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How to Copy a Previous Listing to Help With Your New Listing

Building a new listing from scratch can be time consuming and intimidating. But fret not, because there’s a way to easily “copy” some of the fields from a previous listing by using the old listing number. Unfortunately, if there is no previous listing number within Flexmls, you’ll have to...

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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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Can My Client Search the MLS?

If you’re using the new Portal 2.0 the answer is…yes! Your clients will have the ability to perform a search of MLS listings. A portal is a link that you’ll send to your client via email through Flexmls. When they click on their portal link they’ll be asked to...

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Chop, Copy, Dismantle and Reassemble

We produce a lot of numbers, stats and research at ARMLS – and we do it all for you! Subscribers are welcome to take our statistical products and chop, copy, dismantle and then reassemble however they like. All we ask is that you credit us as the source of...

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What’s Your Client Searching in Their Portal?

Ever curious about what your client is searching for in their portal? Flexmls shows you your clients’ most recent unsaved search. Client Searches Go to Contact Management and select your client. From the client page make sure you are on the Portal tab. Click Most Recent Unsaved Search to...

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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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The Virtual Breakdown: Open Houses, Tours, Showings and Videos

What’s the difference between a virtual open house and a virtual tour? What’s a tour of homes? Are virtual showings and videos the same thing? This breakdown is designed to clarify each one of these so you know exactly what to offer your client. Open House An open house...

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Virtual Open Houses, Showings and More

Real estate agents are tough. They adapt, change and grow. In these trying times, they look for opportunities and face challenges head-on. To help, we would like to introduce a new feature to the MLS: Virtual Open Houses. This feature is for agents who want to show a home...

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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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Introducing Coming Soon Status

This post was updated on March 10th 2020 to reflect changes to “Coming Soon” status (formerly known as Delayed status), these changes will not be live until April 6, 2020 as they require system changes by our vendor. Property not ready to be active? Coming Soon might be right...

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Adding and Removing Photos

A listing needs photos (at least one). If you’re looking to add or remove photos from your listing, here are the steps and best practices. ADDING PHOTOS In order to upload photos you’ll first have to save your listing. In the upper right-hand corner you’ll see the Save Incomplete...

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Agent Only Subscriptions

Keeping an eye out on a specific area? In Flexmls you can set up Agent Only subscription emails to come directly to you. The process is basically the same as setting one up for your client with just a small change. 1. Create a search containing the criteria you...

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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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Dirt Yards, Misters and Other Obscure Fields- Part 6

Everyone loves an obscure search field in Flexmls. They’re not just interesting, they can help you narrow down your search to make sure your client gets exactly what they want. For even more obscure fields, check out part 5, part 4, part 3, part 2 and part 1 of this series. Dirt Front/Back Dirt...

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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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Listing Agent vs Selling Agent

The listing agent (LA) and selling agent (SA) have very different, very important roles in a real estate transaction. Listing Agent  The listing agent has signed a listing agreement with the seller, helps to determine the list price for the property and helps with staging and marketing. The listing...

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Are You Using The Default Map?

There might be a time-saving tip you’re not using – the Default Map. The Default Map allows your Quick Search map to automatically show you a specific place or area, rather than showing you a full map of the Valley. Most subscribers work a territory. For them, changing the...

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Why is Listing Status Important in the Foreclosure Search?

If you’re using the foreclosure search in Monsoon, the Listing Status field can be important for a number of reasons. It all depends on what you’re trying to accomplish with your search. Foreclosures might be a great option for investors looking for a fixer upper or a client who...

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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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