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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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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 (aka auto-pop, auto-populate) To...

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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

The Flexmls map offers a color legend to help you get a better visual understanding of your search results. This often overlooked tool can provide valuable information about your search areas. What Exactly is the Color Legend? The color legend offers three different types of overviews of your search area: status,...

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