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Bedroom Definition

This is a republish of a post originally published in August 2015.  Many of you have wondered what defines a bedroom. Does a den count as a bedroom? Does a bedroom have to have a closet and a window? A ceiling height requirement? All of the above? The official answer...

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3 New MLS Changes

You Asked. We Listened. Here are three changes to the MSL subscribers requested. Flood Irrigation We added Flood Irrigation to the Landscaping section. Adding this field will help clear confusion when used in conjunction with Irrigation Front and/or Irrigation Back as it’s a specific type of irrigation. Equitable Interest  We...

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Solar Panel and Green Fields Changes

Changes to Solar Panels and other Green fields are going into effect on 08/29! Solar panels will now have a third-party owned option to identify panels that are owned by a third party (i.e. utility company) and will be provided as part of the service agreement with the homeowner. You will...

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Changes to the Pets Field

The Pets field in the Residential Rental property class will be updated on 08/14. What’s changing?  The Pets field under the Residential Rental property class will now be a required field with a new name to increase accuracy of searches. Before: Assistive Animals Only is an option under pets...

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Introducing Delayed Status

Property not ready to be active? Delayed status is a new opportunity for agents. On July 19, Delayed status listings (a type of coming soon) may be listed in the MLS for up to 14 days (Rule 1.13). This enhancement is designed to build agent-to-agent buzz while the property is being...

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All About Billing – 2018

It’s officially billing season at ARMLS. Here’s a quick rundown of what’s changed and what you need to do. What’s Changed? This year, we’re bringing you two different subscription options. MLS Pro is the new name for your subscriber fees and includes all of the tools and services you...

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May STAT 2018

Commentary by Tom Ruff of The Information Market  Onlookers talked amongst each other, anxiously awaiting the public announcement when the public crier would step forward. No, we’re not talking about Prince William and Kate Middleton’s third royal baby. We’re talking about the first home purchased by Zillow. On May...

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A Sneak Peek at the New Chandler Location

SEVRAR and the Mesa ARMLS support center are relocating to Chandler (Loop 202 & Cooper) this week. Our new address will be at 1733 E. Northrop Blvd. Ste 2, Chandler, AZ 85286. The Mesa location will be closed Friday the 15 for the move. While the new support center doesn’t officially open...

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Creepy New Search Field in Flexmls

With the addition of our newest search field, you can now find haunted homes with the Certified Haunted field, located under the Property Description. The Certified Haunted field guarantees the property has been investigated and found to be haunted by a licensed paranormal home inspector. Your clients can rest assured...

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Add Videos and Virtual Tours to Incomplete Listings

You can now add Videos and Virtual Tours to your incomplete listings in Flexmls! Before, Videos and Virtual Tours could only be added to completed listings. Now you can add these media items to your incomplete listings before they go Active. How to Add Videos and Virtual Tours When...

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November STAT 2017

As each new month of housing stats enter the books, I feel like the character Charlie Kaufman in the movie “Adaptation” as I look for any means to describe a market whose primary metrics have followed similar trend lines for 3 years running. Next month we’ll delve into our...

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How Many of These Cinematic Holiday Homes Can You Name?

You know Dasher and Dancer and Prancer and Vixen, but how well do you know the houses from famous holiday movies? Quiz not showing or loading? Click here. Written by Madison G from ARMLS Madison has been part of the ARMLS family since 2015. As the Content Editor, she...

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Thanksgiving Events in the Valley

Thanksgiving doesn’t have to end just because the turkey is gone. With these Valley wide events, you can keep the party going all the way to the new year. Illumination Come visit the state’s largest holiday drive-thru light show in the state. It runs nightly from November 15 to January...

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October STAT 2017

We’re now entering the holiday season, which means over the next four months our monthly sales volume will drop to the lowest numbers of the year. Historically, our lowest sales volume occurs in November, January and February. We should see an uptick in December as year-end tax strategies come...

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ARMLS Rules Update 2017

We’ve updated a few of our rules. Here’s what you need to know. Mobile Homes Expanded (1.25) Due to House Bill 2072, we’ve expanded our rules to include two new opportunities to list mobile homes. Used, privately owned and located in a mobile home park. New or used, located...

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September STAT 2017

A plethora of housing reports are readily available to today’s consumer. This month in STAT we’ll discuss three recently published reports. We reference these reports not to share their insights, but to accentuate the importance of local knowledge. The ability of the real estate professional to properly understand and...

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Monsoon Moment: Update to Square Footage

As of September 19, Monsoon will change the way square footage is displayed. What’s Changed?  1. We’ve added the new field “Added Attached” 2. We’ve renamed the field “Added Areas” to be “Added Detached” Why? This simplifies square footage by clarifying whether it’s attached or detached. The previous phrasing of...

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August STAT 2017

Commentary by Tom Ruff As an analyst, the number one question I get asked is, “What percentage of homes sold are listed on the MLS?” This month in STAT, we’ll attempt to answer this question as well as place this answer in an historical perspective. We’ll also consider the...

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404 Error in Internet Explorer

You may have noticed a 404 error when trying to print in Flexmls. Microsoft recently released a security update to the Windows operating system that caused a problem to the way Internet Explorer prints listings within Flexmls. In short, Microsoft’s patch is causing people to see a 404 error when...

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How to Upload a Photo Using a Work-Around

FBS has identified an intermittent problem when some subscribers try to upload photos into Flexmls. If this is you, here’s a fix you can use to make sure new listing photos get uploaded until the issue gets corrected. If Your Listing Does NOT Have Photos If this is the first...

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