In a news release shared by the Cape Cod & Islands Multiple Listing Service, Friday they announced the restructuring of their board of directors. In the release, they announce the application of two strategies that groups like the Houston Association of REALTORS, MRED, MLSListings, and many other leading firms have adopted. Namely the introduction of non-affiliated directors on the board – folks that may be from the industry but are not from Cape Cod or the Islands. Smart move. They also reduced the size of their board from 13 down to 7. That is a very reasonable choice.cape cod and islands mls logo

In concert, these two modifications to their governance will streamline the organization’s decision-making group and introduce some non-regional perspective that should allow the organization to thrive in the years ahead.

Cape Cod and Islands MLS seek External Board Members From Real Estate Industry

West Yarmouth, MA, September 25, 2020 –

The Cape Cod & Islands Multiple Listing Service (CCIMLS) is seeking external candidates interested in filling the role of ‘Industry Director’ for its Board of Directors in 2021.

During a recent governance restructuring, CCIMLS shrunk its board from 13 members, who all had to be either participants or subscribers of the multiple listing service (MLS), to a seven-member board, of which two appointees will be non-member industry directors.

CCIMLS is looking for board members who have experience and expertise as a real estate broker in non-competitive markets, experience in the real estate technology business, have multiple listing service executive experience, or other aspects related to real estate to help solve the challenges of the industry.

“Our focus is ensuring we’re committed to strengthening the role our members play in helping consumers buy and sell homes. We’re committed to bringing a diversity of voices to the table to create a marketplace that works best for our members, and bringing in an outside perspective to our board room is a feature that will pay dividends for our members,” said Greg Kiely, the 2020 president of CCIMLS.

There are two industry director seats available for one-year appointments. The position is unpaid, but any required travel will be covered for any in-person meetings.

“There is a lot of talent in the real estate industry, and our hope is to harness that talent to bring solutions to our members. We work hard to provide innovative solutions that advance and enhance the value of the MLS and are looking for those with experience that can help foster that further. We look forward to bringing a diverse set of voices to push us to be better,” said CCIMLS CEO Ryan Castle.

CCIMLS is a for-profit corporation wholly owned by the Cape Cod & Islands Association of REALTORS® and has approximately 2,700 participants and subscribers across Cape Cod. CCIMLS also wholly owns the Martha’s Vineyard Multiple Listing Service (MVMLS).

For those who are interested, you can find the role of the CCIMLS Industry Director seat HERE and contact Ryan Castle at (508) 957-4345 or for more information.

About the Cape Cod & Islands Multiple Listing Service

CCIMLS, a for-profit company wholly owned by the Cape Cod & Islands Association of REALTORS®, is the preeminent multiple listing service (MLS) servicing and customized for Cape Cod in Massachusetts. The service, which has approximately 2,700 participants and subscribers, is the platform for real estate professionals to offer cooperation and compensation with the most accurate and complete data available to real estate professionals in the region. CCIMLS wholly owns the Martha’s Vineyard Multiple Listing Service (MVMLS).