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The Subscription Isn’t Updating My Client. Why?

Here’s a scenario that most showing agents have experienced: your client receives a subscription email about a property and wants to see it. When you pull the details for that property, you discover it’s now in a Pending status. You now have to explain that the property is no...

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Zillow / ShowingTime Update

The recent breaking news story about the purchase of ShowingTime by Zillow Group has generated concerns from our subscribers. ARMLS can ensure you that your client data, showing data and requests are secure and are not available for use by Zillow’s real estate brokerage. Subscribers should know that nothing...

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The Top Residential Real Estate Leaders of 2021

The annual Swanepoel Power 200 list has been published for 2021 and we're thrilled to announce several of our folks, both in the Valley and beyond, have appeared on the list.

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The Virtual Breakdown: Open Houses, Tours, Showings and Videos

What’s the difference between a virtual open house and a virtual tour? What’s a tour of homes? Are virtual showings and videos the same thing? This breakdown is designed to clarify each one of these so you know exactly what to offer your client. Open House An open house...

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Introducing Coming Soon Status

This post was updated on March 10th 2020 to reflect changes to “Coming Soon” status (formerly known as Delayed status), these changes will not be live until April 6, 2020 as they require system changes by our vendor. Property not ready to be active? Coming Soon might be right...

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The Top 3 Syndication Myths

Whenever the topic of syndication re-enters the real estate trade news, we see an increase in inquires about syndication here at ARMLS. So, what a better time than now to answer some common syndication myths. Myth 1. ARMLS Sells Data to Third Parties We don’t sell listing data, it’s not...

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Are You Using The Default Map?

There might be a time-saving tip you’re not using – the Default Map. The Default Map allows your Quick Search map to automatically show you a specific place or area, rather than showing you a full map of the Valley. Most subscribers work a territory. For them, changing the...

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The Top Residential Real Estate Leaders of 2020

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Three Myths About The eKEY

Ever thought of switching from the XpressKEY to the eKEY, only to hear a horror story that changed your mind? If it’s happened to you, you’re not alone. But like Sasquatch, those stories are just myths. Here are the most common misconceptions we hear about the eKEY. Myth #1:...

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How To Alter Lockbox Access Times

Need an easy way to allow access to your listings only at certain times? Custom Supra lockbox access times are for you. Whether you use an XpressKEY or eKEY, you can have more control over when showings occur by using Timed Access on your Supra lockboxes. You need to...

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How to Avoid or Fix a Jammed Lockbox

There are few things more embarrassing to a real estate agent than taking a client to a home and encountering a jammed lockbox. If this has happened to you, we feel your pain. If this hasn’t happened to you, here are a few suggestions to make sure it never happens—saving...

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The Best Way To Find Listings With A Private Pool

When searching for residential homes, your client may have said whether they’d like a pool or not. If you’re performing a search and you ignore the pool field, your results will contain some listings with pools and some without. Let’s say your client DOES NOT want a pool. You’ll...

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All About RapidStats

RapidStats is the in-house reporting and market analytics tool from ARMLS. Consider it your one-stop shop for reporting and analytics. The customizable reports are sourced directly from MLS data and give you timely, accurate and comprehensive information–leading to powerful market insights for you and your clients. Customizable Reports  With...

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Days On Market Calculations (DOM, CDOM, ADOM)

This policy was edited on 5/20/2020: 90 was changed to 45 days. Prior to 6/4/2020, DOM resets only after 90 days.  Days on Market (DOM) Explained In the MLS, there are two Days on Market calculations. Cumulative Days on Market (CDOM) is the number of days the listing has...

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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. In laymen’s terms, IDX is a search engine that’s attached to your website. Have you ever been on a Realtor or broker website and saw that they have...

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What to Know When Buying Used Lockboxes

Did you know that you can buy a used lockbox for half the price? A new lockbox will run you $100 plus tax, while a used one sits at half that price at $50-$60 plus tax, depending on condition. Before you go running to your ARMLS Support Center, call...

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Penalty Policy Myths

  This is a re-publish of a post from last year on common Penalty Policy myths. 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 violations where no fine is issued. The first time each...

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How to Search for Open Houses in Flexmls

Want to search for open houses in Flexmls? Whether you want to preview them or send them to your client, finding them in Flexmls is easy with these simple steps. From a Quick Search, under Additional Search Options, select Open House Date. If you’re emailing a listing to your client and...

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How to Add an Open House in Flexmls

Adding your open house details to Flexmls is a great way to increase the visibility and foot traffic on your listing. From the Menu search for Tour/Open Houses. Select Add/Edit Open Houses then scroll down and select Add.   Enter all required information and select Next. Now your open house will...

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Choosing the Best Schedule for Your Client’s Subscription

Each time you set up a subscription for a client, an important part of the process is choosing a schedule for how often Flexmls will collect and email them new search results. Schedules: Weekly, Monthly vs. ASAP What is the difference between the three available options? Weekly With the Weekly schedule, you can...

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