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What is an incomplete listing?

An Incomplete Listing is a listing that’s been started but not made active yet in the mls. 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...

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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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How to Cancel a Listing

In the listing process, there may be a reason you have to cancel a listing contract with your client. If this happens, you’ll need to cancel the listing in Flexmls as well. Luckily, cancelling a listing works similar to most of our other status changes. Cancelling a Listing First, find...

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Looking for Owners Outside the State or Country?

Did you know you can find people that own homes in Arizona but live out-of-state or even the country? A tax search in the Monsoon Tax System can help accomplish this task. Finding Out-of-State and Country Owners The first thing you need to do is add the Owner State List...

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Using Dates to Make Searches Count

Time period can be very important when doing searches in Flexmls. When completing a Quick Search, you can adjust the dates of a specific status for your search. Using Dates to Search Click on Status and select the one you’d like to search by. Underneath Status, click the link that...

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How Do I Add a Co-Lister?

Adding a co-lister can happen at different points in the life cycle of a listing and for a number of reasons. You might be entering a new listing for the first time or maybe you’re mentoring a new agent and need to add them to an existing listing. Whatever...

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How to Manually Close a Listing

Have you ever gotten a close of escrow date wrong when your listing goes under contract? Of course you have, because things happen. When this happens, you’ll need to manually close your listing. Before you close your listing, make sure the transaction is complete. Once a listing closes in the...

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Say Goodbye to the Old Menu

Only two more days to use the old Flexmls menu. On October 19, the new Flexmls menu will become the default for all subscribers. If you haven’t already switched over, the system will do it for you on Thursday morning. When you log in, you’ll be asked to select your role. After...

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Can I Access My Recent Searches?

Recently Cathy  H. reached out to the ARMLS team wanting to know if it’s possible to access recent searches in Flexmls. The answer is Yes! Access Recent Searches From the Flexmls menu, click Saved Searches.           Once you arrive on the Saved Searches screen, you’ll see your...

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Phoenix’s Festival Culture

As temperatures begin to cool down in the Valley we begin to rev up for a fun time of year. Annually, Phoenix is host to hundreds of festivals, celebrations and events. These include fairs, parades, culinary and heritage festivals, auto shows and major sporting events. Kicking off October is the...

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