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Finding “Mother-In-Law” Suites

Looking for a listing with separate living quarters? Whether it’s a guest house, casita or mother-in-law suite, Flexmls offers a couple different ways to search: adding a search field or searching the public remarks. Adding a Field On the Quick Search Screen, scroll down past the search fields to...

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How to Find Renters in Monsoon

Wouldn’t it be nice if you could pinpoint the renters in a particular area or subdivision? You can in the Monsoon Tax System! Finding Renters in Monsoon  In the Tax tab, start by defining your area, whether that be a city, ZIP code, subdivision or a custom shape. Next...

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How to Search Using the Listing Agent’s Public Remarks

What do you do when your client wants a home with a water slide, or maybe a wine cellar? In Flexmls you won’t find either listed as a search field, but you may be able to search for them via the listing agent’s public remarks. Public remarks is a...

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How to View Agent Stats in a Particular Area

Do you or an agent you know specialize in one particular area of the Valley? If so, you can look up agent sales for just that area in Flexmls using the Map on your Quick Search screen. Agents Stats by Area First, draw the area on the Map by...

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Searching Multiple Property Classes

Is your client wanting to buy or rent? You don’t have to create two different property type searches. Instead, search them both at one time using the Multiple Property Class search. You’ll find this search under your property class drop-down menu (the Multiple Property Class is number eight). On...

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What is the Subscription Preview Mode?

The Subscription Preview Mode allows you to preview listings before they hit your client’s inbox. You’re able to vet each listing and approve all or just some to be sent to your client. This option allows you to have control over which listings your client receives, which is particularly...

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Create Scheduled Reports in RapidStats Live!

RapidStats Live already provides you with in-house reporting and custom statistics. Now it gets even better with drip emails called scheduled reports! This makes it easier than ever to share market stats with clients. A scheduled report works similarly to a subscription in Flexmls. You’ll save your search criteria...

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How to Stay Productive While at Home

We’re all spending more time at home right now. While you may not be able to sit open houses or attend networking events, there are some things you can do to stay productive in real estate while practicing social distancing. Farming in Monsoon Did you know you can farm...

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Can My Client Search the MLS?

If you’re using the new Portal 2.0 the answer is…yes! Your clients will have the ability to perform a search of MLS listings. A portal is a link that you’ll send to your client via email through Flexmls. When they click on their portal link they’ll be asked to...

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How to Market Your Listing Through ShowingTime

In ShowingTime you can easily market your listing by sending out a group email to all showing agents who have brought buyers to your listing, notifying them of an upcoming open house or recent price change. You can also send an alert just to members of your office. Access...

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The Virtual Breakdown: Open Houses, Tours, Showings and Videos

What’s the difference between a virtual open house and a virtual tour? What’s a tour of homes? Are virtual showings and videos the same thing? This breakdown is designed to clarify each one of these so you know exactly what to offer your client. Open House An open house...

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Understanding Clear Cooperation

This post is a summary, the official Clear Cooperation landing page with more information can be found here: https://armls.com/nar-clear-cooperation Starting on April 6, ARMLS subscribers must follow the Clear Cooperation policy. ARMLS will begin enforcement of a mandatory NAR rule called the Clear Cooperation policy on April 6, 2020....

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Introducing Coming Soon Status

This post was updated on March 10th 2020 to reflect changes to “Coming Soon” status (formerly known as Delayed status), these changes will not be live until April 6, 2020 as they require system changes by our vendor. Property not ready to be active? Coming Soon might be right...

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Adding and Removing Photos

A listing needs photos (at least one). If you’re looking to add or remove photos from your listing, here are the steps and best practices. ADDING PHOTOS In order to upload photos you’ll first have to save your listing. In the upper right-hand corner you’ll see the Save Incomplete...

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How to Edit Your Closed Listings

Listing agents and co-listing agents can now edit their closed listings for up to seven days after they close, including the ability to move a listing back to Pending or Active/UCB/CCBS from Closed. How to Correct a False Close In the change screen of the listing, click the link...

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Dirt Yards, Misters and Other Obscure Fields- Part 6

Everyone loves an obscure search field in Flexmls. They’re not just interesting, they can help you narrow down your search to make sure your client gets exactly what they want. For even more obscure fields, check out part 5, part 4, part 3, part 2 and part 1 of this series. Dirt Front/Back Dirt...

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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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Benefits of Entering Your Lockbox into ShowingTime

In ShowingTime you have the option to enter your lockbox serial number and CBS (call before showing) code into your listings. While this is not a requirement, there are some benefits of doing so. CBS Code Sharing If you have a CBS code enabled on your lockbox, you can...

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Listing Agent vs Selling Agent

The listing agent (LA) and selling agent (SA) have very different, very important roles in a real estate transaction. Listing Agent  The listing agent has signed a listing agreement with the seller, helps to determine the list price for the property and helps with staging and marketing. The listing...

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Are You Using The Default Map?

There might be a time-saving tip you’re not using – the Default Map. The Default Map allows your Quick Search map to automatically show you a specific place or area, rather than showing you a full map of the Valley. Most subscribers work a territory. For them, changing the...

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