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How to View Sent Emails from Flexmls
Select My Sent E-Mails from the main Menu to easily view manual and subscription sent emails from Flexmls.
Market Reports: October 2022
In the four-county Milwaukee metropolitan area, active listings decreased 22.8% and sold listings dropped 29.9% compared to this time last year. The Months of Supply of Inventory experienced a 10.2% increase compared to last October.
Add an Open House in Flexmls
You can add open house information to your listing in Flexmls to gain additional exposure and interest to your property. Edit your listing to include the date, time and indicate if it will be an in-person or livestream event.
How to Create a Subscription
Creating a Subscription will allow Flexmls to email new or updated listings that meet a Search’s criteria. The process is explained and points to the Subscriptions and Portals in Flexmls Online Class.
Reporting a Tax Error in Monsoon
When viewing the details of a listing in Flexmls, the Monsoon tax report can be accessed by clicking the Monsoon link located above the property address
View an individual Tax Key #/property address
Click Report a Tax Error at the top of the page, below the address (screenshot above)
Enter a detailed error description in the text box
Click Send Report
Should I Create a Subscription, Portal or Both?
A Subscription and Portal are similar features, but different ways for your client to view listings. It’s up to you and your client which option(s) you choose!
Using the Polygon Shape in Flexmls
The polygon is for freehand drawing for irregular boundary lines. Using the polygon shape will allow you to see the results that might not be possible by using the search template or filter options alone.
Why Is My Expiration Date Showing on My Listing?
The Expiration Date will show on a listing report, but only if you are logged in as the Listing Agent. The Expiration Date does not show for anyone else.
Metro MLS Launches a Systems Status Page
Have you ever encountered a system issue and weren’t sure if the problem was on your side or within the program? You can now check our Status Page to see if the Metro MLS systems are up, down or in scheduled maintenance.
The Opt-In Status Report
Is your client not getting your subscription emails from Flexmls? Check the Opt-In Status Report. To find the Opt-In Status Report clicking on Menu, under Contacts. It will show which contacts are receiving listing updates via email from their subscriptions.
How to Search Multiple Property Types in Flexmls
While in a Quick Search, you can search by more than one Property Type at once. Choosing the Quick Search Template of 08 All Categories allows you to choose which Property Types to search by.
Market Reports: September 2022
In the four-county Milwaukee metropolitan area, active listings decreased 24% and sold listings dropped 19.1% compared to this time last year. The Months of Supply of Inventory experienced an 6% decrease compared to last September.
My Experience as a First-Time Homebuyer
Navigating the market as a first-time homebuyer was intimidating, with the low inventory and surging home prices over the last few years. Using a highly qualified and experienced Realtor eased the process.
Who is the Selling Agent?
The words “Selling Agent” has a different meaning in casual conversation than it does while being used in the MLS. This blog explains how both terms are used.
Online Live Support Now Available for Members
Are you in a rush and need an answer fast? A Technical Support Specialist can now assist you conveniently through our online Live Support feature.
Listing Banners in Flexmls
Listing Banners aka flags, will show for 72-hours after common listing changes. These listing banners can help a listing stand out from the others.
Flexmls Updates Add a Field and Map Tools in Quick Search
Flexmls changed the look of the Add a Field search field and the location of the map tools in Quick Search to provide a streamlined and easier-to-view look. The functionality remains the same for both features.
New 1/4 Mile Radius Search Option in Quick Launch
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.
Rules & Tips to Remember When Uploading Photos 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.
Market Reports: August 2022
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.
How to Exclude Search Terms in Flexmls
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.
Changing Photo Order When Adding a Listing
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.
Tips on Adding Documents to a Listing in Flexmls
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.
How to Add Photos to your Live Listing in Flexmls
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.
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,
How to Share Listings via Text Message in Flexmls
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.
How to Clear Cache and Cookies on a Web Browser
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.
How to Change Your Active Listing’s List Price in Flexmls
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.
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.
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.
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.
Market Reports: May 2022
Active listings decreased 10.8% and sold listings dropped 2.9% compared to this time last year. The Months of Supply...
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.
Adding a Field to a Flexmls Search
Flexmls Quick Search offers hundreds of fields to choose from, and sometimes what you’re looking for isn’t in the...
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.
Perfecting Your Radius Search: Excluding Listings
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.
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.
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.
Use the Quick Launch Bar for Fast Searches
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.
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.
Why Are Listings Missing from My Listings Section?
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.
Error Report for Your Listing in Flexmls
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.
Adding a Listing Collection to Client’s Portal
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.
How to View Metro MLS Membership Production in Flexmls
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 vs. Delayed Listings
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?
Listing Collection vs. Saved Search in Flexmls
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.
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.