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Important Notice Regarding CMR Election Process

posted: 08/20/2018

Two additional names have been added to the slate of officers and directors for the September 10 election by the petition process outlined in the bylaws.  REALTORS® Selena Lovejoy and Linda Mote have been added to the list as options for the two Directors positions.

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Pathways to Your Professionalism

posted: 02/21/2018

Now makes the perfect time to rebrand ourselves as industry professionals. With that, I challenge each of you to adopt a new commitment to professionalism in every transaction. Rod Crosby, 2018 President.

Pearl and Byram Under Consideration to be Removed from USDA Rural Housing Program

posted: 02/15/2018

USDA Rural Development is conducting a review of Pearl and Byram to determine whether or not these areas should be removed the rural housing programs. The deadline to submit comments is February 28, 2018.

The Most Misunderstood Concept in REALTOR® World

posted: 02/13/2018

The Code of Ethics requires all REALTORS® to cooperate, but there is no obligation under the Code to compensate.

President's Challenge for Professionalism

posted: 02/12/2018

It's time to take professionalism to the next level! I invite you to join me at the next membership gathering titled, "2nd Annual REALTOR® Winter Workshop" on Tuesday, February 20 at Highland Colony Baptist Church.

NEW! CMR Staff Training & Development in 2018

posted: 01/30/2018

To maintain a team of staff who are skilled in providing you the highest quality of services possible, a “Staff Development Workday” has been scheduled off-site each quarter.

Who are the Hackers Targeting Transactions?

posted: 01/30/2018

Wire fraud schemes have accounted for $5 billion in financial losses to consumers since 2013, according to FBI statistics. Other common schemes in real estate include fake referral emails, “overpayment” scams, and fake DocuSign emails.

Are You the Best Negotiator You Can Be?

posted: 01/30/2018

"In business as in life, you don't get what you deserve you get what you negotiate!" Resolve to improve your negotiation skills this year with Adorna Carroll's RENE Course offered by MRI.

REALTOR® Day Parking Options Thursday January 31

posted: 01/30/2018

Free parking for REALTOR® Day at the State Capitol will be available at the CMR Building and behind Carter Jewelers off High Street.

Thank You for Helping Us Reach Our RPAC Goal this Month!

posted: 01/23/2018

Each year MAR sets an RPAC participation percentage goal for all REALTOR® Boards in the state to reach for during the course of the year. The RPAC participation goal set for REALTOR® Boards in 2018 is 54% of members.

Best Practices to Prevent Wire Fraud

posted: 01/23/2018

Wire fraud is the single biggest issue facing the real estate industry today with $14 million in consumer funds lost in the 1st quarter of 2017.

CMR Celebrates 65 Major Investors in January!

posted: 01/23/2018

Did you know that over 65 members have already pledged to invest $1,000 or more to the REALTORS® Political Action Committee (RPAC)?!

What’s NEW in the Code of Ethics for 2018?

posted: 01/23/2018

Due to all the creative technology available that make photos of properties or images displayed on the internet look awesome, sometimes those awesome photos and images misrepresent the “true picture” of the property.

Closed Sales Spiked 10 Percent in December

posted: 01/22/2018

New Listings in Hinds, Madison and Rankin counties reached 405, up 18.4 percent YTD accounting for $95 million in volume.

A Career in Real Estate Continues to Rise

posted: 01/16/2018

"The increase in business Realtors® are experiencing reflects the continued value they bring to their clients and communities across the country,” said NAR President William E. Brown.

Take your Career to the NEXT LEVEL of Professionalism | Tuesday, Feb. 20th

posted: 01/10/2018

CMR welcomes Mandi Stanley, certified speaking professional, as the keynote speaker on Tuesday, February 20 at Highland Colony Baptist Church.

Farewell Letter from 2017 REALTOR® Board President Jeffrey Dillon

posted: 01/05/2018

I can definitely say that my time serving as your CMR President for 2017, while full of challenges and ups and downs, has been so fulfilling thanks to the amazing support I had from all of our local Realtors and the community at large.

Installation of 2018 Boards of Directors

posted: 01/04/2018

Central Mississippi REALTORS® and Central Mississippi MLS are proud to have installed the 2018 Officers and Local Association leadership at the first-ever Board of Directors Reunion and Installation held on Wednesday, December 6 at The Lake House in Ridgeland.

Housing Then and Now: Trends in Home Buyer and Sellers Across 35 Years

posted: 01/03/2018

With the recent release of the “2017 Profile of Home Buyers and Sellers” survey, it’s a great time to look at some of the data and trends in this year’s edition and how they stack up to the last three-and-a-half decades.

Brokers Reveal Top Challenges and Expectations for the Year Ahead

posted: 01/02/2018

The 2017 “Profile of Real Estate Firms Survey” reports that 50% of real estate firms expect competition to increase in the next year from non-traditional market participants, up from 43 percent a year ago.

Text Messaging Service Begins December 15

posted: 12/13/2017

CMR will begin an all member text messaging service this week. The first message will be issued Thurs., Dec. 14.

Congress is One-Step Away from Sending the Tax Reform Bill to the President

posted: 12/07/2017

REALTORS® need your support this week! Now that both the House and Senate have passed the “Tax Cut and Jobs Act,” a Conference Committee is addressing differences between the two bills.

Rod Crosby Sworn in as 2018 President

posted: 12/07/2017

Past board presidents shared stories of their triumphs and tragedies during years of service and offered encouragement to new inductees on Wed., Dec. 6 at the Board of Directors Installation Ceremony.

"Why REALTORS® Oppose H.R. 1 “Tax Cuts & Jobs Act” & The Impact of Tax Reform for Mississippi Homeowners"

posted: 12/01/2017

The “Tax Cut and Jobs Act” threatens homeowners with a loss of tax incentives and a reduction in home values.

"Baby Boomers Opting to Retire Abroad"

posted: 12/01/2017

Are boomers prepared to live comfortably post-retirement? Is the U.S. housing market ready for the demand for affordable housing?