Congratulations on becoming a member of the Cape Cod & Islands Association of REALTORS® (CCIAOR)! We are happy you are here and look forward to being part of your journey as a REALTOR®.
All new members of CCIAOR must attend New Member Orientation and complete the Code of Ethics course within 180 days of joining. At New Member Orientation, you will have an opportunity to meet our staff and leadership, learn about what we do as an Association, and get tips on how to access and maximize your membership.
CCIAOR members have access to a variety of tools, resources, and benefits to help them be successful. We have assembled many of these resources below for easy access for our new members. We encourage you to take some time to familiarize yourself with the information on this page.
If you have any questions about the new member orientation materials or new member requirements, please reach out to Education Programs Director Whitney McNamara.
If you are a new member, start here! This packet covers your responsibilities as a REALTOR® and the benefits and resources available to you as a member of the Cape Cod & Islands Association of REALTORS®.
The CCIAOR is governed by a volunteer, member-elected Board of Directors who set the strategy, values, and direction of the Association and MLS.
Your Member Dashboard provides single sign-on access to all of the tools, resources, and information you need as a member of CCIAOR. For those who also joined the Cape & Islands MLS, you can access the required MLS New Member Training through your dashboard. Take some time to explore the dashboard and make sure to check the messages at the top for important announcements and updates!
Your Member Dashboard login is provided in your New Member Welcome email. If you have trouble logging in, please call 508-957-4300 or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org for assistance.
Massachusetts law requires 12 hours of continuing education every two years to renew your license. As part of your membership with CCIAOR, you have access to complimentary continuing education (CE) classes offered by knowledgeable and experienced instructors to keep you at the top of your game. We offer a comprehensive and diverse education program through the year at locations across the Cape & Islands as well as online.
Make sure you understand how dues and fees work for members of CCIAOR and CCIMLS and what to expect throughout the year.
By protecting homeownership and forging partnerships for positive changes and developments in our local communities, REALTOR® advocacy & community building ensures that the Cape & Islands continue to be sustainable, vibrant and diverse. As an organization, CCIAOR works to promote housing opportunities on the Cape & Islands and is an important voice on quality of life issues such as transportation, the local economy and education.
Below we have assembled areas of essential knowledge for RELATORS®. We ask that all new members review this section thoroughly and watch the included videos to ensure you are informed and educated on these very important topics.
REALTOR® Code of Ethics
The Code of Ethics (COE) is the basis of REALTOR® membership. With it, we can continue to treat our clients with the hallmark of service and professionalism that has made the REALTOR® organization one of the nation’s most respected and recognized. All REALTOR® members are required to complete 2 1⁄2 hours of COE training every three years. New members must complete their first COE training within 180 days of membership.
CCIAOR and our members maintain the highest level of professionalism by following the NAR Code of Ethics. CCIAOR holds your competition accountable to the Code of Ethics and provides guidance and assistance to work through and resolve disputes via our Professional Standards program. Membership in CCIAOR mandates mediation and arbitration among REALTOR® firms to resolve commission disputes in a professional, ethical manner outside of expensive court costs.
Fair housing is more than a list of dos and don’ts, rights and penalties, and mandatory continuing education. As stewards of the right to own, use and transfer private property, fair housing protects our livelihood and business as REALTORS® and depends on a free, open market that embraces equal opportunity. All REALTORS® must recognize the significance of the Fair Housing Act and reconfirm their commitment to upholding fair housing law as well as their commitment to offering equal professional service to all in their search for real property.
Federal and state antitrust laws are designed to protect competition, and the opportunity of competitors to engage in business free of artificial restrictions on competition. Such restrictions include price-fixing agreements, group boycotts, “tying” arrangements, and market allocation arrangements. Antitrust laws also make it illegal to operate a monopoly and abuse the power of one who has a monopolistic market position. Antitrust laws are enforced by the U.S. Department of Justice, the Federal Trade Commission, and similar state agencies and state Attorneys General.
As a REALTOR®, you are in a unique position that most working professionals never face. You regularly share your contact information openly with others, meet unknown clients and walk through vacant properties. It is because of this unique nature of this business that it is so important for REALTORS® to understand the risks they face and the steps they can take to protect themselves.
The term REALTOR® is not only a trademark owned by NAR and protected by federal law, it is also a valuable membership benefit that distinguishes members from all others in the real estate business. It is important to use NAR's membership marks—including the REALTOR® logo —correctly and according to the rules outlined in the Membership Marks Manual.
CCIAOR enhances marketing for your listings and helps the closing process flow smoothly by giving you access to a suite of business and marketing tools. Over time, we have researched and invested in industry-leading tools and technology with the goal of making your marketing and transactions as effective as possible. CCIAOR selects the most user-friendly and powerful tools available and offers friendly and efficient training and support to our members on our entire suite of tools.
These tools are included in the cost of your membership, saving you thousands of dollars a year.
In Massachusetts, your REALTOR® membership gives you access to a library of standard forms and contracts to use with your clients. These forms have been developed by expert legal staff and are continually updated by the Massachusetts Association of REALTORS®based on current industry standards of representing clients in Massachusetts. Your REALTOR® membership also gives you access to a suite of Zipforms products as a member benefit for no additional fee.
As a member of CCIAOR, you have access to the REALTORS Property Resource or RPR® -- a national database with extensive information on every property in the country providing you with powerful reports and easy access to detailed property and market information.
CCIAOR & CCIMLS together produce the most research on the Cape Cod & Islands real estate market, providing actionable and marketable data on the local real estate market and highlight the value a REALTOR® can bring to the process. You can access up-to-date, town-specific market statistics and watch your inbox for our monthly market data reports.
The Cape Cod & Islands Multiple Listing Service (CCIMLS) provides a customized experience, the most in-depth and accurate data, and a powerful set of tools to make the Cape Cod real estate market work. Our MLS webpage has detailed information about the MLS's suite of tools, the rules and regulations of service, how to set up a training with our knowledgeable staff, details on upcoming MLS tours and much more!
As a NAR member, you have automatic access to a free profile on realtor.com. Learn how to maximize this benefit and enhance your online presence with consumers and generate more leads.
NAR's REALTOR Benefits® Program is your official member benefits resource, bringing you savings and unique offers on products and services just for REALTORS®. Program Partners are carefully selected, so you can be assured they understand the unique needs of real estate professionals and are committed to your success.
Visit CCIAOR's public-facing directory site listing the leading home services providers on the Cape and Islands. This directory is comprised of CCIAOR Affiliate Members - businesses and individuals that offer services and products of value to homeowners and the more than 2,500 REALTORS® on Cape Cod, Martha’s Vineyard, and Nantucket.
CCIAOR has partnered with Cape Cod Community College's Center for Corporate and Professional Development to offer 20% off select noncredit courses to enrich our members' professional skill set in areas such as marketing, business, administration, technology and more. Take advantage of this opportunity to grow professionally!