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First Piece of Legislation Regarding Drones Hits The Books

There are a few different court cases winding their way through the legal system about the use of drones for commercial purposes (including the use of overhead photography common to real estate listings) and the first of them has reached its conclusion. The legal question at hand in this particular... Read More


MRIS Close It! – Have You Tried It?

Determining the costs of closing on a home sale is high on the priority list for buyers and sellers alike. Luckily closing cost calculators like MRIS Close It! have made the process much easier than it used to be for everyone involved. Available for FREE to MRIS subscribers, MRIS Close It!... Read More


MRIS Subscribers Receive Free Access To Inman Select

Did you catch the news over on Inman? They have rolled out a new subscription-based website with content from award-winning journalists and highly respected industry leaders called Inman Select. Since MRIS is one of the charter MLSs that has partnered with Inman to offer this opportunity, all MRIS subscribers can have free... Read More


Trainer Talk: Coming Soon Listing Status

Today you’ll see a new listing status for MRIS subscribers to use. Coming Soon status can be used for listings that are being prepped for showing. Properties that can use Coming Soon status are those properties with a listing agreement and the seller’s permission. Days on Market (DOM) do not... Read More

Homes in Winter

Three Winter Home Upgrades That Add Resale Value

According to the Appraisal Institute, homeowners should take steps to winterize their homes in order to reduce energy costs, increase comfort in cold months and improve resale value. “With the fall season coming to a close, now is a great time for homeowners to consider making seasonal updates to their... Read More

MRIS Run for shelter

Come and Run for Shelter!

Are you looking to join a good cause? Lace up your sneakers and join the Race to End Homelessness at the Carpenter’s Shelter Run for Shelter 10K! MRIS is happy to once again be sponsoring the annual race being held next Saturday, November 22nd, at 8:00 am in Alexandria, VA. Started back in... Read More


Professionalism Is the Key

By Marc Gould When buyers are looking to hire an agent, what tops their list of criteria? According to the National Association of REALTORS®’ Profile of Home Buyers and Sellers, not surprisingly, the answer is ‘honesty and integrity.’ And with statistics showing that over half of all business comes from... Read More

Coming Soon Real Estate Sign

Benefits of the Coming Soon Listing Status

As real estate professionals, you probably notice the “Coming Soon” signs in the front yards of homes more than most people. You probably also pay special attention to the advertisements on websites and in the newspapers. But often, for many of these homes, you don’t know much more than that... Read More

MRIS Connect

Trainer Talk: MRIS Connect is Here

MRIS Connect, your new MRIS customer portal, allows you to manage your MRIS account online – 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. You will be able to Pay fees and invoices Add, edit/update and delete multiple credit cards Designate one credit card as Auto Pay (optional) Review previous... Read More

Rosemary Tran Lauer

Local Agent’s Inspiring Work Wins Good Neighbor Award From NAR

To hear Rosemary Tran Lauer tell the story of how she came to America from her tiny village in the Philippines is to hear how she came up with the title of her book, Beggars or Angels, which she wrote more than thirty years after landing on our shores. The... Read More

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