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How Transaction Sides Are Calculated

In real estate, agent productivity is often measured by “sides”, which is a shorter way of saying transaction sides. A typical real estate transaction has two sides being represented, the buyer and seller. Usually, each side has their own representation, but it is possible for one agent to handle...

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Top 10 Violations of 2020

2020 is finally over! Now that we’re in 2021, it’s time to recap our top 10 violations from last year. In 2020 we had a grand total of 9,235 violations, see last year’s report here. Self-Reported items outrank all violations, they do not carry fines. Self-Reported errors dominate yet,...

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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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Major Changes of 2020

2020 was a year that brought nothing but change, and ARMLS was no exception. Here’s a list of the major changes that occurred within our organization, many of them based on subscriber suggestions. Subscribers Can Edit Their Listings 7 Days After Closing Listing agents and co-listing agents can now...

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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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ARMLS Has Live Webinar Classes!

Did you know that ARMLS offers live webinar classes? Well now you do! These virtual classes allow you to bring the ARMLS classroom wherever you are, be it your living room, dining room or even your backyard! Each class is taught by an ARMLS content specialist who will take...

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How to Stay Productive While at Home

We’re all spending more time at home right now. While you may not be able to sit open houses or attend networking events, there are some things you can do to stay productive in real estate while practicing social distancing. Farming in Monsoon Did you know you can farm...

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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! 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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Have Some Downtime? Spend it with ARMLS!

In the real estate industry no two days (or two months) are ever alike. That’s especially true here in Arizona where we have very seasonal markets. As your business ebbs and flows, you’ll find that sometimes there aren’t enough hours in a day and sometimes you have more free...

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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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Subscriber Satisfaction Series: All About ARMLS Fees

This post is part of our series focusing on the feedback we received from our Fall 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.  “Why do you make us pay our dues in January when...

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Subscriber Satisfaction Series: Trouble with TransactionDesk

This post is part of our series focusing on the feedback we received from our Fall 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.  “Bring back zipForms!” “You need to provide more TransacionDesk training.” “Not...

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ARMLS Satisfaction Survey Results- Fall 2019

What a great way to start 2020! The results of the fall 2019 ARMLS Satisfaction Survey are in and we’re happy to say that overall satisfaction with our products and services was even higher than our previous survey. Some of you even said that you LOVE us! Thank you...

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The Top Residential Real Estate Leaders of 2020

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Should You Take an ARMLS Class?

Should You Take an ARMLS Class? The answer is YES, you should take an ARMLS class! We’ve had a great response to the updated selection of classes offered to our subscribers and hope to see even more of you in our classrooms. While we offer a great selection of...

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Get a ‘CBS Code Required’ Sticker

We’ve written extensively about CBS codes: how to find a CBS code, how to use a CBS code and why you might want to use them in an effort to educate subscribers. Still, some agents show up to lockboxes without knowing a CBS code is required and with no...

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When Is It Okay to Share Your ARMLS Credentials?

The answer is… NEVER! Sharing your credentials is an ARMLS violation. Per Rule 7.2 subscribers may not share their access credentials with anyone, whether the other party is another ARMLS subscriber or a non-ARMLS subscriber. If you’re ever using a third-party company to assist you with pictures or a virtual...

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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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