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Metro MLS Office Closed Monday, May 29
The Metro MLS office is closed Monday, May 29 for Memorial Day. There is limited support available. Here is what you need to know.
Searching by Area in Flexmls Quick Launch
Flexmls lets you quickly and easily search an area in the Quick Launch bar. The Quick Launch bar is a convenient tool at the top of most Flexmls pages, allowing members to conduct searches without visiting the Quick Search screen.
Market Reports: April 2023
In the four-county Milwaukee metro area, active listings decreased 18.8% and sold listings dropped 25.6% compared to this time last year. The Months of Supply of Inventory experienced a 9.1% increase compared to last April.
Quiz: How Well Do You Know Monsoon?
This short quiz will test your knowledge on the Monsoon Tax System.
Create Reports Using Map Shapes Feature in RapidStats
You can now create map shapes in RapidStats Live to generate custom reports of particular areas. This highly-desirable feature allows you to draw a polygon of your desired location and select your map shapes instead of counties when running reports.
Steps to Avoid Dealing with a Fraudulent Client
Fraudulent real estate listings are rising throughout the country. We have had instances of this occurring in Wisconsin. These fraudulent listings disrupt transactions and harm your clients. With the spring market underway, we want to remind you of a few points so you don’t find yourself dealing with a fraudulent client.
One-Click Comparable Search in Flexmls
You can find comps faster with the one-click Comparable Search in the Flexmls Quick Launch bar. The results you receive from a one-click Comparable Search are a great starting point for a CMA or Subscription.
Benefits of Registering as a Team
Are you part of a real estate team? Metro MLS has the Teams program available to those who consider themselves a team. The Teams program allows real estate teams to work efficiently and effectively in Flexmls.
Combining Search Criteria in the Quick Launch Bar
The Quick Launch bar in Flexmls offers a plethora of benefits and allows you to do all your searching in one spot. You...
How to Make an Incomplete Listing Active
Are you struggling to activate your incomplete listings? Don’t worry, we’ve got you covered! In this blog post, we’ll guide you through the process of activating your listings in just a few simple steps. Follow our step-by-step guide to ensure your listings are complete and active on the MLS, and start attracting potential buyers today!
Help Icons and Indicators When Adding a Listing
This blog will describe the help icons and indicators displayed throughout the process of adding a listing to Flexmls.
Subscriptions: Opting-In & Opting-Out
After the work is done to set up clients on subscriptions, there’s one final step that is sometimes overlooked: the...
Market Reports: March 2023
In the four-county Milwaukee metro area, active listings decreased 11.7% and sold listings dropped 28.4% compared to this time last year. The Months of Supply of Inventory experienced a 23.3% increase compared to last March.
Guidelines for Advertising on Social Media
Marketing a property is an essential part of the buying and selling process. As an agent, you can advertise yourself, your business and the listings belonging to your brokerage. As an MLS member, you must advertise in a way that allows for transparency and enhances the spirit of cooperation.
Metro MLS Offering Scholarships to High School Seniors
Do you know a high school senior attending an accredited college or university following graduation? This year, we started a scholarship program with the listing sanction money we collect, giving scholarships to graduating high school seniors.
What Do You Consider a New Listing?
You or a client may have a different definition of what you consider important enough to be called a new listing....
Monitoring New Search Activity
There are several ways to view Search Results based on different filters and time frames to monitor new activity in a search. This blog explains each category of how the results are filtered.
Streamline Your Flexmls Search with Stats
Flexmls Stats is the perfect tool for real estate professionals looking to streamline their search experience and prioritize their most important data. With its intuitive interface and visual displays, you can quickly view statistical data for all listings in your search, regardless of status or price. This blog post explores the benefits of Flexmls Stats and shows you how it can improve your real estate search experience.
Utilizing Office Listing Reports
If you are wanting to search for listings by a specific member, office or company, there are two options to search by. This first way is by Quick Search. You can do this through or via the Flexmls Menu.
Private vs Public Listing Reports
Within Flexmls, you can generate a Public or Private version of the Listing Report. This blog explains how both version are meant to be used.
