On January 31st, the current Export tab found on the Add/Change screens in FlexMLS will be relabeled as the Distribution tab. These changes only affect labels and will not impact functionality. Why change? Well, the terminology change might help clarify the connection between MLS, office, and Member listing distribution options. When agents say (especially in rants) about “MLS sending our listings to Zillow”, guess what, we’re only distributing them where YOU tell us to on each listing. All brokers first have the power to determine the distribution partners their agents will have access to (instructions with pics below!) – and then we can allow agents to further limit the distribution of a specific seller’s property. And, Flex added some cool new features when making this change too
Member Distribution Options
At the member level, the Add/Change screens will relabel the Export tab as the Distribution Tab. When adding or editing a listing, the final tab will be labeled Distribution. If your MLS has additional distribution options for members (like iBerkshires), they will appear under the heading Listing Distribution Options. Selecting a distribution option will include the listing in the feed for the selected option.