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Should I Contact ARMLS?

The answer to “Should I Contact ARMLS” depends on what you need help with. In our recent Top 5 Reasons to Contact Support blog post, we outlined some of the most common reasons to contact ARMLS. Do you know when it’s best to NOT contact ARMLS? Take this quiz and...

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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 you’re...

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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, protect the data and ensure we stay ADRE compliant. 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...

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Moving to a New Brokerage?

There are several steps to follow when you decide to change brokerages but you might be surprised to learn that ARMLS is not involved in this process. We’ve outlined the basic steps you need to make the switch. Step 1. ADRE has an online system to initiate a change/new...

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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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What is Reverse Prospecting in Flexmls?

This is the Part 1 in a three-part series about Reverse Prospecting. Check out Part 2 and Part 3.  Want to generate more leads? Reverse Prospecting is the tool for you. What is Reverse Prospecting?  Reverse Prospecting is a powerful tool to help listing agents and buyer’s agents come together...

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Can I Put a Lockbox on a Delayed Status Listing?

Yes, you can absolutely place a lockbox on a Delayed status listing. What you cannot do is allow showings while the listing is in Delayed status. If Showings Aren’t Allowed, Why Would I Want to Place a Lockbox? The purpose of Delayed status is to give sellers and listing agents a...

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Why Share Listings Through Your IDX Website

Social media sharing directly from Flexmls has been an exciting development this year. As you know, the Share button now lets you send listings to social media with just a few clicks, as long as the listing is participating in the IDX program (read about about the rules and requirements to use social media). While...

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All About Billing – 2018

It’s officially billing season at ARMLS. Here’s a quick rundown of what’s changed and what you need to do. What’s Changed? This year, we’re bringing you two different subscription options. MLS Pro is the new name for your subscriber fees and includes all of the tools and services you...

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All About RapidStats

RapidStats is the new in-house reporting and market analytics tool from ARMLS. Launched earlier this month, RapidStats is 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...

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5 Great Reads for Realtors

When you’re self-employed, knowledge is power. That especially rings true for subscribers. There are thousands of books on various topics related to real estate. We’ve picked out five that are specific to helping agents achieve success. Happy reading! Spin Selling – Written by Neil Rackham, former president and founder of Huthwaite...

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We’re forming a new joint venture with Metro MLS.

We’re teaming up with Metro MLS (the largest MLS in Wisconsin) to share resources through the creation of a joint venture partnership. By working with Metro MLS, we can focus on serving subscribers and spend less time duplicating efforts on support, IT infrastructure, product development and more (see our...

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Posting IDX Listings to Social Media (Facebook, Twitter, etc.)

A Share button now lets you share listings to social media from Flexmls with just a few clicks if a listing is (A) yours or (B) participating in the IDX program. This functionality requires you to consider two things to be in full compliance with all ARMLS and ADRE...

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What’s the Bathroom Definition per ARMLS?

ARMLS does not have an official answer of what defines a bathroom. What makes a bathroom to you? Does it need to have a toilet, a sink, a soaker tub? What makes a bathroom 3/4 or a half bath? You may have a good idea of what that looks like,...

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Who Do I Contact?

One of the most confusing things about working in Real Estate is trying to remember who does what. As a Real Estate professional there are many entities you might belong to: NAR, AAR, Local Association, ARMLS. Have questions on completing your Continuing Education hours? Need help with zipForms or eSign?...

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Major Changes We Loved in 2017

Love is in the air, and we’ve got it bad for some of these improvements. Here’s a list of all the major changes and improvements we made in 2017 that we think you’ll adore too! Password Change For added convenience, passwords now only have to be changed every 180...

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October STAT 2017

We’re now entering the holiday season, which means over the next four months our monthly sales volume will drop to the lowest numbers of the year. Historically, our lowest sales volume occurs in November, January and February. We should see an uptick in December as year-end tax strategies come...

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James Harrison to Join Board of Directors

We’re happy to announce that James Harrison, RCE, CAE, CEO of MLSListings Inc., the biggest MLS in Silicon Valley, has signed on as outside director. Harrison will attend Board of Directors meetings and directly collaborate with ARMLS on important initiatives. Harrison has a long and distinguished career of service...

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Can I Get CE Credits for Taking ARMLS Classes?

Unfortunately, no. You can’t get Continuing Education credits for attending ARMLS classes. CE credits are available only through ADRE-approved real estate schools. ARMLS classes (online and in-person) focus on new subscriber success and product training. Every ARMLS class is a subscriber benefit that can give you a leg up on the...

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ARMLS Rules Update 2017

We’ve updated a few of our rules. Here’s what you need to know. Mobile Homes Expanded (1.25) Due to House Bill 2072, we’ve expanded our rules to include two new opportunities to list mobile homes. Used, privately owned and located in a mobile home park. New or used, located...

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