Central Mississippi REALTORS®
Volume 8 | Issue No. 23
June 27, 2017
The CMR/MLS Offices will be closed on Tues., July 4 in observance of Independence Day. The office will reopen on Wed., July 5 at 9am. Have a safe and happy holiday!
Two Important July 1 Deadlines
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July 1 Deadline for providing proof of E & O Insurance to MREC
  • Providing proof of E & O is the responsibility of EACH licensee.
  • If you THINK your insurance provider automatically sends your renewal to MREC, VERIFY IT. Don't ASSUME it.
  • If E & O insurance is not paid by July 31, your license will be placed on inactive status.
  • CMR & MLS cannot provide services to individuals without an ACTIVE license. If your license is placed on inactive status your MLS services will be interrupted.
  • Access MREC Website here.

July 1 Deadline for MLS Fees

  • July 1 is a Saturday. Cash or check payments must be received at the MLS office by Friday, June 30 at 4:00pm to be paid on-time.
  • Online payments will be accepted all day on July 1.
REALTORS Lobby for National Flood Insurance
Legislative activity has picked up over the past two weeks as the House Financial Services Committee has approved seven NFIP reform and reauthorization bills which were expected to be combined into one.  The combined bill is awaiting consideration by the full House of Representatives. The bill includes a 5-year reauthorization and private market reforms including the "Flood Insurance Market Parity and Modernization Act (H.R. 1422) to reduce barriers to private flood insurance but would:
  • End all grandfathering after 4 years
  • NOT provide for accurate property level flood mapping;
  • FAIL to provide an analysis of the total cost of flood insurance due to multiple new fee and policy provisions

Congressional actions are still needed to address the above issues. Click here to download further details and all of NAR's Talking Points on this issue. Watch for additional updates at nar.realtor.   

 
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Seeking Full-Time Receptionist

CMR is looking for a skilled problem solver to join our team as a Customer Service Representative. We need an enthusiastic individual who can provide prompt and thorough assistance to our members via phone and in-person. Please share our job description with people you know who might be job hunting.

 
7 Perils of Promoting "Coming Soon"...

CMMLS does not have specific rules pertaining to the marketing or promotion of property that is not in MLS with ONE exception. MLS Participants are required to either enter a listing into MLS within 24 hours of having the signed listing agreement OR provide the MLS staff an EXEMPTION signed by the seller indicating the seller does not want MLS exposure.
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