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Massachusetts Association of REALTORS® Charitable Grant Applications Now Available


The Massachusetts Association of REALTORS® Charitable Foundation is now accepting housing grant applications for Spring 2017. All spring grant applications must be submitted through CCIAOR by April 14, 2017. The Massachusetts Association of REALTORS® Charitable Foundation has awarded more than $415,679 in grants to victims of natural disasters, financial assistance to Massachusetts-based non-profit organizations, home [...]

UPDATED: REALTORS® Sounding Alarm Bells as NFIP Set to Expire


7/18/17 UPDATE: With just over three months left until the National Flood Insurance Program expires, it is more important than ever for Congress to act to extend the program. While staff at the National Association of REALTORS® fully believes there will be no lapse, REALTORS® setting closing dates for immediately following Sept. 30 do need [...]

Member Benefit: Tax Help For REALTORS®


Now that we’re in the middle of tax season,  NAR’s and Intuit® have teamed up to offer discounts for REALTORS® and their family members on Intuit’s TurboTax® products through the REALTOR Benefits® Program! With the new financial year fully underway, REALTORS® can look to Intuit® for savings on QuickBooks® Self-Employed version which provides solutions to some [...]

February Housing Report: Median Price Rises; Inventory Falls


WEST YARMOUTH, MA—(March 21, 2017) According to preliminary data released last week by the Cape Cod & Islands Association of REALTORS® (CCIAOR), 233 homes sold in February; 194 single-family homes and 39 condominiums. Median sales price was $373,500 for single-family homes and $240,000 for condominiums. Last February, 260 homes (210 single- family homes and 50 [...]

Q&A on the new state mandated disclosure form


All Realtors® should be aware that the Board of Registration for Real Estate Brokers and Salespersons has issued a new Mandatory Agency Disclosure Form. The form’s official title is the Massachusetts Mandatory Real Estate Licensee – Consumer Relationship Disclosure. The form is designed to provide the same kinds of disclosures to consumers while clarifying and [...]

Important Information About the FlexMLS Changeover


Agents should be using the FlexMLS parallel preview period to get accustom to the new system, update saved searches, and update contact searches. There is a Help button in the top right corner of the screen that will allow you to download informative video tutorials and guidelines. A few other items to note are as [...]

Tech Tip: Printing Labels With RealtyInSite


Agents who wish to generate an address list and produce mailing labels may use the RealtyInSite system to do so. The process starts with a search by: Address Owners’ Name Recent Sales Multiple Criteria By using the Multiple Criteria Search, you can pull information by street, assessed value, property type, and other criteria and combine [...]

Discover the Details of Green Living: Earn NAR’s Green Designation


Gain the knowledge that distinguishes you as a source for resource-efficient homes with NAR's Green Designation courses CCIAOR is pleased to offer NAR's two day Green Designation certification course March 22 & 23, 2017 for REALTORS®, sponsored by Cape Light Compact! Through this course, REALTORS® will learn the best approaches to: Make a home more resource-efficient [...]

January Housing Report: Median Sales Price Increases


WEST YARMOUTH, MA—(February 14, 2017) According to preliminary data released last week by the Cape Cod & Islands Association of REALTORS® (CCIAOR), 331 homes sold in January, 272 single-family homes and 59 condominiums. Median sales price was $370,000 for single-family homes and $255,000 for condominiums. Last January, 282 homes (220 single- family homes and 62 [...]