WEST YARMOUTH, MA—(May 13, 2019) According to preliminary data released last week by the Cape Cod & Islands Association of REALTORS® (CCIAOR), 421 homes sold in April, 331 single-family homes and 91 condominiums. Median sales price was $425,000 for single-family homes and $250,000 for condominiums. Last April, 439 homes (338 single-family homes and 101 [...]
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Q.) An unrepresented buyer came to an open house and wants me to help them submit an offer, but my seller will not consent to Dual Agency – how do I proceed? A.) As an agent of the seller, you owe the seller duties of obedience, loyalty, disclosure, confidentiality, accountability and reasonable care and [...]
Q.) My seller has a home security system in the property I have listed. Do I have to disclose this to potential buyers and their agents? A.) Yes, Massachusetts requires two-party consent for all audio recordings. Recording another individual without their consent may subject you and your seller to criminal and civil penalties. Home [...]
Join us for the Summer Soiree & Awards Night to Recognize Your Peers and Kick Off Summer! Thursday, June 20, 5:30-8:00 PM at the Wychmere Beach Club Tickets include open bar and delicious hors d’oeuvres $50 Celebrate the best in Cape Cod real estate with your REALTOR® peers at the 2019 CCIAOR Summer Soiree [...]
You may have seen the news from the National Association of REALTORS® yesterday - Lone Wolf Technologies acquired Ziplogix. This further consolidates the real estate form software and signature platform space as Lone Wolf had previously purchased Instanet and its Transaction Desk platform. So what does this mean to you as a user of Ziplogix? Nothing [...]
Under all is land….. This is how the preamble to the REALTOR® Code of Ethics starts. The majority of REALTORS® knows that. Do they know what comes next? They should, because the entire preamble is the rallying cry for what it means to be a REALTOR®. I have excerpted it below: “Under all is land. [...]
WEST YARMOUTH, MA—(April 11, 2019) According to preliminary data released last week by the Cape Cod & Islands Association of REALTORS® (CCIAOR), 355 homes sold in March, 291 single-family homes and 64 condominiums. Median sales price was $421,500 for single-family homes and $261,500 for condominiums. Last March, 325 homes (262 single-family homes and 63 [...]
A colleague in another state recently told me that they received a letter from the EPA stating that the EPA would be performing a Lead-based Paint Disclosure Rule record keeping inspection. What information would they be looking for? A) Any type of regulatory inspection can be nerve wracking, but if you have been diligent in [...]
Let’s Honor the Best and Brightest in Our Industry & Community Each year, CCIAOR & CCIMLS award two REALTORS® with our highest honors - The REALTOR® of the Year award & the Charles F. Lockhart Award. These awards are given to REALTORS® who are leaders in our industry and the Cape Cod community. Recipients [...]
The Sandwich Conservation Commission is currently considering major revisions to the town's land use regulations. The proposed regulations would severely restrict the property rights of those who would be subject to the new regulations, and CCIAOR questions whether the Conservation Commission has the authority to enact such regulations. You can read our letter below. You [...]