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Finding Open Houses in Flexmls
In just a few steps, you can quickly find open houses for listings that match your search criteria in Flexmls. To add the Open House filter, scroll down to the Additional Search Options section. You will see Open House Date as a field.
Running a Team’s Production Report in Flexmls
Do you want to see sales data for your entire Team? The Production Report allows you to run a report based on a specified time and property type for yourself or your Team.
How to Run a Hot Sheet in Flexmls
Hot Sheets give you an easy and efficient way to see recent changes in a specific area, such as new listings and price changes, in Flexmls. You have access to two Hot Sheets – the 24-Hour Hot Sheet and the Custom Hot Sheet. The two options are similar but feature some distinct differences.
How Long Can a Listing Be in Delayed Status?
The Delayed listing status is in place to give sellers additional time to prepare their homes for showings. A property can be in Delayed status for up to 21 days.
Using Reverse Prospecting as a Buyer’s Agent
Reverse prospecting is a tool to help listing agents find buyers’ agents whose clients might be interested in their listings. As a buyer’s agent, if you enable reverse prospecting, listing agents can reach out to you when the system thinks their listing is a good match for your buyer’s search.
Using Reverse Prospecting as a Listing Agent
Reverse prospecting allows a listing agent to market its listings to buyer’s agents. It provides an opportunity for the listing agent to connect the right property with the right buyer.
Market Reports: December 2021
Active listings decreased 13.5% and sold listings went up 2.4% compared to this time last year. The Months of Supply of Inventory experienced a decrease, falling 15.5% compared to last December.
CEO Chris Carrillo named to Swanepoel Power 200
Swanepoel Power 200 ranked Metro MLS CEO Chris Carrillo as one of the most powerful and influential leaders in the real estate industry on Tuesday. Carrillo is No. 182 on the 2022 edition of the list, marking his fourth consecutive appearance on the annual report.
Top 10 Violations of 2021
It is a new year, and we have tallied up the violations for 2021. Last year, there were 9,023 sanctions. Here is a list of the top 10 sanctions for 2021. The top five sanctions are the same as last year’s top five.
What is Reverse Prospecting in Flexmls?
Do you want to generate more leads for your listing? Reverse prospecting matches a listing agent’s listing with a selling agent’s client. The goal is to connect the right property with the right buyer.
Searching by Subdivision or Condo Name in Monsoon
Are you looking for parcel information on a particular subdivision or condominium complex? The Monsoon Tax System by Market makes it easy to find this information in the Tax search.
Copying a Listing in Flexmls
Building a new listing from scratch can take time and sometimes is unnecessary. You can save valuable time with the Flexmls copy listing feature. The copy listing feature allows you to copy a listing and use most of the existing information without recreating a listing from step one.
Market Reports: November 2021
Active listings decreased 3.1% and sold listings went down 1.8% compared to this time last year. The Months of Supply of Inventory experienced a slight decrease, falling 1.3% compared to last November.
Creating a View in WIREdata
Do you want to see more information on your results screen in Tax Information? You can view more data by creating a View. A View is the columns you see on the results screen in Tax Information, also known as WIREdata.
How to Run Four Popular Year-End Reports in Flexmls
The end of the year is almost here, so that means it’s nearly time for you to prepare your year-end reports. If you have questions about the year-end reports, Metro MLS has numerous resources available to help you.
Upload HEIC Photos from iPhone in Flexmls
Members can now upload High-Efficiency Image Format (HEIC) photos from their Apple devices to Flexmls. If you take listing photos with your iPhone, the change makes it easier and more efficient to upload photos to your listing.
Creating Labels from the Monsoon Map
Do you want to send out cards, letters or mailings to potential clients in a specific area? You can use the Monsoon Tax System by Markt to search for properties in a specific area and then create address labels in just a few clicks.
Flyers and Promotional Reports in Flexmls
Flexmls has flyers and promotional reports available for agents to use to promote properties. This tutorial will highlight the differences between the datasheets and when you should use each of them.
How to Expand All Fields for Quick Searches
By default, Quick Search opens with the search fields collapsed for easy scanning. If you don’t prefer the collapsed fields, you can easily change that. Flexmls allows you to have all the search fields expanded in Quick Search.
RapidStats Live Free Trial Extended
Brokers have expressed an overwhelming amount of interest in RapidStats Live. To ensure all brokers have received enough time to learn the product, Metro MLS has extended the free trial for RapidStats Live until Dec. 31.
Market Reports: October 2021
Active listings are down 2.3% and sold listings are down 11.6% compared to this time last year. The Months of Supply of Inventory experienced an uptick, increasing 10.5% compared to last October.
BeachesMLS Joins MLS Aligned
MLS Aligned, LLC, is proud to announce BeachesMLS is joining MLS Aligned as an owner and member. BeachesMLS serves approximately 41,000 real estate professionals in Southeast Florida.
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.
How to Reset Your Flexmls Password
Did you forget your Flexmls password? You can reset your password in a few steps. Here is a quick guide to resetting your password.
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.
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.
Disabling Prevent Cross-Site Tracking on Safari
Can you not access WIREdata while using Safari on an Apple product? If you are experiencing issues accessing any third-party websites, you will need to disable Prevent cross-site tracking.
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.
Market Reports: September 2021
Active listings are down 3.1% and sold listings are down 6.2% compared to this time last year. The Months of Supply of Inventory experienced an uptick, increasing 3.4% compared to last September.
Accessing RapidStats Live Agent Metrics Reports
In the Agent Metrics section of RapidStats Live, you will find various in-depth agent statistics, including selling activity and efficiency. These reports are easy to access and can serve as helpful tools for growing your business.
Can an Active Listing Move into Delayed Status?
Can an Active Listing Move into Delayed Status? No. If you entered the property as active and it should be delayed, withdraw it immediately and copy the listing and add it as a new listing with the Delayed status set.
Steps to Remember for Practicing Advertising Integrity
In a busy housing market, it’s important to remember the steps for practicing advertising integrity. Advertising integrity is important to remember, as it’s the law and MLS policy.
Closing a Listing with Non-Metro MLS Member as Selling Agent
If you need to close out a listing in Flexmls, but the selling agent is a non-Metro MLS member, you need to follow specific steps to close the listing correctly. You need to select Non-Metro MLS member and put the information in the private remarks section.
Finding ZIP Codes via Map Areas in Flexmls
Is your client looking for a house in a particular ZIP code? Flexmls allows you to use a ZIP code overlay to select your desired ZIP codes efficiently and see the boundaries of each ZIP code.
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.
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.
How to Brand to Your Created Charts in RapidStats Live
RapidStats Live allows you to brand your created charts in the My Charts section. There are numerous customizable options for your created charts, including the branding option. Remember, the My Charts are great marketing tools, and you can embed your created charts onto your website.
Market Reports: August 2021
Active listings are down 2.9% and sold listings are down 1.7% compared to this time last year. The Months of Supply of Inventory also saw a slight decrease, dropping 1.2% from last year.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Check Out the Monsoon Tax System Online Course
Are you using the Monsoon Tax System by Markt? If you aren’t, we highly encourage you to use it. Monsoon combines MLS data and tax and sales data from local municipal and county assessors into a modern, easy-to-use interface.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Metro MLS Unveils RapidStats Monthly Market Reports
Metro MLS is now offering a new and enhanced version of the monthly market reports to provide more accurate statistics to members. RapidStats will replace the 10K Market Indicator Reports as the provider for Metro MLS’s monthly market reports.
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.