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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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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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Subscriber Satisfaction Series: Brokerage vs Syndicator

This post is part of our series focusing on the feedback we received from our Spring 2019 Subscriber Satisfaction Survey. We value the opinions of our subscribers and welcome comments and questions any time. Read other posts in this series here. A comment from our survey asked: “Why does ARMLS sell my listings...

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Can’t Find a City? Try the Neighborhood Overlay

Are you having trouble finding a city in your Flexmls search? It could be that what you’re looking for is actually a neighborhood. Plugging a neighborhood or subdivision into the city/town code field won’t get you any results. Your solution might lie in the Neighborhood Maponics overlay. The city/town code field is used to...

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Changing from UCB to Pending

Do you need to change the status of a listing from UCB to Pending in Flexmls? The process is simple. Click on Change Listing in your Flexmls menu, input the MLS number and then click Pend Listing (Under Contract). You’ll be prompted to enter key pieces of information about the transaction,...

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New ARMLS Classes!

Do you know about the new ARMLS classes? If not, then you’ve come to the right place!   Who Are Classes For? All ARMLS subscribers who want to make the most of our products can benefit from classes. Whether you’re just starting your real estate career or are a seasoned pro, you’ll gain valuable...

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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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Subscriber Satisfaction Series: Showing Instructions For Vacant Houses

This post is part of our series focusing on the feedback we received from our Spring 2019 Subscriber Satisfaction Survey. We value the opinions of our subscribers and welcome comments and questions any time. Read other posts in this series here. A comment from our survey asked: “Why do I need to follow Showing Instructions for...

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Can Clients Share a Portal?

Flexmls does not allow multiple portals to be set up under one contact. To share access to their portal, someone would need to provide the other person with the portal URL, the email address linked to the portal and the password. Portals are great as they allow users to take...

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Subscriber Satisfaction Series: The “Front of House Photo” Rule

This post is part of our series focusing on the feedback we received from our Spring 2019 Subscriber Satisfaction Survey. We value the opinions of our subscribers and welcome comments and questions any time. Read other posts in this series here. A comment from our survey asked: “Why does ARMLS make me use...

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How Clients Can Set Their Own Subscriptions

Did you know that clients can set up their own subscriptions through their Flexmls portal?! It’s easy to do, but they might not be aware of this feature. When logged into their portal, they need to select the search you’ve provided to them and then click the button containing...

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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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Subscriber Satisfaction Series: Your TransactionDesk Questions Answered

This post is part of our series focusing on the feedback we received from our Spring 2019 Subscriber Satisfaction Survey. We value the opinions of our subscribers and welcome comments and questions any time. Read other posts in this series here. A comment from our survey asked: “Why do I have to learn...

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Monsoon Foreclosure Search: Notice Date vs Auction Date

When doing a Monsoon foreclosure search, you can filter by notice date or auction date. Which to choose depends on your goal.    Notice Date Notice date refers to the notice of trustee sale. Basically, it’s the day the homeowner is informed by the lender that their property will be sold at a future date due...

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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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