BoardTalk

June 15, 2020
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PRESIDENT'S CORNER

Hello Fellow Members,

Welcome to another step in the reopening process!

Keep an eye out for the opening of nominations for Affiliate of the Year, Nancy R. Simpers Community Service, REALTOR® of the Year, and the Harlan C. Williams Rookie REALTOR® awards.  We have members that continually give their time and talents and this a great way to show our appreciation to those who go above and beyond to support our Board.

We will also be taking nominations soon for those who are interested in serving as a Director for our Board of Directors 2020/2021 season that will begin in November, 2020 under our President-elect, Mark Saunders. If you are interested, be sure to let us know. We are continually looking for new thoughts & ideas to keep out Board successful.


Take Care & Be Well,

Deanna
NEW MEMBERS

Welcome to these new members*!

* Provisional status until approved at the next Board of Directors' meeting.
Michael Aldridge
Berkshire Hathaway
Newark, DE
Dinah Riordan
Atlantic Coast Mortgage
Stevensville, MD
Carmine Rauso
Keller Williams
West Chester, PA
PROFESSIONAL ENHANCEMENT
Commitment to Excellence (C2EX) from the National Association of REALTORS® empowers REALTORS® to evaluate, enhance and showcase their highest levels of professionalism. It’s not a course, class or designation—it’s an Endorsement that REALTORS® can promote when serving clients and other REALTORS®.

Get started on your journey today by logging in to   www.C2EX.realtor  and taking any one of our 11 self-assessments to measure your proficiency in 10 aspects of professionalism (11 for brokers), ranging from customer service to use of technology. 

Carla A. Rose, CEO with Salisbury Rowan REALTORS® in North Carolina talks about her experience and the value of participating in the program. Read the article here .
The Accredited Buyer’s Representative (ABR®) designation is for real estate buyer agents who focus on working directly with buyer-clients at every stage of the home-buying process.

What You Gain
Valuable real estate education that elevates your skills and knowledge in the eyes of home buyers.
Ongoing specialized information, programs, and updates that keep you knowledgeable on the issues and trends facing home buyers.
Access to members-only publications, marketing tools and resources(link is external).
Networking and referrals

Learn more about earning this designation.

And, are you "in-sync" with Generation Z, X, Millenials, etc.? If not, learn about their buying habits here .
WHAT'S NEW?
Revamped Consumer Site
Check out the new content on the Consumer section of our website -- great information has been added detailing the process for home buyers and sellers. Share this with your potential clients.

CECIL COUNTY CARES
Note that a balance of $128 from the Covid-19 lunch fundraiser sponsored by the CARE Committee has been provided to the fund set up to support the three grandchildren of Dave Hill of Hillside Realty who tragically lost his daughter and son-in-law recently in an accident. If you would like make a donation, the mailing address is: FMFCU, 5 Hillman Drive, Suite 100, Chadds Ford, PA 19317.
Sponsored by the Public Relations Committee, this raffle benefits Bayside Community Network/Camp Care and will also qualify for part of our CARE Award submission. Tickets can be purchased online by clicking on appropriate link below, or call 410-398-4844. The winning ticket will be drawn aboard the Solstice Sunset Cruise scheduled for June 24.

Join members of the CARE Committee on Saturday, June 20, at 8:30 am for litter pickup in both Elkton and Perryville. Helping to keep our communities clean benefits all of us. In addition, this activity also will be submitted for the CARE Award. Meeting locations are as follows:

Big Elk Mall, Elkton

Good Shepherd Chuch Parking Lot, Perryville
UPCOMING EVENTS
Are you ready to get out, enjoy the fresh air, and the camaraderie of your peers? Join us for this cruise on the Chesapeake & Delaware Canal on Wednesday, June 24. Open to CCBOR-members only. Food & beverage sponsored by Nations Lending, Kirkwood Pest Control, and Coldwell Banker Chesapeake. Register now as seats are going fast!

Dates for future events can be found here .
UPCOMING CLASSES
2-Day CE Special - June 18 / June 24
Sign up now for the 15 hours for your Maryland license renewal, or you can sign up for individual classes. There are still seats available and all classes are taking place at the Board office. Face coverings are required and hand sanitizers will be on hand.

Register now.

Complete schedule of classes and training can be found here .
RULES & GUIDELINES
ADVERTISING RULES & GUIDELINES

Effective October 16, 2019, BrightMLS has initiated a new policy on Off-MLS Listings. This policy and details on "Coming Soon" and "Office Exclusive" are explained here . In addition, there is a new policy on Coming Soon for Rentals and New Construction - learn more here . If you think a rule is being violated, a complaint can be submitted here .

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.
Great News! We are only $350 from reaching our 2020 Goal. Here you can make a contribution. Thanks.

Maryland RPAC Trustees announce Major Investor Early Recognition Pilot Program. Learn more here
CONTINUING EDUCATION

To register for a class, visit www.cecilcountyboardofrealtors.com or call the Board office at 410-398-4844 .
FROM THE COUNTY

Here you can listen to current County audio recordings:

REMINDERS
To keep up-to-date on Board happenings, our calendar can be found here .
REALTORS® UNITED IN SUPPORT OF HOME OWNERSHIP!