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Top 10 Violations of 2017

2018 is here, which means it’s time to look back and see the top 10 violations that occurred in 2017. Last year, the Data Integrity department addressed a total of 16,750 violations, 5,525 of those were self-reported. Remember that your first penalty violation of the year is waived as a courtesy. You...

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How to Transfer a Contact in Flexmls

Going out of town and want a colleague to manage your clients while you’re away? Or maybe you’re part of a team and need to share contacts. Whatever your reason, Flexmls allows you to transfer contacts to any another ARMLS subscriber. Transferring a Contact Start by clicking the Menu and look for...

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Why One Exterior Photo Must Remain After Closing

It’s widely known that when you take a Residential for Sale or Residential for Lease listing, one exterior photo must be uploaded within four calendar days of the listing. Even when the listing closes, a qualified exterior photo must remain. What may not be common knowledge is why. Why Keep...

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ShowingTime’s Listing Activity Report

The Listing Activity Report from ShowingTime is a great resource when it’s time to have a sit-down with your seller. It’s important to note that this report differs from the one available in Flexmls with the same name. This dynamic report offers details for the life of the listing and contains...

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Pesky Winter Visitors- Scorpions

Our mild winters bring more than just snowbirds and out-of-town guests. You may be unknowingly playing host to some creepy and crawly unwanted visitors, particularly scorpions. When temperatures drop at night, scorpions are known to seek warmth in your home. And since they can go long stretches without eating, they can...

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Listing Deadlines

When it comes to managing your listings, you need to be aware of some important deadlines. In order to stay in compliance and avoid any penalties, here are the listing deadlines you need to know. Entering a Listing- 2 Days You have two calendar days to enter your listing...

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Quiz: Think You Know ShowingTime?

If the quiz is not loading, click here. Written by Megan M from ARMLS Megan has been working in the real estate industry for over a decade. She specializes in helping new agents begin their journey. In her free time she enjoys reading, writing, dogs, and traveling.

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The Three Different CMA Types in Flexmls

Did you know there are three different CMAs you can generate in Flexmls? Each one offers something special to help you with your comparisons. For a guided walk through on how to create each CMA, watch our online CMA course.  Full CMA The Full CMA is the most comprehensive option. It’s...

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How to Print a Detail Report on One Page

Having trouble getting your detail report to print on one page? Save frustration and trees with a simple change to your printer settings. Printer Settings for Internet Explorer Start by clicking on the settings button in your browser, selecting Print then Page Setup. You should see a popup window similar to...

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How to Set Up a Template for Your Subscriptions

Setting up a subscription template takes only seconds and will save you time, and possibly embarrassment, down the road. A subscription template is the verbiage your client will see when they open an email from you through their Subscription. It’s important that you keep the verbiage generic and not specify any names....

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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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