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What information do I need to add a new Contact in to Flexmls?

The only 2 things you need to add a contact into Flexmls are a name and email address. Yep! That’s it. The easiest way is to use the Quick Add option on the Contact Management screen. Type the First Name, Last Name, and E-mail. Then click the Add button. There...

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The Top 3 Syndication Myths

Whenever the topic of syndication re-enters the real estate trade news, we see an increase in inquires about syndication here at ARMLS. So, what a better time than now to answer some common syndication myths. Myth 1. ARMLS Sells Data to Third Parties We don’t sell listing data, it’s not...

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Choosing the Best Schedule for Your Client’s Subscription

Each time you set up a subscription for a client, an important part of the process is choosing a schedule for how often Flexmls will collect and email them new search results. Schedules: Weekly, Monthly vs. ASAP What is the difference between the three available options? Weekly With the Weekly schedule, you can...

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How to Access the Saturation Analysis Report

Curious to know which agents in the Valley have the highest volume of sales? You can find that data using the Flexmls Saturation Analysis Report. This report will allow you to view “top” agents by either number of sales or dollar amount. A “top” agent could be someone who only sells...

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Subagents in the MLS

In the world of real estate, there are many different types of agency. One that gets very little attention is subagency. But what exactly is subagency? According to REALTOR Magazine: “A subagent is a cooperating agent who works for a listing broker-salesperson in the sale of a property. The subagent...

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Who is ARMLS?

Arizona Regional Multiple Listings Service (ARMLS) was founded in 1982 and has grown to be one of the 5 largest MLSs in the country. ARMLS is owned by five local associations: SEVRAR, PAR, WEMAR, SAAR and WEPAR. Our mission statement is “Provide the industry benchmark of quality data and service for our...

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Our Local Associations

Do you know all the resources and benefits your local association offers? Each association offers their own unique classes, training, events and support. Events – Your chance to hob-knob and network with other real estate professionals. CE Hours & Designations – Is it time to take your mandatory CE hours?...

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Accessing Listing History On a Property

Have you ever wanted to know the listing history on a property? You can access it in Flexmls under the Detail tab. The records go back to around the year 2000, but if you look closely you may find some that are a bit old. To Access the History...

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What’s the meaning of DND2?

Have you ever noticed that many fields on an input screen are designated “DND2”? You may have also noticed this warning at the bottom of every listing detail report. What does that mean? DND2 stands for “Do Not Display or Disclose.” The data in DND2 fields must be treated as confidential...

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The History of Harkins

This post is part of our series on local business and news. We aim to keep you updated on local trends so you can stay current with your clients. When was the last time you sat down in a theater with a big buttery popcorn and some Raisinets while waiting for that big...

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Bedroom Definition

This is a republish of a post originally published in August 2015.  Many of you have wondered what defines a bedroom. Does a den count as a bedroom? Does a bedroom have to have a closet and a window? A ceiling height requirement? All of the above? The official answer...

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How to Display Your Professional Designations in Flexmls

Do you have professional designations or certifications you’d like to display in Flexmls? The Marketing Name feature gives you an easy way to do just that. From the Menu, select My Profile. Then select My Names. Type your professional designations or certifications in the Marketing Name field and click Next....

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The Top 5 Reasons to Contact Support

Have a pressing questions and need help? ARMLS offers live chat and phone support six days a week to help get you back to what you do best. Both phone and chat support are staffed by knowledgeable, helpful individuals ready to assist you with your ARMLS questions. If you need to talk...

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Your Intro to ATLAS

Welcome to ATLAS, your one stop shop for your MLS needs. ARMLS built ATLAS so that ARMLS subscribers could easily access all products in one convenient place. In ATLAS you’ll also be able to pay for your ARMLS subscription and contact us for support. In the future, ATLAS will...

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Being Green: Features People Seek Out to Reduce Energy Costs

Do you know what feels good? Saving money (in the long-run) and reducing your carbon footprint while increasing the resale value on your home. Energy efficient updates are highly sought after additions for future and current homeowners. Nationwide, these are some of the most requested updates. Solar Panels Solar...

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5 Things Your Association Manages

It can get confusing knowing which company handles what when you work as a real estate agent. You’re a member at a brokerage, local association, national association, the MLS and the list goes on and on. To help ease some of that confusion, here is a list of 5 things...

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CMAs – What to Ask Your Broker

When it comes to CMAs, we often get asked “What’s the best way to find my comps?” It’s a common and excellent question. While we can show you how to use Flexmls to pull comps, we cannot advise you on what to enter in the adjustment fields. But we...

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Why Do My Listings Display My Old Brokerage?

Recently, our Support team received this question via Live Chat from one of your fellow subscribers: “I just changed brokers, and now my current listings are not showing on my Flexmls dashboard. I can find them, but they’re displaying my old brokerage info. How do I transfer them to my new brokerage?” ...

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Changes to the Pets Field

The Pets field in the Residential Rental property class will be updated on 08/14. What’s changing?  The Pets field under the Residential Rental property class will now be a required field with a new name to increase accuracy of searches. Before: Assistive Animals Only is an option under pets...

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Using Reverse Prospecting as a Buyer’s Agent

This is the Part 3 in a three-part series about Reverse Prospecting. Read Part 1 here and Part 2 here. Reverse Prospecting is a tool that helps listing agents find buyer’s agents whose clients might be interested in their listings. As a buyer’s agent, this means that if you...

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