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Map Code Grid Now Auto-Populates!

You’ll never have to use the Map Grid PDF or overlay to find the Map Code Grid when adding a listing. There are two easy steps to use the auto-pop feature: Enter the Book/Map/Parcel # and County OR the Address and County  Click the Populate Tax button Also: Old...

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It’s Summer, Time For ARMLS Billing

Billing season officially kicked off on June 5. To help, we’ve compiled a list of Billing FAQs. Q: Why are you asking me for money, I paid in January? A: We understand the confusion! ARMLS bills in the summer, the associations bill in the winter. Q: How much are subscriber fees...

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Update: Improvements to Legal Description

The Legal Description Field has Changed We’ve improved the formula that generates Description in Monsoon to better describe each property. We’ve also renamed two fields. Legal Subdivision (Flexmls) and Description (Monsoon) are now Legal Description (Abbrev) in both products. Legal Description Available in zipForm for the First Time  We’ve created a connection...

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FEMA Flood Zones Map Added to Flexmls

From the Map tab on any search, click Overlays in the upper right corner of the map. Select the FEMA Flood Zones option from the drop down menu. This layer is for visual assistance only as the overlay cannot be added to filter results. To turn on the Map...

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New ER / EA Forms Explained – FAQ

Looking for a more detailed explanation of the new ER and EA forms? We’ve compiled a list of the most frequently asked questions: Why were the agreements updated? The agreements were updated to compliment the new AAR Purchase Agreement and as part of our ongoing review to ensure our...

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How to Join ARMLS

To join the MLS as a subscriber, complete the following steps: Get licensed with the Arizona Department of Real Estate. Next, hang your license with a brokerage. Finally, join the local association of your brokerage. The sign-up process to join the MLS is through your local association. They will handle...

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Syndication Options

How Syndication Works Listing syndication is the act of sending listings to third party publishers, sites like Realtor.com and Zillow. ARMLS does not make the decision to syndicate (distribute) listings. In fact, your Broker decides if listings are syndicated to third party websites. If a broker has not opted in...

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Three Quick Flexmls Changes

Flexmls rolled out three small changes today, and while they aren’t groundbreaking, you may find them helpful: Additional language was added when selecting preview mode on subscriptions but the functionality remains the same. The added wording aims to clear up a common misunderstanding of the feature. Hot Sheets have a...

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What Does FWA Mean?

Maybe you’ve seen or heard this term but were unsure of its meaning. FWA simply means “Filed With ARMLS”. The official definition and rule can be found in section 1.17 of the Rules and Regulations and states:   “…the filing with or submission of information to ARMLS by a Subscriber, or the Subscriber’s...

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MLSSAZ (TARMLS) / ARMLS Data Share Ending

The MLS of Southern Arizona (MLSSAZ), formerly known as TARMLS, has given notice to ARMLS® that the data share agreement between both parties will end on August 8, 2016. Due to their future technology plans, MLSSAZ needs to remove their feed from ARMLS search options.   ARMLS Subscribers will...

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Get Into The (Sales) Zone

The life of a Realtor takes them all over the Valley, but when it comes to sales area, the data points to a smaller area a little closer to home. The average Listing Agent tends to work within a radius of about 6.65 miles while Buyer’s Agents typically have a slightly bigger area of...

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Flexmls Portal Changes 2016 Explained

  The MLS has undergone a few changes this year. To make it easier, we’ve summed up some of the biggest (and most beneficial) changes in a quick video tutorial. Now, both you and your clients can edit their user name (email address), password and change their dashboards. You can also...

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Search Rentals in Homesnap

The Homesnap app now includes rentals in your property search.   You can filter on status, vacation yes/no and other fields. Clients see Active and estimated rental prices for properties not on the MLS (clients don’t see agent-level information).   Homesnap drills down into the details your clients want to...

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HOA Addendum / Documents in Flexmls

The Arizona Association of Realtors has created a new HOA Addendum document for buyers and sellers to complete before closing. The Arizona Association of REALTORS® Form Workgroup Chair explains the motivation behind this new form:   “Parties were often surprised at close of escrow by previously undisclosed HOA fees...

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TRID Changes to the MLS

TRID (TILA-RESPA Integrated Disclosures) is upon us, the massive rule designed to protect customers by providing more transparency throughout the home buying process. As of October 3, this regulation will affect business in the home buying process, including the MLS. AAR has many resources about this coming change. To assist in compliance, we’ve...

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New Homes Search & Client Info

There has been great concern over the New Home Search Pro product in our MLS. Some Subscribers have said that NHS Pro is giving builders the names and contact information of their clients when they send information through the NHS Pro application. Rest easy, this isn’t happening! There are...

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No MLS Access? Restore Your MLS Service

To Restore MLS Service For Non-Payment Shut-Off You can make a payment at http://ARMLS.com/PayFees. Use your Flexmls user id and password to log in. If you have trouble logging in, click this link. Once a payment has been made, service will be restored in 30 minutes but may take up...

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Monsoon® Tax System Coming to Prescott Area Association of REALTORS® (PAAR) Members Soon

We are pleased to announce that the Prescott Area Association of REALTORS® (PAAR) will soon add the Monsoon tax system as a member benefit. ARMLS Subscribers have been using Monsoon, a local Arizona grown tax system, since April 2014. The partnership to provide Monsoon to PAAR members was made...

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Penalty Policy Enforcement to Start

Starting July 9, fines will be issued for penalty violations. For the past several months, fines for non-lockbox penalty violations were not being issued while we educated Subscribers. To better prepare Subscribers for enforcement, from July 9, 2015 until January 1, 2016, all non-lockbox penalties will be assessed at...

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Posting IDX Listings to Social Media (Facebook, Twitter, etc.)

Generally, advertising the listings of others without their permission on social media is against ARMLS Rules (10.11), but there are provisions in the IDX Policy which makes these limited displays acceptable if you follow the guidelines we’ve established below. To advertise an IDX participating listing on social media without...

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