Market Reports: February 2023
In the four-county Milwaukee metropolitan area, active listings decreased 14.1% and sold listings dropped 23.9% compared to this time last year. The Months of Supply of Inventory experienced a 12.8% increase compared to last February.
How to Search for Condos in Flexmls
Is your client looking for a condominium? There are multiple ways to search for condominiums, also called condos, in Flexmls. The most popular way to search for a condo is to change the search template in Quick Search to Condominium.
How to View Listing History
There are several ways to see a property’s previous listings and changes. You can find Metro MLS and WiREX listings back to 1995 and earlier. This post describes each way to view listing activity.
How to Share Flexmls CMA Reports
go to Menu under Search and click CMA. Here you will see a list of previously completed CMAs to access and re-share. You will need to click Edit and on the Finish page you will have the options to View, Download, Save, and E-mail.
Flexmls To Add Street Suffix Field on 3/14/23
When adding a listing in Flexmls, you now will enter the street name and street suffix in separate fields. There is now a Street Name field and a Street Suffix field. The additional field will make data entry easier and eliminate listing errors.
Eight Key Functions Inside Contact Management
Explore 8 different features of Flexmls, specifically regarding the use of Contact Management in Flexmls.
How to Add a Profile Picture in Flexmls
Making sure the information in your Flexmls profile is updated is important. An updated headshot or logo in your profile will help strengthen your brand. Your branding appears on emails, custom reports and flyers.
What is the Flexmls Portal News Feed?
Have you or your clients ever wondered how listings end up in the Flexmls portal news feed? The simple answer is the news feed is based on subscriptions that are attached to searches. You can view and edit news feed settings for both the Classic Portal and Portal 2.0.
More Is More: Listing in Flexmls
When you need to add a new listing to the system, more is more. Only exact property matches are going to be shown as a result for buyers when searching. Taking time to include every detail about the property will give your listing the most exposure to buyers.
Market Reports: January 2023
In the four-county Milwaukee metropolitan area, active listings decreased 5.6% and sold listings dropped 30.6% compared to this time last year. The Months of Supply of Inventory experienced a 36% increase compared to last January.
Less Is More: Searching in Flexmls
When searching for listing in Flexmls, keep in mind that less is more when adding your criteria for the most results. Using fewer pieces of unique criteria will return broader results. Using many pieces of specific criteria can yield few results.
Deleting & Editing My Map Overlays
If you need to delete a map overlay or find the shape you drew needs improvement, this article is for you!
Increase Your Map Size for Better Searching
While in a Quick Search, you can increase your map size horizontally and/or vertically to maximize the space for mapping tools.
Self-Paced Online Classes Available for Members
Do you want to sharpen up your MLS knowledge and skills? Metro MLS has self-paced online classes for members to take at their convenience.
How to Manually Email Listings in Flexmls
Flexmls makes it easy to manually email one or multiple listings to your client. Whether you are on the Detail report of a single listing or selected numerous listings in your Quick Search results, click the Email button in the top-right corner.
Top 10 Violations of 2022
Metro MLS prides itself on offering accurate data to assist its members and effectively enhance fair housing for all individuals.
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.
How To Create Your Custom Map Overlay
Flexmls offers nine pre-configured MLS map overlays, find the Overlays on the map in the drop-down menu of any Quick Search. As a bonus, you can make your own, let’s get started!
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.
How to Set Up an Email Template
Are you tired of typing the same email message when creating a Subscription? Save yourself some time by setting up a...
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.
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.
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.
Market Reports: November 2022
Active listings decreased 19% and sold listings dropped 32.9% compared to this time last year. The Months of Supply of Inventory experienced a 20.7% increase compared to last November.
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.
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.
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.
Flexmls Portal Preferences Explained
The Portal Preferences page in Flexmls allows you to customize settings and preferences for client Portals. This blog highlights some of the main options available.
Sign Up for Personalized Learning Sessions
Do you have questions about Flexmls, Monsoon or Aligned Showings? Metro MLS is here to help. We will provide in-person one-on-one personalized learning sessions to assist with any questions you have.