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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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Online Rules Class & Rules Videos

Ahead of enforcement of the new ARMLS Penalty Policy, we’ve created a recorded Rules Class video and two shorter videos to help Subscribers understand the Rules / Penalty Policy. The Rules Class video incorporates the Top 5 Violations video. The videos below are best watched at full screen, which...

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Photo Quiz: Violation or No Violation?

Using your knowledge of the rules, can you spot the MLS violations in the questions below? You can review the Rules & Inappropriate Language Policy before you start. The MLS rules haven’t changed but you’ll want to ensure you know them as we have a new Penalty Policy. If...

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Days On Market Calculations

Our Policy on Days on Market 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...

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Penalty Policy Myths

Earlier last month we published a new Penalty Policy. Some myths about the new policy have been circulating and we would like to address them. Myth: You Only Get One Entry Mistake in Your Lifetime Not true as most unintentional data entry errors are not violations or are non-penalty violations / self-reported...

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Monsoon 2.0, New Features Abound

Monsoon 2.0 was released this weekend. The map now shows prices without clicking, the email button is enabled on the tax report and much more. Try the new Monsoon at MyMonsoon.com or via Flexmls.    

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Rotate Photos in Flexmls

Sideways. That’s one way to describe some photos in Flexmls. There is an easy fix if a photo appears sideways on your listing, use the rotation icons in the photo editor. Follow the steps below: 1. On the Change Listing screen click Photos 2. Click the rotate icons on the...

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Tell on Yourself

Data, Data, Data; it’s a core value at ARMLS®. In that spirit, there is a loophole to avoid penalties when you’ve made an error on your listing(s). Simply, tell on yourself. If you let us know about a listing data error before a violation notice is sent out, we...

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Rules Week Quiz

Below you’ll find 9 questions regarding the Rules & Regulation and Inappropriate Language Policy. A perfect score will demonstrate your knowledge of the rules. If you’re viewing this quiz via RSS or email, Click here to start the quiz Like this quiz? Click here to take our Photo Violation...

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Public Remarks Errors

Some things just don’t belong in the public remarks field. Phone numbers, Web addresses, and your name for example. Take a look at these common examples based on real listings. The problems have been underlined in red and violate the Inappropriate Language Policy, which now carries a $200 fine...

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RPR Mobile for iOS & Android

Many Subscribers have taken advantage of the RPR product from NAR. A few months ago, the offering got even better with the release of their cutting edge mobile app for iOS and Android smartphones/phablets/tablets called RPR Mobile. You can find all the details at  http://blog.narrpr.com/mobile but here are some highlights from...

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The Top 10 Violations of 2014

  With 2014 complete, it’s time for our Top 10 MLS Violations of 2014. In 2014, the Data Integrity department addressed 18,322 violations. See the 2013 and 2012 lists. You can read up on each rule on our Rules and Regulations page.   Rank Violation Name Violation Type 1 Self Reported Non-Penalty 2...

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Read The Plano Before Entering

We’re not a big fan of being stern on our blog as this is normally a fun place for ideas, but there is a serious issue we must address today. The plano (planogram), officially known as the Listing Detail Report, gives showing instructions that must be followed prior to...

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Moving to a New Brokerage?

There are several steps to follow when you decide to change brokerages. Many would be surprised to learn that ARMLS is not involved in this process. We’ve outlined the basic steps you need to make the switch. Step 1. ADRE has an online system to initiate a change /...

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We Can’t Rewrite History

The history of a listing is unchangeable, even when mistakes are made. The history must reflect the true history of a listing. If an incorrect value is entered, if even for a second, that was the true state of the listing at that time. The ARMLS Data Integrity department...

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