What Do You Consider a New Listing? - METRO MLS Blog

You or a client may have a different definition of what you consider important enough to be called a new listing. Luckily, in Flexmls, you are able to alter the criteria, or events, that define a new listing to better optimize your searches.

These changes, or events, can be saved per search. This small adjustment can personalize your client’s Subscription emails with changes that are significant to them.

Changing New Listing Criteria

When starting a new search or viewing a Saved Search, click the Save button. At the bottom, expand the option for Additional Search Options.

Screenshot of Saving a Search with the selection of Additional Search Options outlined in blue.

Here you can choose which changes are important enough to define a listing as “New”. By default, listings that are New are brand new listings to the MLS and/or have had a recent Price Change or Status Change.

Screenshot of checkbox selections of different events for what could define a new listing.

You can change the time range for which listings are considered “New” depending on how often you monitor your search. Please note, this setting only affects your time frame when you are viewing search results. This does not affect Subscription email schedules.

Screenshot of drop-down option for what time range should be considered for new listings.

You may also want to monitor a search in your marketing area or neighborhood to gain insight into new activity going on.