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Auto-Billing Not Available for Annual REALTOR® Renewal

posted: 10/21/2019

By now, you will have received your annual REALTOR® renewal notices by email.  Please note that auto-billing is only an option with quarterly MLS fees, not with annual REALTOR® membership renewal.  Staff can neither 'assume' that you want to renew REALTOR® membership nor 'assume' that you wish to include your voluntary RPAC investment.  As such, each individual must manually pay annual REALTOR® renewal through the Member Portal.

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Don’t Risk a $10,000 Fine

posted: 10/07/2019

The Mississippi Department of Environmental Quality is performing random audits of local broker's offices; they are reviewing Lead-Based Paint disclosures.

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REALTOR® Benefits

posted: 09/23/2019

The National Association of REALTORS® has partnered with a long list of companies to provide exclusive benefits to REALTORS® Whether you need to rent a car, want to buy a new car, need insurance or need office supplies, make sure you take advantage of all the benefits available to you.

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Member Safety Report

posted: 09/23/2019

REALTORS® face job-related risks every day—working alone, meeting with strangers in unfamiliar places, and sharing personal contact information. While independence is one of the perks of our industry, it can leave agents open to vulnerabilities.

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2019 Award Winners

posted: 09/16/2019

REALTOR® of the Year: Gary Parker
Affiliate of the Year: Russ Ogburn

REALTOR® Emeritus Award recipients:

Besty Folmar
Peter D. Maloney
Jeanie P. Malouf
Halinda Mitchell
Gary R. Parker
Charles Thompson

MCAR REALTOR® of the Year: Bob Ridgway

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Meet the 2020 CMR Board of Directors

posted: 09/16/2019

President: Katie Warren
President-Elect: Duke Garraway
First Vice-President: Rashida Walker
Treasurer: Allan Summerlin

Directors:

James Carson
BJ Doty
Meshia Edwards
Melissa Honea
Sterling McCool
Allison Palmer
Tommy Payne

Jesse Barrilleaux, MLS President

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Don't Shoot the Home Inspector

posted: 09/16/2019

There seems to be some misunderstanding about how Home Inspectors schedule appointments and perform their inspections. Let’s review:

 

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Do Not Help Criminals

posted: 09/09/2019

There is a myriad of things you must do as real estate professionals to keep your clients out of harm’s way. One is to caution them against exposing their names and families to the wilds of the Internet through marketing photos.

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MLS Confusion Untangler

posted: 09/09/2019

Question: What do you call the commission paid by the listing broker to a selling broker who is not a member of the MLS?

Question: Is a variable-rate commission one that a listing broker agrees to pay a selling broker who is not a member of our MLS?

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Aggressively Advocating for Your Client While Not Attacking the Other Agent

posted: 09/09/2019

Real estate is a negotiation business. To be successful in the long haul, you must learn to aggressively advocate for your client while treating the agent on the other side of the fence with professionalism and respect. 

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What kind of impression do you leave with fellow REALTORS® and consumers?

posted: 08/26/2019

If you want to leave the kind of impression that results in referral business from clients and in other REALTORS® delighting in having you on the opposite side of a transaction, consider adopting NAR’s rules of etiquette. Called Pathways to Professionalism, respect is required divided into three categories: Respect for the Public, Respect for Property, and Respect for Peers.

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Commitment to Excellence (C2EX)

posted: 08/19/2019

Congratulations to the following members for completing NAR's Commitment to Excellence endorsement program.

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C2EX Is a Winner

posted: 08/19/2019

We are proud to announce that the National Association of REALTORS®’ Commitment to Excellence (C2EX) Program has been selected as a 2019 Learning! 100 award winner. This award honors organizations for fostering a culture of professional growth, innovation, and organizational performance.

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NAR: New Condo Rules Will Open More Doors for Buyers

posted: 08/19/2019

The National Association of REALTORS®, after reviewing the Department of Housing and Urban Development’s new condominium financing rules, says the guidance affords property owners greater flexibility in the qualification process for loans insured by the Federal Housing Administration.

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Deadline: Salvation Army Food Drive, Aug 31

posted: 07/31/2019

The Salvation Army is in critical need of some items that we hope you will help provide. In addition to the CMR Office and the Salvation Army HQ, we have five other drop-off locations.

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August 9 - Office Closed for Staff Development

posted: 07/29/2019

The CMR and MLS offices will be closed August 9, 2019, for staff development.

Buyer Representation and Procuring Cause Concepts

posted: 07/29/2019

Some concepts to remember about buyer representation agreements and procuring cause.

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A Special Education Event

posted: 07/29/2019

Courses designed specifically for real estate practitioners, but will also benefit appraisers.

11:00 - Introduction to Bifurcated/Hybrid Appraisals

12:30 - Best Comps

Fairway Mortgage's REALTOR® Cookout

posted: 07/22/2019

Fairway Mortgage hosted a REALTOR® Cookout Wednesday, July 17, 2019, to give thanks to REALTORS® and to encourage them to drop off canned goods. The canned goods go towards the CMR Food Drive benefitting the Salvation Army food pantry.

Jean McCarty Selected to Serve on National Committee

posted: 07/15/2019

Jean McCarty has been appointed by the Home Innovation Research Labs of the National Association of Home Builders to serve on the committee charged with updating the ANSI Standard of Measurement for Single Family Residential Properties. McCarty is the Executive Director of the MS Coalition of Appraisers and longtime advocate for appraisal issues in Mississippi.

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Multiple Offers – How to Tame the Beast

posted: 07/15/2019

Perhaps no situation routinely faced by REALTORS can be more frustrating, fraught with potential for misunderstanding and missed opportunity, and without a perfect solution than presenting and negotiating multiple offers on the same property.

July 1 - Important Upcoming Deadlines

posted: 06/24/2019
  • Proof of E&O renewal to MREC -- If MREC places a licensee’s license on inactive status for failure to renew E&O, REALTOR® membership and MLS access will be suspended.
  • Last day to pay quarterly MLS fees before the late fees are added. Pay today using the Member Portal EZ-Button.

Voter Registration

posted: 06/24/2019

Voter registration deadline in Mississippi is thirty (30) days prior to an election.
Election day for this Primary election is August 6, 2019.

Piña Coladas in Pearl? Perhaps!

posted: 06/24/2019

The City of Pearl is excited to announce that restaurants in the entire city are now eligible to apply to serve liquor and wine by the glass.

2020 CMR Board of Directors Self-Interest Survey

posted: 06/10/2019

The CMR Board of Directors is charged with meeting objectives tied to specific Core Standards required by the National Association of REALTORS® and CMR’s Strategic Plan

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