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Bright MLS Announcement

Good afternoon Members:
 

The SCAOR BOD in a Special Meeting yesterday adopted 2018 MLS fees from January through March.  The MLS member fee is $60 and the MLS Only member fee is $90.  SCAOR will invoice members and MLS Only members on Tuesday, January 16 with payment due on Friday, Feb. 16.  If payment is not collected by Feb. 16 then MLS services will be terminated.

Lastly, we anticipate a March 1-6 conversion date with a 2-3 week Bright MLS preview.  Stay tuned for more information on the Bright MLS transition in the coming days and weeks.  Don’t forget to read the weekly Bright MLS Thursday email.  

Please contact me if you have questions.

Sincerely,

Merritt Burke IV
CEO

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Bright MLS Thursday – Week 14 – 12/14/17

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The Latest News From Bright MLS:
SCAOR Just received an update from Bright MLS which covers the conversion date, their holiday support hours, and the status of their Pennsylvania conversion:
 
Bright MLS Video – Customer Portal:

To get a sneak-peak of what’s happening at Bright MLS, check out their news page, where you can find webinars, videos, and updates.  For instance, here’s a walkthrough-preview video of their new client portal.

Intro to Bright MLS - Big Bright Event
 
Big Bright Event – Handouts:

Here are two documents Bright MLS handed out to all our attendees.  Pay special attention to the “8 Bright MLS Rules to Know” sheet – it gives a preview of Bright MLS Property types and statuses.
 

[ 8 Bright MLS Rules to Know ] || [ Intro to Bright Booklet ]

Bright MLS Thursday - Week 13

Bright MLS Thursday – Week 13

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Bright MLS – Waiting on Conversion Date:

SCAOR is waiting to receive a new conversion date for Bright MLS. At this time, there are no trainings scheduled. Both the trainings & the Bright MLS preview period will be determined once we receive a new conversion date.

Meanwhile, feel free to familiarize yourself with some of the Bright MLS interface by catching up with last month’s Big Bright Event video, and by looking through their “8 Rules to Know handouts below.”

 
 
 
Big Bright Event – On Demand Video:

SCAOR attended Bright MLS’s “Big Bright Event” and recorded their “Intro to Bright” session. If you didn’t get to attend, click the link below to watch the video of a sneak preview inside the Bright MLS software!

 
Intro to Bright MLS - Big Bright Event
 
Big Bright Event – Handouts:

Here are two documents Bright MLS handed out to all our attendees. Pay special attention to the “8 Bright MLS Rules to Know” sheet – it gives a preview of Bright MLS Property types and statuses.

[ 8 Bright MLS Rules to Know ] || [ Intro to Bright Booklet ]

 
 
 
 

The SCAOR Card – Issue #014 – Meet Kristy Brittingham

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We’re so excited to welcome Kristy Brittingham to the SCAOR team as Administrative Coordinator.

Being a lifelong resident of Sussex County, Kristy has had 9 years in the Real Estate industry which includes mortgage financing as well as 26 years in banking/finance. She has worked in all areas of the county from the beach to the western side. 

Kristy’s outgoing, friendly personality is a natural fit for her new position, Administrative Coordinator. She is excited about working with a great group of people at SCAOR as well as serving the real estate community.

In her spare time, Kristy enjoys spending time with her Son, daughter and 4 grandchildren, attending their sports events as well as attending her Son’s stock car races in Delmar. She also enjoys gardening and relaxing on the beach. Kristy is a proud volunteer for the Delaware Autism organization which is close to her heart.

