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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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Can I Put a Lockbox on a Delayed Status Listing?

Yes, you can absolutely place a lockbox on a Delayed status listing. What you cannot do is allow showings while the listing is in Delayed status. If Showings Aren’t Allowed, Why Would I Want to Place a Lockbox? The purpose of Delayed status is to give sellers and listing agents a...

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Why Share Listings Through Your IDX Website

Social media sharing directly from Flexmls has been an exciting development this year. As you know, the Share button now lets you send listings to social media with just a few clicks, as long as the listing is participating in the IDX program (read about about the rules and requirements to use social media). While...

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Favorite Teachable Moments

Did you know that ARMLS offers free in-person and online classes for ARMLS related products? If you haven’t taken a class in a while, it might be time to brush up on your technology skills. Our in-person classes are taught by our expert content specialists. Here are their favorite...

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Airport Noise Disclosure Requirements for Luke Air Force Base

Did you know that Arizona has strict disclosure requirements for properties that are subject to airport noise? While airport noise can be a nuisance and an inconvenience, it can also affect an owner’s enjoyment and use of a property. Arizona law requires sellers to disclose when a property is...

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Where Can I Find Forms That Use eSign?

Generating real estate forms and getting them signed by your clients has never been easier. As technology has advanced, we’re no longer lugging around huge files of paperwork and fumbling with fax machines to get things signed. Now, you have all your necessary forms and contracts right at your fingertips, as...

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How to Search Listings for a Specific Office Within Flexmls

If you’re curious about viewing past and/or present listings from a specific office, then look no further. Flexmls lets you search for listing from different offices. Searching Listings From A Specific Office When doing a Residential search, type in Office next to the green “plus sign” in the Add a field to...

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Urban Dwellers Willing to Pay More for Green Features

According to a 2017 survey by AMLI, 84% of urban dwellers agree that living in sustainable/green homes is important to them. In addition, the vast majority (85%) of those surveyed believe that living in sustainable/green homes is beneficial to their health. The most highly valued green features includes: a smoke-free community...

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How to Run a Custom Market Summary From a Drawn Shape

Need a sharp way to explain the state of the market to clients? Or better yet, explain the market of a particular geographical area? And what if you could choose a certain time frame, too? Look no further–a custom Market Summary from a drawn shape can do just that. A custom...

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72-Hour Banners for Common Listing Changes

The 72-hour banner is an awesome feature that can help your listing stand out. When certain changes are made to a listing, they are noted by a banner (also known as a flag) that lasts for 72 hours in the Flexmls search results. It’s important to make sure your change is accurate the...

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We’re forming a new joint venture with Metro MLS.

We’re teaming up with Metro MLS (the largest MLS in Wisconsin) to share resources through the creation of a joint venture partnership. By working with Metro MLS, we can focus on serving subscribers and spend less time duplicating efforts on support, IT infrastructure, product development and more (see our...

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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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The Best Way To Find Properties With A Community Pool

Most clients feel strongly about a pool- they either want one or they don’t. Then there are those clients who wouldn’t mind having access to a pool, but don’t want all of the upkeep responsibility. Community pools are a perfect solution. And what’s the best way to search for that...

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Posting IDX Listings to Social Media (Facebook, Twitter, etc.)

A Share button now lets you share listings to social media from Flexmls with just a few clicks if a listing is (A) yours or (B) participating in the IDX program. This functionality requires you to consider two things to be in full compliance with all ARMLS and ADRE...

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What’s the Bathroom Definition per ARMLS?

ARMLS does not have an official answer of what defines a bathroom. What makes a bathroom to you? Does it need to have a toilet, a sink, a soaker tub? What makes a bathroom 3/4 or a half bath? You may have a good idea of what that looks like,...

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More Millennials Are Buying Houses for a Surprising Reason

Millenials get a bad rap these days (lazy, entitled, industry killer). But for all of the misconceptions, one trend rings true: they make up the largest segment of the current home buying market at a whopping 42%. But what’s motivating these home buying decisions is even more surprising. Millennials’ Home Buying Philosophy As a...

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The Fastest Way to Find Reduced-Price Listings

Need a quick way to find reduced-price listings? A custom hot sheet is your answer. Pulling a Custom Hot Sheet From the Flexmls Menu, search for Hot Sheet.  Click the Custom Hot Sheet Settings button. Under History Event section, select Price Change.   You can run your hot sheet from either a Quick...

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How to Change Your Listing’s Primary Photo

The primary photo is the first thing other agents (and their clients) will see when your listing pops up in their search. And the right primary photo helps you make a great first impression. Did you know that the primary photo doesn’t have to be the front exterior of the property?...

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How to Create Your Own Statistics in Flexmls

If you’re interested in providing substantial statistics and graphs to your clients, then look no further. The Compare tab in Flexmls can help you develop some nice looking graphs for any one of your clients based on your search criteria. For example, say your client wants some statistics on the average list...

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