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2021 Call for Committees

posted: 11/11/2020

It is time to volunteer for participation in CMR’s 2021 Committees and Task Forces. 

Committee appointments are for one year.  If you currently serve on a committee and would like to remain on that committee, you must volunteer again.

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Meet the 2021 CMR Board of Directors

posted: 10/14/2020

President: Rashida Walker
President-Elect: Schneika Stokes
First Vice-President: Chuck McGee
Treasurer: Allan Summerlin
Past President: Katie Warren

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Multiple Offer Resources

posted: 08/28/2020

In today’s market with such low inventory, listing agents are routinely experiencing multiple offers on listings and buyers’ agents are presenting offers that often compete with other buyers’ offers. There are no transactions in your business with more possibility for misunderstandings and frustration among clients and REALTORS® as when multiple offers are on the table. Improper education on this subject can be painful!

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2021 Slate of Officers and Directors

posted: 07/20/2020

CMR’s Nominating Committee, made up of past presidents of the association, presents the following slate of officers and directors for 2021. The online election will take place in September.

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Congratulations to the winners of the Scavenger Hunt!

posted: 07/10/2020

The winners of the Scavenger Hunt are James Brock of Progressive Realty, Randy Knouse of Professional Appraisal Firm, Daniel Prado of eXp Realty, Bethany Purvis of RE/MAX Connection, and Allan Summerlin of BHHS Gateway Real Estate.

What did they win?
Of those people who completed all four of the tasks in the scavenger hunt, we drew five names at random to receive 2020 - 4th Quarter MLS Fees paid in full as well as the CMR portion of 2021 REALTOR® dues paid in full for a total value of $355.50.

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2021 CMR Board of Directors Self-Nomination Form

posted: 06/18/2020

If you have an interest in serving on the CMR board of directors as either a Director (a 2-year term) or as the First Vice President (automatically escalates to President-Elect), make your interest known to the CMR Nominating Committee by completing the form for their consideration. The Nominating Committee, made up of Past Presidents of the Association, will nominate a slate of Officers and Directors for 2021. One Officer position and 2 Director's positions are available. Don't be shy! Complete the form, today.

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2020 REALTOR® of the Year Nomination

posted: 06/18/2020

Nominate a REALTOR® for 2020 REALTOR® of the Year who exemplifies the REALTOR® spirit by demonstrating caring and sharing with other REALTORS® or by standing out among others for their community involvement.

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2020 Affiliate of the Year Nomination

posted: 06/18/2020

Nominate an affiliate for 2020 Affiliate of the Year who demonstrates involvement in the Association’s initiatives and the community or who supports REALTORS® efforts in getting transactions closed.

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Recent CMR Calls for Action

posted: 06/18/2020

Katie Warren, CMR President, wishes to thank each of you who have supported CMR’s efforts in opposing the proposed Madison County Landfill. We appreciate your calling and emailing the supervisors, sharing on social media, and attending the press conference and Supervisors meetings. We can still make a difference. Let’s keep up the fight. No action has been taken yet.

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Feeling Lucky?

posted: 06/17/2020

We are having a scavenger hunt!

You could win 4th Quarter MLS Fees paid in full as well as the CMR portion of 2021 REALTOR® dues paid in full for a total value of $355.50.

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When a Seller Rejects an Offer

posted: 04/27/2020

The listing agent has obligations under both the REALTOR® Code of Ethics and License Law to instruct the seller to document a rejected offer and to provide such to the buyer/buyer’s agent who made the offer in a timely manner if asked. That obligation is included in Standard of Practice 1-7 of CMR’s Ethics Citation Policy (providing affirmation that an offer was submitted) and carries a $250 fine.

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The Best Way to Spend 47 Minutes

posted: 04/27/2020

See step-by-step instructions in how REALTORS® as independent contractors can apply for CARES Act benefits. Included are testimonials from four REALTORS® who applied and received their benefits.

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Save Small Business Fund

posted: 04/20/2020

Small businesses are the foundation of our communities and our economy. Employing nearly half the American workforce, companies like yours keep our neighborhoods running and make them feel like home.

