July 8, 2019
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Hope everyone had a wonderful 4th of July holiday weekend enjoying time with family, friends, and partaking in some fun events!

Just a reminder - if you have not yet submitted your nomination for the 2019/2020 REALTOR® OF THE YEAR, please do so by 5:00 pm today. Your nomination can be submitted here.

Take care and have a wonderful and productive week.


Until approved at the next Board of Directors' meeting, provisional membership has been granted to:

Cherri Arsenault RE/Max Vision
Holli Davis – Coldwell Banker Chesapeake

Source: BrightMLS
Coverage: Cecil County only

Tables 1, 2, and 3 include data on current residential listings excluding new construction.
In Table 2, number of brokerages includes individual offices with listings.
Table 3 shows that there are, for instance, a total of 3 brokerages with listings located in at least 6 of the county towns, whereby there are a total of 46 brokerages with listings in less than 2 of the county towns.
Tables 4, 5, and 6 present data on closings during the period of January-June comparing 2018 to 2019.
In Table 5, variance is the % difference between the current listing price and the close price.

How to cope with iBuyers in your market
Utilize all the options on the table to give your sellers the best route for them

Source: Inman News
BY BERNICE ROSS July 01, 2019

With more than 1,000 Inman posts, Bernice Ross is a long-time contributor whose weekly column on real estate trends, luxury, marketing and other best practices publishes every Monday.

The iBuyer model has hit the industry by storm, but will it be only a small portion of the market or something much bigger in the long run? Download the complete article here.
Note that the date for the Annual Membership Meeting has been changed -- details below:

Tuesday, October 22, 2019 ● 1:00 pm ● Schaefer's Canal House
Mark your calendars! To view our 2019 Schedule of Events, click here .

Have you submitted your nomination for our 2019/2010 REALTOR® OF THE YEAR yet? If not, there is still time. Submit your nomination here by the end of today, July 8. CCBOR's winner will then be submitted as a nominee for Maryland REALTOR® OF THE YEAR and will be recognized at the Maryland REALTORS® Convention taking place in September. By the way, make sure you register for the Convention.
To help you satisfy your 15 hours of license renewal for Maryland, we are scheduling three $99 2-Day Specials throughout the year on June 4/11, September 11/18, and December 3/10. If you missed the June classes, you can sign up now for the September classes here.

GRI 200 classes have been scheduled starting on October 11. Sign up now before the class fills up. And, here find out more about the GRI Designation and how it can help you be more successful.

Download an updated schedule of classes - any questions about any of these, reach out to Wendy or Pam at 410-398-4844.
A BIG SHOUT OUT to Pat Ulrich, our Major Sterling R Investor, who has been inducted into Maryland REALTORS® Hall of Fame at the $15,000 level. Pat's name will be displayed on a plaque located in the Maryland REALTORS® Board of Directors meeting room. You too can become a Major Investor - find out more here.

So far, we have met 74% of our 2019 goal - stay tuned to learn about some fun ways to participate to reach our goal!

CCBOR welcomes participation in our committees by our membership. To learn more, see our Volunteer Committee List .
To keep up-to-date on Board happenings, our calendar can be found here .

Here you can listen to current County audio recordings:


To register for a class, visit or call the Board office at 410-398-4844 .

If you are licensed to sell real estate in the State of Maryland, please use this Advertising Checklist  that was prepared by the Maryland Real Estate Commission Note that Maryland does not make any distinction between any method of advertising -- print, electronic, business card, radio, television, etc. -- as far as Maryland is concerned, advertising is advertising and ALL advertising must comply with the requirements of Maryland law.

Also for your use, here is a  document prepared  by Bright MLS explaining the proper use of photographs in advertising.