About Ryan Castle

Ryan Castle is the CEO of the Cape Cod & Islands Association of REALTORS® and the Cape Cod & Islands Multiple Listing Service.

Protected: Why CCIMLS’s mobile first strategy matters – A LOT

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CCIMLS launches RealSatisifed

Welcome to RealSatisfied
CCIMLS is proud to launch RealSatisfied as a Member-Benefit! We are excited about the potential that this brings to our members and look forward to playing a key role in helping our agents demonstrate their professionalism.

RealSatisfied is a customer satisfaction platform designed exclusively for the real estate industry, that allows you to send […]

The latest on what is happening on Beacon Hill

Your government affairs staff has been hard at work this year, introducing new legislation, pushing for housing development, and considering the impact of news laws on the real estate industry. Suffice it to say, 2017 will be an interesting one. Learn more below.

190TH General Court

January marked the start of the 190th General Court of the Commonwealth of […]

Information and Registration for the 2017 Regional Real Estate Conference presented by CCIAOR & CRS

2017 REGIONAL REAL ESTATE CONFERENCE
May 3rd & 4th | Cape Codder Resort, Hyannis
Featuring Keynote Speaker: CRS President Leigh Brown
“How to Improve Client Care & Retention”
Topics Cover: NAR’s latest tech tools, the power of networking, mastermind groups, referral & lead generation, investment ideas, database management,
reviews/ratings/testimonials, group brainstorming/events and more!
With – Networking Social • Exhibitors • Door Prizes […]

Falmouth Town Meeting Passes New Accessory Dwelling Bylaw

Falmouth Town Meeting voters overwhelmingly approved a new Accessory Dwelling Unit bylaw that gives the ability to build attached units by right, with design review, without income or familial restrictions.  Below is more about the Falmouth Accessory Dwelling bylaw and the need for the bylaw.

The Problem: The Cape Cod Young Professionals ‘Shape the Cape’ study showed […]

An update from the March Board of Directors Meeting

The CCIAOR & CCIMLS Board of Directors met in March for their monthly meeting. Highlights are below:

The Board approved an updated and consolidated CCIAOR/CCIMLS Policy Manual, which includes leadership, operational, financial, harassment and whistle blower policies. Find the entire Policy Manual here.
The most substantial change to the policy manual – as many of […]

Read what the CEO is reading this month

Check out the latest industry reads this month to find out what our CEO is thinking about and you should be too…

Local Expert: What is required to be one?
 
Technology doesn’t make you better, just more efficient
 
A Broker’s World

 

LEGAL HOTLINE: Sharing listings on social media

Your clients live in their social media feeds, so that’s where you want to be too. However, when it comes to using social media for marketing your properties, there are some dos and do nots you need to be aware of.

Q: My company wants to start advertising our listings on social media. How can I be sure that […]

New Massachusetts agency disclosure form to be used

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 […]

What the CEO is reading….and you should too for February

Here is a collection of news and links to issues trending in the real estate industry that our CCIAOR & CCIMLS CEO Ryan Castle found interesting and took away from the past month:

Zillow is remaking the real estate agent in their own image

Zillow to stop allowing agents to enter listings manually; only allow through brokerage […]