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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Hot and Trotting: Why the Charlotte Market is Doing Well, Tips for 2016

By Maren Brisson-Kuester Economists see Charlotte’s 2016 real estate market as one of the hottest in the nation, both overall and among millennial and Generation X buyers. The number one reason: Jobs. According to NAR chief economist Lawrence Yun, our metro economy generated jobs at a faster rate than the nation based on November 2014 […]

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Staff Steps Up & Membership, HOF, RPAC on Rise

By Anne Marie DeCatsye I’m excited about our momentum at the Association. Our membership numbers took big jumps in 2015, as did our Housing Opportunity Foundation (Foundation) grants and our members’ Realtor® Political Action Committee (RPAC) fundraising. We also had a highly successful ad campaign, “Realtors® Make It Right,” a campaign illustrating Realtor® value that […]

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Standing strong in 2016

  By Maren Brisson-Kuester 2016 Association/CarolinaMLS President   At the start of the new year, there is a consistent theme in this busy time: As real estate continues to change, the Association and CarolinaMLS are committed to providing education, advocacy and technological tools to keep you and your fellow Realtors® relevant. Many members worry about Zillow […]

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MLSs Are More Than Just Cooperation and Compensation – They Ensure the Best Listing Data

  By Anne Marie DeCatsye Association/CarolinaMLS CEO   Amid the swirl of national projects focusing on listing data — Project Upstream, Advanced Multi-list Platform (AMP) and Broker Public Portal (Broker Portal) — an important reality deserves attention as we sort out the best way forward. CarolinaMLS and other MLSs across the nation are about more […]

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