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Property Classes in the MLS

All listings in the MLS are separated into property classes, eight to be exact. These eight different property classes specify the type of real estate (residential, commercial etc) and whether the property is to be sold or leased. You can choose the property class you want to search for...

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Which Listing Status Should You Use

The first status when a property becomes for sale on the MLS is normally the Active status. But once an offer is accepted on the property, the status needs to be changed, and quick (per the Rules and Regulations you’ll have three calendar days to change the status). When you...

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UCB vs. CCBS vs. Pending- What’s the Difference?

So the seller has accepted an offer on your listing. Congratulations! Now you need to change the status to UCB, CCBS, or Pending. If you’re unsure of which option is the best, take a look at the breakdown. Statuses UCB (Under Contract Accepting Back-Up Offers) – This means an offer...

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Can I Disable a Lockbox While the Listing is Temporary Off Market?

If you need to temporarily take your listing off the market, you might be wondering what to do with your lockbox. As long as the status is Temporary Off Market, you can keep the lockbox where it is or remove it for the time being. Per the ARMLS Rules and...

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How to Search Using the Listing Agent’s Public Remarks

Sometimes, when performing a search, the Flexmls fields just don’t cut it. But there is a way to search for specific criteria that you can’t locate in the MLS. Enter the public remarks. The public remarks is a section of the MLS where the Listing Agent can write a...

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How to Create Your Own Search Template

Need a search that’s a little more customized? You can modify any existing template to create your own customized searching template. There are eight different Quick Search templates to choose from with each template relating to a different property class. The most commonly used template is Residential. How to...

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Using the Radius Search

It’s a common buyer request, “I want to live near work!” The quickest and most effective way to do this is with a radius search. Doing a Radius Search To start, click on the red push pin at the bottom right side of the map, enter your address and...

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How to Auto-Populate the Listing Profile Sheet

Just because you need to get your client to OK the Listing Profile Sheet, doesn’t mean you have to duplicate your efforts. Flexmls provides a completed Listing Profile Sheet using the information from your incomplete listing. How to Auto-Populate the Listing Profile Sheet From the Flexmls home page, click on...

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Spring Cleaning in Flexmls

Spring cleaning isn’t just for your home, it’s also great for managing your Flexmls profile. Here are some common items that might need refreshing. Contact Information A good place to start is to make sure your contact info is up to date. You can do so by clicking on...

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Listing Collection vs. Saved Search

It might be hard to distinguish between a Listing Collection and a Saved Search but knowing the difference can help you get the most out of Flexmls. Listing Collection: Saves individual listings. This allows you to collect a set of properties to show to your client. Saved Search: Saves the criteria...

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Ever Wonder About the Bedrooms Plus Field?

While the Bedroom field still doesn’t have a definition, the Bedrooms Plus field is a bit more concrete. Any room or area in a house that could reasonably be used as a bedroom falls into the Bedrooms Plus category. Entering Bedrooms Plus in Flexmls When adding a listing, go to the Details tab,...

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How Do I Add My Open House into Flexmls?

Adding your Open House to Flexmls is a great way to increase your visibility and foot traffic. Under the Daily Functions tab you’ll find Tour/Open Houses, which allows you to view upcoming Tours & Open Houses as well as add your own. Searching for an Open House If you’re...

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How Do I Find an Agent Who Speaks Another Language?

Have you faced a scenario where you need an agent who speaks Spanish,  Arabic, or another language? You can perform a simple search in Flexmls to locate agents who speak other languages. Finding an Agent Who Speaks Another Language From any page in Flexmls, click Search from the main menu and then...

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How Do I Reset My Flexmls Password?

If you need (or want) to change your Flexmls password, there are a few ways depending on your circumstance to quickly change your password. I Don’t Remember My Password On the initial log in screen you’ll have the option to put in your user name and click If Your Password...

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Is That an Abandoned Lockbox?

Have you found an abandoned lockbox?  If so there’s a chance it could be a case of finders, keepers! If you’ve come across an abandoned lockbox, the BT LE model only,  the first step is to reach out to us by email or phone. We’ll look up the owner to...

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Top 10 Violations of 2016

It’s that time of year again! It’s our top 10 list of violations. The Data Integrity department addresses roughly 20,000 reports each year, the top 3 do not carry a fine. In addition, remember that your fine for the first penalty violation of the year is waived. You can see...

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Boot Camp Progress

Whether you’re new to ARMLS or just want to brush up on Flexmls, our one day Boot Camp class can help you become a pro on the system. The Boot Camp class is held at various locations throughout the Valley and is a full day of learning! Some of the tools...

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Help! I Need to Upload a Photo in Flexmls

  How to Upload Your Photo To upload your photo or logo into Flexmls, click on the Preferences tab then My Profile. In the bottom left-hand corner, select Personal Photo and Logo Maintenance.   Once you browse your device and find your picture, you’ll need to make sure to enter a description or it will...

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How Do I Buy a New Lockbox?

If you’ve gained a new client or had a lockbox bite the dust, you may find the need for a new lockbox. There are a few things to know before you head to ARMLS. Supra Lockboxes Can be Purchased at Any One of Our ARMLS Support Centers. ARMLS Support...

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Notify Lister vs Lister Permission Required

Showing Instructions can be a delicate issue. Gaining access without proper permission could result in a violation and fine, not to mention unhappy agents. Flexmls has two different permission options agents can place on their listing- Notify Lister and Lister Permission Required. Let’s look at these two similar yet very...

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