Campaign Season! Board Elections, Fish Fry and RPAC

By Maren Brisson-Kuester, Association/CarolinaMLS President As election season hits high gear, the Association is right in the middle of it. Board elections, the Candidate Fish Fry and our campaign for the Realtors® Political Action Committee (RPAC) are important to our Association and industry. Remember to vote for officers and board members of the Association and […]

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Call For Action: Tell the Senate to Get to Work for Future Homebuyers

Take action now! H.R. 3700 was passed by the U.S. House 427-0. Despite passing the House with no objections, the U.S. Senate has not acted on H.R. 3700. This legislation provides significant benefits to taxpayers, homebuyers and the real estate market by: Removing a burdensome and expensive FHA Condo approval process Reducing FHA restrictions on […]

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Wire Fraud Scam Alert

Recently the CarolinaMLS Help Desk has received calls concerning a wire fraud scam that is making the rounds not only in our area, but around the country as well. NAR General Counsel Katie Johnson warns buyers about how to avoid such scams during the purchase of their home, which usually involve a hacker gaining access to […]

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Core Standards Strengthen Our Industry

By Anne Marie DeCatsye Today there are 11 percent fewer local Realtor® associations across the country than two years ago. That seems counterintuitive given the rise of residential real estate sales over the same time. So what is going on? NAR’s Core Standards are the reason — and a good one. While 1,355 local associations […]

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Pocket listings and “Coming Soon” signs: What’s permissible and what’s not, from marketing to inputting sales for comps

 BY:  Debbie Wey, Director MLS Administration    Michele McCaskill, Vice President Risk Management   CarolinaMLS requires Subscribers to input all “for sale” listings subject to an Exclusive Right to Sell listing agreement into the MLS system, and all MLS listings must authorize the listing brokerage to offer cooperation and compensation to the other Member Participants of […]

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