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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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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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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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5 Lesser-Known Fields That You Need To Know

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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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. Written by...

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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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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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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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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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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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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’s Detail report, click Print in the top right of your screen....

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

Once you’ve made a listing active, you have the option of enhancing your listing 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 Add/Change tab Select Change Enter in MLS# or select out...

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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 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 lockbox...

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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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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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Tax Info Printing in Flexmls

Good news! The Tax Info option has returned in Flexmls! You can now print the Monsoon Tax Summary page at the same time as the Listing Detail Report. No more printing a listing detail report in Flexmls just to create a separate search in Monsoon to print the tax info. How...

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New Flexmls Update: Portal Star Ratings

Flexmls has improved how your clients can rate listings in their portals! Now, instead of just one star icon to indicate that they like a listing, your clients can use up to three stars to indicate their level of interest in a particular listing. As a Subscriber, you can...

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What is the Best Way to Run a Production Report?

Ever wondered how many listings you’ve sold over the last year or even over your entire real estate career? Maybe you’re curious as to how your sales stats match up to other agents. No matter your reason, we’ve got the solution for you! The Statistics tab in Flexmls provides many...

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