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Check out the ARMLS Online Rules Class

ARMLS has over 125 rules and regulations. It might seem like a lot, but these rules and policies help ensure the data in the MLS remains accurate and factual. That’s why it’s critical to know and understand the ARMLS rules. To make this process easier for you, we’ve created a new online rules course that teaches...

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Heard of Uptown Chandler?

You’ve probably heard of Chandler, but have you heard of Uptown Chandler? Located in the rapidly growing east Valley, uptown is fast becoming a hot spot due to its affordable homes, great schools and hip lifestyle options. Uptown was designated by the City of Chandler in 2017 and runs on...

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What You and Your Clients Should Know During Natural Disasters

From coast to coast, America has seen her share of devastation over the last year due to natural disasters. And Arizona, with our flash floods, wild fires and dust storms, is no different. According to Kiplinger.com, Arizona faced 3.5 billion dollars in property damage do to natural disasters between 2006 and...

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The History of Berto’s

If you’ve ever driven around the Valley you’ve probably passed multiple large yellow and red signs that serve 24 hour Mexican food with “Berto’s” in the name. You may have wondered if Roberto actually owns Roberto’s or if Eriberto is related to Humberto. The truth is probably not. We can chalk...

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Printing Labels in Monsoon

Imagine hand addressing 100+ cards or letters or mailings. Now imagine Monsoon printing off 100+ neatly addressed labels with a few clicks of your mouse. Doesn’t that sounds better? If you’re using Monsoon to do a tax or foreclosure search, you can create and print labels in no time. Printing...

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How to Check Sent Emails in Flexmls

Want to see what your clients have been receiving from you in Flexmls? Checking what’s gone out in Flexmls is simple. Accessing Your Sent Emails Go to your menu in Flexmls and click My Sent Emails.  *Remember you can always add My Sent Emails to your menu bar by hovering over your option...

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Using the Opt-In Status Report

Seeing what’s going on with your client’s subscription is easy with the Opt-In Status report. This report will show you if your client is receiving their subscription emails. Viewing the Opt-In Status Report From the Flexmls menu, click on Opt-In Status under Contacts.   The report has 5 statuses. Pending...

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10 Things You Cannot Put in the MLS

We talk a lot about what to put in Flexmls. But what’s just as important are all of the things that cannot go in the MLS. That’s what all the rules and regulations are about. In order to provide the best data to all, it’s important to know and understand what can...

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What is an incomplete listing?

If you’ve ever entered a listing into the MLS, you know there’s a lot of information that must be gathered to make it happen. But if you forget something or don’t have all the information you need, you can still save your incomplete listing. What’s an Incomplete Listing?  This is...

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6 Real Estate Photography Tips

Want to sell a house quickly? Of course you do. And having great photos are a huge part of making that happen. While a lot of real estate agents use a professional photographer, many choose to own the entire process. If you’re a DIYer ready to take on photography,...

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Why Searching the MLS in Monsoon is Helpful

Have you ever wondered why the MLS search is available in the Monsoon Tax system? Well the answer is easy. Why not? Being able to search the MLS in Monsoon provides you with more flexibility. Remember, Monsoon can also be used on your mobile device by going to http://mymonsoon.com and logging in using...

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Three Documents to Reference When Entering a Listing

Entering a listing into Flexmls can be time consuming. You need a lot of information from many different places. You can save yourself a lot time, hassle and frustration by assembling these three documents before entering a new listing. The Tax Record of the Property This can be found in the Monsoon...

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Wildcards in Flexmls Searches!

Do you know about wildcards in Flexmls? These precious gems can help strengthen your searches when you’re not entirely sure what to look for. What’s a Wildcard?  The wildcard is a symbol that takes the place of a word, letter or phrase to better help you complete a search. A wildcard...

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Have you heard of Interstate 11?

Heard about Interstate 11? Well it could be coming right through your backyard. The new highway will link Canada and Mexico through the states of Arizona, Nevada, Idaho, Oregon and Washington. Although part of the highway is already underway up north, studies to determine the environmental impact of the road will...

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How to Calculate Turnover Rate

Similarly to net absorption rate, the turnover rate can help you find more data about home sales. The turnover helps you calculate all of the movement of homes bought and sold in a specific neighborhood or area within a specific time frame. The best way to calculate this is to...

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Architectural Styles in the MLS

The MLS has multiple architectural styles available for searching. Some are easily recognizable, while others can be a bit more difficult to identify, due to the influences pulled from other architectural styles. Below are the five architectural styles in the MLS, along with a brief description and photo. You can find...

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Don’t Forget to Add Community Features

There are many fields in the MLS that aren’t required, however, some of these fields can help you find the exact amenities your clients want in a property. Community Features is one such field. Community Features has additional options like Gated Community, Lake Subdivision and proximity to a Light Rail...

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Exporting Listings from Monsoon

There’s a ton of information that can be pulled from Monsoon. No matter what you need, the easiest way to aquire and organize it is to export it. If you’re using the tax search or the foreclosure search, you have the option to export data. If you’re not familiar with...

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Foreclosure Statuses and What They Mean

What does it mean when a foreclosure is in Pending status in the foreclosure search in Monsoon? Does that mean it’s on the market? Or is it about to be sold in the MLS? The answer is simple. The statuses you see in the Monsoon foreclosure section have nothing...

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Exporting Your Contacts from Flexmls

We keep our  contacts in many different places nowadays: phones, computers, the cloud and any number of web based software programs. And for as many places as we store them, there are just as many reasons we may need to move them around. If you need to get your...

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