rcastle

Home/Ryan Castle

About Ryan Castle

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

REALTORS® advocate to preserve real estate tax provisions and extend flood insurance on Capitol Hill

2017-05-23T14:27:06+00:00

On May 17 and 18, REALTORS® from Cape Cod and across Massachusetts were on Capitol Hill in Washington, D.C. to advocate for two major issues upcoming in Washington - tax reform and the National Flood Insurance Program. REALTORS® met with both Massachusetts senators Ed Markey and Elizabeth Warren and the Cape Cod & Islands Congressman [...]

Cape Cod Times Rebuttal: Homeowners are not tax collectors

2017-05-23T14:07:39+00:00

You may have seen an article in the Cape Cod Times over the weekend that says how 'Cape leaders look to tap rental tax for wastewater projects'; The article glosses over an important issue - for the wastewater tax to be effective, it would require an expansion of the rental occupancy tax to start [...]

Sign up to Attend the 2017 REALTOR Day on Beacon Hill

2017-05-09T16:13:15+00:00

REALTOR® Day on Beacon Hill is scheduled for Wednesday, June 14th at 10 a.m. in the Massachusetts State House Great Hall. REALTORS® will have a chance to network and enjoy a continental breakfast starting at 9:30 a.m. before learning about the key legislative issues in 2017 that will affect the real estate industry and private [...]

Why CCIMLS’s mobile first strategy matters – A LOT

2017-05-05T20:26:37+00:00

We hear all the time from REALTORS® that your clients buying on Cape Cod, Martha's Vineyard and Nantucket look more at properties on a desktop than a mobile device - essentially devaluing the power of mobile-friendliness and responsiveness. Well, we have news for you - the data shows that is not true. The fact of the matter is that a [...]

CCIMLS launches RealSatisifed

2017-05-05T20:26:37+00:00

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 [...]

The latest on what is happening on Beacon Hill

2017-05-05T20:26:37+00:00

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 [...]

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

2017-05-05T20:26:38+00:00

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 - [...]

Falmouth Town Meeting Passes New Accessory Dwelling Bylaw

2017-04-04T20:03:40+00:00

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 [...]

An update from the March Board of Directors Meeting

2017-05-05T20:26:38+00:00

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 [...]