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What is an Automated Valuation Model (AVM)?

The last time you added a listing to the MLS, you may have reached the final Export tab and thought, “I’m almost finished!” only to wonder, “What the heck is an AVM?” Automated Valuation Model AVM stands for Automated Valuation Model. These are computer-generated estimates of property value. Familiar with Zillow’s...

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Can I Delete A Listing From Flexmls? Why Not?

Occasionally, our support team receives a call asking, “How do I delete this listing?” The answer is simple- there isn’t a way to delete a listing from Flexmls. What we can do is help you cancel a listing. But wait, what’s the difference between “deleting” and “canceling” a listing? And...

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How To Use Reverse Prospecting in Flexmls

Looking for another way to attract prospective buyers to your listings? Look no further–Reverse Prospecting is for you. What is Reverse Prospecting?  Reverse Prospecting is an opt-in system that any ARMLS subscriber can use. Reverse Prospecting can help you find the right property for your client when a new...

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Why is My Shape Blank in the Map Search?

Have you ever drawn a shape within the Map Search of Flexmls and been disappointed when not a single property shows up within the borders that you drew? Fear not, there are two explanations to why your shape may be blank. 1. There are Over 1,000 Available Listings If you don’t...

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Get to Know the 9 Overlays in the Map Search

The Map Search in Flexmls has nine different overlays you can use while performing any search tasks. These are especially helpful if you want to see and/or draw the borders of any given overlay. These overlays can show you boundaries of subdivisions, neighborhoods, zip codes, the map grid code...

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Thanksgiving Events in the Valley

Thanksgiving doesn’t have to end just because the turkey is gone. With these Valley wide events, you can keep the party going all the way to the new year. Illumination Come visit the state’s largest holiday drive-thru light show in the state. It runs nightly from November 15 to January...

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Using Dates to Make Searches Count

Time period can be very important when doing searches in Flexmls. When completing a Quick Search, you can adjust the dates of a specific status for your search. Using Dates to Search Click on Status and select the one you’d like to search by. Underneath Status, click the link that...

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How Do I Add a Co-Lister?

Adding a co-lister can happen at different points in the life cycle of a listing and for a number of reasons. You might be entering a new listing for the first time or maybe you’re mentoring a new agent and need to add them to an existing listing. Whatever...

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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 Manually Close a Listing

Have you ever gotten a close of escrow date wrong when your listing goes under contract? Of course you have, because things happen. When this happens, you’ll need to manually close your listing. Before you close your listing, make sure the transaction is complete. Once a listing closes in the...

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How Do I Deactivate Subscriptions in Flexmls?

Like many things in Flexmls, there are a few different avenues you can take to accomplish the same task. Deactivating subscriptions for a client is no different. If you have a client who no longer wants to receive subscription emails, you have two easy ways to complete the request. Two...

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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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3 Reasons Why Snowbirds Love Phoenix

Can you feel that? The temperature is cooling down, the traffic is growing more dense and white hair can be spotted more often than not. Winter is coming, and the snowbirds (older residents who chase good weather) are slowly migrating back to Phoenix. And who could blame them? Here...

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September STAT 2017

A plethora of housing reports are readily available to today’s consumer. This month in STAT we’ll discuss three recently published reports. We reference these reports not to share their insights, but to accentuate the importance of local knowledge. The ability of the real estate professional to properly understand and...

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Say Goodbye to the Old Menu

Only two more days to use the old Flexmls menu. On October 19, the new Flexmls menu will become the default for all subscribers. If you haven’t already switched over, the system will do it for you on Thursday morning. When you log in, you’ll be asked to select your role. After...

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The Subscription Isn’t Updating My Client. Why?

Here’s a scenario that most showing agents have experienced: your client contacts you about a listing they want to view in their subscription. When you pull the details for that property, you discover it’s now in a Pending status. You now have the embarrassing and disappointing task of explaining why the...

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Can I Access My Recent Searches?

Recently Cathy  H. reached out to the ARMLS team wanting to know if it’s possible to access recent searches in Flexmls. The answer is Yes! Access Recent Searches From the Flexmls menu, click Saved Searches.           Once you arrive on the Saved Searches screen, you’ll see your...

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Phoenix’s Festival Culture

As temperatures begin to cool down in the Valley we begin to rev up for a fun time of year. Annually, Phoenix is host to hundreds of festivals, celebrations and events. These include fairs, parades, culinary and heritage festivals, auto shows and major sporting events. Kicking off October is the...

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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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