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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 Search Using the Listing Agent’s Public Remarks

What do you do when your client asks for a waterslide, or better yet, a lazy river? In Flexmls you won’t find waterslide or lazy river under our pool category, but you may be able to search for them via the listing agent’s public remarks. The public remarks is...

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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 OK and sign 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 the form for your client’s e-signature. How to Auto-Populate the Listing Profile Sheet...

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Spring Cleaning in Flexmls

Spring cleaning isn’t just for your home, it’s also great for managing your Flexmls profile. Here are some common items that might need refreshing. Contact Information A good place to start is to make sure your contact info is up to date. You can do so by clicking on...

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Listing Collection vs. Saved Search

It might be hard to distinguish between a Listing Collection and a Saved Search but knowing the difference can help you get the most out of Flexmls. Listing Collection: Saves individual listings. This allows you to collect a set of properties to show to your client. Saved Search: Saves the criteria...

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Ever Wonder About the Bedrooms Plus Field?

While the Bedroom field still doesn’t have a definition, the Bedrooms Plus field is a bit more concrete. Any room or area in a house that could reasonably be used as a bedroom falls into the Bedrooms Plus category. Entering Bedrooms Plus in Flexmls When adding a listing, go to the Details tab,...

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How Do I Add My Open House into Flexmls?

Adding your Open House to Flexmls is a great way to increase your visibility and foot traffic. Under the Daily Functions tab you’ll find Tour/Open Houses, which allows you to view upcoming Tours & Open Houses as well as add your own. Searching for an Open House If you’re...

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How Do I Find an Agent Who Speaks Another Language?

A simple search in Flexmls can help you find an agent who speaks Spanish,  Arabic, or any other language. Finding an Agent Who Speaks Another Language From the Menu in Flexmls, select Office Member under the Search category. Next, click the Options arrow and type in the desired language, then click Find.  ...

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How Do I Reset My Flexmls Password?

You can reset your Flexmls password (not to be confused with the RETS password) by visiting this page: https://idp.armls.com/account/recovery/forgotpassword. You’ll receive a reset link via email. Didn’t Get the Reset Email?  If you’re locked out of Flexmls or don’t receive the reset link, you can reach out to ARMLS...

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Is That an Abandoned Lockbox?

Have you found an abandoned lockbox?  If so there’s a chance it could be a case of finders, keepers! If you’ve come across an abandoned lockbox, the BT LE model only,  the first step is to reach out to us by email or phone. We’ll look up the owner to...

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Top 10 Violations of 2016

It’s that time of year again! It’s our top 10 list of violations. The Data Integrity department addresses roughly 20,000 reports each year, the top 3 do not carry a fine. In addition, remember that your fine for the first penalty violation of the year is waived. You can see...

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Help! I Need to Upload a Photo in Flexmls

  How to Upload Your Photo To upload your photo or logo into Flexmls, click on the Preferences tab then My Profile. In the bottom left-hand corner, select Personal Photo and Logo Maintenance.   Once you browse your device and find your picture, you’ll need to make sure to enter a description or it will...

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How Do I Buy a New Lockbox?

If you’ve gained a new client or had a lockbox bite the dust, you may find yourself in the market for a new lockbox. There are a few things to know before you head to ARMLS. Supra Lockboxes Can be Purchased at Any One of Our ARMLS Support Centers...

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Showing Instructions- Permission Required vs No Permission Required

Flexmls recently introduced new Showing Instructions fields, which are easier to understand and follow. Now it’s clear to know if permission is required or if the listing agent just wants to be notified before the showing. Be sure you understand the rules in order to avoid potential fines! There are now two...

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RV Parking vs. RV Gate vs. RV Garage

RV (Recreational Vehicle) ownership is at an all time high in the U.S. with 21% of households intending to purchase an RV some time in the future. Becoming familiar with the RV fields in Flexmls will help you when listing or searching out an RV friendly home. And that’s sure to...

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