Get Prepared for 2022 MLS Policy Changes

By Debbie Wey VP, MLS Administration At the beginning of each year, association-owned MLSs must implement the National Association of Realtors® (NAR) mandatory and optional MLS rules and regulations changes approved by the NAR Board of Directors in the prior year.  Local adoption is required by March 1, unless a different implementation deadline is specified […]

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Q&A Profile – Charisma Smith

PRIDE Magazine – March 2022 issueQuestion & Answer Profile Charisma Smith – 2022 Canopy Realtor® Association/Canopy MLS Executive Committee What made you decide to get into real estate? I fell in love with real estate many years ago after working on my own home purchase at age 23. Something drew me to it — I […]

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Q&A Profile – Brenda Hayden

PRIDE Magazine – March 2022 issueQuestion & Answer Profile Brenda Hayden– 2022 Chair, Real Estate Building Industry Coalition– First female African American President, Canopy Realtor® Association/Canopy MLS, 2019 What made you decide to get into real estate? At the surface level, I got into real estate because a friend said I’d be good at it. […]

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Q&A Profile – Brenda Armstrong

PRIDE Magazine – March 2022 issue Question & Answer Profile Brenda Armstrong 2022 Chair, Diversity and Inclusion Alliance, Canopy Realtor® Association   What made you decide to get into real estate? My mother had a portfolio of rental properties and understood the value of real estate as one of the best long-term investments you can […]

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State of Housing Report: Prices Up Double Digits in Pandemic

By Susan Shackelford The big message in the 2021 State of Housing in Charlotte Report is home prices and rents have risen dramatically during COVID-19, exacerbating an affordability issue in the market. The average median price for a single-family, owner-occupied home jumped 16.3 percent from September 2020 to September 2021, said Dr. Xongqiang Chu, the […]

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Association, Asian, Hispanic, LGBTQ+ Leaders Share Insights at Diversity Forum

by Susan Shackelford At the Charlotte Crown Third Annual Diversity Forum on April 14, Asian, Hispanic and LGBTQ+ leaders gathered to share insights and challenges. Karyn Lindsey was also on hand to spotlight diversity efforts of the Canopy Realtor®Association. Charlotte Crown is the local chapter of the National Association of Real Estate Brokers, perhaps best […]

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Fighting Sales Discrimination: Lessons from the Long Island Investigation

By Susan Shackleford The Canopy Realtor® Association’s Diversity Council tabbed Bill Dedman to speak at the latest Realtor® Hot Topic on April 1, kicking off National Fair Housing Month. What could a journalist, even a Pulitzer prize-winning one, have to say to Realtors®? Plenty. It was no April Fool’s joke. Dedman shared powerful, real-life examples […]

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Ten tips for using Coming Soon-No Show (CSNS) status correctly in a tight market

Debbie Wey VP MLS Administration Use these ten tips when listing property under Coming Soon-No Show (CSNS) status to ensure you are using the status correctly: 1. Publicly marketing a listing as “coming soon” requires that the listing be entered into MLS as Coming Soon-No Show (CSNS). The Clear Cooperation policy requires that within one […]

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