THE METRO WORD
The Delayed listing status allows the seller to offer a sneak peek of its property to potential buyers before it hits Active status. It is a way for the seller to prepare the home for showings while the listing agent starts generating interest in the property.
Flexmls has made it easier for users to add, edit and manage videos and virtual tours. Flexmls also no longer requires you to upload a branded and unbranded version of your videos or virtual tours.
realMLS has entered into an agreement with Markt for shared services to enhance its MLS offerings. realMLS joins Metro MLS and ARMLS in the Markt venture.
The Delayed listing status is in place to help sellers who need additional time preparing their home for showings. It is not considered a best practice or a tool for agents to use when selling a home.
Normal spring increases in sales activity and relaxing COVID-19 policies created a bustling March real estate market. A busy and competitive buyer market is likely ahead with existing home sellers and new construction activity below necessary levels to bring the market back into balance.
You can specify when the seller will review offers. But if you include this language in a listing, you must honor that information and not accept an offer before the specified date.
The Greater Milwaukee Association of REALTORS® continually educates and reminds its nearly 5,000 members and the public of the importance of upholding the Fair Housing Act’s principles.
Mortgage interest rates ticked a bit higher in February but remained below their February 2020 levels. With rates still at historically low levels, home sales are unlikely to be significantly impacted, though higher rates impact affordability.
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.
Flexmls® makes it easy to view past and present listings from a specific member or office in Quick Search. By searching for listings from a particular member or office in Quick Search, you can tailor your search to your desired listing preferences to net more precise results.
If you haven’t been using the Monsoon Tax System’s map feature, you might be surprised by all it can do. Have you ever wondered what other information the map provides? Here is a guide on how to use the map tool in Monsoon.
Metro MLS has made it easier for two or more licensed agents to work together at the same brokerage. For those who consider themselves to be a team, Metro MLS has the Teams program available. You also can sign up an assistant for Flexmls® access.
Dave Schmidt is extremely successful in the real estate industry even though he is just a one-person independent brokerage. He primarily assists clients in the Milwaukee metropolitan area, helping them through the home buying and selling experiences while also conducting business in the rental market.
January started well for the housing market, with healthy buyer demand and strong market fundamentals. A robust increase in housing starts in December points to an active year for new construction.
Metro MLS is reviewing its agreement with ShowingTime to ensure Zillow follows the obligations that are in place. We also are exploring the best options moving forward to make sure we are offering the best product to our members.
RISMedia has selected Metro MLS CEO Chris Carrillo as a 2021 Real Estate Newsmaker. The media outlet named Carrillo a “Crusader,” which is a leader who champions a better way for the industry.
Flexmls® has made it easier for you to change the property search template in Quick Search. You will now see “Change Search Template” below the property type in the top left corner of Quick Search.
It is a new year, and we have tallied up the violations from 2020. Below is a list of the top 10 violations of 2020 with the data consisting of violations that occurred from July to December 2020.
Metro MLS CEO Chris Carrillo, Shorewest REALTORS® President Joe Horning and ARMLS CEO Matthew Consalvo appeared on the 2021 Swanepoel Power 200 list of the most powerful leaders in the residential real estate industry.
December usually is one of the slowest months of the year for real estate. But strong buyer demand and near-record low-interest rates allowed for a healthy sales pace in December 2020.
Online bill pay is safe, secure and preferred. It also is the easiest way for brokers to pay their monthly MLS membership dues to Metro MLS. We have a step-by-step guide to teach brokers how to access the online bill pay system.
Another year has passed, and that means it is time for you to prepare your year-end reports. Metro MLS has resources available to help you access the year-end reports you need.
Metro MLS offers accurate and timely real estate data to its members. Correct data is vital and allows for fair housing for everyone involved in the home selling and buying experience.
A four-bedroom colonial home located on Lake Drive in Whitefish Bay is on the market. Nearly 55 years ago, the same house also was for sale, as you can see from the 1966 punch card that is in the Metro MLS archives.
How well do you know the houses from famous holiday movies? Test your holiday movie knowledge with our holiday movie house quiz.
November saw the Dow Jones Industrial Average top 30,000 for the first time, while mortgage rates reached new record lows. These records have encouraged buyers to move forward on purchases, which continued to remain strong overall for the month.
RESO members have re-elected Metro MLS CEO Chris Carrillo to its Board of Directors for a third consecutive term. Carrillo will serve on the RESO Board of Directors through 2022.
Metro MLS offers accurate and timely real estate data to its members. If you are trying to find statistical information on a particular market, you can easily access it at MetroMLS.com.
Robust changes are coming soon in the Monsoon Tax System. Metro MLS members will have the option to search all property types in Monsoon.
Did you make a mistake and catch it before we did? We offer our members the ability to self-report a violation to avoid a sanction.
Metro MLS unveiled a rebrand with a new logo, color scheme, and website. The comprehensive rebrand embodies Metro MLS’s five core values and will provide an even better overall experience for the more than 9,000 members it serves in Wisconsin and the surrounding area.
The Milwaukee section of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers has elected Metro MLS Chief Information Officer Chris Lambrou its vice-chair.
Tammy Maddente is a trailblazer in the Wisconsin real estate industry. She strives to make a difference through her position on the Metro MLS Board of Directors. Her board position has helped her spark change with diversity and inclusion in the industry.
We will walk you through how to access Flexmls®, the Class Schedule, our new blog section – The Metro Word, and our Video Library page.
Our old website will still be active for just a short time if you can’t find what you need.
October was busier than usual. Buyer activity remains higher than normal for this time of year, while in many segments...
Flexmls® released an improved media gallery on Wednesday where videos and virtual tours are displayed inline with photos in a single media gallery on the Photos tab.
Flexmls® is eliminating Full Search from its system and will only offer Quick Search starting Nov. 18. The transition to Quick Search has been in the works for many months, as Flexmls® no longer supports Full Search.
Strong buyer activity has continued into the fall, which typically is the start of the housing market's seasonal...
Flexmls® will eliminate Full Search from its system and only offer Quick Search starting Nov. 18. The transition from Full Search to Quick Search has been in the works for months, but Flexmls® did not have a specific date for when the change would occur until recently.
The housing and stock markets continue to be the leaders in the economy. In August, showings remained at strong levels while housing inventory remained limited, continuing the competitive bidding market we have seen in recent months.
Are you looking for an eventful way to spend a weekend night? Here are five well-regarded haunted houses in Wisconsin.
Did you know that once a property has an accepted offer, the listing agent must update the listing status in Flexmls® within 48 hours? The two options are “Active with Offer” or “Pending.”
Recently, Metro MLS has received requests to change the price of properties after the seller accepts an offer. To change the list price after a property has an accepted offer is unethical and could lead to the manipulation of historical data.
With summer winding down and the fall quickly approaching, everyone is looking for ways to stay active and enjoy the outdoors before the winter months.
Change is imminent. In November, Flexmls® will move exclusively to Quick Search and eliminate Full Search from its website.
Downtown Milwaukee is bustling and thriving. In recent years, Milwaukee has seen an influx of new restaurants, bars, shops, and a variety of attractions to revitalize Wisconsin’s largest city. It also has turned into one of the “hottest real estate markets in the United States.”
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