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The Subscription Isn’t Updating My Client. Why?

Here’s a scenario that most showing agents have experienced: your client contacts you about a listing they want to view in their subscription. When you pull the details for that property, you discover it’s now in a Pending status. You now have the embarrassing and disappointing task of explaining why the...

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Flexmls: Map Search Cheat Sheet

The Map Search within Flexmls is no easy horse to tame, we know that. Distinguishing what the tools are and how they work can be time consuming and frustrating. So lo and behold, this cheat sheet explains what each tool is and how to use it. Enjoy! Navigate the map in...

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Why Do Some Violations Have a Penalty?

Think back to when you first joined ARMLS. You might remember signing off on a lengthy document called the ARMLS Rules and Regulations. You might also recall hearing about our Data Integrity team, the ones tasked with keeping our MLS data high quality and clean. Part of DI’s role is...

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How to Add Multiple Emails to Your Client’s Subscription

If your client is receiving email subscriptions and wants to add a few more email addresses to the list of receivers, you might be asking yourself: Do I have to add all of these people into Contact Management, even though none of them are the buyer?* After I add...

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Monsoon Moment: Is that Opening Bid Really $0?

Ever seen an Opening Bid of $0 when you’re searching foreclosures in Monsoon? It appears as part of the Auction Information. This begs the question, “Is the opening bid really $0? My client can bid $1 and win the auction?” Unfortunately, no such luck. An opening bid of of $0 in Monsoon simply...

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National Flood Insurance Program to Expire

Every year, over 5 million homeowners in the U.S. are able to buy property and receive flood insurance thanks to the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP). But on September 30th, the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP) will expire. According to NAR “without NFIP coverage home sales in areas where...

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What are the Benefits of Using a Supra Lockbox?

If you’ve been an ARMLS subscriber for more than 10 minutes, you’re probably aware of Supra, the company that supplies lockboxes to subscribers. What you might not know are all of the ways a Supra lockbox can help you with your business. Benefits of Using a Supra Lockbox as a...

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Why You Should Run A Hot Sheet and How to Do It

Ever needed a quick way to check what happened in a client’s search over the last few days? You could always open the client’s saved search, sort the list by New or Recently Changed First and manually email them the most recent changes. But there’s an easier, faster way to update...

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The 7 Most Popular Blog Posts This Summer

If you weren’t aware, the ARMLS blog publishes a lot of relevant and helpful information. With over 180 tips and tricks regarding Flexmls, Monsoon or important company updates, the blog has something for everyone. If you’re not sure where to start, check out the 7 most popular blogs read by subscribers...

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How to Create Property Alerts for Myself Using Subscriptions

Are you someone who searches for listings daily (or hourly) only to come up empty-handed? Searching for specific properties time and time again can be frustrating, disappointing and time consuming. Why go through all of that hassle and frustration when you don’t have to? By setting yourself up on a subscription...

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5 Obscure MLS Fields – Part 4

When you add a listing to Flexmls, there are so many fields it can be tough to keep track of them all. To help, this article is part 4 in our guide to obscure MLS fields, so you can learn how to use every field to your best advantage (part 3,...

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Map Code Grid Now Auto-Populates!

You’ll never have to use the Map Grid PDF or overlay to find the Map Code Grid when adding a listing. There are two easy steps to use the auto-pop feature: Enter the Book/Map/Parcel # and County OR the Address and County  Click the Populate Tax button  

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How to Copy a Previous Listing to Help With Your New Listing

Building a new listing from scratch can be time consuming and intimidating. Fret not, because there is a way to easily “copy” some of the fields from a previous listing by using the old listing number. Unfortunately, if there is no previous listing number within Flexmls, you’ll have to...

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How to Find the Correct SqFt for Your Listing

Square footage confusion can catch even the most seasoned real estate professional off-guard. Read on to learn the answer to one of our most frequently asked questions regarding square footage. Q: You have a new listing that you’re about to add to the MLS, but your seller insists the...

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How to Setup a Listing Activity Report

Ever had a seller who wants to know what kind of traffic their listing is getting on the MLS? Set them up on auto emails of their Listing Activity Report. It’s a great way to keep your client in the loop.   Video not loading? Click here.

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How to Create Your Own Map Overlays

You may already know that Flexmls offers pre-configured MLS map overlays (available in the Overlays drop down menu found in the top right corner of any map search). But did you know that you can also create and save custom map overlays? Why Create Custom Map Overlays Custom overlays...

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It’s Summer, Time For ARMLS Billing

Billing season officially kicked off on June 5. To help, we’ve compiled a list of Billing FAQs. Q: Why are you asking me for money, I paid in January? A: We understand the confusion! ARMLS bills in the summer, the associations bill in the winter. Q: How much are subscriber fees...

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How To Search for Rent-to-Own Listings

Ever had a client looking for a rent-to-own (aka lease-to-own) property? Or maybe a client who wants to sell her property but is willing to accept a rent-to-own agreement from a prospective buyer? If either of these questions rings a bell, then this article is for you. If you’re less familiar...

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Update: Improvements to Legal Description

The Legal Description Field has Changed We’ve improved the formula that generates Description in Monsoon to better describe each property. We’ve also renamed two fields. Legal Subdivision (Flexmls) and Description (Monsoon) are now Legal Description (Abbrev) in both products. Legal Description Available in zipForm for the First Time  We’ve created a connection...

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The Benefits of Getting Photos Before Going Active

“A picture is worth a thousand words” is a saying we all know. But if you’re a listing agent there might be an another motto to live by, “Get photo(s) before going active.” Here are the benefits of having at least one photo before going active. Because of the “New...

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