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How to Edit the Vacation Rental Availability Calendar

‘Tis the season when many of our snowbird friends migrate to the desert from northern climates. With a Valley full of potential renters, now is the time to use and perfect the vacation rental calendar. One of the most frequent calls that the ARMLS Help Desk receives about rental listings is,...

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How to Fix a False Close

Many of us have experienced a false close in Flexmls—when your listing closes in the system before it closes in reality. Once the listing moves into closed status in the MLS, the listing agent can no longer edit that listing, even to correct the status. It’s important to fix...

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Help! I Need to Upload a Photo in Flexmls

  How to Upload Your Photo To upload your photo or logo into Flexmls, click on the Preferences tab then My Profile. In the bottom left-hand corner, select Personal Photo and Logo Maintenance.   Once you browse your device and find your picture, you’ll need to make sure to enter a description or it will...

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What’s the Safe Sender List?

Not getting all your emails from Flexmls? Your email provider could be to blame. Email providers like Gmail, Yahoo, MSN and others will stop showing you emails they think you won’t like. To make sure all of your emails make it through, add these four email addresses as “Contacts” in your...

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Notify Lister vs Lister Permission Required

Showing Instructions can be a delicate issue. Gaining access without proper permission could result in a violation and fine, not to mention unhappy agents. Flexmls has two different permission options agents can place on their listing- Notify Lister and Lister Permission Required. Let’s look at these two similar yet very...

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Green Fields: How to Find Listings with Reduced 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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RV Parking vs. RV Gate vs. RV Garage

RV (Recreational Vehicle) ownership is at an all time high in the U.S. with 21% of households intending to purchase an RV some time in the future. Becoming familiar with the RV fields in Flexmls will help you when listing or searching out an RV friendly home. And that’s sure to...

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How do I Search for County Islands in Monsoon?

County islands are hot topics and your client may have a strong opinion about living in one. You can make your search a little easier and a lot more accurate by using the County Island field in Monsoon, which allows you to alter your search to include or exclude these areas....

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What are County Islands?

If your client dreams of living on a county island, they don’t have to look very far. County islands exist all over Arizona. And while there are some attractive perks to island life, there are also very real drawbacks. So before your client embarks, make sure they know exactly what they...

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MLSSAZ (TARMLS) / ARMLS Data Share Ending

The MLS of Southern Arizona (MLSSAZ), formerly known as TARMLS, has given notice to ARMLS® that the data share agreement between both parties will end on August 8, 2016. Due to their future technology plans, MLSSAZ needs to remove their feed from ARMLS search options.   ARMLS Subscribers will...

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Is This a Townhouse or Patio Home?

  The official ARMLS stance is similar to the bedroom definition, in that we don’t have an official definition for townhouses or patio homes. When it comes to identifying the differences between a townhouse or a patio home, the consensus is somewhat lacking. Listing agents (with guidance from their brokers)...

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What Should I Know About SEER / HVAC Ratings?

‘Tis the season…for panicked calls to the A/C repair folks and $500 electric bills. If you’ve got a client who’s eager to get relief from the painful A/C bills of their current home, learning about SEER ratings and how to search them in the MLS could get you a cool...

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Flexmls Helps with Open Houses

Open houses can be intimidating, but the tools in Flexmls can help decrease some anxiety with a few simple, effective steps. Marketing Materials You can create reliable flyers right from Flexmls. When you select the property and click the Print icon, you’ll be taken to the Listings to Print or Email...

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Is Your Listing Age Appropriate?

The Age Restriction (Age Rstrt) field is an easy one to overlook! Doing so could waste another Subscriber’s time, increase your DOM and even resort in a non-penalty violation. So if you’re entering an age restricted property, save other agents time by selecting Age Rstrt if applicable. Adding Age Restrictions Under...

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Diving into the Pools Field

Navigating the pools field can sometimes feel like a sink-or-swim situation, but understanding all of the pool field options can help you make a splash with your clients instead of ending up all wet. Pool  The Pool option in the General Property Description field should be your go-to choice when...

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How Do I Add a Seller in ShowingTime?

Adding a seller to ShowingTime gives your client or tenant the power to approve or decline showing requests without you having to act as a go-between. You can add as many sellers as you need to make sure everyone gets the notification. To Add a Seller Under Listing Setup...

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What Constitutes a Separate Guest House?

Casita. Studio. Apartment over the garage. These are just a few names given to separate living quarters. While monikers may differ, there is one field to rule them all: Separate Guest House. Located under Exterior Features, this is the only available option for separate living quarters. What Constitutes Separate Guest House?...

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Are Conditional Commissions Allowed?

Conditional commissions submitted through the MLS offer financial incentives to the buyer’s agent if certain criteria are met. Some examples of conditional commissions include monetary motivation for a full price offer, showing the property or achieving a specific close of escrow date. Per our rules, Subscribers are not allowed to post...

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The Sweet Spot: Improved Map Overlays

Multiple Map Overlays Improved With Better Logic Flexmls has undergone a major improvement when using multiple saved map overlays in the same map search. Previously, only listings found in the overlapping areas were displayed. Now, the search looks for results in any of the overlays.   This is not to be...

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5 Obscure MLS Fields

Houses, even tract homes, are as unique as the homeowners who occupy them and the clients looking for them. While not the most common, these five interesting MLS fields can help you customize your client’s search and nail the sale. Runway Access You know the saying “Home is where...

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