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The Best Way To Find Listings With A Private Pool

When searching for residential homes, your client may have said whether they’d like a pool or not. If you’re performing a search and you ignore the pool field, your results will contain some listings with pools and some without. Let’s say your client DOES NOT want a pool. You’ll...

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All About RapidStats

RapidStats is the in-house reporting and market analytics tool from ARMLS. Consider it your one-stop shop for reporting and analytics. The customizable reports are sourced directly from MLS data and give you timely, accurate and comprehensive information–leading to powerful market insights for you and your clients. Customizable Reports  With...

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Days On Market Calculations (DOM, CDOM, ADOM)

Days on Market (DOM) Explained In the MLS, there are two Days on Market calculations: Cumulative Days on Market (CDOM) and Agent Days on Market (ADOM): CDOM is calculated from the date the listing goes live in the MLS. ADOM is calculated from the List Date the agent entered...

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What is an IDX? How Do I Get One?

IDX stands for Internet Data Exchange and covers a wide range of software products manufactured by third-party vendors for MLS subscribers. In laymen’s terms, IDX is a search engine that’s attached to your website. Have you ever been on a Realtor or broker website and saw that they have...

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What to Know When Buying Used Lockboxes

Did you know that you can buy a used lockbox for half the price? A new lockbox will run you $120 plus tax, while a used one sits at half that price at $60 plus tax. Before you go running to your ARMLS Support Center, call ahead at 480-921-7777...

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No MLS Access on 1/8/2019?

If you use admin credentials for the MLS, you may be having trouble accessing the MLS for one of the following reasons: You are using old admin login credentials. If you’re using admin credentials issued prior to 12/13/2018, all credentials issued before this date have been permanently retired. Use your new admin credentials or...

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Penalty Policy Myths

This is a re-publish of a post from last year on common Penalty Policy myths. Myth: You Only Get One Entry Mistake in Your Lifetime Not true as most unintentional data entry errors are not violations or are non-penalty violations / self-reported violations where no fine is issued. The first time each calendar...

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How to Search for Open Houses in Flexmls

Want to search for open houses in Flexmls? Whether you want to preview them or send them to your client, finding them in Flexmls is easy with these simple steps. From a Quick Search, under Additional Search Options, select Open House Date. If you’re emailing a listing to your client and...

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How to Add an Open House in Flexmls

Adding your open house details to Flexmls is a great way to increase the visibility and foot traffic on your listing. From the Menu search for Tour/Open Houses. Select Add/Edit Open Houses then scroll down and select Add.   Enter all required information and select Next. Now your open house will...

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The Top 3 Syndication Myths

Whenever the topic of syndication re-enters the real estate trade news, we see an increase in inquires about syndication here at ARMLS. So, what a better time than now to answer some common syndication myths. Myth 1. ARMLS Sells Data to Third Parties We don’t sell listing data, it’s not...

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Choosing the Best Schedule for Your Client’s Subscription

Each time you set up a subscription for a client, an important part of the process is choosing a schedule for how often Flexmls will collect and email them new search results. Schedules: Weekly, Monthly vs. ASAP What is the difference between the three available options? Weekly With the Weekly schedule, you can...

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Moving to a New Brokerage?

There are several steps to follow when you decide to change brokerages but you might be surprised to learn that ARMLS is not involved in this process. We’ve outlined the basic steps you need to make the switch. Step 1. ADRE has an online system to initiate a change/new...

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What’s the meaning of DND2?

Have you ever noticed that many fields on an input screen are designated “DND2”? You may have also noticed this warning at the bottom of every listing detail report. What does that mean? DND2 stands for “Do Not Display or Disclose.” The data in DND2 fields must be treated as confidential...

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How to Display Your Professional Designations in Flexmls

Do you have professional designations or certifications you’d like to display in Flexmls? The Marketing Name feature gives you an easy way to do just that. From the Menu, select My Profile. Then select My Names. Type your professional designations or certifications in the Marketing Name field and click Next....

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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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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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Can I Use ShowingTime with a Delayed Status Listing?

The short answer is yes! However, there are some restrictions. Let’s unpack this. While the listing is still in Delayed status, ShowingTime may be used to schedule listings on or after the On Market Date. However, showings cannot be scheduled for any days when the listing is in Delayed status. ShowingTime will integrate a Delayed status...

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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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What is Reverse Prospecting in Flexmls?

This is the Part 1 in a three-part series about Reverse Prospecting. Check out Part 2 and Part 3.  Want to generate more leads? Reverse Prospecting is the tool for you. What is Reverse Prospecting?  Reverse Prospecting is a powerful tool to help listing agents and buyer’s agents come together...

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