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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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The History of the “I Voted Today” Sticker

The election is being held today and those who vote in-person are rewarded with an “I Voted Today” sticker. The sticker is ubiquitous, but have you ever thought about it? What is the connection between REALTORS® and voting? We wanted to uncover the history of the “I Voted Today” sticker...

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Days On Market Calculations

Listings accrue Cumulative Days On Market (CDOM) and Agent Days On Market (ADOM) while in either Active, UCB, or CCBS status. When entering a new listing, DOM will begin at zero when more than 90 days have passed from the day the previous listing for that property was changed...

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Mobile is Here

Over the past few years, we’ve seen Subscribers use mobile devices more and PCs less. In fact, we’re in the process of creating a new comprehensive mobile strategy to better serve our Subscribers. In that effort, we’d like to share some mobile data that was released recently about consumers....

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Get More Shares by Sharing

Subscribers who blog or create video often struggle with gaining the exposure they need to sustain their efforts. In the video below, Rand Fishkin talks about how you can help people you know and in-turn how they will help you spread your content. If you’re creating video for real...

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Where Can I Get Help with zipForm?

zipForm, often called zipForms or Zip Form, is an AAR product. While ARMLS does have a webinar and class on zipForm, AAR provides support for that product. The ARMLS Helpdesk cannot answer questions about zipForm. Please call AAR Support at (480) 304-8930. The following information is from AAR.   GETTING...

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The Digital House Hunt Study

Google and NAR have teamed up to bring a detailed study on how consumers search for real estate online. The goal was to “better understand the evolving role of digital media in the consumer home search process.” The study is embedded below but can be found via Scribd: The...

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Break Into Me!

‘Tis the season to think twice about what you place in Public Remarks. The Public Remarks field should only contain things that market the property. Placing information about when a house is vacant, when it shows or that it doesn’t have a deadbolt might lead to inadvertent safety hazards...

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When Does Days On Market Reset? (CDOM & ADOM)

Cumulative Days On Market, also known as CDOM, resets 90+ days after a listing is canceled or expired. Listing on the 90th day won’t reset the CDOM but the 91st day will. ADOM, Agent Days On Market, is similar but the count will also reset if the listing is...

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Auto Emails in Flexmls

An “Auto Email” or “Automatic Email” sends listings from flexmls based on saved searches once or twice a day (depending on your settings). Whether it is a new listing or price change, clients stay up to date. If nothing is new or changed, no email is sent. The video...

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Finding New Builds in the MLS

To find new builds, also known as new construction, ARMLS Subscribers can search by the Year Built or Construction Status fields in flexmls. ARMLS also offers two free new home searches, NewHome Source Pro and RL Brown. Both services can be accessed via the Products tab in flexmls.

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How Do I Change My Address and Website Info?

Changing your address and website on file with ARMLS is simple. If you are a PAR member, please skip to the special note below. From the flexmls menu bar, select Preferences and then My Profile. You will then see “My Addresses” and “My Web Addresses” options among others, select...

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Calling People Back

This is a guest post by ARMLS Subscriber Larry Lesser of Lesser Associates. Would you like to see your post here? Email us: socialmedia@armls.com. It seems like a simple thing, but in an ever changing society where technology moves faster and faster every day, we sometimes forget about the...

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Why Are You Trying to Get More Money From Me? – Supra Billing

H.G. writes: Hey, I just paid ARMLS® recently and now I have a bill for my ActiveKEY. Why are you trying to get more money from me?   Frank: H.G., I certainly can understand your concern. Today everyone works hard for their money. Frankly, I always feel like it...

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Flood and Flood Zone Data

  On this rainy day in the Valley, Subscribers may get questions about flash floods or flood zones. Realist and iMAPP and Monsoon have flood data. In Realist flood information is displayed via a map overlay. In iMAPP, flood data is found in the last box of the Tax...

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iPad Map Search

You can create map searches with the iPad, all it takes is some smart gesturing. Let’s start with a simple rectangle. Once on the Map Search screen, select the rectangle icon, it will then become highlighted.   Tap, hold and drag anywhere on the map to draw the rectangle...

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Photo Rule Change: I’m Confused About What Needs a Photo and When!

L.B. writes: I know there was a recent change to the photo rule but now I’m confused about what needs a photo and when! Frank: Well, L.B., I’m glad you asked for clarification. Some folks criticize people who write to me asking questions. To them I say –  before...

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ARMLS Acquires The Information Market

ARMLS and The Information Market have reached a definitive purchase agreement for the acquisition of The Information Market as a wholly owned subsidiary of ARMLS. The new entity will continue operating under the name of The Information Market.   The acquisition adds a new dimension to the real estate...

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