October 6, 2022

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President's Corner

Hello everyone and thanks for taking a minute to read Board Talk.

I am wrapping up another year as President and it always amazes me how quickly time slips away. 

I was honored to present the Realtor of the Year award last month to Paula Gilley.

She has been one of our all time most dedicated agents serving CCBOR for 50 years.

Please congratulate her and give her thanks when you get a chance.

Another dedicated board volunteer has been leading the way.

Linda McKinnon has once again brought home the Maryland CARE award.

We now have $9,000 to share with 5 local charities. 

This happened because of Linda's leadership and the dedication of CARE chairs Laura L'talien & Ronnie Boyd and the outstanding care committee members. It also reflects on the collective good will of all of you. Special mention of thanks to Natalie Goldsmith for producing the excellent video. Cecil County has an incredible record of success in this area (over $91,000 in charity has been delivered by this committee) and it is because of the ongoing good deeds of our membership. Please keep up the good work and make sure the CARE committee knows when you do something positive for your community.

As you know, many new contract changes went into effect on October 1st.

Make sure you take advantage of the upcoming contract changes class being offered by Peter Kirsh at the Convention.

I hope you are all satisfied with the performance of this board. Maybe not perfect, but I know it is in good financial condition and I also feel our AE Natalie Goldsmith & Brenda Leber have it running smoothly now after a going through period of transition. 

(It is always easy to judge from the sidelines)

Thank you to everyone, especially our board of directors, committee chairs and committee members for contributing to our success and remember, we all should always be striving for continual improvement. If you have something good to say, speak up and join a committee.

Lastly, please join me in wishing incoming President Ed Campbell a great year. See you at the annual meeting on October 20th at Rosewood.

Wishing you all health, happiness and prosperity.

Warm regards,

Al Peteraf

2022 CCBOR President

Committee News

CARE Award

Congratulations Cecil County Board of REALTORS® and the CARE Committee on winning The “William J Neary Jr. Community Action and REALTOR® Excellence Award", also known as the CARE Award. This award is about community service and how much we work together to accomplish all we do. The Board thanks all of you for your generosity and support thru out the year helping our community. Congratulations!  Please see the link for video below.


Convention Registration

Upcoming Events - 

Fair Housing Education Day - November 16, 2022

Christmas Party November 30, 2022


Next 2-Day Special - Register Today!

Maryland REALTORS® 

2022 Statewide forms and contract updates overview. Maryland REALTORS® will soon launch a series of videos to help you grasp the changes made to the Maryland's Statewide Forms. But to get a quick start on what you need to know, watch this quick "mini webinar" hosted by Kathleen Dartez, Esq., and James S. Beslity, Esq., of the Maryland REALTORS® Legal Team. 

Watch the Mini Webinar


Update your license and contact info in Bright

Your license and contact information is displayed on listings and other places in Bright. It's important you take the time to review and make sure the latest information is currently showing. 

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.

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Thanks to those who participated, we reached our 2022 Goal!