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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)

This policy was edited on 5/20/2020: 90 was changed to 45 days. Prior to 6/4/2020, DOM resets only after 90 days.  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...

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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. Realtor.com is an example of a syndication site (all sites listed below). Since the listings...

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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 support centers. We pay attention to what our subscribers are saying and often use your questions...

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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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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 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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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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