone.

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The Opt-In Status Report

The Opt-In Status Report

Is your client not getting your subscription emails from Flexmls? Check the Opt-In Status Report. To find the Opt-In Status Report clicking on Menu, under Contacts. It will show which contacts are receiving listing updates via email from their subscriptions.

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Market Reports: September 2022

Market Reports: September 2022

In the four-county Milwaukee metropolitan area, active listings decreased 24% and sold listings dropped 19.1% compared to this time last year. The Months of Supply of Inventory experienced an 6% decrease compared to last September.

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Who is the Selling Agent?

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.

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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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