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Which Violations Have Fines?

Did you know that not all ARMLS violations incur fines? The Penalty Policy breaks down which violations have fines and how much those fines are. Examples of violations that do NOT incur a fine are: Incorrect school code Incorrect square footage Incorrect or missing assessor’s number Incorrect dwelling type Incorrect ownership...

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Subscriber Satisfaction Series: Brokerage vs Syndicator

This post is part of our series focusing on the feedback we received from our Spring 2019 Subscriber Satisfaction Survey. We value the opinions of our subscribers and welcome comments and questions any time. Read other posts in this series here. A comment from our survey asked: “Why does ARMLS sell my listings...

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Subscriber Satisfaction Series: Is Change a Good Thing?

This post is part of our series focusing on the feedback we received from our Spring 2019 Subscriber Satisfaction Survey. We value the opinions of our subscribers and welcome comments and questions any time. Read other posts in this series here. A comment from our survey asked: “Why does ARMLS change things all...

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New ARMLS Classes!

Do you know about the new ARMLS classes? If not, then you’ve come to the right place!   Who Are Classes For? All ARMLS subscribers who want to make the most of our products can benefit from classes. Whether you’re just starting your real estate career or are a seasoned pro, you’ll gain valuable...

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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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Subscriber Satisfaction Series: ARMLS and Politics Don’t Mix

This post is part of our series focusing on the feedback we received from our Spring 2019 Subscriber Satisfaction Survey. We value the opinions of our subscribers and welcome comments and questions any time. Read other posts in this series here. A comment from our survey said: “ARMLS is too focused...

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Need to Transfer a Lockbox?

When someone buys or sells a used lockbox, it’s important to transfer that lockbox to the new owner. Transferring a lockbox is easy and helps us keep track of who owns what. In the lockbox/key section download and complete the lockbox transfer form. You will need the current owner of...

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Subscriber Satisfaction Series: Your TransactionDesk Questions Answered

This post is part of our series focusing on the feedback we received from our Spring 2019 Subscriber Satisfaction Survey. We value the opinions of our subscribers and welcome comments and questions any time. Read other posts in this series here. A comment from our survey asked: “Why do I have to learn...

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What is The Information Market?

The Information Market, or TIM for short, was founded in 2005 when Tom Ruff and Jim Patterson merged their data companies Marketron and The Information Store into one cleverly-named entity: The Information Market. Seeing the value in this data company, ARMLS purchased TIM in 2012. The 16 employees who work at TIM...

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ARMLS Satisfaction Survey Update

Thank you to all who participated in the recent ARMLS Satisfaction Survey! We received thousands of responses and gained valuable insight on how our subscribers feel about the overall products and services we provide. If you took the time to add comments to your survey, be assured that we read each...

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Days On Market Calculations (DOM, CDOM, ADOM)

Days on Market (DOM) Explained In the MLS, there are two Days on Market calculations: Cumulative Days on Market (CDOM) and Agent Days on Market (ADOM): CDOM is calculated from the date the listing goes live in the MLS. ADOM is calculated from the List Date the agent entered...

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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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Need to Change Your Agent Status to Inactive?

Do you need to change your agent status to inactive? Whatever your reason for saying goodbye, we can point you in the right direction. Just like updating your address, the first step is to contact your local association. They’ll report the change in status to ARMLS, which will automatically deactivate your subscription. You won’t...

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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 $120 plus tax, while a used one sits at half that price at $60 plus tax. Before you go running to your ARMLS Support Center, call ahead at 480-921-7777...

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Open Call For ARMLS Blog Topics!

Do you know how we come up with a lot of the ARMLS blog topics? By listening to you! Whether it’s questions asked during our classes or through the calls and emails that come in, we’re always noting what’s important to ARMLS subscribers. The majority of our blog is related to helpful tips and information...

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What’s Coming in 2019

We’re off to a hot start in 2019! And it’s only going to get better. Here are 5 new and exciting additions coming to ARMLS this year. Text Message Alerts By signing up for Text Message Alerts, you’ll be immediately notified of important announcements. New Listings Online Course Having trouble...

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Syndication: Why Does ARMLS Sell My Listings? (We don’t)

This is a question we receive a lot. The short answer is WE DON’T. ARMLS does not sell your listings. Your broker decides whether or not to syndicate listings to third-party real estate websites. Zillow and Realtor.com are syndication sites (all sites listed below). Since the listings belong to...

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Top 5 ARMLS Support Center Topics of 2018

The ARMLS Support Center was contacted via phone or online chat over 100,000 times in 2018! That’s in addition to all the emails we’ve received and the help provided in person at our five support centers. We pay attention to what our subscribers are saying and often use your questions...

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Major Changes of 2018

It’s important to look ahead, but sometimes it’s good to look back and see how far you’ve come. With 2018 officially at an end, we thought we’d look at the major changes we had last year. NEW BILLING SYSTEM Last year, we unveiled two different subscription options to help you...

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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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