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Who Invented the Internet? And Why? See in 6 Minutes

Who was the genius who came up with all of that? The internet is such a crucial tool in our daily lives today that we hardly remember that it hasn’t been here forever. But yeah, it is actually not that old. We still have fuzzy memories about the time before the first thing in the morning was to check email and browse our favorite blogs and youtube channels. Well, let’s explore how the internet came into existence and why.

2014 Weekly Lockbox Reports

2014 brings changes to how we publish this report. Now, the report is one page updated each week instead of a separate webpage for each week. This will make it easier to track what’s happening week by week. We also have a full year, 2013, of activity under the same methodology making year-over-year comparisons possible.

Updated 4/11/2014 – This week activity was up 0.81% week-over-week at the 56,475 level from last week (56,395). As we noted last year, we include more than open data in our report as “activity”. For example, when a Subscriber places a lockbox on a new listing or when a Subscriber removes a lockbox because the property is sold. Opens account for 80-95% of this activity.

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Week 2013 2014 Week-Over-Week Year-Over-Year
1 48,626 48,850 - - +224 0.46%
2 49,812 49,196 +346 0.71% -616 -1.24%
3 49,820 51,800 +2604 5.29% +1980 3.97%
4 50,418 47,791 -4009 -7.74% -2627 -5.21%
5 56,054 53,734 +5943 12.44% -2320 -4.14%
6 52,395 52,621 -1113 -2.07% +226 0.43%
7 53,276 55,071 +2450 4.66% +1795 3.37%
8 53,398 55,153 +82 0.15% +1755 3.29%
9 53,161 56,575 +1422 2.58% +3414 6.42%
10 53,491 55,470 -1105 -1.95% +1979 3.70%
11 51,682 55,393 -77 -0.14% +3711 7.18%
12 47,912 56,395 +1002 1.81% +8483 17.71%
13 53,023 56,475 +80 0.14% +3452 6.51%

 

 

No Photo – An Animated Photo Blog

We’ve all seen this before, the dreaded ‘no photo’ photo:
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For many, a listing without photos is crazy! (he’s just sleeping)
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Others just skip your listing and keep looking

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There is a 4 day grace period, then DI takes action

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No Exterior Photo of the Front of the Dwelling
Listing Agents have 4 days to provide a qualified photo or secure written permission from the homeowner indicating otherwise. Check out the rules, right meow.

Workaround #1

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Use the send emails using my local email client option (which appears at the top of the email page) to draft and send your email messages. Selecting this option will launch your default email client installed on your computer (Outlook, Thunderbird, Mail). This bypasses flexmls and sends directly from your computer. Note: you will not be able to track email views using this tip.

FBS flexmls / Yahoo Email Problems

This issue has been resolved: http://www.armlsblog.com/updated-issue-fixed/

Over the weekend, Subscribers with Yahoo email addresses that sent auto-emails or manual emails out through flexmls may have been blocked when sending to Gmail, MSN and others. Additionally, there are reports that Yahoo recipients in general are having trouble receiving messages out of flexmls. FBS, the creators of flexmls, are working on this issue. This is an evolving issue and therefore we’ve created a page to check for updates and possible work-arounds here: http://www.armlsblog.com/category/fbs-email-problems/

FBS flexmls / Yahoo Email Problems

Over the weekend, Subscribers with Yahoo email addresses that sent auto-emails or manual emails out through flexmls may have been blocked when sending to Gmail, MSN and others. Additionally, there are reports that Yahoo recipients in general are having trouble receiving messages out of flexmls. FBS, the creators of flexmls, are working on this issue.

ARMLS Support Services
480-303-7020

Hey! Remember The ’90s? Part 2

In part 1, we looked at a few old pages from a market report from 1991. So, how much has the market changed from then to now? Comparing sales volume is easy, in 1991 there were a total of $2.3 billion in sales, in our last full year on record (2013) that number was 11.4 billion. The number of builds since then and inflation skews the relevance of this number.

In the report from 1991, the average sales price for a 2-bedroom single-family detached home was $69,290, today it is $196,578. For a 3-bedroom single-family detached home in 1991 the average price was $90,820 and today that average price is $217,540.

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