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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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Can I Delete A Listing From Flexmls? Why Not?

Occasionally, our support team receives a call asking, “How do I delete this listing?” The answer is simple- there isn’t a way to delete a listing from Flexmls. What we can do is help you cancel a listing. But wait, what’s the difference between “deleting” and “canceling” a listing? And...

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How To Use Reverse Prospecting in Flexmls

Looking for another way to attract prospective buyers to your listings? Look no further–Reverse Prospecting is for you. What is Reverse Prospecting?  Reverse Prospecting is an opt-in system that any ARMLS subscriber can use. Reverse Prospecting can help you find the right property for your client when a new...

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Why is My Shape Blank in the Map Search?

Have you ever drawn a shape within the Map Search of Flexmls and been disappointed when not a single property shows up within the borders that you drew? Fear not, there are two explanations to why your shape may be blank. 1. There are Over 1,000 Available Listings If you don’t...

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Get to Know the 9 Overlays in the Map Search

The Map Search in Flexmls has nine different overlays you can use while performing any search tasks. These are especially helpful if you want to see and/or draw the borders of any given overlay. These overlays can show you boundaries of subdivisions, neighborhoods, zip codes, the map grid code...

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What to Know When Buying Used Lockboxes

You can always buy new Supra lockboxes in person at any ARMLS Support Center. But did you know it’s perfectly okay to buy used lockboxes from other sellers outside the ARMLS service area? Even from out-of-state sellers. When purchasing used lockboxes from a source other than ARMLS, there are a few...

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James Harrison to Join Board of Directors

We’re happy to announce that James Harrison, RCE, CAE, CEO of MLSListings Inc., the biggest MLS in Silicon Valley, has signed on as outside director. Harrison will attend Board of Directors meetings and directly collaborate with ARMLS on important initiatives. Harrison has a long and distinguished career of service...

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Can I Get CE Credits for Taking ARMLS Classes?

Unfortunately, no. You can’t get Continuing Education credits for attending ARMLS classes. CE credits are available only through ADRE-approved real estate schools. ARMLS classes (online and in-person) focus on new subscriber success and product training. Every ARMLS class is a subscriber benefit that can give you a leg up on the...

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