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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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ActiveKEY vs. eKEY

The ActiveKEY and the eKEY are the two options you have to choose from when it comes to accessing lockboxes. They both have a varied list of pros and cons, depending on your personal needs as our guide to the right explains. The eKEY, our newest option, is an...

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Top 5 Things You Didn’t Know You Could Do In Monsoon

The Monsoon Tax System is the software used to look up owner information, deed history, loan information and, obviously, the taxes. But Monsoon does so much more than that! Here are the top 5 things you didn’t know you could do in Monsoon. Use Map Feature to Find the Number of Houses...

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How to search for HOA amenities

HOAs are popular here in Arizona. If you have a client who wants to know if a specific benefit is included in an HOA fee, you can include those HOA amenities in your Quick Search. Searching HOA Amenities There are two fields you can add in your search criteria that will help...

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Who Do I Contact?

One of the most confusing things about working in Real Estate is trying to remember who does what. As a Real Estate professional there are many entities you might belong to: NAR, AAR, Local Association, ARMLS. Have questions on completing your Continuing Education hours? Need help with zipForms or eSign?...

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Quiz: Searching and Mapping

Are you a Searching & Mapping pro? Prove it and see how well you stack up against other subscribers in our quiz! Want to improve your searching skills or become more confident with the map? Then check out our Searching & Mapping online course.  Quiz not loading? Click here. Written by...

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How to Search Using Age Restrictions

Have you ever needed to search for, or exclude, age restrictions on properties? Flexmls has a field to help you improve your search results. Using the Age Restrictions Field When doing a residential quick search, click the Add a Field box and type in Special Listing Conditions. This provides a list of...

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How to get your Days On Market (DOM) to reset to zero

Want to reset your Days on Market? (DOM)? You’ll need to have some patience, as it takes 90 days for a cancelled listing to reset. On the 91st day you can relist the property and the listing will reset to zero days on market. If the listing expires, it also needs to...

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Major Changes We Loved in 2017

Love is in the air, and we’ve got it bad for some of these improvements. Here’s a list of all the major changes and improvements we made in 2017 that we think you’ll adore too! Password Change For added convenience, passwords now only have to be changed every 180...

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How to Use the Nosy Neighbor Tool

Showing a house and want to know what’s up with the neighbors next door? When did they buy their house? How much did they pay for it? The Nosy Neighbor tool in the Flexmls map allows you to look up owner information along with past MLS data by simply clicking...

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Top 10 Violations of 2017

2018 is here, which means it’s time to look back and see the top 10 violations that occurred in 2017. Last year, the Data Integrity department addressed a total of 16,750 violations, 5,525 of those were self-reported. Remember that your first penalty violation of the year is waived as a courtesy. You...

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How to Transfer a Contact in Flexmls

Going out of town and want a colleague to manage your clients while you’re away? Or maybe you’re part of a team and need to share contacts. Whatever your reason, Flexmls allows you to transfer contacts to any another ARMLS subscriber. Transferring a Contact Start by clicking the Menu and look for...

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Why One Exterior Photo Must Remain After Closing

It’s widely known that when you take a Residential for Sale or Residential for Lease listing, one exterior photo must be uploaded within four calendar days of the listing. Even when the listing closes, a qualified exterior photo must remain. What may not be common knowledge is why. Why Keep...

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ShowingTime’s Listing Activity Report

The Listing Activity Report from ShowingTime is a great resource when it’s time to have a sit-down with your seller. It’s important to note that this report differs from the one available in Flexmls with the same name. This dynamic report offers details for the life of the listing and contains...

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Pesky Winter Visitors- Scorpions

Our mild winters bring more than just snowbirds and out-of-town guests. You may be unknowingly playing host to some creepy and crawly unwanted visitors, particularly scorpions. When temperatures drop at night, scorpions are known to seek warmth in your home. And since they can go long stretches without eating, they can...

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