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What To Know About Drone Usage As The FAA Regulations Take Effect

On August 29th the new rules for the commercial use of drones take effect, and there are a number of different things to consider if you are thinking of using a drone in your real estate business. This article on Inman News provides a good overview of what to have... Read More


Give Consumers More Reasons to Visit Your Website!

You may have a great looking website, but if you don’t have the listing information consumers want, they will find another website that does. Give your website an advantage and attract more visits by adding a powerful home search that displays MLS listings on your site with your name and... Read More


London’s Luxury Properties Drop In Prices After ‘Brexit’ Vote

The worldwide impact of Britain’s vote to leave the European Union won’t be fully realized for many months to come, but real estate prices have already felt the impact. The very top of the high-end market in London has seen a number of steep price drops ever since the decision... Read More

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How To Update Listings And Photos From The MRIS Mobile App

Have you ever had so many calls about a hot property that as soon as it goes under contract you can’t wait to update the listing status so that your phone stops ringing off the hook? Or have you been away on vacation and received an urgent email from your sellers that... Read More


CFPB Uses ‘Mystery Shoppers’ To Uncover Discriminatory Practices

The Consumer Finance Protection Bureau just announced that they discovered multiple violations of the Equal Credit Opportunity Act (ECOA) by BancorpSouth Bank in the Memphis, TN area. The way they discovered these violations was by having undercover agents of different races but with similar financial situations act as loan applicants at several... Read More

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2016 MRIS Compliance Games Recap

Congratulations to all of our MRIS Compliance Games participants who trained hard and competed in last week’s events. These events were designed to test your Compliance knowledge, and you blew us away with how much you know! The following MRIS customers are this year’s Gold, Silver, and Bronze winners! Gold... Read More

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Private Mortgage Insurance Surpasses FHA Loan Market Share

It was big news last week that for the first time since the first quarter of 2015, PMI mortgages took a bigger piece of the market share than FHA loans. The margin is slim–with PMI mortgages reaching 37% and FHA loans slipping to 34%–but since everyone was expecting the trend... Read More


DISCOVER What’s Around the Corner with MRIS at the 2016 MAR Conference & Expo

Reach out and discover what’s new with MRIS at the 2016 Maryland Association of REALTORS® Conference & Expo in Ocean City, MD, Sept 12 – 14. Visit the MRIS booth to connect with us, learn about new products and enhancements, and get a chance to win big with various prizes!... Read More

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Howard County Resident Wins HGTV’s 2016 Smart Home

Luck was in the air recently for Glenwood, Md resident Theresa Smith. She is this year’s winner of HGTV’s Smart Home Sweepstakes. Not only does she get an amazing house in Raleigh, N.C. with the latest technology, but she also receives a brand new car and a cash prize. Check out some... Read More

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An Appraiser’s Take On The Value Of Green Homes

As the demand for eco-friendly homes increases MRIS plans to keep pace with the expectations of consumers and agents when it comes to marketing and listing ‘green’ homes. We reached out to Beth L. Riedel, a Maryland-based appraiser and President of the Maryland Association of Appraisers, to get her thoughts on... Read More

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