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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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What’s a CBS Code?

A CBS (Call Before Showing) code, is a code enabled on a Supra lockbox by the listing agent to control access to a listing. When you show a listing where the lockbox has a CBS code, you must call/text/write the listing agent to get the code to open the...

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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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Adding Fields in Monsoon

Monsoon is unique in the fact that tax records can be accessed via any mobile device at http://MyMonsoon.com. No features or fields are lost when browsing on your mobile device. Today, we’ll show you how to add a field in Monsoon. When you log-in to Monsoon to perform a...

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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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Mother, May I Post Another Broker’s Listing?

Note: this is a re-post of a popular post from last year. check out this post on how you can help us with this problem. Posting a listing that belongs to another Agent on Craigslist is very much like the children’s game, Mother, May I?  You may not take the step if...

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What is the Best Way to Find a CBS Code?

Every lockbox is programmed with a 7-digit CBS code, which stands for “Call Before Showing”. Sometimes you need to know the code for another agent’s lockbox, and sometimes you need to know it for your own lockbox. How to Get the CBS Code For Another Agent’s Lockbox Have you...

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Are You Using The Default Map in flexmls?

There might be a time saving tip you’re not using – the default map. Begin a map search in your neck-of-the-woods. Instead of starting out with the full map of the Valley in a map search, a default map starts you out in a section of your choice. Most...

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Feeling Too Blue? Monsoon Themes

The default color in the Monsoon Tax System is Monsoon Blue. It’s a great shade of blue, but did you know there are five other color themes in Monsoon? After logging-in to Monsoon, choose Preferences: Themes.   Then, select a new theme using the arrows . Don’t forget to...

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Monsoon Definitions

GSE? Reverted? Bulk? In the Monsoon Tax system, there are several categories of transactions and other terms you may not know. Here is a short list of definitions: 3rd Party Successful Trustee’s Sale purchase. Bulk Multiple property sale, properties may be scattered across the Valley with a single transaction recorded, usually...

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