Election Results from October's GMM
THANK YOU to MCAR’s 2017 Board Members for your time, service and commitment to making Montcalm County Association of Realtors the best it can be for our members. Thank you Nancy Vanas and Dawn Phillips, who will not be serving in 2018, for your service and all you've done for the Association, it's members and the communities we serve.

To our new board members, thank you for your willingness to continue the Association work for the good of your peers and industry.
Your 2018 Leadership Team is:
• President – Chris Ritter
• President Elect – Bill Slating (2019 President)
• Treasurer – Jennifer Keech
• Secretary – Andrea Belding
• Immediate Past President – Mike Satterlee
and Directors: Kevin Brown, Vince Villegas and Jason Woodard.

Lastly, please save the date of December 12th (location to be determined) for our Annual Awards & General Membership Meeting! See you there!
Recent Membership Changes
Congratulations and best wishes goes out to Denilda Hubbard who is now working with Five Star Real Estate Leaders!

Welcome and THANK YOU Broker, Greg Carlson, for allowing Denilda to remain a member of MCAR!

Congratulations and best wishes goes out to MCAR Board Secretary, Andrea Belding, who is now working with REMAX United out of their Greenville location!

Welcome and THANK YOU Broker, Tom Rich, for allowing Andrea to remain a member of MCAR!

Congratulations also goes out to Rachael Brown, new owner of Weichert Realtors Property Mart out of St. Johns with Managing Broker, Tonya Braeutigan at the helm!
Effective January 1, 2018, in any advertising that includes the name of an associate broker, salesperson or team, the individual licensee’s name (or team name) cannot be in larger type size than the name of the employing broker. This change has caused many employing brokers and licensees to reexamine both existing law and their current advertising. 
As of 11/2/17- LESS than 10% of MCAR Members have USED THEIR VOICE for the Call for Action- We need your voice!
Reform Our Tax Code AND Protect Middle Class Homeowners

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In order to satisfy the annual requirement of 2 legal credits for 2017, Michigan real estate licensees will need to complete at least 2 hours of legal credit by December 31st, 2017. 

However, because 2018 represents a renewal year, all renewing licensees should complete their remaining continuing education prior to the October 31, 2018 renewal in order to satisfy attestation requirements within the renewal application and to avoid any late renewal fees.

Starting November 1, 2018, CE hours will be counted for each license cycle year (NOT CALENDAR YEAR) . A license cycle year is defined as the period of November 1 through October 31. While licensees will be required to complete 2 hours of eligible legal continuing education within each license cycle year, all other required credits may be completed at any time during the license cycle. 
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