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Deep-Frying a Turkey?

Did you know that Thanksgiving is the biggest house fire day of the year? Help protect your clients biggest assets by passing-on these safety tips on the right way to deep-fry your bird: Always deep fry turkeys outside and away from your home Never put the bird in frozen...

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How to Access the Saturation Analysis Report

Curious to know which agents in the Valley have the highest volume of sales? You can find that data using the Flexmls Saturation Analysis Report. This report will allow you to view “top” agents by either number of sales or dollar amount. A “top” agent could be someone who only sells...

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Subagents in the MLS

In the world of real estate, there are many different types of agency. One that gets very little attention is subagency. But what exactly is subagency? According to REALTOR Magazine: “A subagent is a cooperating agent who works for a listing broker-salesperson in the sale of a property. The subagent...

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Who is ARMLS?

Arizona Regional Multiple Listings Service (ARMLS) was founded in 1982 and has grown to be one of the 5 largest MLSs in the country. ARMLS is owned by five local associations: SEVRAR, PAR, WEMAR, SAAR and WEPAR. Our mission statement is “Provide the industry benchmark of quality data and service for our...

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Our Local Associations

Do you know all the resources and benefits your local association offers? Each association offers their own unique classes, training, events and support. Events – Your chance to hob-knob and network with other real estate professionals. CE Hours & Designations – Is it time to take your mandatory CE hours?...

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The Top 5 Reasons to Contact Support

Have a pressing questions and need help? ARMLS offers live chat and phone support six days a week to help get you back to what you do best. Both phone and chat support are staffed by knowledgeable, helpful individuals ready to assist you with your ARMLS questions. If you need to talk...

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How the Amazon Key Could Change Real Estate

The verdict is still out on the Amazon Key. What is the Amazon Key? The Amazon Key is a system that takes the place of a traditional lock and key. The homeowner installs a smart deadbolt and camera that link to the Amazon Key app. The user can then grant access...

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Going Local: Salad and Go

Healthy eating from a drive-thru? Is that even possible? This month we’re featuring the antithesis of our recent Filiberto’s local spotlight, Salad and Go. Local school teacher Roushan and her husband Tony wondered the same thing. While enjoying a Caesar salad at a five-star restaurant, they wondered why a salad that good cost...

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Your Intro to ATLAS

Welcome to ATLAS, your one stop shop for your MLS needs. ARMLS built ATLAS so that ARMLS subscribers could easily access all products in one convenient place. In ATLAS you’ll also be able to pay for your ARMLS subscription and contact us for support. In the future, ATLAS will...

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CMAs – What to Ask Your Broker

When it comes to CMAs, we often get asked “What’s the best way to find my comps?” It’s a common and excellent question. While we can show you how to use Flexmls to pull comps, we cannot advise you on what to enter in the adjustment fields. But we...

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What Every Homeowner Needs to Know about Mineral Rights

When you purchase a home, you typically own the house and the land underneath it. But buyer beware. Hidden in the sea of paperwork you sign at closing could be a disclosure stating the home builder or developer will maintain the mineral rights located in the earth underneath your property. This means that if...

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Does the Main Photo Need to be the Front Exterior?

Does the main photo on a listing have to be an image of the front exterior of the property? The answer is no! There aren’t any ARMLS rules or regulations that say the main picture on your listing needs to be the front exterior. Have a listing with an awesome kitchen? Lead...

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5 Obscure MLS Fields – Part 5

Everyone loves an obscure search field in Flexmls. They’re not just interesting, they can help you narrow down your search to make sure your client gets exactly what they want. For even more obscure fields, check out part 4, part 3, part 2 and part 1 of this series. Elevator A private elevator isn’t...

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Why A For Sale Sign In The Listing Photo May Be A Violation

The for sale sign. It’s typically installed when the listing is taken and displays the name of the brokerage and the agent listing the property. But did you know that it’s a violation of the ARMLS rules to have that sign visible in the listing photos in many cases? Per Section...

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Finding the Right ARMLS Online Courses for You

ARMLS offers a variety of online courses right on our website. These courses are free and can be taken at your leisure. They are designed to help you gain a better understanding of the software that ARMLS Subscribers use. New Subscribers  The whole roster of online courses can be wildly beneficial...

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Most Commonly Asked Questions

Did you know that ARMLS offers free training to our subscribers? You can attend an in-person class, watch a webinar or enroll in an online course. We asked our trainers for the most frequently asked questions they hear while teaching. These are a few of the most commonly asked questions we...

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What is a Smart Home?

“Smart Home” is the term commonly used to define a residence with appliances or features that can be remotely controlled by a computer or phone. These features might be lighting, heating, air-conditioning, TVs and security systems. Smart Homes are known to be energy efficient and can help the homeowner to...

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Things to Know Before Starting a Real Estate Blog

If you’re a real estate professional, starting a blog can be a great way to develop a platform for yourself. By creating an online presence, you’ll be able to inform others of your services while building a strong database of contacts. Here are some important things to note before you get started....

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5 Great Reads for Realtors

When you’re self-employed, knowledge is power. That especially rings true for subscribers. There are thousands of books on various topics related to real estate. We’ve picked out five that are specific to helping agents achieve success. Happy reading! Spin Selling – Written by Neil Rackham, former president and founder of Huthwaite...

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Get Customized Feedback with ShowingTime

Receiving feedback from agents who have shown your listing can be invaluable. And with ShowingTime, you can create your own customized feedback request form. You can even configure showing feedback to be sent to your seller automatically. Customizing the Feedback Request Form From ShowingTime, click the Feedback tab on...

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