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Have Some Downtime? Spend it with ARMLS!

In the real estate industry no two days (or two months) are ever alike. That’s especially true here in Arizona where we have very seasonal markets. As your business ebbs and flows, you’ll find that sometimes there aren’t enough hours in a day and sometimes you have more free...

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How Your Browser/OS Affects Your Products

If you’re having trouble accessing systems like Flexmls or Monsoon, it could be the web browser or operating system you’re using. Browser A browser is the software you use to access the internet. There isn’t an official “best browser” to use for our systems. Typically, users report high performance...

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Searching with Custom Overlays in Flexmls

Searching with custom overlays in Flexmls makes it easy to focus on a specific geographic area that might not be possible to find using the search template alone. This is helpful if you want a particular neighborhood, such as Arcadia, or only part of a subdivision. Once you’ve created...

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Opening Bids in Monsoon Foreclosure Searches Explained

If you’re getting ready to do a foreclosure search in Monsoon, there are some things you’ll need to know about opening bids. The Opening Bid is the minimum amount that can be offered for the property when the auction begins. Since it’s common for there to be multiple bidders,...

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Subscriber Satisfaction Series: Looking for Online Classes?

This post is part of our series focusing on the feedback we received from our Fall 2019 Subscriber Satisfaction Survey. We value the opinions of our subscribers and welcome comments and questions any time. Read other posts in this series here.  “Why can’t I take a class online?” Want to take an...

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Subscriber Satisfaction Series: All About ARMLS Fees

This post is part of our series focusing on the feedback we received from our Fall 2019 Subscriber Satisfaction Survey. We value the opinions of our subscribers and welcome comments and questions any time. Read other posts in this series here.  “Why do you make us pay our dues in January when...

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Using the Monsoon Drawing Tool

Monsoon makes it easy to find properties by using the Tax, MLS and Foreclosure search templates. But did you know you can also use the Map features to make your search even more specific? This is especially helpful if you want to search for multiple subdivisions or neighborhoods at...

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Subscriber Satisfaction Series – Trouble with TransactionDesk

This post is part of our series focusing on the feedback we received from our Fall 2019 Subscriber Satisfaction Survey. We value the opinions of our subscribers and welcome comments and questions any time. Read other posts in this series here.  “Bring back zipForms!” “You need to provide more TransacionDesk training.” “Not...

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ARMLS Satisfaction Survey Results- Fall 2019

What a great way to start 2020! The results of the fall 2019 ARMLS Satisfaction Survey are in and we’re happy to say that overall satisfaction with our products and services was even higher than our previous survey. Some of you even said that you LOVE us! Thank you...

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How to Get the ShowingTime App

ShowingTime allows you to quickly schedule and manage showing appointments. It also has useful feedback and report features. And to make accessing on the go even easier, ShowingTime is available as an app for devices that support iOS 10+ higher or Android 5+ higher. How to Get the ShowingTime...

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Should You Take an ARMLS Class?

Should You Take an ARMLS Class? The answer is YES, you should take an ARMLS class! We’ve had a great response to the updated selection of classes offered to our subscribers and hope to see even more of you in our classrooms. While we offer a great selection of...

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Do You Know What a Stravenue Is?

Not everyone lives on a street or an avenue, which is why Flexmls offers over 100 choices in the Street Suffix dropdown menu when adding a listing. And stravenue is one of them! A stravenue runs diagonally between a street and an avenue. There aren’t a lot in the...

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What You Should Know About Property Access Fields

Do you know why it’s so important to only disclose property access information in the designated Property Access fields when adding a listing to Flexmls? It’s to protect the security of the home. There are currently over 2.5 million listings that are searchable in our MLS. That’s because our...

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Portal Pro Tip: Listing Content Options

The Flexmls portal allows you to work collaboratively with clients, assigning them property searches they can access any time. Your portal preferences allow you to control certain aspects of their portal experience. To view or change preferences, go to the Preferences section of your Flexmls menu and click on...

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Monsoon Moment – Property Address vs Mailing Address

The Monsoon tax system is a great resource for gathering information about a property. It can also be helpful for prospecting potential buyers and sellers. Whether you’re using Monsoon to do a tax, MLS or foreclosure search, you’re able print out mailing labels based on the results by clicking...

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Can Guest Houses be Included in Square Footage?

Finding the square footage of a property can sometimes be tricky. Whether you’re the listing agent for a property or showing it to a potential buyer, it’s important to have the correct information about how much living space there is. The Monsoon tax system is a great resource for obtaining details about...

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Flexmls Draft Searches

Flexmls draft searches can be perplexing. What are they? What can I do with them? Can they be deleted? We’re here to answer those questions. Drafts are searches you’ve started but did not name and save. Flexmls keeps them available to you in case you wish to complete them...

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Customizing Monsoon Search Templates

Customizing your Monsoon search templates allows you to obtain results based on specific criteria that might not be found in the default templates. Some examples of fields you can add include Owner Intended Use, Finance Type and Estimated Percent Gain. You can also change the order of the items...

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Customizing Flexmls Contact Management Options

Did you know you can customize your Flexmls Contact Management options? Clicking on Advanced while in Contact Management will display a list of 15 options to choose from. Some are already set as defaults, but you can easily remove them and add others. The Display Name field, which shows the name...

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Three Cool ShowingTime Features

Even if you’re already using and loving ShowingTime, you might not know about all the cool things it can do.   Request Appointments After Hours  Whether you’re a night owl or an early bird, ShowingTime has you covered. In the Agent Communications section of your profile you can choose to receive showing...

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