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How to Find the Schools Associated with Your Listing

Finding the schools associated with your property can sometimes be a daunting task. It might be tempting to just copy the schools from an old listing, but schools zones can change from year to year with redistricting and this can lead to an incorrect school on a listing. Follow these...

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How to Calculate Net Absorption Rate

Unclear on what the net absorption rate is? Or just curious to know more? Net absorption rate is the rate at which available homes are sold in a specific real estate market during a given time period. This is great for tracking the supply/demand in an area. It’s best to use Flexmls or...

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How to Change a Listing from Pending to UCB

Making a status change from Pending to UCB can be a little tricky. This step-by -step walk through can help make sure you get it done right the first time. From the main menu, click Change Listing and select the listing that needs the status changed. Your listing has to...

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How to Auto-Populate the Listing Profile Sheet

Just because you need to get your client to OK the Listing Profile Sheet, doesn’t mean you have to duplicate your efforts. Flexmls provides a completed Listing Profile Sheet using the information from your incomplete listing. How to Auto-Populate the Listing Profile Sheet From the Flexmls home page, click on...

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Why You Should Run A Hot Sheet and How to Do It

Ever needed a quick way to check what happened in a client’s search over the last few days? You could always open the client’s saved search, sort the list by New or Recently Changed First and manually email them the most recent changes. But there’s an easier, faster way to update...

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How to Extend a Listing That’s Expiring

If the expiration date for your listing keeps creeping closer and closer you may need to extend it. Before you change anything, discuss it with your seller and get their sign off on the extension. Also, be sure to talk to your broker about the documentation needed when extending a...

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Temporarily Taking a Listing Off Market

Sometimes in the selling of a home things come up. Can you believe it? There are good reasons to temporarily take a property off the market. The owner may decide to improve the property or life could take someone out-of-town. Whatever the reason, here’s how to take a listing off...

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How to Create Property Alerts for Myself Using Subscriptions

Are you someone who searches for listings daily (or hourly) only to come up empty-handed? Searching for specific properties time and time again can be frustrating, disappointing and time consuming. Why go through all of that hassle and frustration when you don’t have to? By setting yourself up on a subscription...

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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 Go to the Menu at the top...

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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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