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404 Error in Internet Explorer

You may have noticed a 404 error when trying to print in Flexmls. Microsoft recently released a security update to the Windows operating system that caused a problem to the way Internet Explorer prints listings within Flexmls. In short, Microsoft’s patch is causing people to see a 404 error when...

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How to Upload a Photo Using a Work-Around

FBS has identified an intermittent problem when some subscribers try to upload photos into Flexmls. If this is you, here’s a fix you can use to make sure new listing photos get uploaded until the issue gets corrected. If Your Listing Does NOT Have Photos If this is the first...

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Holiday Movie House Quiz

Quiz not showing or loading? Click here. Written by Madison G from ARMLS Madison has been part of the ARMLS family since 2015. As the Content Editor, she brings an extensive background in writing, editing, communication and punnery.

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How to Fix a False Close

Many of us have experienced a false close in Flexmls—when your listing closes in the system before it closes in reality. Once the listing moves into closed status in the MLS, the listing agent can no longer edit that listing, even to correct the status. It’s important to fix...

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Real Life Haunted House Quiz

You know houses, but how well do you know haunted houses? Test you knowledge of some of the most famous ominous abodes and disturbing dwellings. Quiz not showing? Click here. Written by Madison G from ARMLS Madison has been part of the ARMLS family since 2015. As the Content...

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What’s the Safe Sender List?

Not getting all your emails from Flexmls? Your email provider could be to blame. Email providers like Gmail, Yahoo, MSN and others will stop showing you emails they think you won’t like. To make sure all of your emails make it through, add these four email addresses as “Contacts” in your...

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How do I Search for County Islands in Monsoon?

County islands are hot topics and your client may have a strong opinion about living in one. You can make your search a little easier and a lot more accurate by using the County Island field in Monsoon, which allows you to alter your search to include or exclude these areas....

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What are County Islands?

If your client dreams of living on a county island, they don’t have to look very far. County islands exist all over Arizona. And while there are some attractive perks to island life, there are also very real drawbacks. So before your client embarks, make sure they know exactly what they...

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What Happened to that Error/Violation I Reported?

If you’ve ever reported an error, you may have found yourself wondering if anything came of it as you check your email for an update. Currently, we do not dispatch the results of the resolution back to the reporting Subscriber (it is something we are seriously considering). This causes it to appear that...

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What’s the Difference Between ER & EA Forms

  Forms. We have them, AAR has them, and professional golfers have them. And while our forms might not be as good as Phil Mickelson’s, we do have some very popular documents. Two of the most widely used forms we provide are the EA and ER forms, which are also the...

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Is This a Townhouse or Patio Home?

  The official ARMLS stance is similar to the bedroom definition, in that we don’t have an official definition for townhouses or patio homes. When it comes to identifying the differences between a townhouse or a patio home, the consensus is somewhat lacking. Listing agents (with guidance from their brokers)...

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What Should I Know About SEER / HVAC Ratings?

‘Tis the season…for panicked calls to the A/C repair folks and $500 electric bills. If you’ve got a client who’s eager to get relief from the painful A/C bills of their current home, learning about SEER ratings and how to search them in the MLS could get you a cool...

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Flexmls Helps with Open Houses

Open houses can be intimidating, but the tools in Flexmls can help decrease some anxiety with a few simple, effective steps. Marketing Materials You can create reliable flyers right from Flexmls. When you select the property and click the Print icon, you’ll be taken to the Listings to Print or Email...

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Is Your Listing Age Appropriate?

The Age Restriction (Age Rstrt) field is an easy one to overlook! Doing so could waste another Subscriber’s time, increase your DOM and even resort in a non-penalty violation. So if you’re entering an age restricted property, save other agents time by selecting Age Rstrt if applicable. Adding Age Restrictions Under...

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Diving into the Pools Field

Navigating the pools field can sometimes feel like a sink-or-swim situation, but understanding all of the pool field options can help you make a splash with your clients instead of ending up all wet. Pool  The Pool option in the General Property Description field should be your go-to choice when...

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How Do I Add a Seller in ShowingTime?

Adding a seller to ShowingTime gives your client or tenant the power to approve or decline showing requests without you having to act as a go-between. You can add as many sellers as you need to make sure everyone gets the notification. To Add a Seller Under Listing Setup...

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What Constitutes a Separate Guest House?

Casita. Studio. Apartment over the garage. These are just a few names given to separate living quarters. While monikers may differ, there is one field to rule them all: Separate Guest House. Located under Exterior Features, this is the only available option for separate living quarters. What Constitutes Separate Guest House?...

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Are Conditional Commissions Allowed?

Conditional commissions submitted through the MLS offer financial incentives to the buyer’s agent if certain criteria are met. Some examples of conditional commissions include monetary motivation for a full price offer, showing the property or achieving a specific close of escrow date. Per our rules, Subscribers are not allowed to post...

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The Sweet Spot: Improved Map Overlays

Multiple Map Overlays Improved With Better Logic Flexmls has undergone a major improvement when using multiple saved map overlays in the same map search. Previously, only listings found in the overlapping areas were displayed. Now, the search looks for results in any of the overlays.   This is not to be...

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What is the ARMLS Service Area / Geographical Limitations?

We do not have a service area defined by geography, meaning that Subscribers can place listings in the MLS from anywhere in the world. For 33 years, there have been no rules that impose geographic limitations to where your listing must be located. Of course, can and should are two...

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