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At a Glance – May 14, 2018

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Reminder: The current two-year cycle for mandatory Code of Ethics training for Realtors ends Dec. 31. Get more info here.

Reminder: SentriLock Billing Begins June 1st and is due by June 30th.

Announcement: Delaware Flood Insurance Roundtable: May 17, 1–4 p.m., at Cheer Community Center, 20520 Sand Hill Road, Georgetown

This afternoon workshop will provide a rare opportunity for discussion about flood preparedness, risk reduction and emergency management through floodplain management, flood insurance and community awareness. RSVP to Greg Williams at Gregory.Williams@state.de.us or call Coleen Ponden at 302-739-9921 with your attendee’s names, agenda items or to discuss any questions you have about the event. Registration is free.

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At a Glance – May 7, 2018

 

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Reminder: The current two-year cycle for mandatory Code of Ethics training for Realtors ends Dec. 31. Get more info here.

Reminder: SentriLock Billing Begins June 1st and is due by June 30th.
 

 

 

 

 

SCAOR & WCR Classes

 

 
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The SCAOR Card – Issue #018

The SCAOR Card – Volume #018
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“Ethics, Education and Advocacy.”

From the CEO’s Desk – 

Merritt shares information on Bright MLS training, Sentrilock Billing, Strategic Planning, and other future dates of interest.

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SCAOR Value – 

This month, we look at an NAR benefit that you might have missed: ZipLogix’s Transaction Member Benefit.
 

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Membership – This Month’s Stats 

SCAOR is made up of some of the finest people in Sussex County.  Here’s who’s joined in April! –  
 

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Upcoming Dates to Know: 

  • Affiliate Mixer – May 9th at 4PM at Crooked Hammock (Signup Required here)
  • WCR & SCAOR Class & Mixer – May 10th (RSVP Here)
  • Bright MLS Conversion Date – June 4th, 2018
  • 2018-19 SentriLock Billing – Begins June 1st, 2018 (Due June 30, 2018)
"Most people do not listen  with the intent to understand;  they listen with the intent to reply.”  - Stephen R. Covey
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The SCAOR Card – Issue #018 – From the CEO’s Desk

Dear SCAOR Members:
 
It is Bright MLS transition month.  By this time, you should have received an email from Bright MLS for second quarter MLS services.  Members should pay $75.  If you have not received an invoice, please email me at merritt@scaor.com.  For those who attended the first Bright MLS training on May 3, I hope it was helpful.  Bright MLS representatives will be at SCAOR on May 11, 21, 30 and 31 conducting a range of training workshops.  The web address to log into is BrightMLS.com/Training.  Hope to see you around the building sometime soon!  The official Bright Preview is May 14 with the Bright Conversion date of June 4.
 
Other news includes SentriLock billing to commence on June 1.  Be on the look out for an email to log into the SCAOR portal and pay between June 1 and June 30.  Late fees apply after June 30.  The fee is covers members from July 1 to June 30.  Home inspection, terminate inspection and appraisals now have access, if interested.  Pro-Spect is the first company signing up.  They should be using the lockbox program before July 4.
 
The Strategic Planning Committee will draft a new Strategic Plan on June 13 and 14.  The current Association Mission Statement is focused on education, ethics and advocacy.  I see technology, government affairs, education and communications are three areas we need to improve upon.  We are all looking forward to drafting a new vision for the Association from 2019-2021.
 
Future meetings of interest is the Finance Committee meeting on May 8,  Foundation mixer on May 8, Affiliate mixer on May 9, WCR/SCAOR education and mixer on May 10, NAR Legislative meetings from May 14-19, BOD meeting on May 24 and a REALTOR Safety class on June 14.  
 
As always, thank you for allowing me to serve you as Association Executive.  
 

 Merritt Burke IV

Chief Executive Officer

Sussex County Association of REALTORS
(302) 855-2300: Office Phone
 

The SCAOR Card – Issue #018 – Membership

Welcome to the SCAOR REALTOR® membership report!  Here’s what’s happened on April 2018.  We’ve added 30 new members:

 

