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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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5 Obscure MLS Fields

Houses, even tract homes, are as unique as the homeowners who occupy them and the clients looking for them. While not the most common, these five interesting MLS fields can help you customize your client’s search and nail the sale. Runway Access You know the saying “Home is where...

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Activating Show and Go

Appointment requests on vacant properties got you down? Save yourself significant time, hassle and inconvenience by setting up Show and Go mode in ShowingTime. Show and Go is an easy to use mode that lets other Subscribers automatically make appointments on your vacant listings without needing your approval. In Flexmls, Access ShowingTime from the Daily...

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Monsoon: Not Recommended for Comparison

When comparing comps in Monsoon, you might see this “Not Recommended for Comparison” warning tacked onto a listing. What this means is that the comp is not likely an “arms length transaction” and won’t deliver a fair comparison. These comps are included in the comp report unless you uncheck them....

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What’s My RETS Password? | MLS Connect

Are you looking for your RETS password to use in MLS Connect via zipForm? A RETS password is not your Flexmls password, it is a different password. You must set your RETS password in Flexmls. Setting / Changing Your RETS Password Under Preferences  go to My Profile. In your profile,...

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Photos: Lifestyle and Property Amenities

3/26/2016: We’ve had some recent changes to the listing rules and policies. While most of the new updates are pretty innocuous, there is a major rule change you should review. Photos / Media Previously, photos were restricted to the property, either the view from the property or the property itself. Now,...

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Section 8 Rentals: How to Search?

Looking for the Section 8 field? In Flexmls, it’s called Gov’t Assist Acceptd and is under the Lease Information section. Get Started While searching under the “Residential Rentals” property class, click in the white space next to the green plus sign to bring up the “Add A Field” options. Under “Lease...

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Subdivisions- Draw or Enter?

When searching for a specific subdivision in Flexmls, Subscribers can enter the name of the subdivision or draw a map. But out of these two methods, which one returns the most accurate results? We’ve researched this question and have found a definitive winner. For the cleanest, most accurate results, draw a...

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Top 10 Violations of 2015

It’s the beginning of the year and time for the annual Top 10 Violations list. Our Data Integrity department has sorted through 21,366 total violations from 2015 to uncover the ten most common offenses. You can see how we compare to 2014, 2013 and 2012 and read up on each listed rule.  Rank...

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There’s An App For That

At a monthly Phoenix real estate tour, Kerry Melcher, former ARMLS® MLS Director and Realtor of 27 years, kicked off the event with a presentation of her favorite apps for Realtors. In case you missed it, here’s a recap of her top apps hand picked for maximum benefit. Supra eKey No more checking your...

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ShowingTime Look Outs

ShowingTime, our new showing request management system, is up and running. As more and more Subscribers learn the system, understanding these five popular functions can help ensure you have a smooth experience using ShowingTime. ShowingVoice Prompts The prompt is programmed to start when it hears your voice (it’s voice-activated), so be sure...

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ShowingTime: Customization

Every Subscriber is different. That’s why ShowingTime offers loads of customizable features. Notifications Receive and respond to showing requests via text, email, or phone call- however you want to be contacted. Buyer Feedback Surveys These little gems are a combination of multiple choice and short answer questions that let you tap into...

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New MLS Status – CCBS

What’s Changing   On December 15, a new sub-status of Active called CCBS (Contract Contingent on Buyer Sale) will be available in Flexmls. CCBS is for listings whose Sellers wish to obtain backup offers and make explicit that the contract they have accepted is contingent on the buyer selling their...

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