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Why Try ARMLS Online Classes?

AMLS online classes are self-paced and allow for the most flexibility while still giving you all the same great information from a traditional in-person class.  Here are the top 5 reasons to give self-paced learning a try. 1. Pants Are Optional  One perk about a career in real estate is the...

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Scams Targeting Real Estate Agents

When we go online, no one thinks they’ll become a victim to internet phishing and hacking. But the WannaCry and DocuSign hacks serve as good reminders to remain vigilant, especially regarding emails. Cybercriminals are consistently throwing out more sophisticated forms of bait with the hopes that people will bite. Here are...

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5 More Obscure MLS Fields – Part 3

When you sit down to enter a listing into the MLS, it can really be a challenge, especially if the property is unique. So much information coming from so many places, it can be tricky to remember it all. To help, here is part three of our guide to...

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How to Join ARMLS

To join the MLS as a subscriber, complete the following required steps: Get licensed with the Arizona Department of Real Estate. Next, hang your license with a brokerage. Finally, join a local association. The sign-up process to join the MLS is through your local association. You must start the process...

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Why Quick Search is Better Than Full Search

To Quick Search or to Full Search? That is the question. And when performing a search, you may have wondered which option will give you the best results. The Winner: Quick Search There is nothing you can do in a Full Search that you cannot do in a Quick Search....

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Is This Listing in a Community Facility District (CFD)?

A Community Facility District or CFD, is a special taxing district set by a municipality or county as a way of obtaining funding for public works, services, schools and improvements within a community. The funding is used for anything from street lights to building parks to road maintenance. We...

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Township, Section, Range – What Do They Mean?

Ever wonder how the Township, Range and Section are determined? Well get ready for a history lesson. Our story begins in 1785, toward the end of the American Revolution as the U.S. received new land in thanks to the Treaty of Paris. In order for the U.S. to properly assess...

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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 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

zipForm MLS Connect no longer requires a RETS password. Therefore, RETS passwords for subscribers have been phased out.

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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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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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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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