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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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There’s An App For That

At a monthly Phoenix real estate tour, Kerry Melcher, former ARMLS® MLS Director and 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 your...

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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 sure...

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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 tap into...

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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 are two...

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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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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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Photo Quiz: Violation or No Violation?

Using your knowledge of the rules, can you spot the MLS violations in the questions below? You can review the Rules & Inappropriate Language Policy before you start. The MLS rules haven’t changed but you’ll want to ensure you know them as we have a new Penalty Policy. If...

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Days On Market Calculations

Our Policy on Days on Market Listings accrue Cumulative Days On Market (CDOM) and Agent Days On Market (ADOM) while in either Active, UCB, or CCBS status. When entering a new listing, DOM will begin at zero when more than 90 days have passed from the day the previous...

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Penalty Policy Myths

Earlier last month we published a new Penalty Policy. Some myths about the new policy have been circulating and we would like to address them. Myth: You Only Get One Entry Mistake in Your Lifetime Not true as most unintentional data entry errors are not violations or are non-penalty violations / self-reported...

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Public Remarks Errors

Some things just don’t belong in the public remarks field. Phone numbers, Web addresses, and your name for example. Take a look at these common examples based on real listings. The problems have been underlined in red and violate the Inappropriate Language Policy, which now carries a $200 fine...

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RPR Mobile for iOS & Android

Many Subscribers have taken advantage of the RPR product from NAR. A few months ago, the offering got even better with the release of their cutting edge mobile app for iOS and Android smartphones/phablets/tablets called RPR Mobile. You can find all the details at  http://blog.narrpr.com/mobile but here are some highlights from...

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The Top 10 Violations of 2014

  With 2014 complete, it’s time for our Top 10 MLS Violations of 2014. In 2014, the Data Integrity department addressed 18,322 violations. See the 2013 and 2012 lists. You can read up on each rule on our Rules and Regulations page.   Rank Violation Name Violation Type 1 Self Reported Non-Penalty 2...

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Moving to a New Brokerage?

There are several steps to follow when you decide to change brokerages. Many would be surprised to learn that ARMLS is not involved in this process. We’ve outlined the basic steps you need to make the switch. Step 1. ADRE has an online system to initiate a change /...

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The Top 10 Violations of 2013

Earlier this week we started a buzz with a Tweet we sent out: 19,334 listing violations were addressed by the ARMLS Data Integrity department in 2013. — ARMLS (@ARMLS) January 30, 2014   The tweet was from research we did for an upcoming SEVRAR Magazine article due out next...

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Blur Photos Quickly

In our recent blog post, Blurred Signs – A Photo Blog, we explained that Subscribers can’t post photos with contact information. One of the fastest ways to correct a photo with contact information is to simply blur the sign. You don’t need to run out and buy a copy...

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Chop, Copy, Dismantle and Reassemble

We produce a lot of numbers, stats and research at ARMLS – and we do it all for you! Really! Subscribers are welcome to take our statistical products and chop, copy, dismantle and then reassemble however they like. All we ask is that you credit us as the source of...

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