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Adding a Listing in Flexmls? Take This Quiz!

Getting a new listing is exciting, but adding it to Flexmls is a lengthy process that should be done with care. Not only will the information you enter affect how easily others can find the property when searching, but not following the ARMLS rules can potentially lead to fines....

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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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How Do I Add a Co-Lister in Flexmls?

You can add a co-lister in Flexmls at different points in the life cycle of a listing and for a number of reasons. You might be entering a new listing for the first time or maybe you’re mentoring a new agent and need to add them to an existing...

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What to Know About Special Assessment Districts

A Special Assessment District (SAD) is an area where the value is heightened due to a public improvement in which a tax is apportioned to recover the costs of said improvement i.e. to finance a local street or sewer repairs. Why it’s Important to Check The costs of the...

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More Real Estate Photography Tips

Are your listing photos telling the best story possible? A few months ago, we posted 6 Real Estate Photography Tips for those do-it-yourself types who choose not to hire a photographer. But even if you do have a professional shooting your photos, there are still lots of things to keep in mind to...

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TransactionDesk is Now Live in Flexmls

As a courtesy to AAR, TransactionDesk has been integrated into Flexmls for ARMLS subscribers who also belong to AAR. This new AAR product does not require a RETS password and can be found: You will be asked to login to AAR SSO. Please contact AAR or Transaction Desk for...

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Adding a Listing in Flexmls: More is More

Sometimes less is more. But when it comes to adding a listing in Flexmls, more is more! Flexmls is a database and only contains data provided by its subscribers, subscribers like you! When a listing is added, only the information and features entered by the listing agent will appear...

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The Flexmls Menu…Why so many choices?

If you’ve ever clicked the menu button in Flexmls and been overwhelmed by the vast array of options that came up, you’re not alone. Flexmls is a huge database used by over a quarter of a million users in many different markets around the country. That means it has to work...

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Customizing Your Portal Invites

Customizing your portal invite is easy and can add that personalized touch from you to your client. This email will go out to any client you set up on a portal. To get started, go to your menu select Portal Preferences. Once in Portal Preferences, select the plus sign...

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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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The Populate Tax Data Button

When entering a listing, there’s a handy button on the address tab that can help prevent mistakes and possible rule violations while saving you time. It’s called Populate Tax Data button and works by populating some required information in your listing. Using Populate Tax Data Button To use the button,...

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Be a Flexmls Portal Pro

Are you a Flexmls portal pro? If you’re not sure, then continue reading to learn some tips that will help you become one. Naming Searches Portals are based on searches that you set up for clients. When the client logs in to their portal, they are given access to the...

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Flexmls Listing Reports: Public vs. Private

Flexmls Listing Reports provide valuable at-a-glance information about the features of a property. They can also contain sensitive information, which is why it’s important to know the difference between the types of reports and printing in private and public view. Public vs Private View The first five report options...

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Shape Up Your Flexmls Map Search!

A Flexmls map search allows you to create customized searches for properties in specific geographic areas. If you’ve already been doing map searches, you’re probably familiar with the three different shapes that are available on your map toolbar: circle, rectangle and polygon. Within, Not Within and Intersection Once you’ve selected...

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The Flexmls Color Legend Explained

Many maps in Flexmls offer a color legend to help you get a better visual understanding of your search results. This often overlooked tool can offer valuable information about your search areas. What Exactly is the Color Legend? The color legend offers three different types of overviews of your search...

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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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Using the Full Copy

When using the Full Copy option in Flexmls, there are two things you must remember. One: you must be copying a listing that you were previously the listing agent on. Two: you must still be in the same office as you were when you first listed it to get a...

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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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Why It’s Better to Draw Subdivisions

When searching for a specific subdivision in Flexmls, subscribers can enter the name of the subdivision or draw a map. But out of these two methods, which one returns the most accurate results? We’ve researched this question and have found a definitive winner. For the cleanest, most accurate results, draw a...

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