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The Flexmls Menu…Why so many choices?

If you’ve ever clicked the menu button in Flexmls and been overwhelmed by the vast array of options that came up, you’re not alone. Flexmls is a huge database used by over a quarter of a million users in many different markets around the country. That means it has to work...

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Customizing Your Portal Invites

Customizing your portal invite is easy and can add that personalized touch from you to your client. This email will go out to any client you set up on a portal. To get started, go to your menu select Portal Preferences. Once in Portal Preferences, select the plus sign...

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Do I set up a Subscription or a Portal or both?

The answer is… it’s up to you! Flexmls has both options to choose from. A subscription will email your client a notification with a link when new listings hit the market that fit their criteria. A portal, on the other hand, is a link you send them that allows them to...

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The Populate Tax Data Button

When entering a listing, there’s a handy button on the address tab that can help prevent mistakes and possible rule violations while saving you time. It’s called Populate Tax Data button and works by populating some required information in your listing. Using Populate Tax Data Button To use the button,...

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Be a Flexmls Portal Pro

Are you a Flexmls portal pro? If you’re not sure, then continue reading to learn some tips that will help you become one. Naming Searches Portals are based on searches that you set up for clients. When the client logs in to their portal, they are given access to the...

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Flexmls Listing Reports: Public vs. Private

Flexmls Listing Reports provide valuable at-a-glance information about the features of a property. They can also contain sensitive information, which is why it’s important to know the difference between the types of reports and printing in private and public view. Public vs Private View The first five report options...

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Shape Up Your Flexmls Map Search!

A Flexmls map search allows you to create customized searches for properties in specific geographic areas. If you’ve already been doing map searches, you’re probably familiar with the three different shapes that are available on your map toolbar: circle, rectangle and polygon. Within, Not Within and Intersection Once you’ve selected...

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The Flexmls Color Legend Explained

Many maps in Flexmls offer a color legend to help you get a better visual understanding of your search results. This often overlooked tool can offer valuable information about your search areas. What Exactly is the Color Legend? The color legend offers three different types of overviews of your search...

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Top 10 Violations of 2018

2019 is here, which means it’s time for our annual list of the top 10 most common rules violations of 2018! Last year, the Data Integrity department addressed a total of 15,717 violations, which is down from previous years. You can see how last year compares to 2017, 2016, and 2015. You’ll notice that...

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What’s Coming in 2019

We’re off to a hot start in 2019! And it’s only going to get better. Here are 5 new and exciting additions coming to ARMLS this year. Text Message Alerts By signing up for Text Message Alerts, you’ll be immediately notified of important announcements. New Listings Online Course Having trouble...

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Using the Full Copy

When using the Full Copy option in Flexmls, there are two things you must remember. One: you must be copying a listing that you were previously the listing agent on. Two: you must still be in the same office as you were when you first listed it to get a...

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Things to Click On in Flexmls

Flexmls can do many things. Some of those things are apparent, while other features may require a little digging (or clicking). Here are three obscure things to click on from the Quick Search screen that you may not have known about. Work On Behalf of a Contact You’ll find...

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Why It’s Better to Draw Subdivisions

When searching for a specific subdivision in Flexmls, subscribers can enter the name of the subdivision or draw a map. But out of these two methods, which one returns the most accurate results? We’ve researched this question and have found a definitive winner. For the cleanest, most accurate results, draw a...

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Flexmls Branded Marketing

Flexmls not only provides subscribers with instant access to thousands of active listings (16,931 at publish date), but also offers easy ways to promote those listings and yourself as a real estate professional. In this competitive market, don’t miss any opportunity to stay top of mind with clients or gain new...

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Spelling Counts in Flexmls!

Now that auto-check is everywhere, who needs to know how to spell these days? Well…you do! At least when it comes to working with Flexmls because spelling counts! Flexmls is not a search engine, it’s a database. Unlike a search engine, Flexmls will only return results for exactly what you enter in. It...

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How to Search for Open Houses in Flexmls

Want to search for open houses in Flexmls? Whether you want to preview them or send them to your client, finding them in Flexmls is easy with these simple steps. From a Quick Search, under Additional Search Options, select Open House Date.   If you’re emailing a listing to your client...

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How to Add an Open House in Flexmls

Adding your open house details to Flexmls is a great way to increase the visibility and foot traffic on your listing. From the Menu search for Tour/Open Houses. Select Add/Edit Open Houses then scroll down and select Add.   Enter all required information and select Next.   Now your open house...

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ASAP Flexmls Subscriptions: The Time is Now!

We’ve already explained the Weekly, Monthly and ASAP Flexmls subscription schedules and the differences between them. While the Weekly schedule is the most widely used and does have some benefits, the ASAP subscription is worth giving extra consideration to during the strong seller’s market we’re currently experiencing. When inventory is tight, buyers can get frustrated. If a hot...

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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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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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