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Why Should I Use ShowingTime?

As a subscriber to ARMLS you have access to an array of different applications to help you be successful. ShowingTime is an application within Flexmls that is dedicated to setting up and scheduling showings for your listings. Here are five reasons why you should be using it. No Additional Logins and Passwords...

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What Does FWA Mean?

Maybe you’ve seen or heard this term but were unsure of its meaning. FWA simply means “Filed With ARMLS”. The official definition and rule can be found in section 1.17 of the Rules and Regulations and states:   “…the filing with or submission of information to ARMLS by a Subscriber, or the Subscriber’s...

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Get Into The (Sales) Zone

The life of a Realtor takes them all over the Valley, but when it comes to sales area, the data points to a smaller area a little closer to home. The average Listing Agent tends to work within a radius of about 6.65 miles while Buyer’s Agents typically have a slightly bigger area of...

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What’s the Difference Between ER & EA Forms

  Forms. We have them, AAR has them, and professional golfers have them. And while our forms might not be as good as Phil Mickelson’s, we do have some very popular documents. Two of the most widely used forms we provide are the EA and ER forms, which are also the...

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What is the ARMLS Service Area / Geographical Limitations?

We do not have a service area defined by geography, meaning that Subscribers can place listings in the MLS from anywhere in the world where they are licensed. While listings in the coverage areas of our associations require MLS entry, ARMLS can accept voluntary listings from almost anywhere. For...

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What’s My RETS Password? | MLS Connect

Are you looking for your RETS password to use in MLS Connect via zipForm? A RETS password is not your Flexmls password, it is a different password. You must set your RETS password in Flexmls after you have logged-in to Flexmls. Setting / Changing Your RETS Password Under Preferences  go...

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Section 8 Rentals: How to Search?

Looking for the Section 8 field? In Flexmls, it’s called Gov’t Assist Acceptd and is under the Lease Information section. Get Started While searching under the “Residential Rentals” property class, click in the white space next to the green plus sign to bring up the “Add A Field” options. Under “Lease...

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Search Rentals in Homesnap

The Homesnap app now includes rentals in your property search.   You can filter on status, vacation yes/no and other fields. Clients see Active and estimated rental prices for properties not on the MLS (clients don’t see agent-level information).   Homesnap drills down into the details your clients want to...

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There’s An App For That

There are four different apps you have access to with your MLS Pro Subscription. Let’s break down which app does what. Flexmls Pro Flexmls Pro is your MLS on the go. Create and view your saved searches as well as create and access your listing collections. Search by drawing...

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ShowingTime Look Outs

ShowingTime, our new showing request management system, is up and running. As more and more Subscribers learn the system, understanding these five popular functions can help ensure you have a smooth experience using ShowingTime. ShowingVoice Prompts The prompt is programmed to start when it hears your voice (it’s voice-activated), so be sure...

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ShowingTime: Customization

Every Subscriber is different. That’s why ShowingTime offers loads of customizable features. Notifications Receive and respond to showing requests via text, email, or phone call- however you want to be contacted. Buyer Feedback Surveys These little gems are a combination of multiple choice and short answer questions that let you tap into...

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TRID Changes to the MLS

TRID (TILA-RESPA Integrated Disclosures) is upon us, the massive rule designed to protect customers by providing more transparency throughout the home buying process. As of October 3, this regulation will affect business in the home buying process, including the MLS. AAR has many resources about this coming change. To assist in compliance, we’ve...

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New Homes Search & Client Info

There has been great concern over the New Home Search Pro product in our MLS. Some Subscribers have said that NHS Pro is giving builders the names and contact information of their clients when they send information through the NHS Pro application. Rest easy, this isn’t happening! There are two...

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Monsoon® Tax System Coming to Prescott Area Association of REALTORS® (PAAR) Members Soon

We are pleased to announce that the Prescott Area Association of REALTORS® (PAAR) will soon add the Monsoon tax system as a member benefit. ARMLS Subscribers have been using Monsoon, a local Arizona grown tax system, since April 2014. The partnership to provide Monsoon to PAAR members was made...

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Penalty Policy Enforcement to Start

Starting July 9, fines will be issued for penalty violations. For the past several months, fines for non-lockbox penalty violations were not being issued while we educated Subscribers. To better prepare Subscribers for enforcement, from July 9, 2015 until January 1, 2016, all non-lockbox penalties will be assessed at...

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Online Rules Class & Rules Videos

Ahead of enforcement of the new ARMLS Penalty Policy, we’ve created a recorded Rules Class video and two shorter videos to help Subscribers understand the Rules / Penalty Policy. The Rules Class video incorporates the Top 5 Violations video. The videos below are best watched at full screen, which...

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Photo Quiz: Violation or No Violation?

Using your knowledge of the rules, can you spot the MLS violations in the questions below? You can review the Rules & Inappropriate Language Policy before you start. The MLS rules haven’t changed but you’ll want to ensure you know them as we have a new Penalty Policy. If...

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Public Remarks Errors

Some things just don’t belong in the public remarks field. Phone numbers, Web addresses, and your name for example. Take a look at these common examples based on real listings. The problems have been underlined in red and violate the Inappropriate Language Policy, which now carries a $200 fine...

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RPR Mobile for iOS & Android

Many Subscribers have taken advantage of the RPR product from NAR. A few months ago, the offering got even better with the release of their cutting edge mobile app for iOS and Android smartphones/phablets/tablets called RPR Mobile. You can find all the details at  http://blog.narrpr.com/mobile but here are some highlights from...

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Blur Photos Quickly

In our recent blog post, Blurred Signs – A Photo Blog, we explained that Subscribers can’t post photos with contact information. One of the fastest ways to correct a photo with contact information is to simply blur the sign. You don’t need to run out and buy a copy...

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