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CCIAOR Instructor Scholarship Program


We Need More Instructors With Local Knowledge! One of the core components we have heard from you over time is we need better instructors - specifically ones with local market knowledge familiar with the nuances of the Cape Cod, Martha's Vineyard, and Nantucket real estate markets. You also want instructors that can engage a [...]

CCIAOR Instructor Scholarship Program2018-10-12T21:36:17+00:00

Legal Hotline: What Brokers and Agents Need to Know About New Non-Compete Law


At the end of the last legislative session, Governor Baker signed into law what has commonly been referred to as the “Grand Bargain.” Included within the GrandBargain were significant reforms to Massachusetts’ law regarding non-compete agreements. The law applies to all non-compete agreements entered into with Massachusetts residents and Massachusetts employers on or after [...]

Legal Hotline: What Brokers and Agents Need to Know About New Non-Compete Law2018-10-08T13:51:36+00:00

Candidates for the 2019 Board of Directors


There are contested races for CCIAOR and CCIMLS Lower Cape Director and NAR Director for 2019 and uncontested races for CCIAOR and CCIMLS President-Elect and At-Large Director. There were no petitions submitted for Secretary/Treasurer or Nantucket Director; those positions will be filled by board nomination. The officer and director candidates will be joined by [...]

Candidates for the 2019 Board of Directors2018-10-04T17:29:39+00:00

2018 Housing Summit: Key Takeaways


CCIAOR hosted the 2018 Housing Summit with NAR's Director of Research Jessica Lautz and the Cape Cod Commission's Chief of Staff, Heather Harper, to discuss national and local real estate trends. Jessica presented findings from NAR's Vacation and Second Homeowner's survey, while Heather discussed trends and changes in the local Cape Cod market. Both [...]

2018 Housing Summit: Key Takeaways2018-09-25T02:37:35+00:00

Demystifying the Role of a REALTOR Association


What do you get out of being a REALTOR®? I posted a comment in one of these many Facebook national real estate groups when someone was asking about whether they felt others got their money’s worth for being a REALTOR®. My comment was: I thought I’d take this month’s column to expand on this [...]

Demystifying the Role of a REALTOR Association2018-09-21T14:43:49+00:00

2019 Dues Announcement


Explaining Your 2019 REALTOR® Dues At the September Board of Directors meeting, the Board unanimously approved the recommendation from the Finance Committee to set CCIAOR duesfor 2019 at $230 a member per year (a $15 increase). The dues increase for CCIAOR membership is the the first increase in 16 years (since 2002). Combined with [...]

2019 Dues Announcement2018-09-21T18:13:02+00:00

August Cape Cod Real Estate Statistics Released


WEST YARMOUTH, MA—(September 17, 2018) According to preliminary data released last week by the Cape Cod & Islands Association of REALTORS® (CCIAOR), 463 homes sold in August, 358 single-family homes and 105 condominiums. Median sales price was $420,000 for single-family homes and $289,900 for condominiums. Last August, 501 homes (383 single-family homes and 118 [...]

August Cape Cod Real Estate Statistics Released2018-09-17T23:41:27+00:00

CCIAOR Trivia and Craft Beer Night


CCIAOR will be hosting a special Trivia and Craft Beer Night on Thursday, October 18th at 5:30 PM with special guest quizmaster DJ Patrick! Registration is $25 and includes local craft beer, wine, soft drinks and a gourmet wood fired pizza buffet from Pizza Barbone, salad and homemade cannoli! Your ticket purchase is also [...]

CCIAOR Trivia and Craft Beer Night2018-10-01T15:27:41+00:00

Legal Hotline: Who is Responsible for Issues Along The Property Line?


Q: Who is responsible for maintaining trees on the property line? A: This is a question that has been the subject of litigation in Massachusetts for more than 150 years. It has long been the rule inMassachusetts that a landowner may not hold a neighbor liable for damage caused by the neighbor’s healthy trees. [...]

Legal Hotline: Who is Responsible for Issues Along The Property Line?2018-09-04T18:06:25+00:00

The CEO’s Column: Learn from Industry Leaders at the NAR Conference


There is an exceptional opportunity for you upcoming in Boston -- to attend the National Association of REALTORS® Annual Conference & Expo. This is the first time in more than two decades the event will take place in Boston and presents an opportunity to get top notch training, insight, and expertise from around the globe [...]

The CEO’s Column: Learn from Industry Leaders at the NAR Conference2018-08-24T14:00:39+00:00