4/2/18   Joseph Sterner
4/2/18   Corey Nilsson
4/2/18   Susan Carpenter
4/2/18   Kimberly Ann Pennec
4/2/18   Danielle Lent
4/2/18   Kathleen Ellis
4/2/18   Hildegard Rieger
4/3/18   Richard Trott
4/4/18   Natalia Leppo
4/4/18   Tony Pasta
4/4/18   Chelsea Brown
4/9/18   Steven Parsons
4/9/18   Julie K Seymour
4/10/18   Susan Michel
4/10/18   Ralph Grove
4/10/18   Lori Willis
4/11/18   Justin Noble
4/11/18   Travis Wyshock
4/12/18   Sally Chaney
4/12/18   Bryan Spears
4/17/18   Kyle A Timmons
4/17/18   Melissa Martin
4/17/18   Thomas Bilinski Jr
4/17/18   Amanda Sue Cooper
4/18/18   Terry Lozada
4/18/18   Tracey James
4/19/18   William Humber
4/24/18   Kristy Thomas
4/24/18   Richard Hitchens
4/24/18   Karlie E Class

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At a Glance – April 23, 2018

 

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Reminder: This is the final week SCAOR will be offering each of the different CE modules (1-7) before the licensing cycle ends on April 30th, 2018.

Reminder: The current two-year cycle for mandatory Code of Ethics training for Realtors ends Dec. 31. Get more info here.
 

 

 

 

 

SCAOR & WCR Classes

 

 
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At a Glance – April 09, 2018

 

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Reminder: The current CE licensing cycle ends on April 30th, 2018.  

Reminder: The current two-year cycle for mandatory Code of Ethics training for Realtors ends Dec. 31. Get more info here.

NEW REALTOR® Branding: NAR announced it has evolved the REALTOR® logo after 45 years to better represent our multi-faceted organization. The REALTOR® trademark is the visual embodiment of our brand, which has tremendous brand equity. NAR will begin integrating the new logo in early June. At that time members should reference usage guidelines and begin implementing the new REALTOR® logo. Please visit NAR.realtor/brand to view the new logos, a short animation of the evolution of the iconic REALTOR® logo and FAQs which will provide more specific details on how and when to implement the new branding in your businesses.

 
 

 


 


Module 3 - Real Estate Documents

 


Module 4 - Office Management

 


Module 6 or 7 - Salespersons Guide to Navigating Short Sale, Pre-Foreclosure & Distressed Property

 

 

 

 

SCAOR YPN Panel

 

 
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First Quarter Stats for 2018

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Local real estate market enjoys continued gains over same period a year ago

Data released recently by the Sussex County Association of REALTORS® (SCAOR) reveals a steadily strengthening local real estate market, with nearly all sectors holding steady compared to the same period in 2017, and the highest residential sales volume in a first quarter within the last 11 years.

1,002 residential homes were sold thus far in Sussex County for a total of more than $365 million. This represents a 5% decrease in the number of homes sold and a 9% increase in average sales price over the same period a year ago.

“It’s incredible to see the sales growth we’ve experienced continue to hold steady,” says Chris Lind, SCAOR’s 2018 president.

Home sales for the months of January, February and March were especially strong in 2018. The average sale price of a residential home in Sussex County rose slightly compared to the first quarter of 2017. The average residential home price sold for $364,275 in the first quarter, compared to $333,961 last year.

As of March 31, there was slight increase in total volume verses the first quarter of 2017.   This means that home sale prices are holding steady at pre-recession levels.

“With such a strong start, it’s easy to get excited about the rest of the year.  We’re optimistic about the future of real estate in Sussex County,” says Chris.

Commercially speaking, the first quarter of 2018 saw an increase in units sold over the previous year, but a decline in average sales price. Additionally, more than $14 million has been generated in commercial sales, and more than $24 million in sales of land.

To view an extensive database of homes that are currently for sale in Sussex County, visit SCAOR’s Website at www.scaor.com.

The Sussex County Association of REALTORS® was chartered in 1949 and has steadily grown in size, scope, and mission during its more than 6 decades in Sussex County. It is a professional trade association with goals of carrying out a program of ethics, education, and advocacy for real estate in the county.

SCAOR is a resource for the public, as well as a recognized advocate for property rights and property owners in Sussex County. The association also monitors legislative issues on the local, state, and national levels that may impact home ownership in the area.

To read more about issues related to Sussex County’s real estate industry, visit SCAOR’s website at www.SCAOR.com.

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The SCAOR Card – Issue #017 – Education

License Renewal is quickly approaching!  Don’t forget to visit our website www.scaor.com and click on the “EDUCATION” tab!  We have some great classes coming up to get your final CEs complete.  
 
Stay tuned as we have 2 National Instructors on the horizon…Melody McClain on May 10th and Paula Monthofer on June 14th! 
 
We welcome all feedback about our course offerings and any ideas that you may like to see.

 

Kindest Regards,
 
Patricia L. Anderson

Director of Professional Development/ProStandards Administrator

SCAOR
23407 Park Avenue
Georgetown, DE 19947

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