Harvey’s impacts highlight upcoming flood insurance deadline


By Greg Murphy, 2017 President of CCIAOR Seeing the effects of Hurricane Harvey has been jarring for everyone. Thousands have been displaced from their homes - some never to return - and the rebuilding has only just begun. There has been a lot of news on how few in Texas had flood insurance, but less [...]

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 [...]

A Mid Year update from President Laura Usher


Our CCIAOR leadership returned recently from an informative and productive week at the 2016 REALTORS® Legislative Meetings in Washington, DC. It is always amazing to see firsthand the breadth and depth of issues the National Association of REALTORS® is working on to protect property rights, to advocate for home ownership and to keep us in business. At [...]

Q&A with the 2017 CCIAOR President & the winter CCIAOR newsletter


Ever year, the president of CCIAOR & CCIMLS changes as a new REALTOR® takes the helm. The CCIAOR & CCIMLS president serves as the chairman of the board of directors. Here is a question and answer session with the 2016 President Laura Usher. Q: Can you tell us a little about yourself? A: I grew [...]

Take some time to think about personal branding


By Aleta Azarian, 2015 CCIAOR & MLS President As I was preparing for a recent sales meeting, I came across a fantastic article about personal branding. Branding is important for a REALTOR® to consider. By defining your strengths and growing your own identity, you are enhancing your ability to showcase who you are within your [...]