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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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How to Add Multiple Emails to Your Client’s Subscription

If your client is receiving email subscriptions and wants to add a few more email addresses to the list of receivers, you might be asking yourself: Do I have to add all of these people into Contact Management, even though none of them are the buyer?* After I add...

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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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Monsoon Moment: Is that Opening Bid Really $0?

Ever seen an Opening Bid of $0 when you’re searching foreclosures in Monsoon? It appears as part of the Auction Information. This begs the question, “Is the opening bid really $0? My client can bid $1 and win the auction?” Unfortunately, no such luck. An opening bid of of $0 in Monsoon simply...

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National Flood Insurance Program to Expire

Every year, over 5 million homeowners in the U.S. are able to buy property and receive flood insurance thanks to the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP). But on September 30th, the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP) will expire. According to NAR “without NFIP coverage home sales in areas where...

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How to Find the Schools Associated with Your Listing

Finding the schools associated with your property can sometimes be a daunting task. It might be tempting to just copy the schools from an old listing, but schools zones can change from year to year with redistricting and this can lead to an incorrect school on a listing. Follow these...

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How to Calculate Net Absorption Rate

Unclear on what the net absorption rate is? Or just curious to know more? Net absorption rate is the rate at which available homes are sold in a specific real estate market during a given time period. This is great for tracking the supply/demand in an area. It’s best to use Flexmls or...

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How to Change a Listing from Pending to UCB

Making a status change from Pending to UCB can be a little tricky. This step-by -step walk through can help make sure you get it done right the first time. From the Add/Change option, click Change and select the listing that needs the status changed. Your listing has to be on...

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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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Why You Should Run A Hot Sheet and How to Do It

Ever needed a quick way to check what happened in a client’s search over the last few days? You could always open the client’s saved search, sort the list by New or Recently Changed First and manually email them the most recent changes. But there’s an easier, faster way to update...

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How to Extend a Listing That’s Expiring

If the expiration date for your listing keeps creeping closer and closer you may need to extend it. Before you change anything, discuss it with your seller and get their sign off on the extension. Also, be sure to talk to your broker about the documentation needed when extending a...

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Temporarily Taking a Listing Off Market

Sometimes in the selling of a home things come up. Can you believe it? There are good reasons to temporarily take a property off the market. The owner may decide to improve the property or life could take someone out-of-town. Whatever the reason, here’s how to take a listing off...

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How to Create Property Alerts for Myself Using Subscriptions

Are you someone who searches for listings daily (or hourly) only to come up empty-handed? Searching for a specific properties time and time again can be frustrating, disappointing and time consuming. Why go through all of that hassle and frustration when you don’t have to? By setting yourself up on...

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5 Lesser-Known Fields That You Need To Know

When you add a listing to Flexmls, there are so many fields it can be tough to keep track of them all. To help, this article is part 4 in our guide to obscure MLS fields, so you can learn how to use every field to your best advantage (part 3,...

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How to Find the Correct SqFt for Your Listing

Square footage confusion can catch even the most seasoned real estate professional off-guard. Read on to learn the answer to one of our most frequently asked questions regarding square footage. Q: You have a new listing that you’re about to add to the MLS, but your seller insists the...

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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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How to Setup a Listing Activity Report

Ever had a seller who wants to know what kind of traffic their listing is getting on the MLS? Set them up on auto emails of their Listing Activity Report. It’s a great way to keep your client in the loop.   Video not loading? Click here. Written by...

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404 Error in Internet Explorer

You may have noticed a 404 error when trying to print in Flexmls. Microsoft recently released a security update to the Windows operating system that caused a problem to the way Internet Explorer prints listings within Flexmls. In short, Microsoft’s patch is causing people to see a 404 error when...

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How to Delete Those Saved Searches with Ease

Ever feel like you’re going crazy trying to complete a simple task and just can’t figure it out? In Flexmls that task is often deleting saved searches. We’re here to save your sanity with a tutorial on how to delete saved searches. Deleting Saved Searches In the Search tab, clicked...

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