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NAR’s Financial Assistance Hotline

posted: 04/20/2020

Independent contractors are eligible to apply for a variety of financial relief, including Pandemic Unemployment. NAR has a hotline that REALTORS® can call to request information on the CARES Act, Economic Injury Disaster Relief Fund, Payroll Protection Program, and any others.

NAR’s Financial Assistance Hotline: 800-874-6500

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Code of Ethics/License Law Reminder

posted: 04/20/2020

Your obligation to provide proof offers were presented or rejected.

Listing agents have an obligation under both License Law and under the REALTOR® Code of Ethics to provide the buyer's agent/buyer proof that an offer was presented or rejected. The time frame for providing such documentation is as soon as practical (license law) or upon request (Code of Ethics).

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MAR Disaster Relief Fund

posted: 04/20/2020

MAR's Disaster Relief Fund applies to any Mississippian affected by last week's storms.

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NAR Provides Two Months of TeleHealth Access

posted: 04/06/2020

During this unprecedented time, the National Association of REALTORS® understands that access to health care options may be top of mind for members. Telemedicine is playing an essential role today as we navigate uncharted territory and the need for virtual healthcare.

NAR is supporting members by funding 2 months of Members TeleHealth as a benefit for those who do not currently have access to telemedicine, with an ongoing significantly-reduced rate available for members thereafter.

Enrollment is limited*. Sign-up by April 15th.

[More Information]

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COVID-19 Termination Form

posted: 04/06/2020

Use caution when providing MAR's new COVID-19 Termination Form to clients. The intent to cancel a contract must be agreed upon mutually, and the reason must be based solely upon that of The Emergency described in line three. The interpretation of a client using the form to terminate a contract for any other reason could be misrepresentation, fraud, or both.

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Did you know CMR has a fine policy for violating the Code of Ethics?

posted: 03/30/2020

Some violations of the REALTOR® Code of Ethics are cut and dry; they are not subjective and not distorted by interpretation. In those incidences, the Respondent, the one with a complaint filed against them, has the choice: (a) pay a fine and the matter is closed or (b) request a hearing before Professional Standards Committee

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Johnny Thrash Finishes MRE

posted: 03/30/2020

After two years, Johnny Thrash, CMR's Chief Information and Communications Officer, earned his Associate of Arts in Business Administration from Holmes Community College in May 2014. Then he completed his Bachelor of Science in Commerce and Business Administration from the University of Alabama in December 2016. Finally, in February 2020, he completed his Master of Real Estate with a concentration in Real Estate Association Management from REALTOR® University. His graduation will occur coincident with the 2020 REALTORS® Conference and Expo in New Orleans in November.

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Alex Manuel Finishes MBA

posted: 03/30/2020

Alex Manuel, Accountant at Central Mississippi REALTORS, began studying accounting part-time at Hinds Community College in 2010 while working as a proofreader at Haddox, Reid, Burkes & Calhoun (now Haddox, Reid, Eubank & Betts). She transferred to Mississippi College in 2012 and continued to earn her degree while working full-time, graduating in 2015 with a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration. She then returned to Mississippi College for graduate school while working as a sales and use tax auditor for the State of Mississippi Department of Revenue, and, in 2020, she completed a Master of Business Administration with Accounting concentration.

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Great Time to Work on NAR Designations

posted: 03/30/2020

NAR's Center for REALTOR® Development is offering 30% off all online courses through Mar 31, 2020.  There is no better time than now to earn a new NAR designation.

[Discounted Online Courses]

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Social Media and Violating Article 16 of the Code

posted: 03/23/2020

Making friends on social media is a good thing unless the friendship intends to interfere with an existing listing agreement another REALTOR® has with a seller client. Posting a comment on a listed seller’s social media page that you’d love to help him sell his home is a violation of the Code of Ethics. Only after the listing has expired can contact be made, making such solicitations.

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Showings in the New World

posted: 03/23/2020

Staff is hearing from members that business is good in this uncertain world. Sellers are listing, and buyers are looking. However, the environment of listing and looking is different, requiring new measures.

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