The consumer experience today has one overarching theme - frictionless transactions. Whether it’s stock trading, car buying, or picking up a roll of paper towels, even major life decisions such as changing jobs or hiring people, is about doing it with less friction and making the whole process easier. Real estate is no different. [...]
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Government Shutdown Led to Lower Closed Sales Total in January 2019 New listings increased 23.9%; pending sales numbers are also on the rise WEST YARMOUTH, MA—According to preliminary data released last week by the Cape Cod & Islands Association of REALTORS® (CCIAOR), 267 homes sold in January, 229 single-family homes and 38 condominiums. Median sales [...]
Legal Hotline: Lead Paint Notification Due Prior to a Binding Offer The Property Transfer Lead Paint Notification must be provided prior to the signing of a purchase and sale agreement. What happens if the offer is - as most are in the Cape Cod, Martha's Vineyard, and Nantucket marketplace - a binding offer? In [...]
Register for CCIAOR's FREE Social Media Seminars Wednesday, February 27th CCIAOR Member Service Center 22 Mid-Tech Drive, West Yarmouth, MA When used with purpose, social media is a powerful tool that can help you grow your referral base, generate more sales and increase your influence as a local REALTOR®. CCIAOR will be hosting free empower [...]
2018 Year in Review WEST YARMOUTH, MA - The Cape Cod & Islands Association of REALTORS® has released their 2018 Annual Report on the Cape Cod real estate market, showing an all-time high in median sales price and a continuing rebound in inventory numbers. In 2018, 5,116 single-family homes and condominiums sold for a median [...]
2019 Member Applications Applications for 2019 membership to CCIAOR/CCIMLS are now available and can be accessed in the Member Forms Library on our website or directly on your Member Dashboard by clicking on the “Member Forms Library” link in the Account Quick Links section. For any new agents joining your firm, please make sure to [...]
CCIAOR will be hosting a series of informal informational sessions held around Cape Cod designed to educate you on current issues and trends in the real estate industry. Join CCIAOR and Stephan McMahon, CPA for a FREE 2019 Income Tax Update for REALTORS® Empower Hour on Friday, January 25th in Falmouth or Friday, February 1st in [...]
Conforming loan limits are on the rise for Barnstable, Dukes, and Nantucket counties in 2019. This means home buyers in all three counties will have higher limits for both Federal Housing Finance Agency (Fannie Mae & Freddie Mac) loans and Federal Housing Administration (FHA) loans. This gives prospective home buyers more purchasing power in [...]
Median Sale Price Rises Again; Overall Sales Totals Dip From 2017 Rising interest rates beginning to impact the Cape Cod real estate market WEST YARMOUTH, MA—(December 14, 2018) According to preliminary data released last week by the Cape Cod & Islands Association of REALTORS® (CCIAOR), 482 homes sold in November, 390 single-family homes and [...]
Q. I want to have someone from my office cover an open house for me – is that allowed? Yes, you can have another person from your office cover your open house, as long as you obtain your client’s permission ahead of time. It is critical to have a conversation with your seller prior to [...]