 

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At a Glance – December 4th, 2017

 

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Only a few spots left! – Registration now open for Affiliate’s NYC Bus Trip – December 6th

 
Foundation Wrapping Event – December 7th at Rusty Rudder at 9:30 AM

Sussex Strong Wrapping Event

 

 
Special Offer on REALTOR® Insurance Marketplace:

REALTOR® Marketplace

 

 

The SCAOR Card – Issue #014 – From the CEO’s Desk

2017 has been an exciting year for your Association! For those who did not attend the 2018 Installation on November 30, I would like to welcome Chris Lind as the 2018 SCAOR President. I would also like to acknowledge Susan Giove as President Elect, Sandi Bisgood as 1st Vice President and Chrissy Steele as 2nd Vice President. Kevin Thawley will remain as SCAOR Treasurer. Additionally, I would like to welcome three new members to the Board. Carol Materniak, George Thomasson and Judy Dean will all commence their new terms on January 1, 2018. I would also like to thank all the members who were selected to volunteer on a committee. The Association could not operate without your services, and we greatly appreciate your time and effort.

Other exciting news includes the transition to a new MLS. The scheduled conversion date of December 12 was cancelled and will be rescheduled very soon. Once I receive news of the new date, we will communicate to you right away. I encourage members to sign up for all training workshops and to contact Bright MLS representatives if you have questions. You are also advised to contact me at merritt@scaor.com if you have specific questions or comments. I will do my best to answer your question or direct you to the appropriate person for assistance. Please be patient, as transitioning to a regional MLS has its short-term challenges.

Lastly, we would like to inform the members that Ben Kunde, MLS Admininstrator, has been hired by Bright MLS. Ben’s first day with Bright is December 4, so if you get a free moment wish him well. Andrew Mason and I will be fielding MLS emails and phone calls until the SCAOR officially converts to Bright MLS.

As a final note, I would like to thank Patricia, Andrew, Mary, and Kristy for their hard work serving the members these last few months. I am fortunate to work with such as talented and dedicated team. The future looks bright in 2018.

Happy Holidays!

  • Merritt Burke, CEO
    SCAOR

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The SCAOR Card – Issue #014

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Sussex Strong Foundation
Women's Council of REALTORS®
“Ethics, Education and Advocacy.”
From the CEO's Desk

From the CEO’s Desk –

Merritt shares updates on our latest staff changes, the Bright MLS transition, and our 2018 Installation.

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Chris Lind Interview

Video Interview with Chris Lind:

Join us as we hang out for a few minutes with 2018 SCAOR President, Christopher Lind.

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Membership for November

Membership – This Month’s Stats

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

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Todd Lawson PDF Slide Deck

Sussex County Breakfast Powerpoint:

Last Friday, County Administrator Todd Lawson shared some Sussex County updates with our REALTORS®. Here’s a PDF of his presentation:

[ VIEW THE PRESENTATION ]

Interview with Kristy Brittingham

Interview with Kristy Brittingham

Kristy Brittingham has accepted our new Administrative Coordinator position at SCAOR, and is an incredible addition to the team!

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At a Glance - 11/20/17

At a Glance – 11/20/17

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Register Now – SCAOR 2018 Installation:

Featuring ROTY, Good Neighbor Awards, and Installation of SCAOR’s 2018 Board of Directors:

Thanksgiving For Thousands Opportunity:
For more than 20 years, Mountaire Farms has been feeding families on Delmarva at Thanksgiving and throughout the year. The annual Thanksgiving for Thousands Food Drive has become a story unto itself – one that is making a positive difference along the Eastern Shore. On Monday, November 20th from 8:30 a.m. until 3:00 p.m., volunteers will meet at the Selbyville warehouse to pack the donated food – along with a Mountaire chicken roaster – and organize boxes for distribution.

During the packing, WGMD will be broadcasting remotely. Check out the website at www.wgmd.com.

This is one of the great food distribution events of the year, and we invite you to be part of a team that has helped so many in our community. If you would like to help those less fortunate have a Thanksgiving meal this year, please consider joining our volunteer team. For information on how you can help, contact Roger Marino at rmarino@mountaire.com.
Sussex Strong Winter Shopping & Wrapping Event:

SCAOR Member on HGTV:
SCAOR’s Tiffany Carver-O’Malley (CRS, DCPE, SFR) will be featured on HGTV’s Beach Hunters on December 3 at 10 p.m. Get information on Beach Hunters here.

Registration now open for Affiliate’s NYC Bus Trip – December 6th

Sussex County Association of Realtors

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