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Can I Search Other MLSs in Monsoon?

When doing a search in the Monsoon Tax System, you can look for other MLSs that also use Monsoon. The list of MLSs in Monsoon currently include the Prescott, Sedona Verde Valley and Lake Havasu Associations. But what if you’re not a member of the other MLSs? Any confidential...

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Printing Labels in Monsoon

Imagine hand addressing 100+ cards or letters or mailings. Now imagine Monsoon printing off 100+ neatly addressed labels with a few clicks of your mouse. Doesn’t that sounds better? If you’re using Monsoon to do a tax or foreclosure search, you can create and print labels in no time. Printing...

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Top 5 Things You Didn’t Know You Could Do In Monsoon

The Monsoon Tax System is the software used to look up owner information, deed history, loan information and, obviously, the taxes. But Monsoon does so much more than that! Here are the top 5 things you didn’t know you could do in Monsoon. Use Map Feature to Find the Number of Houses...

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Monsoon Moment: Estimated Percent Gain Explained

Have you ever wondered how the Estimated Percent Gain of a property is calculated in Monsoon? Once a property is in foreclosure and the opening bid has been set for the auction, the field for Estimated Percent Gain changes from being empty to being highlighted in green. In the example below, that value is 132.12%....

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Exporting Listings from Monsoon

There’s a ton of information that can be pulled from Monsoon. No matter what you need, the easiest way to aquire and organize it is to export it. If you’re using the tax search or the foreclosure search, you have the option to export data. If you’re not familiar with...

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Looking for Owners Outside the State or Country?

Did you know you can find people that own homes in Arizona but live out-of-state or even the country? A tax search in the Monsoon Tax System can help accomplish this task. Finding Out-of-State and Country Owners The first thing you need to do is add the Owner State List...

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Monsoon Moment: Update to Square Footage

As of September 19, Monsoon will change the way square footage is displayed. What’s Changed?  1. We’ve added the new field “Added Attached” 2. We’ve renamed the field “Added Areas” to be “Added Detached” Why? This simplifies square footage by clarifying whether it’s attached or detached. The previous phrasing of...

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Monsoon Moment: Is that Opening Bid Really $0?

Ever seen an Opening Bid of $0 when you’re searching foreclosures in Monsoon? It appears as part of the Auction Information. This begs the question, “Is the opening bid really $0? My client can bid $1 and win the auction?” Unfortunately, no such luck. An opening bid of of $0 in Monsoon simply...

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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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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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What are the Different Transaction Types?

One commonly underutilized tool in Monsoon is the Transaction Type field. This search option defines what type of transaction took place the last time a property was purchased. The Transaction Type field is one of few that is manually tracked and entered into the system, and because of that,...

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Tax Info Printing in Flexmls

Good news! The Tax Info option has returned in Flexmls! You can now print the Monsoon Tax Summary page at the same time as the Listing Detail Report. No more printing a listing detail report in Flexmls just to create a separate search in Monsoon to print the tax info. How...

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Monsoon: Not Recommended for Comparison

When comparing comps in Monsoon, you might see this “Not Recommended for Comparison” warning tacked onto a listing. What this means is that the comp is not likely an “arms length transaction” and won’t deliver a fair comparison. These comps are included in the comp report unless you uncheck them....

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Sedona (SVVAR) Listings Now in Monsoon

Listings from the Sedona Verde Valley Association of REALTORS® (SVVAR) are now in the Monsoon® tax system. SVVAR and PAAR listings are now included in MLS searches by default but can be filtered out using the MLS field: Why is this awesome? If you’re working an area where ARMLS...

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Monsoon 2.0, New Features Abound

Monsoon 2.0 was released this weekend. The map now shows prices without clicking, the email button is enabled on the tax report and much more. Try the new Monsoon at MyMonsoon.com or via Flexmls.    

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Feeling Too Blue? Monsoon Themes

The default color in the Monsoon Tax System is Monsoon Blue. It’s a great shade of blue, but did you know there are five other color themes in Monsoon? After logging-in to Monsoon, choose Preferences: Themes.   Then, select a new theme using the arrows . Don’t forget to...

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Monsoon Definitions

GSE? Reverted? Bulk? In the Monsoon Tax system, there are several categories of transactions and other terms you may not know. Here is a short list of definitions: 3rd Party Successful Trustee’s Sale purchase. Bulk Multiple property sale, properties may be scattered across the Valley with a single transaction recorded, usually...

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Monsoon Season is Here

It’s not the monsoon season you already know but Monsoon, a new tax system choice for ARMLS Subscribers from The Information Market. Today it officially launched. Brokers were given a sneak preview a couple months ago but now the system is ready for all Subscribers. Monsoon information can be...

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