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 [...]
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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 [...]
Join us for This Year's REALTOR® Holiday Party and Installation at The Ridge Club in Sandwich! CCIAOR will be hosting our annual Holiday Party & Installation Dinner at The Ridge Club on November 29th from 6:30 – 9:30 PM! Enjoy a cocktail reception with open bar and a three-course dinner while celebrating the accomplishments [...]
Cape Cod Real Estate Market Settles Into a 'New Normal' WEST YARMOUTH, MA—(October 19, 2018) According to preliminary data released last week by the Cape Cod & Islands Association of REALTORS® (CCIAOR), 462 homes sold in September, 370 single-family homes and 92 condominiums. Median sales price was $437,000 for single-family homes and $281,250 for [...]
New Programs Funded in CCIAOR's Budget The CCIAOR & CCIMLS Board of Directors approved the budget for 2019 at their board meeting last week. I wanted to take the opportunity to explain the process, the goals, and the major initiatives that were included in that budget, so that you gain a better understanding of [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]