BoardTalk

October 28, 2019
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PRESIDENT'S CORNER

Hello Fellow Members!

       It was nice to see so many of you at the CCBOR annual luncheon at Schaefer's. Celebrating 60 years made it even more special with Harlan Williams sharing the story of how it all began. I'd like to congratulate the new incoming officers and Directors for 2019-2020, we are in good hands!  As this is my last Presidents message, I would like to say that it has been a pleasure serving the CCBOR. A truly great opportunity to work with so many members, meet new friends and had so much fun. 
  
Signing off,
Danielle
NEWS FROM THE ANNUAL MEMBERSHIP MEETING

At the Annual Membership Meeting that was held October 22, our Officers & Directors for the 2019/2020 term were installed by John Harrison, Maryland REALTORS® President.

Pictured left to right are: Mark Saunders (President-Elect), Al Peteraf (Vice President), Lori Lukeman (Secretary), Paula Gilley (Treasurer), and Directors: Danielle Ward (Immediate Past President), Melinda Wimer, Sue McGill, Wanda Jackson, Amber Durand, and Norman Wehner. Absent is Director, Ed Campbell.
John Ford of Integrity had the pleasure of installing our new President, Deanna Murphy

During her remarks, Deanna expressed that one of her goals during her upcoming term is to help continue the path set by NAR to elevate the professionalism of our industry.
AND THE AWARDS WENT TO:
2020 REALTOR OF THE YEAR
Mark Saunders
RE/Max Vision
2020 NANCY R. SIMPERS COMMUNITY SERVICE AWARD
John A. Ford
Integrity Real Estate
2020 AFFILIATE OF THE YEAR
Peter Kirsh, Esq.
The Kirsh Law Firm
RECIPIENTS OF THE REALTOR® OWN-IT COIN

First unveiled at the 2017 NAR Leadership Summit, REALTORS® Own It coins represent appreciation for leaders' commitment to serve their fellow REALTORS®. Recipients are encouraged to re-gift the coins to others who embody this spirit.
Tanya Luckenbill
Integrity Real Estate
Bill Standiford
Exit Preferred Realty
John A. Ford
Integrity Real Estate
OTHER AWARDS

President's Award -- Each year the outgoing President bestows an award on someone who has participated in volunteer committee work throughout the year and who epitomizes an ethical real estate professional. This year, Danielle Ward, honored Tanya Luckenbill with this award.

Harlan C. Williams Rookie REALTOR® of the Year Award -- In recognition of Harley's leadership and contribution to both real estate and to CCBOR during the last 60 years, a new, perpetual award will be bestowed on a real estate professional that has been in the business less than 4 years who exhibits leadership characteristics and commitment to excellence both to real estate and to CCBOR. 

RPAC Major Sterling Investor Award -- Being inducted into Maryland REALTORS® RPAC Hall of Fame at the $15,000 level, this award was given to Pat Ulrich.
Tanya Luckenbill
Integrity Real Estate
Harlan Wiliams
Harlan C. William Co.
Patrick Ulrich
Patterson-Schwartz
NEW MEMBERS

Until approved at the next Board of Directors meeting, provisional membership has been granted to:
Jodi Shelby
RE/Max Vision
Randy Sherman
Berkshire Hathaway
Home Service
James Arthur
Long & Foster
(Towson)
Jay Weitzel
Long & Foster
Towson)
Ronnie Smith
Smith Drain
Solutions
REAL ESTATE INDUSTRY NEWS

DOJ Voices Rare Opinion In Civil Case Against Realtor Group
Source: Forbes
October 23, 2019 / Aly J. Yale, Senior Contributor Real Estate

The Department of Justice is pushing back against the National Association of Realtors, officially responding to the group’s motion to dismiss the multiple antitrust cases currently lobbied against it.

The suits accuse the organization of colluding, inflating commissions, and anti-competitive behavior, largely due to its compensation rules, which require home sellers pay fees for both the listing agent and the buyer’s agent. Four major real estate brokerages, including RE/MAX and Keller Williams, are also named in the suits.

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Very interesting article including coverage of BrightMLS's new policy on Off-MLS Listings - read more here.
UPCOMING EVENTS
Registration is now open. Free to members / if you would like to bring a guest, cost is only $30.00. Come on out to help kick off the Holiday Season!
CCBOR's Annual NYC Bus Trip takes place Wednesday, December 11. The bus will depart CCBOR's parking lot at 7:00 am and will leave NYC at 7:00 pm.

Limited seating is available as we have reserved only one bus this year. Cost is $40/pp - make sure you register now.
Mark your calendars! To view our 2019 Schedule of Events, click here .
UPCOMING CLASSE S/WORKSHOPS
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GRI 200 classes are underway and GRI 100 is scheduled to commence on January 14 as long as the minimum number of students register with paid deposits. Cost of the course is $360; however, you can make an initial deposit of $180 and pay the final payment by the end of the 6-week course. Call us to learn more. 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.
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 .

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

CCBOR welcomes participation in our committees by our membership. To learn more or to sign up for a committee, see our Volunteer Committee List.
FROM THE COUNTY

Here you can listen to current County audio recordings:

CONTINUING EDUCATION

To register for a class, visit www.cecilcountyboardofrealtors.com or call the Board office at 410-398-4844 .
REMINDERS
To keep up-to-date on Board happenings, our calendar can be found here .
REALTORS® UNITED IN SUPPORT OF HOME OWNERSHIP!