President’s update: Pinch me – is it only midyear at the Association?

By Brenda Hayden, 2019 Association/CarolinaMLS President Completing a new headquarters and new branding might round out a full agenda for many trade organizations in a given year. Not at our Association. Amid our HQ and branding projects, we have charged ahead — continuing, adding and increasing member services; growing our community engagement and significantly expanding […]

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We are moving!

We are moving into the new headquarters July 12-15. Here is some important information to help you plan ahead. Realtor® Store The Realtor® Store will close Thursday, July 11 at 4 p.m. and will not re-open until we’re in the new building. Only essential items (lockboxes, brochures and signs) will be available until July 16. CarolinaMLS […]

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You asked, we listened! Check out these new enhancements in Matrix!

By Debbie Wey Vice President, CarolinaMLS Administration     We have recently added several new enhancements to Matrix based on feedback from our subscribers. New Picklist Options Be sure to download the updated property data forms for Single Family, Condo/Townhouse, Multi-Family, Lots/Acres/Farms, and Rentals to ensure you are using these new picklist options in your […]

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Are you playing by the rules when posting other brokers’ listings on social media?

By Debbie Wey Vice President, CarolinaMLS Administration   In 2018 the National Association of Realtors® changed the policy regarding electronic display of other participants’ listings, and CarolinaMLS began allowing members to post minimal displays of other brokers’ listings on social media as long as there is a direct link to an IDX-compliant display.

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CarolinaMLS Introduces Custom-Built Construction Price Certification

By Debbie Wey Vice President, CarolinaMLS Administration   CarolinaMLS’s statistical reports show that new construction sales are on the rise! We’re introducing the Custom-Built Construction Price Certification to accommodate better reporting of custom-built new construction in the MLS.  This will address two pain points agents expressed: Agents want to be able to report the sale […]

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Brenda Hayden: The Bio

Real Estate Employment Broker associate with Keller Williams SouthPark (Nov. 2014 to present), RE/MAX Executive (2012-Nov. 2014), and a variety of other firms, including Mathers Realty in 2001. Worked at housing nonprofit Builders of Hope (2009-2013) and builder C.P. Morgan (2006-2008). Local Realtor® Association President of the Charlotte Regional Realtor® Association and CarolinaMLS (2019); President-Elect […]

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2018 Annual Report on the Charlotte Region Housing Market

While the 2017 housing market was marked by renewed optimism fueled by stock market strength, higher wages and a competitive environment for home sales, 2018 delivered a more seasoned prudence toward residential real estate. Home buyers, now steeped in several years of rising prices and low inventory, became more selective in their purchase choices. Yet […]

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