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Google Chrome Pro Tips

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The Chrome browser has many little-known features that might help you work faster or smarter. We’ve compiled some of the best below:

Side note: Who uses Chrome? The Chrome browser has been nipping at the heels of Internet Explorer as the most popular web browser with Subscribers, but did you know Google Chrome is the world’s most popular web browser?

1. Save a Web page as a PDF without a plug-in
To save the webpage you’re viewing in Chrome as a PDF, press Ctrl+P (Mac: ⌘-P). You’ll be able to preview the page and adjust the basic page settings. Then, under “Destination”, click “Change” and choose “Save as PDF” under “Local Destinations” to convert the page into a PDF file.

2. Use keyboard shortcuts
Ctrl + T – opens a new tab
Alt + click on a link – downloads the linked item
Home – takes you to the top of a Web page
End – takes you to the bottom of a Web page

3. Turn on experimental Chrome features
Type  “About:Flags” without quotes into the Chrome address bar and press Enter to turn on experimental Chrome browsing features (at your own risk).

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New Monsoon Features

Since the May 7 beta launch, many Monsoon features have been added (and many more are coming). Basic export, better sorting and the ability to cancel long searches are among features in the latest release. Here are the full release notes:

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MLS Subscriber Fees – What $270 Buys

Subscriber fees are open for payment. Fees are billed annually, but some think of them in a “per month” basis like other bills. How do Subscriber fees compare against your other bills? How much service would $270 get you elsewhere?

$270 divided by: Cox Preferred, $70.56 per month ($62.99, modem rental & tax $7.57) = 3.82 months

$270 divided by $70.56 for Cox Preferred ($62.99 per month, modem rental & tax $7.57) = 3.82 months

$270 divided by: XTRA package, $85 per month ($73.99, tax $11.01) = 3.17 months

$270 divided by $85 for XTRA package ($73.99 per month, tax $11.01) = 3.17 months

$270 divided by: Car Insurence, $98 per month (based on Forbes research of Arizona drivers) = 2.75 months

$270 divided by $98 for car insurence ($98 per month based on Forbes research of Arizona drivers) = 2.75 months

What Others Pay
ARMLS has some of the lowest MLS fees in the country. Typical MLS fees in other areas range from $35 – $50 a month, where ARMLS fees are $22.50 per month, billed annually.

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2014 Subscriber Fees

credit-cardSubscriber fees are now open for payment.
Simply go to ARMLS.com/payfees, log-in with your MLS credentials and fill-in your credit card information. You will receive an email confirmation after you submit payment.

Payment is due by June 30 to cover the period of July 1, 2014 through June 30, 2015. Access to flexmls and use of the lockbox system will be suspended if payment is not received by ARMLS® before close of business (6 p.m.) on July 7, 2014 and a $15 reinstatement fee will be added to all delinquent accounts.

Pay your Subscriber fees now – ARMLS.com/PayFees

Important Notes:
• Please note there are no refunds of subscriber fees
• Please do not bring or mail payments to the ARMLS office or support centers
• If you owe fines or other fees, you may be asked to pay them while paying your Subscriber Fees

Thank you for your continued support and subscription to ARMLS for the coming year.

Monsoon Season is Here

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It’s not the monsoon season you already know but Monsoon, a new tax system choice for ARMLS Subscribers from The Information Market. Today it officially launched. Brokers were given a sneak preview a couple months ago but now the system is ready for all Subscribers. Monsoon information can be found here and training info here. Monsoon can be accessed in any of these 3 ways:

MyMonsoon.com with your flexmls username and password

• The Taxes tab in flexmls from the main navigation bar

As you default tax provider in flexmls – see instructions here

Migration is not Just for Snowbirds

move-nextGallup recently released a study on which states people want to leave the most.

Buyer’s agents
Nevada, Illinois and Maryland have the highest percentage of people who claim they are highly likely to move out-of-state in the next 12 months. These states might warrant some investigation If you’re trying to decide where to spend your out-of-state marketing dollars.

Seller’s agents
Arizona ranks third on the list of states where the highest percentage of people claim they are highly likely to move out-of-state. The study suggests that the biggest factor residents give for planning to move, is for work or business reasons.

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