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ARMLS Bare Essentials

Our Bare Essentials guide was just updated and is a handy guide for all Subscribers. We want everyone to take a look at the new document, you might learn something new.

New Subscribers
Being a new Subscriber is tough! That’s why we originally created ARMLS Bare Essentials, a PDF document with only the important stuff you need to know. Inside you’ll find how to get started with flexmls, Rules and other ARMLS essentials.

Seasoned Subscribers
We bring on or replace resources, change rules, add / remove products, create new classes and start new training programs all the time. Our Bare Essentials guide is one of the best ways to stay updated.

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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 4/18/2014 – This week activity was down 3.65% week-over-week at the 54,411 level from last week (56,475). 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%
14 52,106 54,411 -2064 -3.65% +2305 4.42%

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.

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.

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