Are you under the assumption that your property located within the Cape & Islands needs to be on Cape Cod’s MLS? If so, we can help.
To do a Cape & Islands listing head over to our basic listing service. You must sign up for our basic service first. This is a requirement set forth by the Cape & Islands MLS. The cost to put your home in the Cape & Islands MLS is an additional $599.00. If you add the basic listing and Cape & Islands listing the total cost is $899.00. Why so much? Because everything on the Cape and Islands (Martha’s Vinyard and Nantucket) is more expensive, therefore, our overhead for listing properties on the Cape & Islands MLS is higher and more labor-intensive (paperwork).
Per the rules of the Cape & Islands MLS (CCIMLS), sellers must have an active listing on MLSPIN before they will allow your property to be on CCIMLS. This Cape & Islands listing option is an add-on service and only for those who currently have an active listing with us. If you do not already have a listing with us, you will need to do this first by filling out our regular MA flat fee MLS agreement by going here. Once the MLSPIN listing is activated, we will send you the CCIMLS addendum to also list your home on the Cape & Islands MLS Service. You will have 2 MLS listings on 2 different MLS platforms. Each platform has different online partnerships so, in theory, your MLS listing will provide double or triple the exposure (if you want your listing on all 3 MLS services). We say “in theory” because data shows otherwise even though Cape agents promote their local service.
Our partnership with CCIMLS requires us to follow specific guidelines. For the sake of transparency, this means we provide their small staff with a CCIMLS Listing Package which includes the following: 1) A non-refundable CCIMLS administrative fee. We pay them a listing fee (much like the fee you pay us) to list the property on their system. 2) A copy of your current MLSPIN listing. 3) A copy of the listing agreement between you, the seller and our brokerage. We will send you a copy of the CCIMLS listing addendum/agreement for you to sign. 4) A letter of good standing from our local Realtor board. 5) A signed document stating we will abide by their rules and regulations since we are responsible for the CCIMLS listing. 6) A CCIMLS property data input form so they can enter the listing into the Cape & Islands MLS system.
Getting your property listed on the Cape & Islands MLS is not instant. Although we prepare and send in the CCIMLS listing package right away, it can them a few business days to get the listing up. The CCIMLS staff does not work on weekends. Activation times are largely dependent on the number of listings the CCIMLS staff has in their queue. Since listing on CCIMLS is popular, they do a lot of listings each day. Please note the listing fee ($600.00) for a CCIMLS listing is non-refundable. This means if you pay today and your home goes under agreement before the CCIMLS listing is activated your money will not be refunded since we start the process immediately. In other words, once you pay us, we create the paperwork, we pay their listing fee, and wait for them to activate the listing. Your Cape & Islands CCIMLS Listing will be activated within 1-3 business days. CCIMLS does not work on weekends.