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ActiveKEY vs. eKEY

The ActiveKEY and the eKEY are the two options you have to choose from when it comes to accessing lockboxes. They both have a varied list of pros and cons, depending on your personal needs as our guide to the right explains. The eKEY, our newest option, is an...

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6 Real Estate Photography Tips

Want to sell a house quickly? Of course you do. And having great photos are a huge part of making that happen. While a lot of real estate agents use a professional photographer, many choose to own the entire process. If you’re a DIYer ready to take on photography,...

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Why Searching the MLS in Monsoon is Helpful

Have you ever wondered why the MLS search is available in the Monsoon Tax system? Well the answer is easy. Why not? Being able to search the MLS in Monsoon provides you with more flexibility. Remember, Monsoon can also be used on your mobile device by going to http://mymonsoon.com and logging in using...

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How to Run a Custom Market Summary From a Drawn Shape

Need a sharp way to explain the state of the market to clients? Or better yet, explain the market of a particular geographical area? And what if you could choose a certain time frame, too? Look no further–a custom Market Summary from a drawn shape can do just that. A custom...

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72-Hour Banners for Common Listing Changes

The 72- hour banner is an awesome feature that can help your listing stand out. When certain changes are made to a listing, they are noted by a banner (also known as a flag) that lasts for 72 hours in the Flexmls search results. It’s important to make sure your change is accurate...

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Three Documents to Reference When Entering a Listing

Entering a listing into Flexmls can be time consuming. You need a lot of information from many different places. You can save yourself a lot time, hassle and frustration by assembling these three documents before entering a new listing. The Tax Record of the Property This can be found in the Monsoon...

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How to search for HOA amenities

HOAs are popular here in Arizona. If you have a client who wants to know if a specific benefit is included in an HOA fee, you can include those HOA amenities in your Quick Search. Searching HOA Amenities There are two fields you can add in your search criteria that will help...

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The Best Way To Find Listings With A Private Pool

A pool in the backyard is the make-it or break-it feature for many clients. So what’s the best way to find that dream property with the perfect private pool? Let us break it down for you. If your client wants a community pool, check out our blog on the best ways to search...

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The Best Way To Find Properties With A Community Pool

Most clients feel strongly about a pool- they either want one or they don’t. Then there are those clients who wouldn’t mind having access to a pool, but don’t want all of the upkeep responsibility. Community pools are a perfect solution. And what’s the best way to search for that...

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Wildcards in Flexmls Searches!

Do you know about wildcards in Flexmls? These precious gems can help strengthen your searches when you’re not entirely sure what to look for. What’s a Wildcard?  The wildcard is a symbol that takes the place of a word, letter or phrase to better help you complete a search. A wildcard...

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How to Calculate Turnover Rate

Similarly to net absorption rate, the turnover rate can help you find more data about home sales. The turnover helps you calculate all of the movement of homes bought and sold in a specific neighborhood or area within a specific time frame. The best way to calculate this is to...

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Architectural Styles in the MLS

The MLS has multiple architectural styles available for searching. Some are easily recognizable, while others can be a bit more difficult to identify, due to the influences pulled from other architectural styles. Below are the five architectural styles in the MLS, along with a brief description and photo. You can find...

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Don’t Forget to Add Community Features

There are many fields in the MLS that aren’t required, however, some of these fields can help you find the exact amenities your clients want in a property. Community Features is one such field. Community Features has additional options like Gated Community, Lake Subdivision and proximity to a Light Rail...

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What’s the Bathroom Definition per ARMLS?

ARMLS does not have an official answer of what defines a bathroom. What makes a bathroom to you? Does it need to have a toilet, a sink, a soaker tub? What makes a bathroom 3/4 or a half bath? You may have a good idea of what that looks like,...

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Quiz: Searching and Mapping

Are you a Searching & Mapping pro? Prove it and see how well you stack up against other subscribers in our quiz! Want to improve your searching skills or become more confident with the map? Then check out our Searching & Mapping online course.  Quiz not loading? Click here. Written by...

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How to Search Using Age Restrictions

Have you ever needed to search for, or exclude, age restrictions on properties? Flexmls has a field to help you improve your search results. Using the Age Restrictions Field When doing a residential quick search, click the Add a Field box and type in Special Listing Conditions. This provides a list of...

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How to get your Days On Market (DOM) to reset to zero

Want to reset your Days on Market? (DOM)? You’ll need to have some patience, as it takes 90 days for a cancelled listing to reset. On the 91st day you can relist the property and the listing will reset to zero days on market. If the listing expires, it also needs to...

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The Fastest Way to Find Reduced-Price Listings

Need a quick way to find reduced-price listings? A custom hot sheet is your answer. Pulling a Custom Hot Sheet From the Flexmls Menu, search for Hot Sheet.  Click the Custom Hot Sheet Settings button. Under History Event section, select Price Change.   You can run your hot sheet from either a Quick...

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Add Videos and Virtual Tours to Incomplete Listings

You can now add Videos and Virtual Tours to your incomplete listings in Flexmls! Before, Videos and Virtual Tours could only be added to completed listings. Now you can add these media items to your incomplete listings before they go Active. How to Add Videos and Virtual Tours When...

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How to Change Your Listing’s Primary Photo

The primary photo is the first thing other agents (and their clients) will see when your listing pops up in their search. And the right primary photo helps you make a great first impression. Did you know that the primary photo doesn’t have to be the front exterior of the property?...

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