In our ongoing correspondence with Subscribers, a common misconception keeps resurfacing: “Why does ARMLS keep raising Subscriber fees year after year?”
The fact is that ARMLS has not raised Subscriber fees in over 5 years. The increase in June of 2008 was the first increase since 1996, when fees were $156. The increase of $108 from 1996 to 2008 was less than the average annual inflation rate of 3.24% had ARMLS kept up with inflation each year. Over the last five years ARMLS has greatly increased its services to Subscribers without raising the cost of its Subscription.
With all the things Subscribers pay for, it is easy to get confused! ARMLS billing is always in May/June, Supra bills in late August/early September for their services, and Association (which includes NAR and AAR fees) dues come at the beginning of the year.
The Good News: ARMLS billing has started and Subscriber fees are the same price they were in 2008 (there is no price increase). Pay your fees here: http://www.armls.com/payfees