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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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Top 10 Violations of 2018

2019 is here, which means it’s time for our annual list of the top 10 most common rules violations of 2018! Last year, the Data Integrity department addressed a total of 15,717 violations, which is down from previous years. You can see how last year compares to 2017, 2016, and 2015. You’ll notice that...

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What’s Coming in 2019

We’re off to a hot start in 2019! And it’s only going to get better. Here are 5 new and exciting additions coming to ARMLS this year. Text Message Alerts By signing up for Text Message Alerts, you’ll be immediately notified of important announcements. New Listings Online Course Having trouble...

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Things to Click On in Flexmls

Flexmls can do many things. Some of those things are apparent, while other features may require a little digging (or clicking). Here are three obscure things to click on from the Quick Search screen that you may not have known about. Work On Behalf of a Contact You’ll find...

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Major Changes of 2018

It’s important to look ahead, but sometimes it’s good to look back and see how far you’ve come. With 2018 officially at an end, we thought we’d look at the major changes we had last year. NEW BILLING SYSTEM Last year, we unveiled two different subscription options to help you...

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Deep-Frying a Turkey?

Did you know that Thanksgiving is the biggest house fire day of the year? Help protect your clients biggest assets by passing-on these safety tips on the right way to deep-fry your bird: Always deep fry turkeys outside and away from your home Never put the bird in frozen...

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Subagents in the MLS

In the world of real estate, there are many different types of agency. One that gets very little attention is subagency. But what exactly is subagency? According to REALTOR Magazine: “A subagent is a cooperating agent who works for a listing broker-salesperson in the sale of a property. The subagent...

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Who is ARMLS?

Arizona Regional Multiple Listings Service (ARMLS) was founded in 1982 and has grown to be one of the 5 largest MLSs in the country. ARMLS is owned by five local associations: SEVRAR, PAR, WEMAR, SAAR and WEPAR. Our mission statement is “Provide the industry benchmark of quality data and service for our...

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Our Local Associations

Do you know all the resources and benefits your local association offers? Each association offers their own unique classes, training, events and support. Events – Your chance to hob-knob and network with other real estate professionals. CE Hours & Designations – Is it time to take your mandatory CE hours?...

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The Top 5 Reasons to Contact Support

Have a pressing questions and need help? ARMLS offers live chat and phone support six days a week to help get you back to what you do best. Both phone and chat support are staffed by knowledgeable, helpful individuals ready to assist you with your ARMLS questions. If you need to talk...

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How the Amazon Key Could Change Real Estate

The verdict is still out on the Amazon Key. What is the Amazon Key? The Amazon Key is a system that takes the place of a traditional lock and key. The homeowner installs a smart deadbolt and camera that link to the Amazon Key app. The user can then grant access...

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