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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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Activating Show and Go

Appointment requests on vacant properties got you down? Save yourself significant time, hassle and inconvenience by setting up Show and Go mode in ShowingTime. Show and Go is an easy to use mode that lets other Subscribers automatically make appointments on your vacant listings without needing your approval. In Flexmls, Access ShowingTime from the Daily...

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Photos: Lifestyle and Property Amenities

3/26/2016: We’ve had some recent changes to the listing rules and policies. While most of the new updates are pretty innocuous, there is a major rule change you should review. Photos / Media Previously, photos were restricted to the property, either the view from the property or the property itself. Now,...

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Flexmls Portal Changes 2016 Explained

  The MLS has undergone a few changes this year. To make it easier, we’ve summed up some of the biggest (and most beneficial) changes in a quick video tutorial. Now, both you and your clients can edit their user name (email address), password and change their dashboards. You can also...

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Subdivisions- Draw or Enter?

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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ShowingTime Look Outs

ShowingTime, our new showing request management system, is up and running. As more and more Subscribers learn the system, understanding these five popular functions can help ensure you have a smooth experience using ShowingTime. ShowingVoice Prompts The prompt is programmed to start when it hears your voice (it’s voice-activated), so be sure...

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ShowingTime: Customization

Every Subscriber is different. That’s why ShowingTime offers loads of customizable features. Notifications Receive and respond to showing requests via text, email, or phone call- however you want to be contacted. Buyer Feedback Surveys These little gems are a combination of multiple choice and short answer questions that let you tap into...

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New MLS Status – CCBS

What’s Changing   On December 15, a new sub-status of Active called CCBS (Contract Contingent on Buyer Sale) will be available in Flexmls. CCBS is for listings whose Sellers wish to obtain backup offers and make explicit that the contract they have accepted is contingent on the buyer selling their...

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Bedroom Definition

  Many of you have wondered what defines a bedroom. Does a den count as a bedroom? Does a bedroom have to have a closet and a window? A ceiling height requirement? All of the above? The official answer is there is no official answer. ARMLS does not have an...

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No MLS Access? Restore Your MLS Service

To Restore MLS Service For Non-Payment Shut-Off You can make a payment at http://ARMLS.com/PayFees. Use your Flexmls user id and password to log in. If you have trouble logging in, click this link. Once a payment has been made, service will be restored in 30 minutes but may take up...

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Rotate Photos in Flexmls

Sideways. That’s one way to describe some photos in Flexmls. There is an easy fix if a photo appears sideways on your listing, use the rotation icons in the photo editor. Follow the steps below: 1. On the Change Listing screen click Photos 2. Click the rotate icons on the...

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Blurred Signs – A Photo Blog

Subscribers often ask about “For Sale” signs uploaded to the MLS, signs can be in the MLS but cannot contain contact information. Contact information will soon be a $200 fine because it can allow a client to bypass their agent. See how to blur photos here. Rule (8.23) states,”A ‘for...

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Subdivision vs. Subdivision Name

There are two Subdivision fields in Monsoon. Learning them both can be very helpful. Subdivision Subdivision is a default field in the Tax Search. It is a auto-complete box where you type at least three letters and select a choice. You can only make pre-determined selections but you select...

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