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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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Major Changes of 2019

As the year winds down and we approach 2020, let’s look back at some of the biggest changes that occurred in 2019. ACTIVEKEY SUNSET The ActiveKEY (that white handheld lockbox key) ran on outdated 2G technology, which made supporting it unfeasible. Subscribers who had the ActiveKEY were upgraded to...

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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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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) is the number of days the listing has been live in the MLS. Agent Days on Market (ADOM) is the number of days the property has been listed with...

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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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