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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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“Why Does ARMLS Sell My Listings to Zillow/Realtor.com/XYZ.com?”

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 calendar...

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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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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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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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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 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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