Category: Education

What else is new with FMLS?

By now we’re sure you’ve heard the news! MAAR has partnered with Georgia’s FMLS (First MLS), offering our members more programs and tools, but at no additional cost to you! What changes can you expect? The GCMLS Board of Directors voted to discontinue Area Numbers. The map or zip code search features provide greater latitude for you …

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Here Comes the Beginning of a Beautiful Relationship!

The anticipation is building! In roughly 2 months, the GCMLS subscribers will have access to the complete FMLS suite of products and services, including Matrix, Remine, Cloud CMA and much, much more. That means GCMLS subscribers will benefit from the awesome technology services FMLS members already enjoy, including FMLS’ world-class Customer Support and the FMLS Training …

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Lessons Learned: From Long Island Divided

It is time to have all of the uncomfortable conversations. We need to learn from the past, and all of our mistakes if we plan to heal and not repeat our offenses in the future. In a 3-year investigation, Newsday found evidence of widespread separate and unequal treatment of minority homebuyers and minority communities on …

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HOT OFF THE PRESS! MAAR to remove MLS Areas

In the recent GCMLS Board of Directors meeting, the Directors voted to remove the MLS areas and replace them with the latest map search options. There are a variety of reasons behind the decision. Please read the attached article for some historical perspective.   Plan to attend one or more of our spot-on training sessions …

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Housing Snapshot: June

President’s Corner – 2nd Quarter Recap

Second Quarter Recap Greetings REALTORS®! I hope everyone is having a prosperous start to summer 2021 and I hope everyone had a great July 4th weekend. MAAR volunteers and staff have been working hard behind the scenes to keep this great real estate market on track. NAR accomplished a monumental lobbying effort that went all …

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HOT Topic: Fair Housing

Something has been buzzing around the real estate world for a while now, and this year has been it’s biggest year yet! Fair housing. Why 2021? What’s all the hullabaloo about? Fair housing is more than a list of dos and don’ts, rights and penalties, and mandatory continuing education. As stewards of the right to …

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June is Homeownership Month!

  Each year during the month of June, the Mobile Area Association of REALTORS® takes the opportunity to celebrate homeownership by showcasing individual homeowners, government officials, and various programs that protect and promote the American Dream of homeownership. Homeownership Month was created both to encourage current and future homeowners to be advocates for homeownership and …

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Announcement from Realist

The Realist Sell Score is now a searchable attribute available under My Search —>Customize Search. The Sell Score is based on the Propensity to List model, now featuring a numerical value (0-1000) that predicts the relative likelihood a property will be listed for sale in the next six months. Click Here for the full announcement.  …

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2021 President’s Corner – First Quarter Recap

First Quarter Recap Greetings REALTORS®! I hope everyone is having a prosperous start to 2021 as interest rates continue to remain low and property values continue to rise. Lets keep this market strong so our businesses can flourish and we keep our clients satisfied. Our market continues to remain productive and busy and I trust you …

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