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Memorial Service for Sue Wilkinson

posted: 10/06/2021

We lost former long-time REALTOR® Sue Wilkson last March.  Due to COVID, there was no service.  A memorial service is scheduled for Friday, Oct. 8 from 3-4 PM at the Ivy Venue at 1170 Luckney Road, Flowood, MS.

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CMR 2022 Board of Directors Election Results

posted: 09/15/2021

The election results are in; the following REALTORS® will serve on the CMR board of directors beginning in January 2022...

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2022 CMR Slate of Officers and Directors

posted: 08/04/2021

The CMR Nominating Committee, made up of past presidents of the Association, met on July 26 and presents the following slate of officers and directors for 2022. You will be notified via email of the online election that opens on Friday, September 3, and closes on Friday, September 10, with the results announced at the September 14 General Membership meeting.

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Supreme Court Rules on CDC Eviction Moratorium

posted: 07/08/2021

On June 29, 2021, five justices on the U.S. Supreme Court agreed the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) lacked the authority to implement a nationwide eviction moratorium. However, the Court also determined that the moratorium should remain in place until its expiration date on July 31.

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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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Fairhaven is a town every REALTOR® should visit

posted: 02/26/2021

This innovative training platform is available to all 1.4 million NAR members at no additional cost. Be an advocate for fair housing and the future of our industry. Commit to combating discrimination in real estate.

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Upcoming Code of Ethics courses

posted: 02/08/2021

All REALTORS® must complete the required Code of Ethics class by the end of 2021. Failure to complete the course by year’s end will result in the suspension of your REALTOR® membership.

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REALTORS® take a big leap toward ending discrimination.

posted: 01/25/2021

A new Standard of Practice has been added to Article 10 of the REALTOR® Code of Ethics that is not limited to actions while providing real estate services or real estate transactions. Since REALTORS® cannot shed at will their high standard of providing equal services to all, the new Standards applies to REALTORS®’ actions anytime, by any communications method.

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Social Media Secrets Revealed

posted: 01/25/2021

Earn 2 hours of elective CE credit, FREE!

Tips, Tricks & Strategies from Top Real Estate Agents to Conquer Your 2021 Marketing!

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Meet the 2021 CMR Board of Directors

posted: 10/14/2020

President: Rashida Walker
President-Elect: Schneika Stokes
First Vice-President: Chuck McGee
Treasurer: Allan Summerlin
Past President: Katie Warren

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Multiple Offer Resources

posted: 08/28/2020

In today’s market with such low inventory, listing agents are routinely experiencing multiple offers on listings and buyers’ agents are presenting offers that often compete with other buyers’ offers. There are no transactions in your business with more possibility for misunderstandings and frustration among clients and REALTORS® as when multiple offers are on the table. Improper education on this subject can be painful!

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Congratulations to the winners of the Scavenger Hunt!

posted: 07/10/2020

The winners of the Scavenger Hunt are James Brock of Progressive Realty, Randy Knouse of Professional Appraisal Firm, Daniel Prado of eXp Realty, Bethany Purvis of RE/MAX Connection, and Allan Summerlin of BHHS Gateway Real Estate.

What did they win?
Of those people who completed all four of the tasks in the scavenger hunt, we drew five names at random to receive 2020 - 4th Quarter MLS Fees paid in full as well as the CMR portion of 2021 REALTOR® dues paid in full for a total value of $355.50.

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2021 CMR Board of Directors Self-Nomination Form

posted: 06/18/2020

If you have an interest in serving on the CMR board of directors as either a Director (a 2-year term) or as the First Vice President (automatically escalates to President-Elect), make your interest known to the CMR Nominating Committee by completing the form for their consideration. The Nominating Committee, made up of Past Presidents of the Association, will nominate a slate of Officers and Directors for 2021. One Officer position and 2 Director's positions are available. Don't be shy! Complete the form, today.

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2020 REALTOR® of the Year Nomination

posted: 06/18/2020

Nominate a REALTOR® for 2020 REALTOR® of the Year who exemplifies the REALTOR® spirit by demonstrating caring and sharing with other REALTORS® or by standing out among others for their community involvement.

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2020 Affiliate of the Year Nomination

posted: 06/18/2020

Nominate an affiliate for 2020 Affiliate of the Year who demonstrates involvement in the Association’s initiatives and the community or who supports REALTORS® efforts in getting transactions closed.

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Recent CMR Calls for Action

posted: 06/18/2020

Katie Warren, CMR President, wishes to thank each of you who have supported CMR’s efforts in opposing the proposed Madison County Landfill. We appreciate your calling and emailing the supervisors, sharing on social media, and attending the press conference and Supervisors meetings. We can still make a difference. Let’s keep up the fight. No action has been taken yet.

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Feeling Lucky?

posted: 06/17/2020

We are having a scavenger hunt!

You could win 4th Quarter MLS Fees paid in full as well as the CMR portion of 2021 REALTOR® dues paid in full for a total value of $355.50.

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When a Seller Rejects an Offer

posted: 04/27/2020

The listing agent has obligations under both the REALTOR® Code of Ethics and License Law to instruct the seller to document a rejected offer and to provide such to the buyer/buyer’s agent who made the offer in a timely manner if asked. That obligation is included in Standard of Practice 1-7 of CMR’s Ethics Citation Policy (providing affirmation that an offer was submitted) and carries a $250 fine.

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The Best Way to Spend 47 Minutes

posted: 04/27/2020

See step-by-step instructions in how REALTORS® as independent contractors can apply for CARES Act benefits. Included are testimonials from four REALTORS® who applied and received their benefits.

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Save Small Business Fund

posted: 04/20/2020

Small businesses are the foundation of our communities and our economy. Employing nearly half the American workforce, companies like yours keep our neighborhoods running and make them feel like home.

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NAR’s Financial Assistance Hotline

posted: 04/20/2020

Independent contractors are eligible to apply for a variety of financial relief, including Pandemic Unemployment. NAR has a hotline that REALTORS® can call to request information on the CARES Act, Economic Injury Disaster Relief Fund, Payroll Protection Program, and any others.

NAR’s Financial Assistance Hotline: 800-874-6500

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Code of Ethics/License Law Reminder

posted: 04/20/2020

Your obligation to provide proof offers were presented or rejected.

Listing agents have an obligation under both License Law and under the REALTOR® Code of Ethics to provide the buyer's agent/buyer proof that an offer was presented or rejected. The time frame for providing such documentation is as soon as practical (license law) or upon request (Code of Ethics).

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MAR Disaster Relief Fund

posted: 04/20/2020

MAR's Disaster Relief Fund applies to any Mississippian affected by last week's storms.

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NAR Provides Two Months of TeleHealth Access

posted: 04/06/2020

During this unprecedented time, the National Association of REALTORS® understands that access to health care options may be top of mind for members. Telemedicine is playing an essential role today as we navigate uncharted territory and the need for virtual healthcare.

NAR is supporting members by funding 2 months of Members TeleHealth as a benefit for those who do not currently have access to telemedicine, with an ongoing significantly-reduced rate available for members thereafter.

Enrollment is limited*. Sign-up by April 15th.

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COVID-19 Termination Form

posted: 04/06/2020

Use caution when providing MAR's new COVID-19 Termination Form to clients. The intent to cancel a contract must be agreed upon mutually, and the reason must be based solely upon that of The Emergency described in line three. The interpretation of a client using the form to terminate a contract for any other reason could be misrepresentation, fraud, or both.

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