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How Do I Add a Co-Lister in Flexmls?

You can add a co-lister in Flexmls at different points in the life cycle of a listing and for a number of reasons. You might be entering a new listing for the first time or maybe you’re mentoring a new agent and need to add them to an existing...

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What to Know About Special Assessment Districts

A Special Assessment District (SAD) is an area where the value is heightened due to a public improvement in which a tax is apportioned to recover the costs of said improvement i.e. to finance a local street or sewer repairs. Why it’s Important to Check The costs of the...

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The Flexmls Menu…Why so many choices?

If you’ve ever clicked the menu button in Flexmls and been overwhelmed by the vast array of options that came up, you’re not alone. Flexmls is a huge database used by over a quarter of a million users in many different markets around the country. That means it has to work...

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Customizing Your Portal Invites

Customizing your portal invite is easy and can add that personalized touch from you to your client. This email will go out to any client you set up on a portal. To get started, go to your menu select Portal Preferences. Once in Portal Preferences, select the plus sign...

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The Populate Tax Data Button

When entering a listing, there’s a handy button on the address tab that can help prevent mistakes and possible rule violations while saving you time. It’s called Populate Tax Data button and works by populating some required information in your listing. Using Populate Tax Data Button To use the button,...

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School District Link in Monsoon

Identifying the schools that match your property is very important to potential buyers, but can be challenging for you. You’ve always gone into Monsoon to see what school district your property was in, but now Monsoon has made it easier by providing a link that takes you directly to that...

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Increase on FHA limits in 2019

In December of 2018, HUD announced an increase in FHA limits for most counties in the U.S. beginning in 2019. How does AZ stack up? Limits in 14 of the 15 counties in AZ are now at $314,827. That’s up from $294,515 in 2018. Coconino county is the outlier,...

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Using the Full Copy

When using the Full Copy option in Flexmls, there are two things you must remember. One: you must be copying a listing that you were previously the listing agent on. Two: you must still be in the same office as you were when you first listed it to get a...

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“Why Does ARMLS Sell My Listings to Zillow/Realtor.com/XYZ.com?”

This is a question we receive a lot. The short answer is WE DON’T. ARMLS does not sell your listings. Your broker decides whether or not to syndicate listings to third-party real estate websites. Zillow and Realtor.com are syndication sites (all sites listed below). Since the listings belong to...

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Bashas: A Piece of Phoenix History

This post is part of our series on local business and news. We aim to keep you updated on local trends so you can stay current with your clients. The name Bashas’ has been synonymous with the Phoenix area now for more than 80 years. The name graces streets...

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What You Should Know About the South Phoenix Light-Rail Project

This post is part of our series on local business and news. We aim to keep you updated on local trends so you can stay current with your clients. Updated on 12/5. Its been 6 years now since we first began the South Phoenix light rail conversation. The 5.5...

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What information do I need to add a new Contact in to Flexmls?

The only 2 things you need to add a contact into Flexmls are a name and email address. Yep! That’s it. The easiest way is to use the Quick Add option on the Contact Management screen. Type the First Name, Last Name, and E-mail. Then click the Add button. There...

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Accessing Listing History On a Property

Have you ever wanted to know the listing history on a property? You can access it in Flexmls under the Detail tab. The records go back to around the year 2000, but if you look closely you may find some that are a bit old. To Access the History...

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What Do You Know About Phoenix’s Warehouse District?

This post is part of our series on local business and news. We aim to keep you updated on local trends so you can stay current with your clients. Originally Phoenix’s Chinatown from the 1870s to the 1940s, the Warehouse District spans between Seventh St. to Seventh Ave. and north to...

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The History of Harkins

This post is part of our series on local business and news. We aim to keep you updated on local trends so you can stay current with your clients. When was the last time you sat down in a theater with a big buttery popcorn and some Raisinets while waiting for that big...

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Real Examples of Where Not to Place a Lockbox

Lockbox placement is a hotly debated topic, which we explored in Where Not to Place a Lockbox recently. To further the conversation, we’ve found a list of additional places you shouldn’t place a lockbox. These photos are inspired by actual events. Oh the places your lockbox could go….   This box...

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Where Not to Place a Lockbox

Loyal blog reader Randy H. had a great question for us on social media. “Does ARMLS have rules on lockbox placement?” In short, we don’t dictate in our rules where a lockbox must be placed on a listing. We do, however, have some tips. 1. Think of your fellow agents...

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The Historic Arizona Biltmore Hotel Sells

The Arizona Biltmore Hotel is a historic Phoenix landmark that opened its doors in 1929. Just recently the building changed hands and was purchased by Blackstone. Blackstone is the largest private real estate equity firm in the world. Some other properties owned by Blackstone include the JW Marriott Desert...

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5 Things Your Association Manages

It can get confusing knowing which company handles what when you work as a real estate agent. You’re a member at a brokerage, local association, national association, the MLS and the list goes on and on. To help ease some of that confusion, here is a list of 5 things...

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No End in Sight for Phoenix Population Growth

If you’re a real estate agent in Phoenix, population growth is a good problem to have. According to the US Census Bureau, Phoenix was the second fastest growing “large city” in the country in 2017, after San Antonio, TX. With that said, Maricopa county was THE fastest growing county last year,...

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