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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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Flexmls Update: A Quicker Way to Quick Search

You can now bypass the dashboard and go directly to Quick Search! Do not pass go, do not collect $200! A newly released Flexmls update takes users directly to the Quick Search page immediately after logging in. This new option replaces the Flexmls Dashboard, allowing you to start searching...

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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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Opt-In: Why Your Subscription Emails May Not be Sending

Problems with subscription emails sometimes mysteriously appear. The solution to these problems can be simple or complicated, depending on a few key factors that our support department is trained to troubleshoot. But you don’t have to wait for support. Here is the most common issue we run across when...

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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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