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CMR Celebrates Asian American Pacific Islander Month

posted: 05/01/2023

Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders (AAPIs) have made significant contributions to the real estate industry in the United States. From real estate agents and brokers to developers and investors, AAPIs have played a vital role in shaping the real estate landscape and promoting homeownership and economic prosperity.

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

posted: 02/28/2022

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

Bias Override: Overcoming Barriers to Fair Housing

posted: 04/21/2021

In support of April as Fair Housing Month, CMR President, Rashida Walker, encourages all Brokers with agents to schedule an hour to watch together this 55-minute video entitled "Bias Override" presented by NAR in conjunction with the Perception Institute. This video shows REALTORS® making bad choices and offers tools to make good choices and be aware of unintentional bias when dealing with consumers who might be different from you.

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Reminder for Brokers

posted: 10/28/2019

Save yourself some money and hassle; remember that as a Designated REALTOR® and MLS Participant that adding a new agent to your roster comes with responsibilities to CMR.

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.

[Download flyer]

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.

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.

Texting Can Be the Devil in Real Estate Transactions

posted: 06/10/2019

Everyone loves the ease and convenience of texting. However, relationships between REALTORS® can be damaged because of them.

CMR and MLS Are Closer to Moving to the New Location

posted: 02/12/2019

The MLS building downtown at 620 N. State Street has sold and closed. The MLS and CMR staff will continue to provide services out of the N. State Street location for about a year. The new headquarters will be located on Sunnybrook Road in Ridgeland behind Patty Peck Honda and in front of Ridgeland High School.

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.

[view the updated slate]

Successful Open Houses

posted: 08/20/2018

Taking a little time in advance to learn about a neighborhood in which you plan to hold an open house may result in turning a looker into a buyer.

Need Help?

posted: 07/16/2018

If you know your party's extension, you can dial it at any time.  The following staff members handle most of our day-to-day calls.

Genny Allison at extension 17 handles all day-to-day MLS entry or rules questions.  Lindsey Brown at extension 21 can help you with education classes including new member orientation.  Giselle Stromgren at extension 15 will be able to assist you with all billing matters.  For a full list of staff and extensions, please visit the CMR Staff page.

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How do I know my offer was presented?

posted: 07/16/2018

The 2019 Code of Ethics will include an expansion of Standard of Practice 1-7 that will provide cooperating brokers confidence that their offer was presented to the seller.  The new obligation...

June 2018 revisions to MAR’s Standard Purchase Agreements (F1 and F2)

posted: 07/09/2018

If you use MAR’s purchase agreements, it is most likely in your clients’ and firm’s best interest that you use the most recent revision of them unless your Broker requires you to use an older version for specific reasons that they can verbalize.  MAR frequently revises the forms for good reasons determined by a Committee of practicing Brokers across the state in consultation with MAR’s legal counsel. The most recent revisions of the Residential Purchase Agreement (F1) and Lots Purchase Agreement (F2) is 06/2018.  Review the changes and consult your Broker if you are using an older version.

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Busted! Cybercrime Ring Gets Cuffed

posted: 07/06/2018

Eight criminals have been caught after they used email to scam real estate agents and buyers to commit wire fraud to steal approximately $15 million.  Read the article about how a real estate company assisted the FBI in nabbing the criminals.  As suggested in a separate article, you may wish to consider inserting the wire fraud email template into your email signature to help protect your clients. 

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Has Anyone Ever Told You, You Should Run for Office?

posted: 07/05/2018

If so, you must have shown some interest in or talent for local politics.  On October 25, we’d like to provide some help to determine whether running for office is right for you.  Central Mississippi REALTORS® and Mississippi REALTORS® intend to co-sponsor a one-day Candidate Training Academy for REALTORS® and friends of REALTORS® who have a sincere interest in the subject of running for public office. 

Have you been a REALTOR® for 40 years?

posted: 06/22/2018

If yes, NAR has an award for you – REALTOR Emeritus Status.

Through 2019, a REALTOR® Member who has held membership in the National Association of REALTORS® for a cumulative period of 40 years, and has completed at least one year of service to the Association, is eligible for REALTOR® Emeritus status.

If You Use MAR's Forms

posted: 06/05/2018

You received information recently that several of MAR’s Standard forms were revised in March.  Last week, five of the recently revised standard forms were once again revised based upon member input and have a revision date of May 2018.  If your firm uses MAR’s forms, it is to your advantage to use the most current revision.