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Understanding Clear Cooperation

This post is a summary, the official Clear Cooperation landing page with more information can be found here: https://armls.com/nar-clear-cooperation Starting on April 6, ARMLS subscribers must follow the Clear Cooperation policy. ARMLS will begin enforcement of a mandatory NAR rule called the Clear Cooperation policy on April 6, 2020....

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How to Edit Your Closed Listings

Listing agents and co-listing agents can now edit their closed listings for up to 7 days after they close, including the ability to move a listing back to Pending or Active/UCB/CCBS from Closed. How to Correct a False Close In the change screen of the listing, click the link...

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Dirt Yards, Misters and Other Obscure Fields- Part 6

Everyone loves an obscure search field in Flexmls. They’re not just interesting, they can help you narrow down your search to make sure your client gets exactly what they want. For even more obscure fields, check out part 5, part 4, part 3, part 2 and part 1 of this series. Dirt Front/Back Dirt...

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Step into the Death Room

In the 18th century it was called the drawing room. In the early 19th century it was the parlor. At Hogwarts it’s called the common room. The living room goes by many names. But there’s one moniker you might not have heard of- the death room. In the mid-...

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New Courtesy Notices

Beginning today, co-listers will now get notices, in addition to other improved courtesy notice enhancements. All parties will now receive the listing closed notice, which will include all concessions, sold price and COE date. Co-Listing agents now receive Expiring in 10 Days notice Status Change to UCB notice 10 and...

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Co-Listers Will be Able to Edit Their Listings!

Starting on the morning of 8/29, the co-listing agent will be able to edit listings in Flexmls, just like the listing agent. We’re pleased to offer this change after many requests, but please note: The listing agent is still solely responsible for any errors, violations or fines even if made by...

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New and Improved Showing Instructions

After many focus groups, submitted feedback and collaboration with agents over several months, we are improving showing instructions by implementing conditional logic to prevent conflicting selections. This will help all subscribers by setting clear, definitive expectations on the permissions required to show a listing. This change will go into effect...

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Can I List Auction Properties on the MLS?

If you’ve been wondering if that auction property you saw is allowed in the MLS, the answer is YES. So before you click the Report an Error button, take a second look at the rules, specifically 7.5.22 and 8.1 of the Rules and Regulations. 8.1. TYPES OF PROPERTY (a) Listings...

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The Vacant House Trap

It can be tempting to sneak a peek in a vacant house without checking the showing instructions. Maybe the remarks say “Lockbox Vacant”, or it just came on the market and you’re nearby. Or maybe you’d like to see it before showing it to your client. Regardless of the reason, accessing...

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TransactionDesk is Now Live in Flexmls

As a courtesy to AAR, TransactionDesk has been integrated into Flexmls for ARMLS subscribers who also belong to AAR. This new AAR product does not require a RETS password and can be found: You will be asked to login to AAR SSO. Please contact AAR or Transaction Desk for...

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The Report an Error Form is Changing

The Report an Error form will be changed to help improve data integrity. Later this week, we’ll start asking subscribers to provide more information when reporting a data error. Doing this will reduce the time needed to address concerns without making the process burdensome. We can improve our internal...

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Local Bakeries For Worldly Holiday Treats

This post is part of our series on local business and news. We aim to keep you updated on local trends so you can stay current with your clients. Tired of the same old holiday cookies? If you’re seeking new flavors this holiday season, these locally owned bakeries offer treats...

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New Flexmls Portals are Available Now!

  The new portals in Flexmls are live and ready to be activated. The date you switch is up to you.    The new portal has more than just a sleek, user-friendly design upgrade. Portal 2.0 offers the following benefits: You’re in control, move to the new portal when...

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Arizona Ghost Towns

This post is part of our series on local business and news. We aim to keep you updated on local trends so you can stay current with your clients. Travel any direction in Arizona and you’ll find an empty, abandoned town. Some are intact, some are nothing but rubble but...

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New Admin Policy in the MLS

A new admin policy is now live in the MLS. This change will help modernize ARMLS and protect the data. If your brokerage has any Admin logins or plans to acquire them, the new admin policy will require action (read policy 7.4 here). This Board of Directors approved policy...

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Bedroom Definition

This is a republish of a post originally published in August 2015.  Many of you have wondered what defines a bedroom. Does a den count as a bedroom? Does a bedroom have to have a closet and a window? A ceiling height requirement? All of the above? The official answer...

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3 New MLS Changes

You Asked. We Listened. Here are three changes to the MSL subscribers requested. Flood Irrigation We added Flood Irrigation to the Landscaping section. Adding this field will help clear confusion when used in conjunction with Irrigation Front and/or Irrigation Back as it’s a specific type of irrigation. Equitable Interest  We...

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Solar Panel and Green Fields Changes

Changes to Solar Panels and other Green fields are going into effect on 08/29! Solar panels will now have a third-party owned option to identify panels that are owned by a third party (i.e. utility company) and will be provided as part of the service agreement with the homeowner. You will...

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Changes to the Pets Field

The Pets field in the Residential Rental property class will be updated on 08/14. What’s changing?  The Pets field under the Residential Rental property class will now be a required field with a new name to increase accuracy of searches. Before: Assistive Animals Only is an option under pets...

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May STAT 2018

Commentary by Tom Ruff of The Information Market  Onlookers talked amongst each other, anxiously awaiting the public announcement when the public crier would step forward. No, we’re not talking about Prince William and Kate Middleton’s third royal baby. We’re talking about the first home purchased by Zillow. On May...

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