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May STAT 2018

Commentary by Tom Ruff of The Information Market  Onlookers talked amongst each other, anxiously awaiting the public announcement when the public crier would step forward. No, we’re not talking about Prince William and Kate Middleton’s third royal baby. We’re talking about the first home purchased by Zillow. On May...

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A Sneak Peek at the New Chandler Location

SEVRAR and the Mesa ARMLS support center are relocating to Chandler (Loop 202 & Cooper) this week. Our new address will be at 1733 E. Northrop Blvd. Ste 2, Chandler, AZ 85286. The Mesa location will be closed Friday the 15 for the move. While the new support center doesn’t officially open...

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Creepy New Search Field in Flexmls

With the addition of our newest search field, you can now find haunted homes with the Certified Haunted field, located under the Property Description. The Certified Haunted field guarantees the property has been investigated and found to be haunted by a licensed paranormal home inspector. Your clients can rest assured...

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Add Videos and Virtual Tours to Incomplete Listings

You can now add Videos and Virtual Tours to your incomplete listings in Flexmls! Before, Videos and Virtual Tours could only be added to completed listings. Now you can add these media items to your incomplete listings before they go Active. How to Add Videos and Virtual Tours When...

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November STAT 2017

As each new month of housing stats enter the books, I feel like the character Charlie Kaufman in the movie “Adaptation” as I look for any means to describe a market whose primary metrics have followed similar trend lines for 3 years running. Next month we’ll delve into our...

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How Many of These Cinematic Holiday Homes Can You Name?

You know Dasher and Dancer and Prancer and Vixen, but how well do you know the houses from famous holiday movies? 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...

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Thanksgiving Events in the Valley

Thanksgiving doesn’t have to end just because the turkey is gone. With these Valley wide events, you can keep the party going all the way to the new year. Illumination Come visit the state’s largest holiday drive-thru light show in the state. It runs nightly from November 15 to January...

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October STAT 2017

We’re now entering the holiday season, which means over the next four months our monthly sales volume will drop to the lowest numbers of the year. Historically, our lowest sales volume occurs in November, January and February. We should see an uptick in December as year-end tax strategies come...

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ARMLS Rules Update 2017

We’ve updated a few of our rules. Here’s what you need to know. Mobile Homes Expanded (1.25) Due to House Bill 2072, we’ve expanded our rules to include two new opportunities to list mobile homes. Used, privately owned and located in a mobile home park. New or used, located...

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September STAT 2017

A plethora of housing reports are readily available to today’s consumer. This month in STAT we’ll discuss three recently published reports. We reference these reports not to share their insights, but to accentuate the importance of local knowledge. The ability of the real estate professional to properly understand and...

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Monsoon Moment: Update to Square Footage

As of September 19, Monsoon will change the way square footage is displayed. What’s Changed?  1. We’ve added the new field “Added Attached” 2. We’ve renamed the field “Added Areas” to be “Added Detached” Why? This simplifies square footage by clarifying whether it’s attached or detached. The previous phrasing of...

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August STAT 2017

Commentary by Tom Ruff As an analyst, the number one question I get asked is, “What percentage of homes sold are listed on the MLS?” This month in STAT, we’ll attempt to answer this question as well as place this answer in an historical perspective. We’ll also consider the...

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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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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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50 Reasons You Need a Realtor

Think you don’t need a Real Estate Agent? Think again. Buying or selling a home is one of the largest financial transactions people will make in their lives. If you (or anyone you know) is on the fence about getting a Realtor, check back here each week for another reason...

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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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