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Realtors® Marketplaces Story and QA

The practice of listing brokers paying compensation to buyers’ brokers, as required by NAR, is under attack by the Department of Justice. In an effort to educate consumers on the value of local broker marketplaces (another term for MLS) NAR has provided this document. The document can help REALTORS® convey to their customers and clients:

  • the value REALTORS® bring to market place
  • the value to the market of listing brokers paying buyer brokers
  • The value of the local broker marketplace (the MLS) to the overall real estate industry

REALTORS® Excelling in Association Leadership

Have you ever thought about participating in CMR leadership? Do you want to know what leadership is all about but were afraid to ask?

Learn on your own time by completing NAR’s online REAL program (REALTORS® Excelling in Association Leadership).

Once you know what association leadership is all about, you might feel more comfortable volunteering for CMR leadership positions such as serving on a committee or task force or expressing interest in serving on the board of directors.

NAR Analysis Finds U.S. Homeownership Rate Experiences Largest Annual Increase on Record

The U.S. homeownership rate climbed to 65.5% in 2020, up 1.3% from 2019 and the largest annual increase on record. Although African American homeownership remains lower than a decade ago, Hispanic American homeownership is at an all-time high and above 50% for the first time

CEO Executive Search Committee Announces New CMR CEO

For the past 3 months, the CEO Executive Search Committee has worked tirelessly to find the next leader of our great association. We are excited and honored to share that Nita P. Martin has been selected as the new Chief Executive Officer of Central MS REALTORS®, Inc.

NAR Files Lawsuit to Require REX to Cease Deceptive Practices

On January 27, 2022, the National Association of Realtors® filed a lawsuit stating that REX-Real Estate Exchange Inc. has made false and misleading advertisements and statements about its services, thereby deceiving consumers and discouraging them from obtaining the pro-consumer, pro-competitive benefits provided by NAR members and independent, local multiple listing services marketplaces.

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NAR Good Neighbor Award

The National Association of Realtors® announced that it is accepting applications for the 2022 Good Neighbor Awards. Five winners will each receive a $10,000 grant for their nonprofit organization.

CMR 2022 Board of Directors Election Results

The election results are in; the following REALTORS® will serve on the CMR board of directors beginning in January 2022...

2022 CMR Slate of Officers and Directors

The CMR Nominating Committee, made up of past presidents of the Association, met on July 26 and presents the following slate of officers and directors for 2022. You will be notified via email of the online election that opens on Friday, September 3, and closes on Friday, September 10, with the results announced at the September 14 General Membership meeting.

Supreme Court Rules on CDC Eviction Moratorium

On June 29, 2021, five justices on the U.S. Supreme Court agreed the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) lacked the authority to implement a nationwide eviction moratorium. However, the Court also determined that the moratorium should remain in place until its expiration date on July 31.

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