There might be a time-saving tip you’re not using – the Default Map. The Default Map allows your Quick Search map to automatically show you a specific place or area, rather than showing you a full map of the Valley. Most subscribers work a territory. For them, changing the default map to their area saves them time. Here’s how you can change yours!
How to Change the Default Map
- Navigate to the Menu in Flexmls and then select the Default Map option under the Preferences section.
- Once loaded, you’ll need to utilize some map tools to get to the area of your choice. The first tool you’ll need is the Pan Map option (see diagram). Pan the map to the area of your choice. You can also use the Zoom tool to find your desired area. Finally, select the Rectangle tool and draw a rectangle for the area you wish to designate as the new default map.
- Once finished, select Save in the upper right-hand area.
After performing these steps, the next time you go to complete a Quick Search, your chosen rectangle will be the only area visible on the map screen*.
Here’s how the map appears on the default setting.
Here’s how the map appears after changing the area (changed to Mesa).
*Please note that the map area shown in Quick Search is a wide rectangle. If your shape is not wide enough to fill in the screen, Flexmls will zoom into your shape to fill the space. You will want to make sure you are drawing a wide enough rectangle to compensate, rather than a long square.
This is a great move, but fall just short of perfection. Its great that you can save your map rectangle but you cant change to satellite and imagery parcel viewer and save it. For 15 years I have been clicking this every time I open the map. No body looks at the map view anymore. Satellite with parcel lines should be a save option at least or just make that default. To go even further, I would like to pre-save searches, so when you create a quick search it pre fills status defaults that I set.
These are all excellent suggestions! Since Flexmls is owned and operated by a third party company, we can only make suggestions on their behalf. I recommend you enter these suggestions in our online form at ARMLS.com/suggest. Suggestions entered will be vetted through a process that includes different departments at ARMLS as well as an Agent Advisory board. Once the suggestion passes these pillars, a ticket is entered to the creators of Flex to implement the suggestion on our behalf. You can submit as many suggestions as you like through the link I provided above!