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All About RapidStats

RapidStats is the new in-house reporting and market analytics tool from ARMLS. Launched earlier this month, RapidStats is your one-stop shop for reporting and analytics. The customizable reports are sourced directly from MLS data and give you timely, accurate and comprehensive information–leading to powerful market insights for you and your...

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Airport Noise Disclosure Requirements for Luke Air Force Base

Did you know that Arizona has strict disclosure requirements for properties that are subject to airport noise? While airport noise can be a nuisance and an inconvenience, it can also affect an owner’s enjoyment and use of a property. Arizona law requires sellers to disclose when a property is located within “territory...

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When to Use an ASAP Schedule For Your Client’s Subscription

Each time you set up a subscription for a client, part of the process is choosing a schedule for how often Flexmls will collect and email them new search results. One of these schedule options is ASAP. But when should you use an ASAP schedule for a client’s subscription? Schedules: Weekly...

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Urban Dwellers Willing to Pay More for Green Features

According to a 2017 survey by AMLI, 84% of urban dwellers agree that living in sustainable/green homes is important to them. In addition, the vast majority (85%) of those surveyed believe that living in sustainable/green homes is beneficial to their health. The most highly valued green features includes: a smoke-free community...

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How to Run a Custom Market Summary From a Drawn Shape

Need a sharp way to explain the state of the market to clients? Or better yet, explain the market of a particular geographical area? And what if you could choose a certain time frame, too? Look no further–a custom Market Summary from a drawn shape can do just that. A custom...

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72-Hour Banners for Common Listing Changes

The 72- hour banner is an awesome feature that can help your listing stand out. When certain changes are made to a listing, they are noted by a banner (also known as a flag) that lasts for 72 hours in the Flexmls search results. It’s important to make sure your change is accurate...

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How To Alter Lockbox Access Times

Need an easy way to allow access to your listings only at certain times? Custom Supra lockbox access times are for you. Whether you use an ActiveKEY or eKEY, you can have more control over when showings occur by using Timed Access on your Supra lockboxes. You need to know the...

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Monsoon Moment: Estimated Percent Gain Explained

Have you ever wondered how the Estimated Percent Gain of a property is calculated in Monsoon? Once a property is in foreclosure and the opening bid has been set for the auction, the field for Estimated Percent Gain changes from being empty to being highlighted in green. In the example below, that value is 132.12%....

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The Best Way To Find Listings With A Private Pool

A pool in the backyard is the make-it or break-it feature for many clients. So what’s the best way to find that dream property with the perfect private pool? Let us break it down for you. If your client wants a community pool, check out our blog on the best ways to search...

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The Best Way To Find Properties With A Community Pool

Most clients feel strongly about a pool- they either want one or they don’t. Then there are those clients who wouldn’t mind having access to a pool, but don’t want all of the upkeep responsibility. Community pools are a perfect solution. And what’s the best way to search for that...

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Posting IDX Listings to Social Media (Facebook, Twitter, etc.)

A Share button now lets you share listings to social media from Flexmls with just a few clicks if a listing is (A) yours or (B) participating in the IDX program. This functionality requires you to consider two things to be in full compliance with all ARMLS and ADRE...

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More Millennials Are Buying Houses for a Surprising Reason

Millenials get a bad rap these days (lazy, entitled, industry killer). But for all of the misconceptions, one trend rings true: they make up the largest segment of the current home buying market at a whopping 42%. But what’s motivating these home buying decisions is even more surprising. Millennials’ Home Buying Philosophy As a...

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The Fastest Way to Find Reduced-Price Listings

Need a quick way to find reduced-price listings? A custom hot sheet is your answer. Pulling a Custom Hot Sheet From the Flexmls Menu, search for Hot Sheet.  Click the Custom Hot Sheet Settings button. Under History Event section, select Price Change.   You can run your hot sheet from either a Quick...

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How to Change Your Listing’s Primary Photo

The primary photo is the first thing other agents (and their clients) will see when your listing pops up in their search. And the right primary photo helps you make a great first impression. Did you know that the primary photo doesn’t have to be the front exterior of the property?...

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Look Twice at Statistical CMA Calculations

The Statistical Buyer’s CMA (also known as the One-Click CMA) is an excellent tool to show buyers a quick side-by-side comparison of a few listings they’re interested in. Before you go over this CMA with your client, take a careful look at how some of the columns are calculated. What...

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What is an Automated Valuation Model (AVM)?

The last time you added a listing to the MLS, you may have reached the final Export tab and thought, “I’m almost finished!” only to wonder, “What the heck is an AVM?” Automated Valuation Model AVM stands for Automated Valuation Model. These are computer-generated estimates of property value. Familiar with Zillow’s...

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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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What to Know When Buying Used Lockboxes

You can always buy new Supra lockboxes in person at any ARMLS Support Center. But did you know it’s perfectly okay to buy used lockboxes from other sellers outside the ARMLS service area? Even from out-of-state sellers. When purchasing used lockboxes from a source other than ARMLS, there are a few...

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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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