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5 Obscure MLS Fields – Part 4

When you add a listing to Flexmls, there are so many fields it can be tough to keep track of them all. To help, this article is part 4 in our guide to obscure MLS fields, so you can learn how to use every field to your best advantage (part 3,...

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How to Find the Correct SqFt for Your Listing

Square footage confusion can catch even the most seasoned real estate professional off-guard. Read on to learn the answer to one of our most frequently asked questions regarding square footage. Q: You have a new listing that you’re about to add to the MLS, but your seller insists the...

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Spring Cleaning in Flexmls

Spring cleaning isn’t just for your home, it’s also great for managing your Flexmls profile. Here are some common items that might need refreshing. Contact Information A good place to start is to make sure your contact info is up to date. You can do so by clicking on...

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How to Setup a Listing Activity Report

Ever had a seller who wants to know what kind of traffic their listing is getting on the MLS? Set them up on auto emails of their Listing Activity Report. It’s a great way to keep your client in the loop.   Video not loading? Click here. Written by...

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404 Error in Internet Explorer

You may have noticed a 404 error when trying to print in Flexmls. Microsoft recently released a security update to the Windows operating system that caused a problem to the way Internet Explorer prints listings within Flexmls. In short, Microsoft’s patch is causing people to see a 404 error when...

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How to Delete Those Saved Searches with Ease

Ever feel like you’re going crazy trying to complete a simple task and just can’t figure it out? In Flexmls that task is often deleting saved searches. We’re here to save your sanity with a tutorial on how to delete saved searches. Deleting Saved Searches In the Search tab, clicked...

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How to Pend a Listing

Once you’ve got a signed contract on your listing, you’re ready to change the status. And the sooner the better. Once a contract has been signed, you have 3 days to change the listing status. Not only does it help to move your listing along, but it’s also part of...

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Changes to Your Contact Management Screen

In the contact management screen you will now be able to see more contacts in your list at one time. Once you select a contact, a pop up box containing all of your contact options will appear. This new update will allow faster access to the information you need....

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How to Create Your Own Map Overlays

You may already know that Flexmls offers pre-configured MLS map overlays (available in the Overlays drop down menu found in the top right corner of any map search). But did you know that you can also create and save custom map overlays? Why Create Custom Map Overlays Custom overlays...

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How To Search for Rent-to-Own Listings

Ever had a client looking for a rent-to-own (aka lease-to-own) property? Or maybe a client who wants to sell her property but is willing to accept a rent-to-own agreement from a prospective buyer? If either of these questions rings a bell, then this article is for you. If you’re less familiar...

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Listing Collection vs. Saved Search

It might be hard to distinguish between a Listing Collection and a Saved Search but knowing the difference can help you get the most out of Flexmls. Listing Collection: Saves individual listings. This allows you to collect a set of properties to show to your client. Saved Search: Saves the criteria...

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Update: Improvements to Legal Description

The Legal Description Field has Changed We’ve improved the formula that generates Description in Monsoon to better describe each property. We’ve also renamed two fields. Legal Subdivision (Flexmls) and Description (Monsoon) are now Legal Description (Abbrev) in both products. Legal Description Available in zipForm for the First Time  We’ve created a connection...

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The Benefits of Getting Photos Before Going Active

“A picture is worth a thousand words” is a saying we all know. But if you’re a listing agent there might be an another motto to live by, “Get photo(s) before going active.” Here are the benefits of having at least one photo before going active. Because of the “New...

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Searching for New Home Builds

If you’ve got a client interested in new home builds, you have a a few options. ARMLS provides two core products that allow you to search for new home builds. RL Brown Magic Professional and New Home Source Pro are both provided to you at no additional cost. These...

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FEMA Flood Zones Map Added to Flexmls

From the Map tab on any search, click Overlays in the upper right corner of the map. Select the FEMA Flood Zones option from the drop down menu. This layer is for visual assistance only as the overlay cannot be added to filter results. To turn on the Map...

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Why Your Admin Needs Flexmls Credentials and How to Get Them

Many subscribers hire administrative personnel to help them with day-to-day business operations. Often, this requires admin personnel to have access to Flexmls. Can an Admin Use Anyone’s Username/Password?  No! Every user of Flexmls must have their own username and password per the subscriber agreement. This helps safeguard the integrity of the data...

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What is the Difference Between ADOM and CDOM?

Agent Days on Market (ADOM) and Cumulative Days on Market (CDOM) can be confusing. What’s the difference? How are they calculated? Let’s start with defining them. ADOM is the number of days a property has been listed with an individual agent. CDOM is the number of days the property has been...

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Ever Wonder About the Bedrooms Plus Field?

While the Bedroom field still doesn’t have a definition, the Bedrooms Plus field is a bit more concrete. Any room or area in a house that could reasonably be used as a bedroom falls into the Bedrooms Plus category. Entering Bedrooms Plus in Flexmls When adding a listing, go to the Details tab,...

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Syndication Options

How Syndication Works Listing syndication, labeled Broker Distribution in Flexmls, is the act of sending listings to third party publishers, sites like Realtor.com and Zillow. ARMLS does not make the decision to syndicate (distribute) listings. In fact, your broker decides if listings are syndicated to third-party websites. If a broker...

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How to Send a Portal Invite from Your Phone or Tablet

  Real estate has always been a fast-paced business but perhaps even more so today with our increasing reliance on mobile devices. In addition to sending portal invites from the desktop version of Flexmls, you can now send portal invites from all of your mobile devices using the Flexmls Pro...

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