Meet your 2013 president

Crazy about Charlotte Eric Locher relishes opportunity to serve the community Editor’s Note: This story first appeared in Reflections as a Volunteer Vision in July 2007. The feature has been updated for this publication. By Louise Barden Dan Cottingham of Cottingham Chalk Hayes knew Eric Locher only as a community volunteer when he asked Locher […]

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2012 Realtor® of the Year

John Byers Jr. named 2012 Realtor® of the Year By Michele McCaskill Vice President Risk Management   The Charlotte Regional Realtor® Association named John Byers Jr. the 2012 Realtor® of the Year at the Association/Carolina Multiple Listing Services, Inc. (CarolinaMLS) Holiday Awards Luncheon & Annual Meeting Dec. 7. Byers began his real estate career nearly […]

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2012 Rookie of the Year

Danny Williamson is the 2012 Vane Mingle Rookie of the Year By Michele McCaskill Vice President Risk Management   Editor’s note: Danny Williamson, a Realtor® with Keller Williams Realty in Ballantyne, was honored as the 2012 Vane Mingle Rookie of the Year at the 2012 Charlotte Regional Realtor® Association/Carolina Multiple Listing Services, Inc. (CarolinaMLS) Holiday […]

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No-cost RatePlug automated marketing program

Coming soon for CarolinaMLS Subscribers By Steve Byrd, Vice President and CTO RatePlug allows your homebuyers to view real-time mortgage products, payments and other mortgage details specific to each property they view through the MLS system. The information is provided by the lenders you currently work with and trust. Your customers can interact with the information […]

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Future Leaders

Hats off to the Class of 2012! By Kim Walker Media Relations and Public Relations Specialist   2012 marked yet another great year for another talented Leadership class! These graduates —who through teamwork and experiences that could only be attained through the Leadership Academy — bonded together and now have a better understanding of how […]

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Industry Notes-January/February 2013

Agent/agency activity Lake Norman Realty has added Jim Niemes (Davidson) and Wendy Alford, Susan Brewer and Cristina Grossu (Mooresville). The firm was also honored for the sixth consecutive year as Charlotte Business Journal’s “Best Places to Work,” ranking 4th in 2012. Lionel Cornelius of Lionel Cornelius Properties won the National Association of Realtors®’ REALTORS® Got […]

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Holiday Luncheon Wrapup

Holiday luncheons offer much to celebrate Annual events highlight leaders, accomplishments, community involvement of 2012 By Melissa Uhink, Account Executive In December, the 2012 Association/CarolinaMLS Holiday Awards Luncheons & Annual Meetings were held in Mooresville at the Charles Mack Citizen Center, and in Charlotte at the Charlotte Marriott Executive Park. More than 500 Realtors®, exhibitors and […]

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Legislative Insider-January/February 2013

2013 Charlotte rental registration now mandatory By Elizabeth Barnhardt, government affairs director and Joe Padilla, executive director, Real Estate and Building Industry Coalition   Do you own or manage residential rental property in Charlotte? If the answer is yes, there is a new ordinance that requires owners to register their contact information with the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police […]

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Info Tech-January/February 2013

Accountability counts Listing agents cannot ‘disclaim’ responsibility for listing accuracy By Debbie Wey Assistant Director, CarolinaMLS Policy Neither CarolinaMLS nor the North Carolina Real Estate Commission (NCREC) prohibits listing agents from inputting listing disclaimers that say, “buyer agent to verify schools and square footage.” However, such disclaimers are meaningless because NCREC says listing agents cannot “disclaim” […]

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Foundation Update-January/February 2013

Realtors® at the heart of the community in 2012 By Terri Marshall, Housing Opportunity Foundation Executive Director     The holidays are known as a “time of caring,” but Realtor® give back throughout the year through the work of their charitable arm — the Housing Opportunity Foundation. Here are just a few ways that the foundation contributed to the community in […]

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