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Legal Hotline: What Type of Referral Constitutes a RESPA Violation?


Referrals to local service providers can be a sticky situation for many REALTORS®. Local service providers such as handymen, landscapers, fuel providers, contractors and others are lucrative sources of business for REALTORS®, and are often in a REALTOR®'s social circle as friends, acquaintances and fellow club members. It is obviously quite tempting to set up mutually [...]

Important FlexMLS How-Tos: Schedule a Showing & Pick a Location


Schedule A Showing Feature   This great feature allows you to send an email to a listing agent to request a showing with one click of a button. It is important to understand that this functionality does not work for reciprocal listings. Be aware that if you do use this functionality on a reciprocal listing, the [...]

Announcing CCIAOR’S 2017 Award Recipients


CCIAOR's Annual Summer Soiree & Awards Celebration was held June 21st at the West Dennis Yacht Club. Members were recognized for their achievement and service to the real estate industry, the Association, the Multiple Listing Service and the community. Joe Arnao Named CCIAOR REALTOR® of the Year Shown in photo are 2016 REALTOR® of the [...]

Explaining Low Homeownership Levels in Our Market


The Local Perspective: Explaining Low Homeownership Level NAR recently released a new white paper titled “Hurdles to Homeownership: Understanding the Barriers." This white paper covered the results of a nationwide homeownership study commissioned by NAR. While all of the five reasons for depressed homeownership levels apply on Cape Cod, we wanted to localize the results [...]

May Cape Cod Real Estate Market Statistics: Median Sales Price Rises Again


  WEST YARMOUTH, MA—(June 12, 2017) According to preliminary data released last week by the Cape Cod & Islands Association of REALTORS® (CCIAOR), 503 homes sold in May, 414 single-family homes and 89 condominiums. Median sales price was $415,000 for single-family homes and $285,000 for condominiums. Last May, 527 homes (452 single- family homes and [...]

Legal Hotline: Key Considerations When Using an Escalation Clause


In this real estate market, multiple offers seem to be becoming the norm and buyers agents are trying to do what they can to ensure they have the best offer. This also means listing agents need to know how to evaluate all offers to ensure they are getting the best offer for their seller. Buyers [...]

How To Create a Listing Collection in FlexMLS


Listing Collections Many of you used Carts in our previous software system. In FlexMLS you have the same functionality available in order to add selected listings into one Collection. When you have selected the listings you wish to add to a Collection, click Save, then Save Selected As. From here you can [...]