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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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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]

Code of Ethics Providers

posted: 08/13/2018

Several schools and instructors teach the required Code of Ethics class.  If you still need the class before 12/31 of this year and plan to take it by classroom, note the instructor’s credentials for teaching REATOR® Code of Ethics.

New! CMR Website Search Feature

posted: 08/13/2018

The CMR website has a new search feature that can help you find items faster than ever before. We have created an infographic showing how to use the search quickly.

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...

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.

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.

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. 

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. 

A Challenge to REALTORS® and Brokers to Take the High Road

posted: 07/03/2018

There has been a lot of anxiety and frustration exhibited over the measures you all are having to take to comply with the new advertising rules that took effect July 1.  Because you have had to go to a lot of lengths to become compliant, your tendency might be to scrutinize every sign, ad, and communication you come across to see if it is in compliance. 

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.

Actions Taken by the NAR BOD May 19

posted: 05/21/2018

Actions taken by the NAR Board of Directors held Saturday, May 19 in Washington, DC of which you need to be aware.