We are pleased to announce that the region's two leading real estate organizations have elected new officers for 2017.
The Columbia-Greene Board of Realtors (CGBR) has elected Ronald Caplan of Real Estate Opportunities as president; James Conway of Red Apple Realty as vice president; Barbara Hermance of Land Source Real Estate, treasurer, and Carol Shaw of Shaw Country Realty, as secretary.
The Columbia-Greene-Northern Dutchess Multiple Listing Service (CGND-MLS), administered by CGBR, has elected as president Richard Reilly of Fraleigh & Rakow Realty; Steve Hubbard of Steve Hubbard Real Estate Services is vice president; James Male of HOUSE Hudson Valley Realty is now secretary, and William Laraway of C21 Lynn Strunk Realty Inc. has been elected treasurer.
The Columbia Greene Board of REALTORS® mission is to provide real estate professionals with resources to practice real estate ethically, professionally, and successfully in Columbia, Greene, and Northern Dutchess Counties. CGBR is dedicated to helping REALTORS® stay up-to-date on industry issues and real estate business activities.
See What’s New at RPR, April 2016
The new Autofill Address Suggestionjumps into gear when searching for a single property. Note that the address matches will be for properties within the user’s MLS(s). This new feature will also return matches for cities, counties and neighborhoods.
The Agent Remarks Field has been extended from a 500 character word limit to a 4,000 limit. Accordingly, Showing Instructions has increased from a 300 to 4000 character limit.
The Home Facts Section now includes the option to add additional, customized facts to any property. This includes any “standard fact” that we may not receive from MLS or Public Record data, and also any unique or custom fact that the user would like to include about the property.
Home facts entered by the user will appear along with other facts within reports. Note: the added home facts will not flow to the Comparative Analysis or Sales Comparison Analysis tools.
Commercial practitioners can now search properties by specific keywords within a listing description.Specify up to six words or phrases within the advanced search or within the search filters on the left hand side. The results will return listings that use at least one of the keywords.
Enhancements to RPR Mobile™
TheRedo Search option reverts a map back to the original area after the user has zoomed in or out of the map.
To make you aware, there have been real estate scams reported lately of two different kinds.
One is the "Home for Rent" scam on Craigs List. Please make sure your properties are not listed where they should not be. And if you find them out there, the state police are currently investigating these situations so you may want to contact them as well as contacting Craigs List to report the scam.
Please be aware that there is a person in the Greene County area who is representing himself as a Real Estate Agent and he is not on the DOS website as a licensee.
The father of this scammer, a handyman, may also be involved. They have gone so far as to contact the homeowners to show the property.
Please ensure that your sellers or buyers know to contact you as their agent to confirm the legitimacy of a request to show a property
If you do not know the agent, check to see if they are in the MLS or on the DOS website. Keeping yourself, your clients and their properties safe is of the utmost importance.
The State Police in Greene County have been contacted.