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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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FEMA Flood Zones Map Added to Flexmls

From the Map tab on any search, click Overlays in the upper right corner of the map. Select the FEMA Flood Zones option from the drop down menu. This layer is for visual assistance only as the overlay cannot be added to filter results. To turn on the Map...

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Why Your Admin Needs Flexmls Credentials and How to Get Them

Many subscribers hire administrative personnel to help them with day-to-day business operations. Often, this requires admin personnel to have access to Flexmls. Can an Admin Use Anyone’s Username/Password?  No! Every user of Flexmls must have their own username and password per the subscriber agreement. This helps safeguard the integrity of the data...

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New ER / EA Forms Explained – FAQ

Looking for a more detailed explanation of the new ER and EA forms? We’ve compiled a list of the most frequently asked questions: Why were the agreements updated? The agreements were updated to compliment the new AAR Purchase Agreement and as part of our ongoing review to ensure our...

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How to Join ARMLS

To join the MLS as a subscriber, complete the following required steps: Get licensed with the Arizona Department of Real Estate. Next, hang your license with a brokerage. Finally, join a local association. The sign-up process to join the MLS is through your local association. You must be a member...

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Syndication Options

How Syndication Works Listing syndication, labeled Broker Distribution in Flexmls, is the act of sending listings to third party publishers, sites like Realtor.com and Zillow. ARMLS does not make the decision to syndicate (distribute) listings. In fact, your broker decides if listings are syndicated to third-party websites. If a broker...

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How to Send a Portal Invite from Your Phone or Tablet

  Real estate has always been a fast-paced business but perhaps even more so today with our increasing reliance on mobile devices. In addition to sending portal invites from the desktop version of Flexmls, you can now send portal invites from all of your mobile devices using the Flexmls Pro...

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Is There a Recommended Website Browser I Should Use With Flexmls?

While there isn’t a recommended website browser for use with Flexmls, we can offer some helpful tips. Chances are that your preferred browser is good to use already, as Flexmls is designed to be used on all the major browsers. For optimal performance, be sure you’re running the most up-to-date...

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How To Edit Flyers

  Ever wanted to create a simple flyer for an open house you are sitting or for one of your own listings? Flexmls makes it quick and easy to generate flyers from active listings. Generating Flyers From the Listing Detail Report of any active listing, click Print in the top right of your...

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Your Name vs. Your Marketing Name

  Do you go by a name other than what’s on your birth certificate? Are you a James at home but “Big Jim” with your clients? How about an Elizabeth who prefers to go by Liz? Or do you simply prefer your middle name to your first name? Tip: ADRE...

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Three Quick Flexmls Changes

Flexmls rolled out three small changes today, and while they aren’t groundbreaking, you may find them helpful: Additional language was added when selecting preview mode on subscriptions but the functionality remains the same. The added wording aims to clear up a common misunderstanding of the feature. Hot Sheets have a...

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What’s the Difference Between a Video Tour and Virtual Tour?

You can enhance any of your incomplete or active listings by adding a video tour (a film of the property) or virtual tour (a picture slideshow). To Add a Video or Virtual Tour Go to listing’s Change Screen (listing must be incomplete or active) Under Media select Videos or Virtual Tours Select Add Video or Add...

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Co-Selling Member Field

Starting on February 1, it is now possible to give a second agent credit for representing the buyer/lessee in a transaction by using the Co-selling Member field in Flexmls. This highly requested optional field now appears when closing, pending or adding UCB/CCBS to a listing.   Please note that...

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What Is The Best Way To Get A Lockbox Key?

Whether you’re a new agent getting your first Supra key or a seasoned pro looking to upgrade, ARMLS can connect you with the lockbox key that’s right for you. Here are some important things to know before you stop in. Visit Us in Person The only way to get a...

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Three Myths About The eKEY

Ever thought of switching from the ActiveKEY to the eKEY, only to hear a horror story that changes your mind? If it’s happened to you, you’re not alone. Here are the most common misconceptions we hear about the eKEY. Myth #1: I’ll need cell service to open a lockbox  Nope! You...

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Why Should I Use ShowingTime?

As a subscriber to ARMLS you have access to an array of different applications to help you be successful. However, did you know that there is an application within Flexmls that is dedicated to setting up and scheduling showings for your listings? It’s called ShowingTime, and here are five reasons why...

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How to Prevent a False Close

If you’ve ever had a listing accidentally close in Flexmls before the listing actually closed in reality, you’ve experienced what we call a “false close”. Most Subscribers have had it happen to them at one time or another. Once a listing is moved to UCB, CCBS, or Pending status, Flexmls will automatically...

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