Education-January/February 2013

Questions about Broker Price Opinions (BPOs)? Mingle has the answers! By Mike Caesar Deputy administrator of education services   Effective Oct. 1, 2012, there are important changes to BPO laws in North Carolina. This year’s Mandatory Update course outlines the current BPO regulations and what real estate agents can and can’t do. However, many agents leave this course […]

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Community Connection-January/February 2013

Morrison launches plan to strengthen Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools Eight focus areas are identified to improve every school and build public trust By Kathryn D. Block, Chief Communications Officer Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools Dr. Heath E. Morrison announced eight key goals to move Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools (CMS) forward at a Nov. 26 event marking his first 100 days as superintendent. In a […]

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Code Words-January/February 2013

Stay ‘in the know’ 2013 revisions to the Code of Ethics By Michele Di Donato Vice President Risk Management   Each year, the National Association of Realtors® (NAR) revises the Code of Ethics to meet new business challenges. The following reflects the only change for 2013, which is effective Jan. 1.  (Underscoring indicates additions, strikeovers indicate […]

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Executive Report-January/February 2013

Cool data tools: Check them out In late 2012, the Fusion MLS system added links to two new tools that increase the information that Realtors® can supply to their clients. Training on the tools is offered as a member benefit. The Realtor® Property Resource (RPR) from the National Association of Realtors® (NAR) is a database of information on parcels […]

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Eric Locher: At a glance

Work:  Broker with Cottingham Chalk Hayes Realtors® since 2002. Previously worked in commercial real estate development with two different companies, ran his own export business for 11 years and worked in Bank of America’s investment bank. After college, began his career with IBM. “I speak geek,” he says. Community:  Board member, Real Estate and Building […]

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Presidential flight plan

Eric Locher targets member service, priorities By Susan Shackelford     On Jan. 1, 2013, Eric Locher officially takes over as the 85th president of the association. As the leader of both the association and CarolinaMLS, he says he will keep a keen eye on why the organizations exist: to meet member needs. “We want […]

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Char-Meck floodplain maps to be updated

This could mean changes for many local residents and Realtors® By Sharon Foote, Information and Education Coordinator Charlotte-Mecklenburg Storm Water Services Maps that show Charlotte-Mecklenburg’s highest-risk flood areas are being updated. As a result, thousands of residents will see changes in the flood insurance and floodplain development rules for their property. Realtors® must be aware […]

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Ho Ho Holiday Luncheons!

By Melissa Uhink       Mark your calendars for the holiday events of the season. The 2012 Charlotte Regional Realtor® Association/Carolina Multiple Listing Services, Inc. (CarolinaMLS) Holiday Awards Luncheons are almost here! Northern Region, Dec. 5 The Northern Region Annual Meeting & Holiday Luncheon will be at the Charles Mack Citizen Center, 216 N. […]

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