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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 20,137. That’s up 4,420 from the previous year. Here’s the list of the top 10 violations of 2019. You’ll notice that some of these violations incur a penalty, and some don’t. The Online Rules...

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Major Changes of 2019

As the year winds down and we approach 2020, let’s look back at some of the biggest changes that occurred in 2019. ACTIVEKEY SUNSET The ActiveKEY (that white handheld lockbox key) ran on outdated 2G technology, which made supporting it unfeasible. Subscribers who had the ActiveKEY were upgraded to...

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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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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 timeslot in ShowingTime means the listing agent has placed a restriction for that timeframe, for one of many reasons: The listing agent can select No Same Day Appointments or block...

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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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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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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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Why Subscribers Are Loving the New eKEY

Our subscribers are loving the eKEY! ARMLS offers two choices for accessing lockboxes:  XpressKEY and eKEY. Each has its own benefits, but eKEY has become widely popular, especially now that it’s been updated and improved. If you’re not yet using it, here are some reasons why you should consider making the switch. It’s an...

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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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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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Don’t Make This ShowingTime Mistake

Do you manually set up appointment settings for every new listing in ShowingTime from scratch? The bad news is you’ve been wasting time. The good news is you can customize your showing setting to default to the type of appointment you want for every listing. Customizing the Default Appointment...

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