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Can You Pass the ARMLS Online Course Challenge?

Have you taken an ARMLS online class lately? If not, then today is the day! Or tomorrow, if that works better for you. One of the great things about these classes is that they are always there waiting for you. Each course is broken into easy-to-follow sections so you...

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Which Monsoon Search Should You Run?

There are three types of Monsoon searches: tax, MLS and foreclosure. So which Monsoon search should you run? Let’s explore each. Tax Search Are you looking to reach investor clients or wanting to contact homeowners who might be in a good position to sell? Performing a tax search is...

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How to Edit Listings in Flexmls

There are times you might need to make changes to an active listing, like when the price changes or you need to add new photos. The good news is that it’s easy to edit listings in Flexmls. From your Flexmls menu, go to the Add/Change section and click Change...

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And/Or/Not: How These Tiny Words Can Help Your Search

And. Or. Not. These three tiny words can make a huge difference when searching in Flexmls. Your client might want a house with a heated AND fenced pool, which is different than saying heated OR fenced. Adding and/or/not to your search terms (when available) will help you the obtain...

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Viewing and Sharing Monsoon Reports

The Monsoon tax system allows you to set your Monsoon preferences and create a one-page tax summary report, but did you know there’s also an easy way to customize a Monsoon report before printing or sharing it? Whether you’re doing a tax, MLS or foreclosure search, you can remove...

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Setting Your Monsoon Preferences

Do you know how to set your Monsoon preferences? Click on the Preferences tab on your Monsoon homepage to discover two ways to customize the look and feel of your user experience. Change Your Color Theme Select a Theme allows you to change the color theme from the default...

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How to Add Documents to a Listing

Adding documents to a listing in Flexmls is something most agents will have to do in their careers. Some of the more common documents that are uploaded include floor plans, HOA addendums and additional public remarks. Whatever you need to add, you can easily upload it before or after...

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Setting Your Client Up on a Flexmls Portal? Read This First!

Once you’ve set your client up with a Flexmls portal you might think your work is done. But that’s just where it starts. Your client now needs your help understanding and navigating their portal. Here are some ways you can support your clients with their portal: Welcome Video Send...

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A Monsoon Search Filter You Might Not Know About

There’s a cool Monsoon search filter you might not know about. It’s often underutilized and underestimated, but it can make all the difference in a search- the is/not option. Certain filters include an is/not option that allow you to fine tune a search based on exact needs. One example...

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ARMLS Has Live Webinar Classes!

Did you know that ARMLS offers live webinar classes? Well now you do! These virtual classes allow you to bring the ARMLS classroom wherever you are, be it your living room, dining room or even your backyard! Each class is taught by an ARMLS content specialist who will take...

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Spend More Time with ARMLS

We recently shared some tips on how to make good use of time when your real estate business slows down a bit. Now we’re back with five more helpful suggestions. 1. Customize your Flexmls toolbar so that the items you use regularly are easy to access. 2. Name your...

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Choosing Best “Send To” Option for a Flexmls Subscription

Should you send a subscription to just your contacts or add yourself to the recipient list? Or maybe you’d like to only be notified when they open it. And what about Preview Mode? Choosing the best “send to” option for a Flexmls subscription depends on the situation. Flexmls provides...

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ARMLS Rules: Contact Information in Media

Each year we publish the Top 10 ARMLS Violations and each time media makes the list. It held the #3 spot in 2019! So what exactly do we consider contact info in media? Before we break it down, it’s important to understand that these rules only apply to what is...

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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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