THE METRO WORD
Do you want easier access to nearby listings for a specific address? You can now quickly perform a 1/4 mile radius search in the Quick Launch bar in Flexmls.
Statistics show that using quality photos for marketing and listing a property increases interest and leads to a higher sales price for a property. Metro MLS has rules to ensure members follow the same procedures when uploading photos into Flexmls.
Active listings decreased 21% and sold listings dropped 14.8% compared to this time last year. The Months of Supply of Inventory experienced a 7.2% decrease compared to last August.
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.
Support is available via phone (414-778-5400) and live support chat from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Metro MLS building is closed, including the billing and tax departments.
There are two ways to change the photo order for your listings in Flexmls. It’s easy to do and can help highlight the best photos of the property to make your listing stand out from the competition.
Adding documents to a listing is one of the most common steps when putting a listing into Flexmls. The listing contract, seller condition report and floor plans are a few of the most common documents uploaded.
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.
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.
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.
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,
Flexmls has made it easier to send your clients listings. You can now share listings via text message. The new feature is available in Quick Search via the new Share button and on the Change Listing page.
If you notice Flexmls not loading quickly or correctly, it might be best to clear your cache and cookies. Clearing them can significantly help improve the speed and performance of your browser.
There are times you might need to change listing information for an Active listing, such as the list price. You can edit a listing’s list price in just a few steps.
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.
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.
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.
Active listings decreased 10.8% and sold listings dropped 2.9% compared to this time last year. The Months of Supply...
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.
Flexmls Quick Search offers hundreds of fields to choose from, and sometimes what you’re looking for isn’t in the...
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.
You can use the radius search in tandem with another circle/shape or the fields on the property class template. Also, your client can exclude something from their search by using shapes and the “not within” function.
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.
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.
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.
The Quick Launch is a multi-purpose search bar located at the top of most screens in Flexmls. You can use it to access recent searches, search various areas of Flexmls, and create basic listing searches.
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.
Are you not seeing some of your listings in the My Listings section of Flexmls? My Listings allows you to view all the listings for which you are the listing agent. But initially, you will only see your Active and Pending listings.
Metro MLS allows members to report listings errors if they notice a mistake in Flexmls. After a member fills out the form, the listing agent and Metro MLS will receive a report.
Do you want to add an already saved Listing Collection to your client’s portal? You can work on behalf of a client in Flexmls to view, change or add searches and Listing Collections in their portal.
Are you interested in looking up the production of another Metro MLS member? A report on a member’s production can serve as valuable data, and Flexmls allows you to find this data through the Quick Search screen.
Excluded listings and Delayed listings are two different status types but are sometimes used interchangeably by members. What is the difference between the two statuses?
It might be hard to distinguish between a Listing Collection and a Saved Search in Flexmls. But it is important to know how the two vary so you can use them both efficiently and effectively.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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. All listing types appear in subscriptions besides Delayed listings.
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.
The delivery frequency for an automatic subscription is weekly, monthly, continuous or ASAP. In today’s market, continuous and ASAP are popular options. What is the difference between continuous and ASAP?
Do you have a client looking for a lakefront property? Besides searching for any available lakefront property, Flexmls allows you to search by a specific body of water.
Here’s a look at the February market reports for the four-county Milwaukee metropolitan area. Inventory remains low while the demand is high.
Marketing a property is an essential part of the process. You can advertise yourself, your business and listings that belong to your brokerage. But you cannot advertise in a way that goes against the spirit of cooperation.
Do you need to make a change to an active listing? If you need to make a price change or add additional photos, Flexmls makes it easy to edit a listing.
Metro MLS has a Buyer and Seller Toolkit available for members to use to educate their clients on the different steps and parties involved in the real estate transaction process.
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.
On March 8, you will see updated values for several existing fields in Flexmls. Metro MLS is making these changes to align our data fields with the RESO definitions and values.
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.
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.