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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 where they are licensed. For 35 years, there have been no rules that impose geographic limitations to where your listing must be located. Of course, can...

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5 Obscure MLS Fields – Part 2

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 after you have logged-in to Flexmls. Setting / Changing Your RETS Password Under Preferences  go...

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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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ActiveKEY Reset

ActiveKEYs are a Real Estate Agent’s (literal) ticket in the door. But like any other electronic, they sometimes need a reboot when things go awry. According to our Helpdesk, approximately 90% of ActiveKEY issues can be corrected with the reset function. Some of the most common issue include: “B3 Error...

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You’re Not Getting Larger, Homes are Getting Smaller

Duck your head and watch your elbows as homes are starting to shrink. The median size of dwellings across the nation have deflated by approximately 40 square feet since the first quarter of 2015, according to a report from the Commerce Department. This is in stark contrast to the beginning of...

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