Cape May County Association of REALTORS®, Inc. (CMCAOR) - in conjunction with the Cape May County Multiple Listing Service - located in the southern most part of New Jersey - covers one of the most scenic and historic areas of the state, with seashore resort towns of Cape May, Stone Harbor, Avalon, The Wildwoods, Strathmere and Sea Isle City, in addition to lovely bay-front and rural inland areas. In 2000, the first Association office building was purchased in the country setting of Dennis Township.
Under the auspices of the National Association of REALTORS® and the New Jersey Association of REALTORS®, CMCAOR provides services to help its 1,600+ members become more profitable and successful. The fifteen-member Board of Directors (fourteen REALTOR® members, one affiliate member) meets six times a year. Members may submit a Consent to Serve on the board for a one or two year term. Consents are accepted and reviewed in the fall and determinations made by the Nominating Committee. An election slate is mailed to the general membership with a vote taken at the Annual Board of Elections/General Membership meeting.
Members are encouraged to volunteer time on a committee or task force of interest to them or in which they have expertise. Committee Selection forms are mailed to members and committees are assembled at the beginning of the year.
In the last few years, the association has grown in membership from the official classification of a small to a medium-sized board. Although this change substantially increased the allotted RPAC (REALTORS® Political Action Committee) goal, CMCAOR members showed their continuing strong support. At TriplePlay 2005, our tri-state (NJ, NY & PA) convention in Atlantic City, CMCAOR received an RPAC award from the New Jersey Association of REALTORS® (NJAR) for outstanding member participation. We also were honored with an award in NJAR's newsletter competition for our very own REALTOR® Rap in 2002 and 2003.
Annual Association events include a Golf Tournament, coordinated by the Golf Tournament Task Force, proceeds from which fund seven (7) college scholarships awarded to local high school graduates. The Community Services Committee oversees charitable fundraising activities such as a cruise and silent auction that fund Habitat for Humanity and C.A.R.A. Kids (Coalition Against Rape & Abuse). The Governmental Affairs committee, in addition to monitoring legislative issues, interviews and endorses selected political candidates.
Educational activities include general membership meetings, technical instruction, GRI classes and various industry seminars. The annual awards dinner recognizes members who achieve the Circle of Excellence award. Members receive timely news via a weekly news "Flash".