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Market Reports: March 2024

In the four-county Milwaukee metro area, active listings increased 2.6%, and sold listings increased 0.9% compared to this time last year. The Months of Supply of Inventory increased 1.7% compared to last March.

Sending Feedback Requests in Aligned Showings

Need to gather feedback on a property? Aligned Showings offers a default set of questions you can send to the Buyers Agent via a message or you can create your own custom feedback form to send.

Unlimited Broadcast Option, Protected Buyer Report & More!

Based on member feedback, we have launched numerous product updates in Aligned Showings, including the ability to send unlimited mass messages via the Broadcast feature and a protected buyer report.

Showing Service Field Added in Flexmls

Showing Service Field Added in Flexmls

You’ll see the Showing Service field in the Main Fields section of Add Listing in Flexmls. You don’t have to make any changes, as the field will default to ShowingTime for now. The field is in anticipation of Aligned Showings replacing ShowingTime later this year.

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How Do I Rank in the MLS?

How Do I Rank in the MLS?

The Ranking Report in Flexmls may help you determine how you rank compared to others in the MLS. This blog explains how to run the Ranking Report in Flexmls.

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Market Reports: June 2023

Market Reports: June 2023

In the four-county Milwaukee metro area, active listings decreased 23.8% and sold listings dropped 22.6% compared to this time last year. The Months of Supply of Inventory experienced a 1.5% decrease compared to last June.

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How to Export Contacts from Flexmls

How to Export Contacts from Flexmls

To export contacts from Flexmls click on Menu, find Contacts, and go to Contact Management. Then in the top right-hand corner, select advanced then export contacts. This will export your contacts into a CSV file. Be sure to give it a meaningful name and save this file on your computer.

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Upcoming Events in the Metro Area

Upcoming Events in the Metro Area

Exciting events await you this summer. From vibrant festivals to thrilling outdoor events, there are activities that cater to all interests and ages. So grab your sunscreen, embrace the warm sunshine and immerse yourself in the endless possibilities that await you this summer in Wisconsin.

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A Guide to Milwaukee-Area Fireworks

A Guide to Milwaukee-Area Fireworks

Fireworks are a popular part of Wisconsin’s summertime culture, especially around the Fourth of July. Grab your blanket and get ready for a warm and eventful evening of fireworks. Here is a guide to fireworks shows in the five-county Milwaukee metro area.

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Summertime Showing Checklist

Summertime Showing Checklist

When out on the field, the safety of you and your potential buyers is of upmost importance. Here are a few recommendations to help you navigate summertime showing appointments in the Milwaukee metro area.

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Market Reports: May 2023

Market Reports: May 2023

In the four-county Milwaukee metro area, active listings decreased 24.4% and sold listings dropped 19.9% compared to this time last year. The Months of Supply of Inventory experienced a 5.6% decrease compared to last May.

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Geolocation: An Address for Success

Geolocation: An Address for Success

Are you listing a vacant land property? Make sure your listing is geocoded to ensure it is easy for members and potential buyers to locate the property. Do you know how to geocode a property address? It takes just a few steps and makes locating the property easier for potential buyers.

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Do You Read Blogs From NAR?

Do You Read Blogs From NAR?

The National Association of Realtors (NAR) blog is a great source of information for real estate topics, news, events, networking and education. Information from NAR’s blog can be anything from monthly mortgage rates and predictions, home esthetics trends, and most importantly key nuggets of information to help you on the job.

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Using Relevant Date Searching

Using Relevant Date Searching

When it comes to searching for properties on Flexmls, using the correct dates can make a big difference. By selecting the relevant status and date range, you can quickly and efficiently find the properties you need. Flexmls offers three different date options, each of which corresponds to a specific status. With the ability to choose a date range or a number of days back, you can tailor your search to your specific needs. Whether you’re a real estate agent or a home buyer, understanding how to use these features can help you get the most out of your searches in Flexmls.

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Searching by Area in Flexmls Quick Launch

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.

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Market Reports: April 2023

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.

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Steps to Avoid Dealing with a Fraudulent Client

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. 

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One-Click Comparable Search in Flexmls

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.

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Benefits of Registering as a Team

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.

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How to Make an Incomplete Listing Active

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!

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Market Reports: March 2023

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.

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Guidelines for Advertising on Social Media

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.

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Monitoring New Search Activity

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.

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Streamline Your Flexmls Search with Stats

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.

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Utilizing Office Listing Reports

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.

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Market Reports: February 2023

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.

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How to Search for Condos in Flexmls

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.

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How to View Listing History

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.

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How to Share Flexmls CMA Reports

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.

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How to Add a Profile Picture 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.

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What is the Flexmls Portal News Feed?

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.

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More Is More: Listing in Flexmls

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.

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Market Reports: January 2023

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.

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Less Is More: Searching in Flexmls

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.

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