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Showing Instructions Made Simple

Flexmls recently introduced new Showing Instructions fields, which are easier to understand and follow. Now it’s clear to know if permission is required or if the listing agent just wants to be notified before the showing. Be sure you understand the rules in order to avoid potential fines! There are now two...

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Your Monsoon Questions Answered

Do you have Monsoon questions? The Monsoon tax records system is an incredible resource and can help you with everything from prospecting to pricing. It takes time to learn all that it can do. These are some questions we’re often asked: Can all properties be found in Monsoon? Monsoon contains all...

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Flexmls Search Tip: Selecting a Listing Status

When doing a Flexmls search, the status field will always default to these two options: Active and Coming Soon. However, it’s easy to select only the statuses that best fit your needs when doing a search. This brief video will walk you through the the process. Watch our Change...

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Can’t Find a Property in Flexmls?

It’s not your imagination! Sometimes you simply can’t find a property in Flexmls. There are several reasons why this happens, even if you’re entering the information in correctly. Listing Activity Prior to 2000 Flexmls is a database and its history with ARMLS dates back to the year 2000. Only properties...

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Searching Flexmls by City or ZIP Code

Searching Flexmls by city or ZIP code? Here are some tips to help you get the best results. Entering in Multiple Cities You can search for multiple cities at once by typing them into the City/Town Code field and separating them with commas. The same applies for ZIP codes. The cities must be...

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Help, My Buyer Wants a Condo!

Have you ever noticed there is not an option for condominium under Dwelling Type in Flexmls? That’s because condominiums (or condos for short) is an ownership type, not dwelling type. Townhouse is an example of a dwelling type. Although a townhouse typically comes with an ownership type of fee simple,...

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Days On Market Calculations (DOM, CDOM, ADOM)

This policy was edited on 5/20/2020: 90 was changed to 45 days. Prior to 6/4/2020, DOM resets only after 90 days.  Days on Market (DOM) Explained In the MLS, there are two Days on Market calculations. Cumulative Days on Market (CDOM) is the number of days the listing has...

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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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Top 5 Things to Know About the Rules

Understanding the ARMLS rules can be daunting, but it doesn’t have to be. We’ve broken down the top five rules subscribers must know. 1. Data Integrity enforces the rules to ensure accuracy Our Data Integrity department works at our headquarters in Tempe. Whenever the system flags a potential violation or someone...

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Customizing Your Agent Profile

Need help customizing your agent profile in Flexmls? We’re happy to point you in the right direction. Before You Start Notify your association of any changes to your name, preferred contact information or brokerage. They will pass the information on to us and we’ll update your ARMLS account with...

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Can I List Auction Properties on the MLS?

If you’ve been wondering if that auction property you saw is allowed in the MLS, the answer is YES. So before you click the Report an Error button, take a second look at the rules, specifically 7.5.22 and 8.1 of the Rules and Regulations. 8.1. TYPES OF PROPERTY (a) Listings...

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The Vacant House Trap

It can be tempting to sneak a peek in a vacant house without checking the showing instructions. Maybe the remarks say “Lockbox Vacant”, or it just came on the market and you’re nearby. Or maybe you’d like to see it before showing it to your client. Regardless of the reason, accessing...

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Why Subscribers Are Loving the eKEY

Our subscribers are loving the eKEY that ARMLS offers for accessing lockboxes! Here are some reasons why: It’s an App The eKEY becomes part of your smartphone and can also be used on Apple Watch. The app works even when you don’t have cell service (it transmits over Bluetooth)....

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The Compare Button in Flexmls

Ever click the Compare button in Flexmls? This neat feature shows you the statistics for the listings in a particular search, such as information on average and median home prices, price per square foot, days on market and more. How to Use the Compare Tab After you click on...

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Need to Change Your Agent Status to Inactive?

Do you need to change your agent status to inactive? Whatever your reason for saying goodbye, we can point you in the right direction. Just like updating your address, the first step is to contact your local association. They’ll report the change in status to ARMLS, which will automatically deactivate your subscription. You won’t...

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More Real Estate Photography Tips

Are your listing photos telling the best story possible? A few months ago, we posted 6 Real Estate Photography Tips for those do-it-yourself types who choose not to hire a photographer. But even if you do have a professional shooting your photos, there are still lots of things to keep in mind to...

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TransactionDesk is Now Live in Flexmls

As a courtesy to AAR, TransactionDesk has been integrated into Flexmls for ARMLS subscribers who also belong to AAR. This new AAR product does not require a RETS password and can be found: You will be asked to login to AAR SSO. Please contact AAR or Transaction Desk for...

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Adding a Listing in Flexmls: More is More

Sometimes less is more. But when it comes to adding a listing in Flexmls, more is more! Flexmls is a database and only contains data provided by its subscribers, subscribers like you! When a listing is added, only the information and features entered by the listing agent will appear...

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Do I set up a Subscription or a Portal or both?

The answer is… it’s up to you! Flexmls has both options to choose from. A subscription will email your client a notification with a link when new listings hit the market that fit their criteria. A portal, on the other hand, is a link you send them that allows them to...

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Be a Flexmls Portal Pro

Are you a Flexmls portal pro? If you’re not sure, then continue reading to learn some tips that will help you become one. Naming Searches Portals are based on searches that you set up for clients. When the client logs in to their portal, they are given access to the...

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