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CEO’s Take: What’s Amazon Up To?


Amazon is Definitely Maybe Launching a Service to Connect Agents and Home Buyers and Sellers CCIAOR CEO Ryan Castle delivers his take on the latest trending real estate industry news monthly. Contact him at RCastle@cciaor.com. The real estate industry erupted once again this month when Amazon launched a page during Prime Day called [...]

June 2017 Cape Cod Real Estate Market Statistics: Median Sales Price Continues to Rise


WEST YARMOUTH, MA—(July 17, 2017) According to preliminary data released last week by the Cape Cod & Islands Association of REALTORS® (CCIAOR), 576 homes sold in June, 449 single-family homes and 127 condominiums. Median sales price was $400,000 for single-family homes and $259,990 for condominiums. Last June, 642 homes (524 single- family homes and 118 [...]

MLS Update: Homes Connect Now Available on Member Dashboard


The Cape Cod & Islands Multiple Listing Service, Inc. now provides you with a free Homes Connect marketing suite - Powered by Homes.com. Your free marketing products include: A professional Profile on Homes.com Homes Connect Leads and Contacts Applications Email Marketing Tools Listings Manager and more! To access your FREE Homes Connect account, simply log [...]

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 [...]