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It’s Summer, Time For ARMLS Billing

Billing season officially kicked off on June 5. To help, we’ve compiled a list of Billing FAQs. Q: Why are you asking me for money, I paid in January? A: We understand the confusion! ARMLS bills in the summer, the associations bill in the winter. Q: How much are subscriber fees...

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Why Try ARMLS Online Classes?

In addition to in-person classes and webinars, we’re excited to announce our newest offering in training: online classes. These self-paced options allow for the most flexibility while still giving you all the same great information from a traditional in-person class.  Here are the top 5 reasons to give self-paced learning a try....

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Scams Targeting Real Estate Agents

When we go online, no one thinks they’ll become a victim to internet phishing and hacking. But the WannaCry and DocuSign hacks serve as good reminders to remain vigilant, especially regarding emails. Cybercriminals are consistently throwing out more sophisticated forms of bait with the hopes that people will bite. Here are...

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5 More MLS Fields You Didn’t Know You Didn’t Know

When you sit down to enter a listing into the MLS, it can really be a challenge, especially if the property is unique. So much information coming from so many places, it can be tricky to remember it all. To help, here is part three of our guide to...

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New ER / EA Forms Explained – FAQ

Looking for a more detailed explanation of the new ER and EA forms? We’ve compiled a list of the most frequently asked questions: Why were the agreements updated? The agreements were updated to compliment the new AAR Purchase Agreement and as part of our ongoing review to ensure our...

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How to Join ARMLS

To join the MLS as a subscriber, complete the following steps: Get licensed with the Arizona Department of Real Estate. Next, hang your license with a brokerage. Finally, join the local association of your brokerage. The sign-up process to join the MLS is through your local association. They will handle...

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Why Quick Search is Better Than Full Search

To Quick Search or to Full Search? That is the question. And when performing a search, you may have wondered which option will give you the best results. The Winner: Quick Search There is nothing you can do in a Full Search that you cannot do in a Quick Search....

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Is This Listing in a Community Facility District (CFD)?

A Community Facility District or CFD, is a special taxing district set by a municipality or county as a way of obtaining funding for public works, services, schools and improvements within a community. The funding is used for anything from street lights to building parks to road maintenance. We...

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Township, Section, Range – What Do They Mean?

Ever wonder how the Township, Range and Section are determined? Well get ready for a history lesson. Our story begins in 1785, toward the end of the American Revolution as the U.S. received new land in thanks to the Treaty of Paris. In order for the U.S. to properly assess...

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Why Should I Use ShowingTime?

As a subscriber to ARMLS you have access to an array of different applications to help you be successful. However, did you know that there is an application within Flexmls that is dedicated to setting up and scheduling showings for your listings? It’s called ShowingTime, and here are five reasons why...

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Boot Camp Progress

Whether you’re new to ARMLS or just want to brush up on Flexmls, our one day Boot Camp class can help you become a pro on the system. The Boot Camp class is held at various locations throughout the Valley and is a full day of learning! Some of the tools...

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What is an IDX? How Do I Get One?

What is an IDX?  How Do I Get One? IDX stands for “internet data exchange” and covers a wide range of software products manufactured by third-party vendors for MLS subscribers. While some details may differ between IDX products, they are all public-facing tools that allow clients to search MLS data....

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What Does FWA Mean?

Maybe you’ve seen or heard this term but were unsure of its meaning. FWA simply means “Filed With ARMLS”. The official definition and rule can be found in section 1.17 of the Rules and Regulations and states:   “…the filing with or submission of information to ARMLS by a Subscriber, or the Subscriber’s...

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Get Into The (Sales) Zone

The life of a Realtor takes them all over the Valley, but when it comes to sales area, the data points to a smaller area a little closer to home. The average Listing Agent tends to work within a radius of about 6.65 miles while Buyer’s Agents typically have a slightly bigger area of...

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What’s the Difference Between ER & EA Forms

  Forms. We have them, AAR has them, and professional golfers have them. And while our forms might not be as good as Phil Mickelson’s, we do have some very popular documents. Two of the most widely used forms we provide are the EA and ER forms, which are also the...

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What is the ARMLS Service Area / Geographical Limitations?

We do not have a service area defined by geography, meaning that Subscribers can place listings in the MLS from anywhere in the world. For 33 years, there have been no rules that impose geographic limitations to where your listing must be located. Of course, can and should are two...

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What’s My RETS Password?

Are you looking for your RETS password to use in MLS Connect via Zipform? A RETS password is not your Flexmls password, it is a different password. You must set your RETS password in Flexmls. Setting / Changing Your RETS Password Under Preferences  go to My Profile. In your profile,...

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Section 8 Rentals: How to Search?

Looking for the Section 8 field? In Flexmls, it’s called Gov’t Assist Acceptd and is under the Lease Information section. Get Started While searching under the “Residential Rentals” property class, click in the white space next to the green plus sign to bring up the “Add A Field” options. Under “Lease...

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Search Rentals in Homesnap

The Homesnap app now includes rentals in your property search.   You can filter on status, vacation yes/no and other fields. Clients see Active and estimated rental prices for properties not on the MLS (clients don’t see agent-level information).   Homesnap drills down into the details your clients want to...

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50 Reasons You Need a Realtor

Think you don’t need a Real Estate Agent? Think again. Buying or selling a home is one of the largest financial transactions people will make in their lives. If you (or anyone you know) is on the fence about getting a Realtor, check back here each week for another reason...

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