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Top 5 Things You Didn’t Know You Could Do In Monsoon

The Monsoon Tax System is the software used to look up owner information, deed history, loan information and, obviously, the taxes. But Monsoon does so much more than that! Here are the top 5 things you didn’t know you could do in Monsoon. Use Map Feature to Find the Number of Houses...

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How to search for HOA amenities

HOAs are popular here in Arizona. If you have a client who wants to know if a specific benefit is included in an HOA fee, you can include those HOA amenities in your Quick Search. Searching HOA Amenities There are two fields you can add in your search criteria that will help...

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How to Search Using Age Restrictions

Have you ever needed to search for, or exclude, age restrictions on properties? Flexmls has a field to help you improve your search results called Age Restrictions, for example, to indicate or find a 55+ Community. Using the Age Restrictions Field When doing a residential quick search, click the Add a...

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How to Get Your Days On Market (DOM) to Reset to Zero

This post was edited on 5/20/2020: 90 was changed to 45 days. Prior to 6/4/2020, DOM resets only after 90 days.  Want to reset your Days on Market (DOM)? You’ll need to have some patience, as it takes 45 days for a listing in an Off-Market status to reset....

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Major Changes We Loved in 2017

Love is in the air, and we’ve got it bad for some of these improvements. Here’s a list of all the major changes and improvements we made in 2017 that we think you’ll adore too! Password Change For added convenience, passwords now only have to be changed every 180...

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How to Use the Nosy Neighbor Tool

Showing a house and want to know what’s up with the neighbors next door? When did they buy their house? How much did they pay for it? The Nosy Neighbor tool in the Flexmls map allows you to look up owner information along with past MLS data by simply clicking...

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Why One Exterior Photo Must Remain After Closing

It’s widely known that when you take a Residential for Sale or Residential for Lease listing, one exterior photo must be uploaded within four calendar days of the listing. Even when the listing closes, a qualified exterior photo must remain. What may not be common knowledge is why. Why Keep...

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ShowingTime’s Listing Activity Report

The Listing Activity Report from ShowingTime is a great resource when it’s time to have a sit-down with your seller. It’s important to note that this report differs from the one available in Flexmls with the same name. This dynamic report offers details for the life of the listing and contains...

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Pesky Winter Visitors- Scorpions

Our mild winters bring more than just snowbirds and out-of-town guests. You may be unknowingly playing host to some creepy and crawly unwanted visitors, particularly scorpions. When temperatures drop at night, scorpions are known to seek warmth in your home. And since they can go long stretches without eating, they can...

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Listing Deadlines

When it comes to managing your listings, you need to be aware of some important deadlines. In order to stay in compliance and avoid any penalties, here are the listing deadlines you need to know.  Entering a Listing- 2 Days You have two calendar days to enter your listing...

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The Three Different CMA Types in Flexmls

Did you know there are three different CMAs you can generate in Flexmls? Each one offers something special to help you with your comparisons. For a guided walk through on how to create each CMA, watch our online CMA course.  Full CMA The Full CMA is the most comprehensive option. It’s...

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How to Print a Detail Report on One Page

Having trouble getting your detail report to print on one page? Save frustration and trees with a simple change to your printer settings. Printer Settings for Internet Explorer Start by clicking on the settings button in your browser, selecting Print then Page Setup. You should see a popup window similar to...

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How to Set Up a Template for Your Subscriptions

Setting up a subscription template takes only seconds and will save you time, and possibly embarrassment, down the road. A subscription template is the verbiage your client will see when they open an email from you through their Subscription. It’s important that you keep the verbiage generic and not specify any names....

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Property Classes in the MLS

All listings in the MLS are separated into property classes, eight to be exact. These eight different property classes specify the type of real estate (residential, commercial etc) and whether the property is to be sold or leased. You can choose the property class you want to search for...

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Which Listing Status Should You Use

The first status when a property becomes for sale on the MLS is normally the Active status. But once an offer is accepted on the property, the status needs to be changed, and quick (per the Rules and Regulations you’ll have three calendar days to change the status). When you...

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UCB vs. CCBS vs. Pending- What’s the Difference?

So the seller has accepted an offer on your listing. Congratulations! Now you need to change the status to UCB, CCBS, or Pending. If you’re unsure of which option is the best, take a look at the breakdown. Statuses UCB (Under Contract Accepting Back-Up Offers) – This means an offer...

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Can I Disable a Lockbox While the Listing is Temporary Off Market?

Whether or not to disable a lockbox while the listing is Temporary off Market is up to you. As long as the status is TOM, you can keep the lockbox where it is or remove it for the time being. Per the ARMLS Rules and Regulations (section 13.5), a...

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How to Create Your Own Search Template

Need a search that’s a little more customized? You can modify any existing template to create your own customized searching template. There are eight different Quick Search templates to choose from with each template relating to a different property class. The most commonly used template is Residential. How to...

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Using the Radius Search

It’s a common buyer request, “I want to live near work!” The quickest and most effective way to do this is with a radius search. Doing a Radius Search To start, click on the red push pin at the bottom right side of the map, enter your address and...

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How to Auto-Populate the Listing Profile Sheet

Just because you need to get your client to sign off on the Listing Profile Sheet, doesn’t mean you have to duplicate your efforts. Flexmls allows you to auto-populate this form directly from your listing. You can then download and save the form for your client’s e-signature. How to...

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