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Limited Services Available on Monday, May 30

The Metro MLS Data Integrity, Billing and WIREdata offices are closed on Monday, Feb. 21, for Presidents Day. Technical Support will be open with limited services due to other departments being closed.

Preferred Photographer Program Available for Members

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.

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.

View Status Categories in Flexmls Hot Sheets

View Status Categories in Flexmls Hot Sheets

Flexmls Hot Sheets provide you with an easy and efficient way to see the recent changes in a specific area. You have access to two Hot Sheets – the 24-Hour Hot Sheet and the Custom Hot Sheet. Both offer numerous benefits but feature a few distinct differences.

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Utilizing the Monsoon Drawing Tool

Utilizing the Monsoon Drawing Tool

The Monsoon Tax System by Markt is a modern resource that allows you to find tax records and comparable properties efficiently. One way to find these properties is by using the Map during your search. One Map feature you can use is the drawing tool, which allows you to search specific geographic areas. 

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Using the Radius Search in Flexmls

Using the Radius Search in Flexmls

Does your client want to live within a certain distance from work? The quickest and most effective way to search for properties within a certain distance is by using the radius search in Flexmls.

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Flexmls Mobile App Available to Members

Flexmls Mobile App Available to Members

Do you want to access the MLS while on the go? The Flexmls App for Real Estate Pros provides a fast, easy way for you to search listings and manage contacts from Flexmls. The app is available on your smartphone and tablets.

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Finding Golf Course Properties in Flexmls

Finding Golf Course Properties in Flexmls

The Ryder Cup is currently taking place at Whistling Straits, one of the United States’ top golf courses, in Sheboygan, Wisconsin. The tournament might be causing some homebuyers to have an interest in living on a golf course.

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How to Update Your Contact Information

How to Update Your Contact Information

If your contact information has changed, it is crucial to update it as soon as possible in Flexmls. Your contact information appears on reports, member searches and emails, so it’s important the information remains up to date at all times.

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How to Create a CMA in Flexmls

How to Create a CMA in Flexmls

Flexmls makes it easy to create a Comparative Market Analysis (CMA). A CMA estimates a home’s value based on recently sold data of similar properties in the immediate area. Here is a quick tutorial on how to create a Full CMA in Flexmls.

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How to Embed RapidStats Live Charts

How to Embed RapidStats Live Charts

RapidStats Live allows you to embed the custom-built charts you create in the My Charts feature on your website. After you create a chart in the My Charts feature, you will have the option to embed your chart on your website or download an image or PDF version of the chart. 

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Editing a Saved Flexmls Search

Editing a Saved Flexmls Search

It’s common for homebuyers to change their search parameters throughout the buying process. You can easily edit their saved search in Flexmls to match your client’s needs. But before you make any changes, here are a few nuances to keep in mind.

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Schedule a Report in RapidStats Live

Schedule a Report in RapidStats Live

RapidStats Live allows brokers to share reports they create via email. Brokers can email the reports immediately or set a delivery schedule for their reports. Scheduling reports allows you to receive an automatic email without having to send it each time manually.

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How to Customize Your Flexmls Dashboard

How to Customize Your Flexmls Dashboard

Did you know you can customize your Flexmls dashboard? You can modify your dashboard by selecting from a list of preassembled options or by creating your own. It is easy and convenient, allowing you to set your Flexmls dashboard to your desired preference.

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Check Out the RapidStats Live Online Course

Check Out the RapidStats Live Online Course

Metro MLS has a self-paced online course available to teach brokers about the features and benefits RapidStats Live offers and how it can help you in your daily business. RapidStats Live is an industry-leading interactive reporting and market analytics tool from Markt.

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RapidStats Live Now Available to Brokers

RapidStats Live Now Available to Brokers

Metro MLS is now offering RapidStats Live, an industry-leading interactive reporting and market analytics tool from Markt, to brokers for a 90-day free trial. RapidStats Live will assist you in your day-to-day business by giving you timely, accurate and comprehensive information.

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Market Reports: July 2021

Market Reports: July 2021

The sellers’ market continued in July, with the median sales price increasing while inventory levels and days on market decreased compared to last July. View the July 2021 Monthly Market Reports to see an in-depth look at the market.

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Betsy Hanson Joins Markt as General Counsel

Betsy Hanson Joins Markt as General Counsel

Betsy Hanson has joined Markt® as general counsel. Hanson comes to Markt with a strong MLS background, having highly successful stints at the Council of Multiple Listing Services (CMLS) and Cape Cod and Islands Association of Realtors (CCIAOR). She brings a critical eye to the legal challenges MLSs are facing.

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Market Reports: June 2021

Market Reports: June 2021

Metro MLS is now offering a new and enhanced version of the monthly market reports, with RapidStats serving as the new provider of these reports. The June RapidStats Monthly Market Reports gives members access to more accurate monthly data that better reflects the current market.

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What is Markt?

What is Markt?

Markt is our joint venture with ARMLS® (Arizona Regional Multiple Listing Service) that started in April 2018. It has allowed us to partner with another top MLS to serve our members better.

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Viewing and Sharing Monsoon Reports

Viewing and Sharing Monsoon Reports

Have you ever wanted to share property details with your clients on the information you found in the Monsoon Tax System by Markt? Monsoon makes it easy to customize and share reports in just a few clicks.

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Customizing the Monsoon Search Template

Customizing the Monsoon Search Template

Customizing your search template in the Monsoon Tax System by Markt allows you to obtain results based on specific criteria you can’t find in the default templates. A custom search template will allow you to save search fields you use most often, so you don’t have to add them each time you search.

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Finding Comps in the Monsoon Tax System

Finding Comps in the Monsoon Tax System

The Monsoon Tax System by Markt has a tool that makes it easy to find comparable properties. The comps tool is simple to use. You can generate comps with one click while also having the option to modify your search criteria.

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Market Reports: May 2021

Market Reports: May 2021

As the weather warms and the first day of summer rapidly approaches, the U.S. housing market shows little sign of cooling down. Robust buyer demand, fueled by low mortgage rates, continues to outpace supply, which remains near historic lows.

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Sign Up for The Metro Word Blog

Sign Up for The Metro Word Blog

You are missing out if you have not signed up for The Metro Word blog at MetroMLS.com. Signing up to receive our blog messages via email is a fast and convenient way to stay informed on all the latest news and information.

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The MLS Plays Valuable Role in Real Estate Industry

The MLS Plays Valuable Role in Real Estate Industry

The multiple listing service (MLS) plays an essential role in helping real estate brokers and agents provide clients with a quality experience that makes homeownership a reality. Metro MLS is Wisconsin’s largest MLS, serving more than 9,000 real estate professionals. It provides valuable resources and information that positively impact brokers, agents and consumers.

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BizTimes names Erika Zignego a Notable Executive Assistant

BizTimes names Erika Zignego a Notable Executive Assistant

BizTimes Milwaukee has recognized Metro MLS’s Erika Zignego as a Notable Executive Assistant. Zignego has worked as Metro MLS CEO Chris Carrillo’s executive assistant for five years. Besides assisting Carrillo, she is the vice president of accounting, oversees human resources and manages numerous Metro MLS programs.

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Market Reports: April 2021

Market Reports: April 2021

April was another strong month for home sales. The busy spring market continues to see many multiple offer situations driving sales prices above the asking price. While housing affordability remains an area to watch as prices continue to rise, strong buyer demand and limited housing supply show no signs of easing soon.

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Market Reports: March 2021

Market Reports: March 2021

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.

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