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The CEO’s Take: The Problem With Asking For the Lowest Cost


I see this all the time on social media and I’m sure you do too -- people asking for recommendations for the best someone to do something at the lowest price, or a ‘good, cheap electrician,’ for example. We all do it because we want a good deal. But the more I think about [...]

The CEO’s Take: The Problem With Asking For the Lowest Cost2018-11-30T18:57:58+00:00

The President’s Column: 2018 Year in Review


As I near the end of my term as CCIAOR & CCIMLS President, I have the opportunity to reflect on the achievements we have made as an association this past year and, on a more personal level, the impact it has had on me. I started my association involvement many years ago when I decided [...]

The President’s Column: 2018 Year in Review2018-11-30T15:04:45+00:00

2018 NAR Director’s Report


CCIAOR's 2018 NAR Director Doug Azarian, filed this report from the 2018 REALTORS® Conference and Trade Show   As your elected representative to the NAR Board of Directors, I wanted to write to share with you updates from the recent NAR Convention and Governance meetings held in November in Boston. As a member of the [...]

2018 NAR Director’s Report2018-11-30T14:49:30+00:00

October 2018 Cape Cod Real Estate Statistics Released


WEST YARMOUTH, MA—(November 16, 2018) According to preliminary data released last week by the Cape Cod & Islands Association of REALTORS® (CCIAOR), 477 homes sold in October, 378 single-family homes and 99 condominiums. Median sales price was $479,900 for single-family homes and $347,500 for condominiums. Last October, 470 homes (373 single-family homes and 97 [...]

October 2018 Cape Cod Real Estate Statistics Released2018-11-16T15:40:06+00:00

How To Fill Out Lead Paint Forms With Digital Ink


Watch this video to learn how to use zipForms Plus to easily set up and send the Property Transfer Lead Paint Notification form to a seller and buyer for signature. CCIMLS heard from many members that 'you can't fill out the form online,' so we put together this video as a step-by-step guide to [...]

How To Fill Out Lead Paint Forms With Digital Ink2018-11-15T17:10:49+00:00

Understanding the New Citation Policy


The purpose of the citation policy is to ensure the integrity of the MLS including the currency and accuracy of its information. Steps to the New Citation Policy 1.) Warning Everyone gets 1 per violation type in a rolling 12-month period If not corrected in 24 hours, instant fine 2.) Uncorrected Violation Money [...]

Understanding the New Citation Policy2018-12-21T14:12:14+00:00

2019 Board of Directors Election Results


Congratulations to the new members of our board for 2019. They will be officially installed in their posts at our 2019 Holiday Party and Installation Dinner at the Ridge Club on November 29, 2018. CCIAOR & CCIMLS President-Elect Greg Kiely At-Large Director Denise Holbrook Lower Cape Director Peggy Nye Additionally, the following member was [...]

2019 Board of Directors Election Results2018-11-26T22:02:04+00:00

CCIMLS Winter Empower Hours


CCIMLS will be hosting Empower Hours in three locations throughout the end of 2018, showing you how you can use CCIMLS tools to help improve your business. Each location will include empower hours covering the following topics: Searching & Mapping in Flexmls Learn and understand how to use the search and map functionality in the [...]

CCIMLS Winter Empower Hours2018-11-28T15:30:45+00:00

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 more 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 Program2018-11-05T16:42:37+00:00

Legal Hotline: Avoiding Common Escrow Account Pitfalls


Q:      There seems to be a lot of attention on escrow accounts lately. What are some of the main things to watch out for? A:        Three of the most common escrow account pitfalls members encounter are: Commingling of Funds Funds cannot be transferred from the escrow account to an operating account until [...]

Legal Hotline: Avoiding Common Escrow Account Pitfalls2018-10-30T15:10:27+00:00