About Ryan Castle

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

Proposed Mashpee Rental Regulations to be Discussed at 2/27 Mashpee MLS Tour

2018-02-20T16:52:11+00:00

The Mashpee Board of Health recently unveiled new draft regulations regulating short and long-term rentals. It would require registration, a yearly fee, and a yearly inspection. Upon CCIAOR's request, Glen Harrington, the Health Agent for the Mashpee Board of Health, will be at the Mashpee MLS Tour on February 27th at 8:30 a.m. at the [...]

Proposed Mashpee Rental Regulations to be Discussed at 2/27 Mashpee MLS Tour 2018-02-20T16:52:11+00:00

REALTOR® Association Secures Wins for Real Estate in Budget Extension

2018-02-13T14:26:38+00:00

 The federal budget deal signed by the President on Friday, February 9, 2018, contains a number of wins for real estate, including a temporary extension of federal flood insurance and extension of NAR-backed tax provisions that include relief from debt forgiveness, the deductibility of mortgage insurance premiums, and several energy-efficiency related provisions. Flood Insurance [...]

REALTOR® Association Secures Wins for Real Estate in Budget Extension 2018-02-13T14:26:38+00:00

LEGAL HOTLINE: Know the laws about real estate commissions and LLCs

2018-02-01T21:03:07+00:00

With the passage of tax reform and the complexities around the new laws, it’s important to remember who and how brokers may pay people commissions in Massachusetts. Many CPAs may be advising REALTORS® to form an LLC to receive an agent’s commission, a broker and agent must take in account specific Massachusetts laws. The licensing [...]

LEGAL HOTLINE: Know the laws about real estate commissions and LLCs 2018-02-01T21:03:07+00:00

NAR CRT Labs takeaways from the Consumer Electronics Show

2018-02-01T16:35:44+00:00

Smart home technology is moving at a rapid pace and REALTORS® need to be aware and know what it is, so when showing a house they can fully accentuate all the features and know how these connected features work together as a selling point. Recently, the National Association of REALTORS® Center for REALTOR® Technology was [...]

NAR CRT Labs takeaways from the Consumer Electronics Show 2018-02-01T16:35:44+00:00

Export, Syndication renamed to Broker Distribution in CCIMLS

2018-01-30T21:03:01+00:00

In an effort for members to better understand the control they have over listing distribution and what websites your listing shows up on, the 'Export' tab of listing input will be labled to 'Broker Distribution' and the 'Syndication' preference for office level managers will be relabeled, 'Broker Distribution Preferences.' These are not new features - [...]

Export, Syndication renamed to Broker Distribution in CCIMLS 2018-01-30T21:03:01+00:00

Make Sure Your Facebook Page Follows Ethical & Legal Rules

2018-01-24T04:28:28+00:00

Facebook has become a key tool for success of the modern REALTOR®. With a powerful ability to reach an engaged local market and an affordable and impressive advertising program, Facebook helps REALTORS® generate leads, cultivate customer relationships and display their local expertise every day. However, Facebook can also be a place to get a REALTOR® [...]

Make Sure Your Facebook Page Follows Ethical & Legal Rules 2018-01-24T04:28:28+00:00

UPDATED: What the government shutdown means for REALTORS; flood insurance program expires

2018-01-22T15:17:38+00:00

Congress has failed to approve a Continuing Resolution (CR) providing funding for most government operations. Therefore, spending authority for most of the government expired at midnight on January 19, 2018. Until legislation providing for funding is signed into law, many offices and programs of the federal government are now shut down. This means many, but [...]

UPDATED: What the government shutdown means for REALTORS; flood insurance program expires 2018-01-22T15:17:38+00:00

UPDATED: What REALTORS® need to know about the National Grid moratorium & replacement project

2018-01-16T19:20:23+00:00

UPDATE from 01/16/18 National Grid representatives update REALTORS at the January 12th CCIMLS Brewster Tour meeting. National Grid representatives came to the CCIMLS Brewster Tour on Friday, January 12th to update those in the real estate community on the progress of the pipeline replacement of the National Grid gas transmission line and the [...]

UPDATED: What REALTORS® need to know about the National Grid moratorium & replacement project 2018-01-16T19:20:23+00:00

Home buyers more optimistic than a year ago, but less optimistic in the last 3 months

2018-01-08T22:22:20+00:00

Released in last month (December 2017), the National Association of REALTORS® Housing Opportunities and Market Experience (HOME) survey showed that at the end of 2017 a smaller share of homeowners believed that now is a good time to buy or sell a home, even with strong job creation and faster economic growth in the last [...]

Home buyers more optimistic than a year ago, but less optimistic in the last 3 months 2018-01-08T22:22:20+00:00

How Tax Reform impacts residential real estate, commercial real estate, and real estate professionals

2017-12-28T15:26:46+00:00

The “Tax Cuts and Jobs Act” became law on December 22nd. The Association of REALTORS® will be providing ongoing updates as to the legislation and how it affects home buyers, home sellers, and the business of real estate professionals.  The Association of REALTORS® at all levels (the Cape Cod & Islands Association of REALTORS®, the [...]

How Tax Reform impacts residential real estate, commercial real estate, and real estate professionals 2017-12-28T15:26:46+00:00
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