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Top 10 Violations of 2023

Data Integrity (DI) is excited to report notable improvements in reducing reported violations in 2023!  We continue our primary focus on driving system changes that avoid the potential for a...

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ARMLS Rule 8.23 & Watermarks Education Phase Has Ended

The ARMLS Rule 8.23 & Watermarks Education Phase concluded on October 5, 2023. What does this mean for you? Rule 8.23 underwent an update in February 2023, with the aim...

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Common Questions about Coming Soon Status

Three years ago, ARMLS announced “Coming Soon” would replace the “Delayed” status. Here are some common questions the Support Team receives regarding the Coming Soon listing Status. Question Answer Are...

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What is FSBO?

FSBO means “for sale by owner,” the term describes a homeowner who handles the process of selling their residential property without help from a real estate professional. In most cases,...

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My Photos Were Copied Without Permission

If you have taken either the Listing in Flexmls or the Rules course with ARMLS, then you know copying other agents’ photos from a previous listing is a violation at...

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Top 10 Violations of 2022

In 2022, more than 2000 subscribers had a little extra time to focus on clients because they were able to edit their off-market listings. Allowing self-editing of off-market listings drove...

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How contact information gets in media

Contact information in the media is prohibited inside the MLS per Rule 8.23. It’s important that you are aware of all the accidental ways contact info can end up in...

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What is Equitable Interest?

Equitable interest is an interest held by virtue of an equitable title, which is a title that indicates a beneficial interest in property and gives the holder the right to...

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Top 10 Violations of 2021

These are the top violations of 2021: TOP VIOLATIONS OF 2021 Rank Violation Type Totals 1 Open House or Showing Information Penalty 1,449 2 Assessor’s Number Incorrect Non-Penalty 1,093 3...

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Reporting a Listing Error

Sometimes it’s necessary to report a listing error. Making a report is an easy process but knowing when to isn’t always as simple. There are currently over 25,000 active or...

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Overlooked Ways Contact Info Gets in the Media

It’s no secret that contact info in the media is prohibited inside the MLS per Rule 8.23. But what may surprise you are all of the accidental ways your contact...

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All About ARMLS Photo Rules

A picture is worth 1,000 words! This is especially true when it comes to listing photos. Photos are an important part of a listing and help tell the story of the property.

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How to Edit Your Off Market Listings

A listing can be accessed and edited up to seven days after it becomes Off-Market in a Closed, Cancelled or Expired Status. This includes changing the listing back to Active...

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Top 10 Violations of 2019

2020 is here! We’ve tallied up the violations of 2019 for a grand total of 9,080. That’s down from the previous year. Here’s the list of the top 10 violations of...

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Subscriber Satisfaction Series: The “Front of House Photo” Rule

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...

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Showing Instructions Explained

Understanding the difference between Showing Instructions and Showing Notification Methods is critical for how you move forward with Adding a Listing or Requesting a Showing. Be sure to familiarize yourself...

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Top 5 Things to Know About the Rules

Understanding the ARMLS rules can be daunting, but it doesn’t have to be. We’ve broken down the top five rules subscribers must know. 1. Data Integrity enforces the rules to ensure accuracy...

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Can I List Auction Properties on the MLS?

If you’ve been wondering if that auction property you saw is allowed in the MLS, the answer is YES. So before you click the Report an Error button, take a...

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The Vacant House Trap

It can be tempting to sneak a peek in a vacant house without checking the showing instructions. Maybe the remarks say “Lockbox Vacant”, or it just came on the market and...

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Top 10 Violations of 2018

2019 is here, which means it’s time for our annual list of the top 10 most common rules violations of 2018! Last year, the Data Integrity department addressed a total...

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