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Solar Panel and Green Fields Changes

Changes to Solar Panels and other Green fields are going into effect on 08/29! Solar panels will now have a third-party owned option to identify panels that are owned by a third party (i.e. utility company) and will be provided as part of the service agreement with the homeowner. You will...

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Changes to the Pets Field

The Pets field in the Residential Rental property class will be updated on 08/14. What’s changing?  The Pets field under the Residential Rental property class will now be a required field with a new name to increase accuracy of searches. Before: Assistive Animals Only is an option under pets...

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A Sneak Peek at the New Chandler Location

SEVRAR and the Mesa ARMLS support center are relocating to Chandler (Loop 202 & Cooper) this week. Our new address will be at 1733 E. Northrop Blvd. Ste 2, Chandler, AZ 85286. The Mesa location will be closed Friday the 15 for the move. While the new support center doesn’t officially open...

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Creepy New Search Field in Flexmls

With the addition of our newest search field, you can now find haunted homes with the Certified Haunted field, located under the Property Description. The Certified Haunted field guarantees the property has been investigated and found to be haunted by a licensed paranormal home inspector. Your clients can rest assured...

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Add Videos and Virtual Tours to Incomplete Listings

You can now add Videos and Virtual Tours to your incomplete listings in Flexmls! Before, Videos and Virtual Tours could only be added to completed listings. Now you can add these media items to your incomplete listings before they go Active. How to Add Videos and Virtual Tours When...

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Thanksgiving Events in the Valley

Thanksgiving doesn’t have to end just because the turkey is gone. With these Valley wide events, you can keep the party going all the way to the new year. Illumination Come visit the state’s largest holiday drive-thru light show in the state. It runs nightly from November 15 to January...

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October STAT 2017

We’re now entering the holiday season, which means over the next four months our monthly sales volume will drop to the lowest numbers of the year. Historically, our lowest sales volume occurs in November, January and February. We should see an uptick in December as year-end tax strategies come...

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Monsoon Moment: Update to Square Footage

As of September 19, Monsoon will change the way square footage is displayed. What’s Changed?  1. We’ve added the new field “Added Attached” 2. We’ve renamed the field “Added Areas” to be “Added Detached” Why? This simplifies square footage by clarifying whether it’s attached or detached. The previous phrasing of...

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404 Error in Internet Explorer

You may have noticed a 404 error when trying to print in Flexmls. Microsoft recently released a security update to the Windows operating system that caused a problem to the way Internet Explorer prints listings within Flexmls. In short, Microsoft’s patch is causing people to see a 404 error when...

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How to Upload a Photo Using a Work-Around

FBS has identified an intermittent problem when some subscribers try to upload photos into Flexmls. If this is you, here’s a fix you can use to make sure new listing photos get uploaded until the issue gets corrected. If Your Listing Does NOT Have Photos If this is the first...

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How to Fix a False Close

Many of us have experienced a false close in Flexmls—when your listing closes in the system before it closes in reality. Once the listing moves into closed status in the MLS, the listing agent can edit that listing up to 7 days after closing. It’s important to fix a...

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What’s the Safe Sender List?

Not getting all your emails from Flexmls? Your email provider could be to blame. Email providers like Gmail, Yahoo, MSN and others will stop showing you emails they think you won’t like. To make sure all of your emails make it through, add these four email addresses as “Contacts” in your...

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How do I Search for County Islands in Monsoon?

County islands are hot topics and your client may have a strong opinion about living in one. You can make your search a little easier and a lot more accurate by using the County Island field in Monsoon, which allows you to alter your search to include or exclude these areas....

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What are County Islands?

If your client dreams of living on a county island, they don’t have to look very far. County islands exist all over Arizona (You can search for or exclude county islands in Monsoon). And while there are some attractive perks to island life, there are also very real drawbacks. So...

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5 Simple Summer Showing Tips

  In this busy market, every minute counts. But if you’ve got a full day of showings lined up in the summer, every hot minute can feel like an hour. And with monsoon season upon us, downpours and flash flooding can turn an uncomfortable experience into a frightening one. These simple...

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Is This a Townhouse or Patio Home?

  The official ARMLS stance is similar to the bedroom definition, in that we don’t have an official definition for townhouses or patio homes. When it comes to identifying the differences between a townhouse or a patio home, the consensus is somewhat lacking. Listing agents (with guidance from their brokers)...

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What Should I Know About SEER / HVAC Ratings?

‘Tis the season…for panicked calls to the A/C repair folks and $500 electric bills. If you’ve got a client who’s eager to get relief from the painful A/C bills of their current home, learning about SEER ratings and how to search them in the MLS could get you a cool...

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Flexmls Helps with Open Houses

Open houses can be intimidating, but the tools in Flexmls can help decrease some anxiety with a few simple, effective steps. Marketing Materials You can create reliable flyers right from Flexmls. When you select the property and click the Print icon, you’ll be taken to the Listings to Print or Email...

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How to Set Age Restrictions on Your Listing

The Age Restriction (Age Rstrt) field is an easy one to overlook! Doing so could waste another Subscriber’s time, increase your DOM and even resort in a non-penalty violation. So if you’re entering an age restricted property, in what is also known as a 55+ community, save other agents time...

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How Do I Add a Seller in ShowingTime?

Adding a seller to ShowingTime gives your client or tenant the power to approve or decline showing requests without you having to act as a go-between. You can add as many sellers as you need to make sure everyone gets the notification. To Add a Seller Under Listing Setup...

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