Welcome to the
Southeastern Border Association of REALTORS®

Membership Update
for November, 2020

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Welcome to our Newest Members

  • Adrienne Aaron, The Danberry Company
  • Darren Adams, Howard Hanna
  • Ashley Andrews, Synergy Realty Group
  • Courtney Arnt, EXP Realty-Troy
  • Amy Foster, Real Estate One-Southgate
  • John Gonzalez, GAP Realty Group
  • Aaron Jennings, Wiens and Roth Real Estate
  • Adam Kipf, Coldwell Banker Haynes
  • Victoria Layman, Real Estate Solutions
  • Michael Rodich, Berkshire Hathaway Hudkins

New SEBAR Only Members:
  • Natalie Robb, MBA Realty Group

REALTORS® now receive exceptional savings on GE Appliances’ extensive line of high-quality home appliances.

This new REALTOR Benefits® Program offer provides savings on popular products, including Profile™, Cafe™, GE®, Monogram®, Haier, and Hotpoint® appliances:

Refrigerators, Freezers, Dishwashers, Icemakers, Ranges/Cooktops, Wall Ovens, Washers & Dryers, Air Conditioners, and more!

Holiday Savings for REALTORS®
Don't forget to use your NAR benefits to save on car rentals, the latest technology, shipping, and more this holiday season.

If you have questions about offers, please call the NAR helpline at 800-627-5233. Note that questions about your NRDS number, realtor.com®, or NAR in general should be directed to Information Services at 800-874-6500.

Source: National Association of REALTORS® (NAR)
National Association of REALTORS® (NAR)
Code of Ethics Training Requirement
Current Cycle: Jan 1, 2019 through Dec 31, 2021

NAR's Board of Directors recently approved a change to the Code of Ethics training requirement, extending it from every two years to every three ears. This extends the current cycle deadline from Dec. 31, 2020, to Dec. 31, 2021.

REALTORS® are required to complete ethics training of not less than 2 hours, 30 minutes of instructional time. The training must meet specific learning objectives and criteria established by the National Association of REALTORS®.

Failure to complete the required periodic ethics training shall be considered a violation of a membership duty which will result in suspension of membership for not less than thirty (30) days. On March 1, 2022, the membership of a member who is still suspended as of that date will be automatically terminated.

The deadline is December 31, 2021 to fulfill this requirement.

There are different options available to complete the required ethics training:

1.      SEBAR is offering three more Continuing Education Classes this year with Jack Waller of NCI Associates. (See dates above)

2.      The course is available on NAR’s website (www.nar.realtor) for no charge. Go to their website and look for Code of Ethics training.

If you have questions on whether you have fulfilled the Code of Ethics requirement, please feel free to email DBirkner@SEBrealtors.com
Beware of Scammers offering health insurance to NAR Members
Although the National Association of Realtors® offers insurance options, an NAR spokesperson warned that the association would not make calls to enroll members

Scammers have been targeting members of the National Association of REALTORS® (NAR) with robocalls from various numbers claiming to represent “NAR health insurance,” the trade organization has warned.

The association is cautioning that these calls are not from the National Association of REALTORS® and that its 1.4 million members should be vigilant.
“These calls and texts do not originate from NAR,” a spokesperson for the trade association said in a statement. “The association won’t make unsolicited calls to enroll you in an insurance program or otherwise solicit your personal information.”

NAR does offer a wide array of health insurance plans and different coverage options, which are available through the association’s REALTORS®

Scammers targeting NAR members is nothing new. In 2019, federal officials warned that there had been a 1,100% rise in real estate phishing scams. Collectively, such scams led to a $1 billion loss in real estate transactions in 2017 alone.
Source: National Association of REALTORS® (NAR)

To our 2020 SEBAR Affiliate Partners ...

   Diamond Partners
Michigan Title Insurance Agency, Inc.
Rick Smith, Adam Drobet, Julie Wery
Pillar to Post
Steven Peterson
 Ruby Partners
First American Title Company
Frank Lucarelli, Angie McNeely
First Merchants Bank
Nicole Dandron, Nicholas Dunford, Aaron Mason, Howard Roberts, Susan Roppel
Simple Mortgage
Dawn McCarty
Gold Partners
Accuspect Home Inspection Company
Dale Raines
Armor Home Inspection LLC
Daryl Kowalski
Capital Mortgage Funding
Julie Sammons
First National Home Mortgage
Mary Katsiroubas
Hondros College
Kevin Pasch
Insideout Inspections Plus
Lori Pavlika

 Silver Partners
2-10 Home Buyers Warranty
Mark Light
America's Preferred Home Warranty
Tyler James
DFCU Financial
Nick Karaboyas
Downriver Profile
Robbin Moyer
Farm Bureau Insurance® - Robert J. Roll Agency
Robert Roll
Greenstone Farm Credit Services
Brian Young
Hassett Title Company
Chris Cosby, Jennifer Fountain, Dan Hassett, Doug Hassett, William Hassett
Land Home Financial Services
Bob Schivelbein, Edward Tilk
Lawyers Title of Monroe
Goran Cepo, Ann Hammack, Kendan Myers
Mortgage 1
Walter Tyslicki
Nations Lending
Tom Ciotti
Seagate Inspections Inc.
Jim Johnson
State Bank
John Ansara
TLC Community Credit Union
Sean Armstrong, Kristina Frank, Alycia Nichols
Today Magazines
Gina Guarisco
Trenton Trib
Beth Imes
Turn Key Title Agency LLC
Samuel Cummings
Union Home Mortgage
Kristian Bezeau, Jacob Boes, David Gano, Tom Ziegler
University Lending
Dan Voran, Michael Van Dusen, Donna Ferguson

We are grateful for your continued support of SEBAR!
Southeastern Border Association of REALTORS®
Shannon Harner, RCE, e-PRO, CEO/Association Executive
Donna Birkner, e-PRO, Downriver Office Manager
Lisa Horvath, e-PRO, MLS Specialist
Jessica Lapp, e-PRO, Membership & Administrative Manager

Monroe County Office
125 Cole Road
Monroe, MI 48162

Downriver Office
Horizon Business Center West
20600 Eureka Road, Suite 510
Taylor, MI 48180

Both Offices are Open Monday - Friday / 8:30 am to 4:30 pm
by appointment only at this time