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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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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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Flexmls: Map Search Cheat Sheet

The Map Search within Flexmls is no easy horse to tame, we know that. Distinguishing what the tools are and how they work can be time consuming and frustrating. So lo and behold, this cheat sheet explains what each tool is and how to use it. Enjoy! Navigate the map in...

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Giving ShowingTime Feedback to Your Sellers

Is your seller eager to know what others think about their house? You can set them up to receive feedback left by showing agents in ShowingTime, delivered straight to their email or through the ShowingTime app. Part 1- Adding a Seller’s Email Address We first need to add the seller’s email address...

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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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Why Do Some Violations Have a Penalty?

Think back to when you first joined ARMLS. You might remember signing off on a lengthy document called the ARMLS Rules and Regulations. You might also recall hearing about our Data Integrity team, the ones tasked with keeping our MLS data high quality and clean. Part of DI’s role is...

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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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