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Being Green: Features People Seek Out to Reduce 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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5 Things Your Association Manages

It can get confusing knowing which company handles what when you work as a real estate agent. You’re a member at a brokerage, local association, national association, the MLS and the list goes on and on. To help ease some of that confusion, here is a list of 5 things...

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CMAs – What to Ask Your Broker

When it comes to CMAs, we often get asked “What’s the best way to find my comps?” It’s a common and excellent question. While we can show you how to use Flexmls to pull comps, we cannot advise you on what to enter in the adjustment fields. But we...

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Why Do My Listings Display My Old Brokerage?

Recently, our Support team received this question via Live Chat from one of your fellow subscribers: “I just changed brokers, and now my current listings are not showing on my Flexmls dashboard. I can find them, but they’re displaying my old brokerage info. How do I transfer them to my new brokerage?” ...

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Changes to the Pets Field

The Pets field in the Residential Rental property class will be updated on 08/14. What’s changing?  The Pets field under the Residential Rental property class will now be a required field with a new name to increase accuracy of searches. Before: Assistive Animals Only is an option under pets...

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Using Reverse Prospecting as a Buyer’s Agent

This is the Part 3 in a three-part series about Reverse Prospecting. Read Part 1 here and Part 2 here. Reverse Prospecting is a tool that helps listing agents find buyer’s agents whose clients might be interested in their listings. As a buyer’s agent, this means that if you...

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Using Reverse Prospecting as a Listing Agent

This is the Part 2 in a three-part series about Reverse Prospecting. To read Part 1, click here. As a listing agent, Reverse Prospecting is a powerful tool to market your listing to buyer’s agents. It’s a fantastic chance for you to reach out directly to buyer’s agents whose...

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ARMLS ROADMAP

Are you ever curious about what is up and coming at ARMLS? Now there’s a quick way to see with the ARMLS Roadmap. The roadmap is updated with past, present and future changes to Flexmls, Monsoon and other products we offer. We will also be connecting it to our...

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Favorite Teachable Moments

Did you know that ARMLS offers free in-person and online classes for ARMLS related products? If you haven’t taken a class in a while, it might be time to brush up on your technology skills. Our in-person classes are taught by our expert content specialists. Here are their favorite...

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Introducing Delayed Status

Property not ready to be active? Delayed status is a new opportunity for agents. On July 19, Delayed status listings (a type of coming soon) may be listed in the MLS for up to 14 days (Rule 1.13). This enhancement is designed to build agent-to-agent buzz while the property is being...

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Pocket Listings vs Delayed Listings

In the world of real estate the terms “pocket listings” and “delayed listings” are used interchangeably. But as our MLS gets ready to roll out the new Delayed status, it’s important to understand the differences between the two in our market. While this blog breaks down the definitions, we recommend talking with...

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Understanding ambiguous fields

Flexmls has some ambiguous fields. It’s easy to start to second-guessing which one you should select or question how to use it. The best rule of thumb is to add additional explanation for important features in the Public Remarks section (or Supplemental Remarks if you need more room). But first,...

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Will My Listing Expire in TOM Status?

There are many reasons you may have to put your listing in a Temporarily Off-Market (TOM) status. It’s important to remember the expiration dates of those listings, since a listing in TOM status will expire on that date. If the expiration date begins to creep up as your listing...

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5 Obscure MLS Fields – Part 5

Everyone loves an obscure search field in Flexmls. They’re not just interesting, they can help you narrow down your search to make sure your client gets exactly what they want. For even more obscure fields, check out part 4, part 3, part 2 and part 1 of this series. Elevator A private elevator isn’t...

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May STAT 2018

Commentary by Tom Ruff of The Information Market  Onlookers talked amongst each other, anxiously awaiting the public announcement when the public crier would step forward. No, we’re not talking about Prince William and Kate Middleton’s third royal baby. We’re talking about the first home purchased by Zillow. On May...

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Finding the Right ARMLS Online Courses for You

ARMLS offers a variety of online courses right on our website. These courses are free and can be taken at your leisure. They are designed to help you gain a better understanding of the software that ARMLS Subscribers use. New Subscribers  The whole roster of online courses can be wildly beneficial...

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A Sneak Peek at the New Chandler Location

SEVRAR and the Mesa ARMLS support center are relocating to Chandler (Loop 202 & Cooper) this week. Our new address will be at 1733 E. Northrop Blvd. Ste 2, Chandler, AZ 85286. The Mesa location will be closed Friday the 15 for the move. While the new support center doesn’t officially open...

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Most Commonly Asked Questions

Did you know that ARMLS offers free training to our subscribers? You can attend an in-person class, watch a webinar or enroll in an online course. We asked our trainers for the most frequently asked questions they hear while teaching. These are a few of the most commonly asked questions we...

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Where Can I Find Forms That Use eSign?

Generating real estate forms and getting them signed by your clients has never been easier. As technology has advanced, we’re no longer lugging around huge files of paperwork and fumbling with fax machines to get things signed. Now, you have all your necessary forms and contracts right at your fingertips, as...

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What is a Smart Home?

“Smart Home” is the term commonly used to define a residence with appliances or features that can be remotely controlled by a computer or phone. These features might be lighting, heating, air-conditioning, TVs and security systems. Smart Homes are known to be energy efficient and can help the homeowner to...

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