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The Top Residential Real Estate Leaders of 2020

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Options for Viewing Your Monsoon Results

Monsoon makes it easy to customize your experience, from the search template, to the MLS, right down to the color scheme. But it doesn’t stop there. Monsoon offers three different options to view your search results: Cards, Rows, and Map. Cards The Cards display shows each property as a...

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Top 10 Violations of 2019

2020 is here! We’ve tallied up the violations of 2019 for a grand total of 9,080. That’s down from the previous year. Here’s the list of the top 10 violations of 2019. Rank Violation Type Totals 1 Assessor’s Number Incorrect Non-Penalty 1331 2 Sold Price Incorrect Penalty 1099 3 Contact...

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New Report in ShowingTime

ShowingTime offers four different reports, the newest being the Target Market Analysis Report. This helpful report shows which price range is getting the most showings. This report can be useful to share with sellers when determining the initial list price, or a price adjustment after it’s been listed. While...

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When Is It Okay to Share Your ARMLS Credentials?

The answer is… NEVER! Sharing your credentials is an ARMLS violation. Per Rule 7.2 subscribers may not share their access credentials with anyone, whether the other party is another ARMLS subscriber or a non-ARMLS subscriber. If you’re ever using a third-party company to assist you with pictures or a virtual...

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Step into the Death Room

In the 18th century it was called the drawing room. In the early 19th century it was the parlor. At Hogwarts it’s called the common room. The living room goes by many names. But there’s one moniker you might not have heard of- the death room. In the mid-...

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Where Did the Search Details Go?

The Flexmls Quick Search page has gone through some recent changes, one of them being the Search Details. The Search Details gives you a snapshot of the criteria you’ve entered for that particular search. Previously, the Search Details was an icon located directly above the Search Template. To find Search...

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Is Your Seller Nervous About Having a Lockbox On Their Home?

Has your seller ever expressed concern about having a lockbox placed on their property? Maybe they’re worried some careless agent will walk in on them while in the shower or let their dogs out by accident. These fears can be prevented with a Call Before Showing (CBS) code. We often...

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Which Violations Have Fines?

Did you know that not all ARMLS violations incur fines? The Penalty Policy breaks down which violations have fines and how much those fines are. Examples of violations that do NOT incur a fine are: Incorrect school code Incorrect square footage Incorrect or missing assessor’s number Incorrect dwelling type Incorrect ownership...

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My Saved Searches

You may have noticed that the Saved Searches screen has gotten a recent face-lift. The page has been updated and streamlined for an easier experience for the user. At the top you’ll see your Saved Searches along with Favorites and Drafts. If you want to make a search a...

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Blackout Times in ShowingTime

Have you ever tried to schedule an appointment in ShowingTime only to find that slot is blacked out? A blacked out time-slot in ShowingTime means the listing agent has placed a restriction for that time-frame, for one of many reasons: The listing agent can select No Same Day Appointments or block...

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New Courtesy Notices

Beginning today, co-listers will now get notices, in addition to other improved courtesy notice enhancements. All parties will now receive the listing closed notice, which will include all concessions, sold price and COE date. Co-Listing agents now receive Expiring in 10 Days notice Status Change to UCB notice 10 and...

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How to Avoid or Fix a Jammed Lockbox

There are few things more embarrassing to a real estate agent than taking a client to a home and encountering a jammed lockbox. If this has happened to you, we feel your pain. If this hasn’t happened to you, here are a few suggestions to make sure it never happens—saving...

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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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Co-Listers Will be Able to Edit Their Listings!

Starting on the morning of 8/29, the co-listing agent will be able to edit listings in Flexmls, just like the listing agent. We’re pleased to offer this change after many requests, but please note: The listing agent is still solely responsible for any errors, violations or fines even if made by...

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All About RapidStats Live

RapidStats Live 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. Easily Accessed...

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Do You Know About the One-Page Tax Summary Report?

The Tax Summary Report is a one-page printer-friendly document that contains the entire tax record. If you need to print a tax record in Monsoon, try the printer-friendly Tax Summary Report. When viewing a tax record, you’ll see this box in the upper right-hand corner: Click on the drop down...

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Adding a Listing – What’s Required and What’s Not

When adding a listing, there’s a lot of data to enter. But not all fields are required. In the Address and Main Fields Tabs, any field highlighted in red is required and must be filled out. In the Details Tab, any section that has a red banner across the...

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Driving Directions in Flexmls

Need to plan your route? Flexmls allows you to select your destinations then map them out in Google Maps. Here are the steps: Routing Showings in Flexmls Select the listings you’d like to map by clicking on the checkbox   Click on Map (below the Save button)   Click...

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How to Find Homeowners with Equity in Monsoon

Have you ever looked at a subdivision and wished you could predict which homeowners would be ready to sell next? With some basic analytics, and with a little help from our Monsoon Tax System, you may be able to do just that. Utilizing the public records is a great...

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