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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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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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What Does My Assistant Need to Manage My Lockbox?

If you’ve got a personal assistant whose tasks include purchasing, exchanging or picking up any of your Supra lockboxes, it’s vital they have everything they need to have a smooth transaction. When your assistant arrives to any one of the five support centers within the Valley, make sure they have the...

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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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The 7 Most Popular Blog Posts This Summer

If you weren’t aware, the ARMLS blog publishes a lot of relevant and helpful information. With over 180 tips and tricks regarding Flexmls, Monsoon or important company updates, the blog has something for everyone. If you’re not sure where to start, check out the 7 most popular blogs read by subscribers...

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How to Set a Default Map

Did you know you can set a default map to automatically start from the area you work in most? That way, each time you access the map in Flexmls, you’ll see the default area you’ve created for yourself. This not only saves you time but gives you personalized access...

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Map Code Grid Now Auto-Populates!

You’ll never have to use the Map Grid PDF or overlay to find the Map Code Grid when adding a listing. There are two easy steps to use the auto-pop feature: Enter the Book/Map/Parcel # and County OR the Address and County  Click the Populate Tax button Also: Old...

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How to Copy a Previous Listing to Help With Your New Listing

Building a new listing from scratch can be time consuming and intimidating. Fret not, because there is a way to easily “copy” some of the fields from a previous listing by using the old listing number. Unfortunately, if there is no previous listing number within Flexmls, you’ll have to...

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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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