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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.

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.

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.

"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?

"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.

It's time to renew your REALTOR® Membership!

posted: 11/20/2017

Renew your REALTOR® Membership before December 1 to avoid late fees and penalties.

Get Involved in Your Local Association in 2018!

posted: 11/16/2017

CMR is now accepting applications for interest in serving as a committee volunteer.

REALTOR® Spotlight: Bill Hetrick

posted: 11/08/2017

Congratulations to REALTOR® Bill Hetrick of RE/MAX Alliance on his appointment as President of Hinds Co. Economic Development Authority.

Mortgage Bankers Fall Conference Friday, Nov 10

posted: 11/08/2017

Attend an informative Fall Conference featuring Speaker, Jason Lutz. He will talk about how to get referrals from social media without annoying your friends and followers.

REALTORS® Face Growing Cybercrime Risks Through Email Scams

posted: 11/07/2017

NAR sternly warns REALTORS® to never send any sensitive information by email! Doing so could cost you and your clients their life savings!

The Top 3 Most Terrifying Buyer Contingencies

posted: 10/31/2017

Yikes! Take a look at the top three contingency offenses that are sure to give your sellers a fright!

Brokers, need sales meeting content?

posted: 10/18/2017

Your CEO, Jo Usry, is available to Brokers to facilitate a sales meeting on various subjects. Send a request to

REALTORS® Urge Lawmakers to Keep Homeowners in Mind During Tax Reform

posted: 10/05/2017

The National Association of REALTORS® has launched a 6.5 million dollar campaign to urge lawmakers to keep homeowners in mind as they proceed with comprehensive tax reform.

Facts on the Mortgage Interest and Real Estate Tax Deductions in Mississippi

posted: 10/05/2017

If the MID and real estate tax deductions were eliminated, the loss would not be a one-year event; homeowners lose out on these potential savings each and every year. The present value of these lost savings could total $10,662,397,400.

REALTORS® "Move the Vote!"

posted: 09/25/2017

Move the Vote with Central Mississippi REALTORS! Today there are over 80,000 unregistered voters in Hinds, Madison and Rankin counties.

Congratulations to CMR's 2018 Board of Directors

posted: 09/15/2017

The results are in! Take a look at your 2018 REALTOR® Board of Directors election results here.

James Brantley Named Affiliate of the Year!

posted: 09/15/2017

The CMR Board of Directors selects the Affiliate of the Year from the nominations submitted by REALTORS®.

REALTORS Donate "Totes for Hope" and $10,000 to Help Disaster Victims

posted: 09/14/2017

Thank you for your generous support of our Hurricane Harvey Relief Drive.

Sheila Nicholas Named REALTOR® of the Year

posted: 09/14/2017

Each year the REALTOR® of the Year Nominating Committee has the difficult job of selecting the REALTOR® of the Year from the nominations sent in by REALTORS®.

Donate a "Tote for Hope" to Help Victims of Hurricane Harvey

posted: 09/05/2017

“Totes for Hope” is a relief effort that provides gallon-sized Ziploc bags filled with travel sized toiletry and hygiene items for families living in Houston’s shelters.

CMR Board Elections Open Tuesday, September 5

posted: 09/01/2017

The online voting opens Tuesday, September 5, 2017. Cast your ballot for the 2018 REALTOR Board of Directors.

Smart Growth Conference Wednesday, October 4th

posted: 09/01/2017

(3hr. Elective CE Credit) Explore ways YOU can support Smart Growth on behalf of consumers and businesses in your local housing market now and in the future.

Code of Ethics Citation Policy Works

posted: 08/29/2017

Did you know that there were only fie complaints submitted for the most notoriously violated article of the Code of Ethics?! Thanks for helping us to stamp out violations. Here are six more prohibits that we need your help with!