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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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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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Day of the Dead 2017

Did you know only licensed real estate agents may sell cemetery property in Arizona? That’s right, while there are some exceptions, you need to go through a Realtor to buy a grave plot in Arizona. But what does that have to do with Day of the Dead? Well, Dia de los...

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How Do I Deactivate Subscriptions in Flexmls?

Like many things in Flexmls, there are a few different avenues you can take to accomplish the same task. Deactivating subscriptions for a client is no different. If you have a client who no longer wants to receive subscription emails, you have two easy ways to complete the request. Two...

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3 Reasons Why Snowbirds Love Phoenix

Can you feel that? The temperature is cooling down, the traffic is growing more dense and white hair can be spotted more often than not. Winter is coming, and the snowbirds (older residents who chase good weather) are slowly migrating back to Phoenix. And who could blame them? Here...

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What Does My Assistant Need to Manage My Lockbox?

If you’ve got a personal assistant whose tasks include purchasing, exchanging or picking up any of your Supra lockboxes, it’s vital they have everything they need to have a smooth transaction. When your assistant arrives to any one of the five support centers within the Valley, make sure they have the...

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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?

The short answer to why some violations are considered penalty violations is based on the potential negative impact to the MLS data. 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...

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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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