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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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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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