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Quiz: Searching and Mapping

Are you a Searching & Mapping pro? Prove it and see how well you stack up against other subscribers in our quiz! Want to improve your searching skills or become more confident with the map? Then check out our Searching & Mapping online course.  Quiz not loading? Click here. Written by...

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How to Search Using Age Restrictions

Have you ever needed to search for, or exclude, age restrictions on properties? Flexmls has a field to help you improve your search results. Using the Age Restrictions Field When doing a residential quick search, click the Add a Field box and type in Special Listing Conditions. This provides a list of...

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How to get your Days On Market (DOM) to reset to zero

Want to reset your Days on Market (DOM)? You’ll need to have some patience, as it takes 90 days for a cancelled listing to reset. On the 91st day you can relist the property and the listing will reset to zero days on market. If the listing expires, it also needs to...

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Major Changes We Loved in 2017

Love is in the air, and we’ve got it bad for some of these improvements. Here’s a list of all the major changes and improvements we made in 2017 that we think you’ll adore too! Password Change For added convenience, passwords now only have to be changed every 180...

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How to Use the Nosy Neighbor Tool

Showing a house and want to know what’s up with the neighbors next door? When did they buy their house? How much did they pay for it? The Nosy Neighbor tool in the Flexmls map allows you to look up owner information along with past MLS data by simply clicking...

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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?

Whether or not to disable a lockbox while the listing is Temporary off Market is up to you. As long as the status is TOM, you can keep the lockbox where it is or remove it for the time being. Per the ARMLS Rules and Regulations (section 13.5), a...

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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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