Central Mississippi REALTORS®
Volume 8 | Issue No. 35
October 10, 2017
Brokers, Need Sales Meeting Content?
There is confusion sometimes over the following issues related to the home inspection process.  What articles of the Code of Ethics apply? What MLS rules apply? What portions of license law apply? Who should attend? Who gets the report? The role of the licensee in the home inspection process might provide some clarity. Your CEO, Jo Usry, is available to Brokers to facilitate a sales meeting on this subject upon request to jo@centralmsrealtors.org.  
Other content available for a facilitated sales meeting are:
The Pitfalls of Advertising Coming Soon
How to Avoid Commission Disputes
Surely that's a violation of SOMETHING?
Staff gets calls frequently from listing agents who allege that a showing agent left a door unlocked, left lights on and, in one case, the disposal was on when the seller arrived home from work.   Although all those things are highly unprofessional behavior, they are not violations of MLS rules or the Code of Ethics where discipline can be levied.
Professionals will create an opportunity for themselves to ensure a homeowner's property is secure when they leave it.  Even when distracted a professional will remove himself from the distraction and make an effort to leave the property secure and in the same manner it was found.  Leaving doors unlocked and lights on are part of what gives REALTORS® a bad reputation.  Sellers shout that stuff to the rooftops assuming that all REALTORS® are the same and that NONE of them respect their homes or property.
Even is something terrible is happening as you leave a property causing you to flee quickly, have the courtesy to contact the listing agent immediately to describe what happened that caused you not to be able to secure the property.  A seller coming home finding his front door unlocked, or sometimes standing wide open and sometimes with keys in the doorknob does dramatic harm to the reputations of all REALTORS®. 
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Thursday, 11/9/2017
10:00 am-11:30 am
Home Builders Association
Ridgeland, MS

Tuesday, October 17
REALTOR Roundtable
(Brandon, MS) 
Learn more about Brandon's recent millage and utility increases from Kyle Brown, Director of Econ. Development!  
9:30AM - 10:30AM 

Tuesday, October 17
YPN Halloween Costume Social
(Renasant Bank)
Let's eat, drink and be SCARY! 
5:30 - 8:30PM   

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