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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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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 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...

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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...

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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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There’s An App For That

At a recent monthly Phoenix real estate tour, Kerry Melcher, ARMLS® MLS Director and former Realtor of 27 years, kicked off the event with a presentation of her favorite apps for Realtors. In case you missed it, here’s a recap of her top apps hand picked for maximum benefit.   Supra eKey No more checking...

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ShowingTime Look Outs

ShowingTime, our new showing request management system, is up and running. As more and more Subscribers learn the system, understanding these five popular functions can help ensure you have a smooth experience using ShowingTime.   ShowingVoice Prompts The prompt is programmed to start when it hears your voice (it’s voice-activated), so be...

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ShowingTime: Customization

Every Subscriber is different. That’s why ShowingTime offers loads of customizable features.   Notifications Receive and respond to showing requests via text, email, or phone call- however you want to be contacted.   Buyer Feedback Surveys These little gems are a combination of multiple choice and short answer questions that let you...

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TRID Changes to the MLS

TRID (TILA-RESPA Integrated Disclosures) is upon us, the massive rule designed to protect customers by providing more transparency throughout the home buying process. As of October 3, this regulation will affect business in the home buying process, including the MLS. AAR has many resources about this coming change. To assist in compliance, we’ve...

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New Homes Search & Client Info

There has been great concern over the New Home Search Pro product in our MLS. Some Subscribers have said that NHS Pro is giving builders the names and contact information of their clients when they send information through the NHS Pro application. Rest easy, this isn’t happening!   There...

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Monsoon® Tax System Coming to Prescott Area Association of REALTORS® (PAAR) Members Soon

We are pleased to announce that the Prescott Area Association of REALTORS® (PAAR) will soon add the Monsoon tax system as a member benefit. ARMLS Subscribers have been using Monsoon, a local Arizona grown tax system, since April 2014. The partnership to provide Monsoon to PAAR members was made...

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Penalty Policy Enforcement to Start

Starting July 9, fines will be issued for penalty violations. For the past several months, fines for non-lockbox penalty violations were not being issued while we educated Subscribers. To better prepare Subscribers for enforcement, from July 9, 2015 until January 1, 2016, all non-lockbox penalties will be assessed at...

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Posting IDX Listings to Social Media (Facebook, Twitter, etc.)

Generally, advertising the listings of others without their permission on social media is against ARMLS Rules (10.11), but there are provisions in the IDX Policy which makes these limited displays acceptable if you follow the guidelines we’ve established below.   To advertise an IDX participating listing on social media...

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Online Rules Class & Rules Videos

Ahead of enforcement of the new ARMLS Penalty Policy, we’ve created a recorded Rules Class video and two shorter videos to help Subscribers understand the Rules / Penalty Policy. The Rules Class video incorporates the Top 5 Violations video. The videos below are best watched at full screen, which...

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