THE METRO WORD

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.

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. 

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,

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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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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