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Where Can I Find Forms That Use eSign?

Generating real estate forms and getting them signed by your clients has never been easier. As technology has advanced, we’re no longer lugging around huge files of paperwork and fumbling with fax machines to get things signed. Now, you have all your necessary forms and contracts right at your fingertips, as...

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How to Search Listings for a Specific Office Within Flexmls

If you’re curious about viewing past and/or present listings from a specific office, then look no further. Flexmls lets you search for listing from different offices. Searching Listings From A Specific Office When doing a Residential search, type in Office next to the green “plus sign” in the Add a field to...

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Urban Dwellers Willing to Pay More for Green Features

According to a 2017 survey by AMLI, 84% of urban dwellers agree that living in sustainable/green homes is important to them. In addition, the vast majority (85%) of those surveyed believe that living in sustainable/green homes is beneficial to their health. The most highly valued green features includes: a smoke-free community...

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How to Run a Custom Market Summary From a Drawn Shape

Need a sharp way to explain the state of the market to clients? Or better yet, explain the market of a particular geographical area? And what if you could choose a certain time frame, too? Look no further–a custom Market Summary from a drawn shape can do just that. A custom...

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72-Hour Banners for Common Listing Changes

The 72- hour banner is an awesome feature that can help your listing stand out. When certain changes are made to a listing, they are noted by a banner (also known as a flag) that lasts for 72 hours in the Flexmls search results. It’s important to make sure your change is accurate...

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We’re forming a new joint venture with Metro MLS.

We’re teaming up with Metro MLS (the largest MLS in Wisconsin) to share resources through the creation of a joint venture partnership. By working with Metro MLS, we can focus on serving subscribers and spend less time duplicating efforts on support, IT infrastructure, product development and more (see our...

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How To Alter Lockbox Access Times

Need an easy way to allow access to your listings only at certain times? Custom Supra lockbox access times are for you. Whether you use an ActiveKEY or eKEY, you can have more control over when showings occur by using Timed Access on your Supra lockboxes. You need to know the...

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Monsoon Moment: Estimated Percent Gain Explained

Have you ever wondered how the Estimated Percent Gain of a property is calculated in Monsoon? Once a property is in foreclosure and the opening bid has been set for the auction, the field for Estimated Percent Gain changes from being empty to being highlighted in green. In the example below, that value is 132.12%....

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The Best Way To Find Listings With A Private Pool

A pool in the backyard is the make-it or break-it feature for many clients. So what’s the best way to find that dream property with the perfect private pool? Let us break it down for you. If your client wants a community pool, check out our blog on the best ways to search...

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The Best Way To Find Properties With A Community Pool

Most clients feel strongly about a pool- they either want one or they don’t. Then there are those clients who wouldn’t mind having access to a pool, but don’t want all of the upkeep responsibility. Community pools are a perfect solution. And what’s the best way to search for that...

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Posting IDX Listings to Social Media (Facebook, Twitter, etc.)

A Share button now lets you share listings to social media from Flexmls with just a few clicks if a listing is (A) yours or (B) participating in the IDX program. This functionality requires you to consider two things to be in full compliance with all ARMLS and ADRE...

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What’s the Bathroom Definition per ARMLS?

ARMLS does not have an official answer of what defines a bathroom. What makes a bathroom to you? Does it need to have a toilet, a sink, a soaker tub? What makes a bathroom 3/4 or a half bath? You may have a good idea of what that looks like,...

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More Millennials Are Buying Houses for a Surprising Reason

Millenials get a bad rap these days (lazy, entitled, industry killer). But for all of the misconceptions, one trend rings true: they make up the largest segment of the current home buying market at a whopping 42%. But what’s motivating these home buying decisions is even more surprising. Millennials’ Home Buying Philosophy As a...

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The Fastest Way to Find Reduced-Price Listings

Need a quick way to find reduced-price listings? A custom hot sheet is your answer. Pulling a Custom Hot Sheet From the Flexmls Menu, search for Hot Sheet.  Click the Custom Hot Sheet Settings button. Under History Event section, select Price Change.   You can run your hot sheet from either a Quick...

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How to Change Your Listing’s Primary Photo

The primary photo is the first thing other agents (and their clients) will see when your listing pops up in their search. And the right primary photo helps you make a great first impression. Did you know that the primary photo doesn’t have to be the front exterior of the property?...

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How to Create Your Own Statistics in Flexmls

If you’re interested in providing substantial statistics and graphs to your clients, then look no further. The Compare tab in Flexmls can help you develop some nice looking graphs for any one of your clients based on your search criteria. For example, say your client wants some statistics on the average list...

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What’s the Push-Pin and How Do I Use It?

If you’ve used the Map Search within Flexmls, you’ve probably noticed the red push-pin at the bottom right of your screen. This little tool is used when you need to locate the exact address of a property. Whether you’re working with a buyer or a seller, the different functions of the...

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Can I Search for Listings with Multiple Zoning Options?

Are you looking for Residential listings in Flexmls that have more than one zoning option, but aren’t quite sure which search or criteria to use? Then look no further! These suggestions can help expedite your workflow process. When looking for residential property, you can include any of these zoning options by adding...

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Look Twice at Statistical CMA Calculations

The Statistical Buyer’s CMA (also known as the One-Click CMA) is an excellent tool to show buyers a quick side-by-side comparison of a few listings they’re interested in. Before you go over this CMA with your client, take a careful look at how some of the columns are calculated. What...

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What is an Automated Valuation Model (AVM)?

The last time you added a listing to the MLS, you may have reached the final Export tab and thought, “I’m almost finished!” only to wonder, “What the heck is an AVM?” AVM stands for Automated Valuation Model, which are computer-generated estimates of property value. Automated Valuation Model You’ve probably seen...

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