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Does My Lockbox Have A Warranty?

In short, Yes! Defective lockboxes are rare but it can happen. If you find yourself with a bunk box, it will be covered under warranty as long as it’s registered with SupraNet. Since December 2018, only 0.3% of all lockboxes were found to be faulty. Should you find yourself with...

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Sales Stats: What is the Best Way to Run a Production Report?

Ever wondered how many listings you’ve sold over the last year or even over your entire real estate career? Maybe you’re curious as to how your sales stats match up to other agents. No matter your reason, we’ve got the solution for you! The Statistics tab in Flexmls provides many...

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How to Edit the Vacation Rental Availability Calendar

‘Tis the season when many of our snowbird friends migrate to the desert from northern climates. With a Valley full of potential renters, now is the time to use and perfect the vacation rental calendar. One of the most frequent calls that the ARMLS Help Desk receives about rental listings is,...

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What Goes in the Public Remarks Section?

Seeing inappropriate comments in the Public Remarks section of a listing is a right of passage for most Subscribers. But what you might not know is those comments are not only obnoxious, they can often be in direct violation of the Rules and Regulations. Section 11.6 of the Rules...

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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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MLSSAZ (TARMLS) / ARMLS Data Share Ending

The MLS of Southern Arizona (MLSSAZ), formerly known as TARMLS, has given notice to ARMLS® that the data share agreement between both parties will end on August 8, 2016. Due to their future technology plans, MLSSAZ needs to remove their feed from ARMLS search options.   ARMLS Subscribers will...

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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 My RETS Password? | MLS Connect

zipForm MLS Connect no longer requires a RETS password. Therefore, RETS passwords for subscribers have been phased out.

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Flexmls Portal Changes 2016 Explained

  The MLS has undergone a few changes this year. To make it easier, we’ve summed up some of the biggest (and most beneficial) changes in a quick video tutorial. Now, both you and your clients can edit their user name (email address), password and change their dashboards. You can also...

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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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HOA Addendum / Documents in Flexmls

The Arizona Association of Realtors has created a new HOA Addendum document for buyers and sellers to complete before closing. The Arizona Association of REALTORS® Form Workgroup Chair explains the motivation behind this new form:   “Parties were often surprised at close of escrow by previously undisclosed HOA fees...

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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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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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Tell On Yourself

Data, Data, Data; it’s a core value at ARMLS. In that spirit, there is a loophole to avoid penalties when you’ve made an error on your listing(s). Simply, tell on yourself. If you let us know about a listing data error before a violation notice is sent out, we...

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Rules Week Quiz

Below you’ll find 9 questions regarding the Rules & Regulation and Inappropriate Language Policy. A perfect score will demonstrate your knowledge of the rules. Like this quiz? Click here to take our Photo Violation Quiz.

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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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Read The Plano Before Entering

We’re not a big fan of being stern on our blog as this is normally a fun place for ideas, but there is a serious issue we must address today. The plano (planogram), officially known as the Listing Detail Report, gives showing instructions that must be followed prior to...

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What is the Best Way to Find a CBS Code?

Every lockbox is programmed with a 7-digit CBS code, which stands for “Call Before Showing”. Sometimes you need to know the code for another agent’s lockbox, and sometimes you need to know it for your own lockbox. How to Get the CBS Code For Another Agent’s Lockbox Have you...

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Monsoon Definitions

GSE? Reverted? Bulk? In the Monsoon Tax system, there are several categories of transactions and other terms you may not know. Here is a short list of definitions: 3rd Party Successful Trustee’s Sale purchase. Bulk Multiple property sale, properties may be scattered across the Valley with a single transaction recorded, usually...

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