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Showing Instructions Made Simple

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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Changing a Listing from UCB Back to Active

Need to change a listing from UCB back to Active? Follow the steps below to change the status of your listing. From your Flexmls menu select Change Listing. On the right, click the drop-down to filter by UCB listings, then select the UCB listing that needs the status change....

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Flexmls Search Tip: Selecting a Listing Status

When doing a Flexmls search, the status field will always default to these three options: Active, UCB and CCBS. This is because those properties can still be shown to buyers and offers can be made. However, it’s easy to select only the statuses that best fit your needs when doing a search....

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Customize Your Flexmls Menu Toolbar

Did you know that you can customize your Flexmls menu toolbar? It’s easy to do and can help save you time by giving you quick access to the functions you use most often. This is especially helpful because the Flexmls menu contains over 50 items. It’s great to have so much to...

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Take Our New Adding a Listing Course!

Adding a listing in Flexmls can be tricky! It’s a time-consuming process that needs to be done carefully. That’s why we’ve created an online Adding a Listing course to walk you through the entire process. It covers everything from navigating around tricky fields to making changes to a listing after it’s been added. There’s even a...

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Can’t Find a Property in Flexmls?

It’s not your imagination! Sometimes you simply can’t find a property in Flexmls. There are several reasons why this happens, even if you’re entering the information in correctly. Listing Activity Prior to 2000 Flexmls is a database and its history with ARMLS dates back to the year 2000. Only properties...

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Searching Flexmls by City or ZIP Code

Searching Flexmls by city or ZIP code? Here are some tips to help you get the best results. Entering in Multiple Cities You can search for multiple cities at once by typing them into the City/Town Code field and separating them with commas. The same applies for ZIP codes. The cities must be...

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New and Improved Showing Instructions

After many focus groups, submitted feedback and collaboration with agents over several months, we are improving showing instructions by implementing conditional logic to prevent conflicting selections. This will help all subscribers by setting clear, definitive expectations on the permissions required to show a listing. This change will go into effect...

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Deleting Recent and Draft Flexmls Searches

Having trouble deleting recent and draft Flexmls searches? While a few clicks of your mouse will delete Flexmls searches, that’s not the case for Recent Searches and Draft Searches. Neither of those can be deleted manually. This isn’t meant to frustrate you! It’s actually designed to help you. While you can’t actually delete Recent Searches, they won’t stay...

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Need to Add Someone to a Subscription Email?

Ever find out after the fact you need to add someone to a subscription email, like a spouse, a roommate, or someone else involved in the decision-making process? Well it’s easy to do just by editing your subscription. From the Contact Management screen click on your contact. This will...

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What Can I Put in the Semi-Private Remarks?

The semi-private remarks field is reserved for both agent-to-agent information, similar to private remarks, and agent-to-agent information that can be shared with a potential buyer. The latter is where the semi-private remarks really can come in handy. Currently there are 10K+ listings using the semi-private remarks field. So what...

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Help, My Buyer Wants a Condo!

Have you ever noticed there is not an option for condominium under Dwelling Type in Flexmls? That’s because condominiums (or condos for short) is an ownership type, not dwelling type. Townhouse is an example of a dwelling type. Although a townhouse typically comes with an ownership type of fee simple,...

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Top 5 Things to Know About the Rules

Understanding the ARMLS rules can be daunting, but it doesn’t have to be. We’ve broken down the top five rules subscribers must know. 1. Data Integrity enforces the rules to ensure accuracy Our Data Integrity department works at our headquarters in Tempe. Whenever the system flags a potential violation or someone...

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Why Use the Address Search?

Flexmls has a few different searches you can use to find exactly what you want. You’re probably familiar with the quick search, our most popular search option, but have you ever used the address search? Why Use an Address Search? One reason to use the address search is to find a...

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Customizing Your Agent Profile

Need help customizing your agent profile in Flexmls? We’re happy to point you in the right direction. Before You Start Notify your association of any changes to your name, preferred contact information or brokerage. They will pass the information on to us and we’ll update your ARMLS account with...

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Pop Quiz! Is it a Subscription or Portal?

Flexmls offers two ways to keep your clients informed when new listings become available: a subscription or a portal. They can be used separately or together, depending on the needs of the client. If you’re new to subscriptions and portals, take our subscriptions and portals online course. It’s broken down into...

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Can I List Auction Properties on the MLS?

If you’ve been wondering if that auction property you saw is allowed in the MLS, the answer is YES. So before you click the Report an Error button, take a second look at the rules, specifically 7.5.22 and 8.1 of the Rules and Regulations. 8.1. TYPES OF PROPERTY (a) Listings...

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The Vacant House Trap

It can be tempting to sneak a peek in a vacant house without checking the showing instructions. Maybe the remarks say “Lockbox Vacant”, or it just came on the market and you’re nearby. Or maybe you’d like to see it before showing it to your client. Regardless of the reason, accessing...

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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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