The Legal Lane

By Michele McCaskillVP, Risk Management and Assistant General Counsel Lawsuits, Lawsuits and More Lawsuits As you may know, for the past few years, the real estate industry has been under increasing attack.  Numerous lawsuits have been filed across the country naming multiple MLSs, brokerages and NAR as defendants.  From the beginning, Canopy staff have been […]

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Coming Soon Important Reminder

By Michele McCaskill VP, Risk Management and Assistant General Counsel The Coming Soon-No Show status is often used when a seller’s home is not quite ready to be shown. There may be repairs or painting in process that need to be completed prior to the home being marketed as “Active.” HOWEVER, agents using Coming Soon-No […]

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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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