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Tech Tip Tuesday – #054 – Using ZipForm to access DAR Forms


Welcome back to Tech Tip Tuesday!

This is your ultra-fast, easy dose of the latest tech that can help your life as a REALTOR®.  Whether it’s using the MLS, Mobile Apps, or surfing around, we’ll give you the tools you need each Tuesday.

Tech Tip Tuesday – #054 – Using ZipForm to access DAR Forms

Today’s Tip:

Today, we look at accessing DAR member benefit, ZipForm.

At a Glance for March 13, 2017

At a Glance – March 13, 2017

“At A Glance” – For March 13, 2017
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News from on March 3, 2017:

“We’ve been busy! Since our January announcement, we continue to move Bright forward. 2017 is a year of transition for us, and we’re excited to meet some major milestones. 

Development teams are hard at work mapping MLS listing data from nine different MLSs into one format; they are collecting the required public records for 150 jurisdictions, and building the new Bright MLS system—a broad ecosystem of robust property information and analytics to power our subscribers’ real estate business.

Support teams from Rockville, MD and King of Prussia, PA are combining into one unified Customer Support Center. In early April 2017, (those) subscribers will be able to dial a new toll free phone number for assistance.”

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Due to unforeseen issues regarding the means by which administrative assistants can access DAR forms via zipForm and dotloop, the DAR forms have been temporarily brought back under the SCAOR MLS link until resolved.  

We are actively trying to resolve the issue. We will have an update by the next monthly SCAORcard.  Please note that ultimately only DAR members and non-member REALTOR® subscribers will have access to DAR forms. As previously noticed to the membership, all DAR forms will be then be exclusively available via zipForm and dotloop. Don’t wait to make the switch! 

To begin using DAR forms via either zipForm or dotloop, use the instructions at
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Spring Decluttering: How to Choose Self Storage Facility

When it comes time to look for self storage, you should consider several important elements, as all storage is not created equally. If you are planning to store your items, they must be valuable to you, and you want them to be safe and secure at all times. Factors to consider when choosing a self storage facility include:

Security: Look for a storage facility with coded gates and elevators, a secure perimeter in good repair, individually alarmed units, video surveillance, ample lighting and an intercom system.

Climate Control: Look at the items you want to put in storage. Do they need to be protected from high/low temperatures, humidity and pests?  Do you have anything that is temperature sensitive?

Overall Property Condition & Cleanliness: A lot can be said about the quality of a storage facility by how clean the units and the facility are. The state of the office should give you a clue about the overall cleanliness of the facility as well.  A facility that is clean and well-kept shows that the manager takes care of the property, has pride in the facility and the company, and in turn will take good care of you.

Superior Customer Service: A good manager should be professional and fully explain and answer all of your questions. You want someone who listens to you, treats you as the most important person to them at that moment and has knowledge about the property and the industry.

Accessibility:Before selecting a storage facility, determine what your needs are for accessing it. Will you be accessing at night and weekends, or just occasionally?  This is important because some storage facilities have access hours only during the daytime, with limited access on Sundays and holidays, so it is important to make sure the access hours are convenient for you.

Price: Many people’s first thought is to pick the cheapest storage unit to save money, but that is definitely not how you want to choose your storage unit. A higher, but competitive, price usually means a few things: there are more security features at the facility; the facility is newer and in better repair; there is an on-site manager 7 days per week; or the self storage facility has more options and features such as a variety of unit sizes and types (like climate control units for example), online payments and 24/7 rentals.  Basically, you get what you pay for – don’t sacrifice security and safety just to save a few dollars.

Convenience & Amenities: There are several features that can make your storage experience easier. Does the facility have a moving truck you are able to use for your move? Does it have a bathroom you are able to use after office hours? Does it have ample carts and bins to move your goods? Can you manage and pay your account online, when it is most convenient for you? Does it have packing and moving supplies for sale?

Now that you know what to look for, go visit a storage facility look around and ask questions.

When you decide that particular storage facility is a good fit for you,  ask the manager if you can

see the unit you would actually get and if you can put that unit on hold. Most storage

facilities should be able to hold a unit for at least a short period of time.

There are many things to consider when choosing a self storage facility. Remember, you will be storing your valuables at the facility, and you want them to be safe and secure when you are not with them. Price is important, however it is best to make your decision on the entire experience – from the condition of the facility and the security features, to the unit options and the presence of a property manager.  With a little homework you’ll find a storage space that works best for you.

Rehoboth resident Timarie and her husband Blair Thompson are the owners of Delaware Beach Storage Center in Lewes, DE.  Delaware Beach Storage Center is a brand new, state of the art climate controlled self-storage facility conveniently located just off Route 1, one mile north of Five Points. For more information on Delaware Beach Storage Center visit visit

SCAOR Card – Issue #006 – DAR Forms

All DAR members are entitled to free online forms via zipforms or dotloop.  Any current REALTOR® who is not a DAR member (they would have to be a member in at least one state association in order to be a REALTOR®) can either purchase a one-year forms subscription from DAR for $129, or they can join DAR. DAR Annual Dues are $170 and are prorated monthly. If anyone  wants DAR forms and isn’t a DAR member can call 302-734-4444 and talk to Lisa.


SCAORCard – Issue #006 – Rental Affairs

This month’s meeting had a special guest in Scott Thomas of Southern Delaware Tourism.  Mr. Thomas shared with us the importance of partnerships in order to promote Sussex County as a prime destination location for more than just our beaches.  In order to help promote that he is partnering with representatives from ecotourism, museums, rental agencies, historical societies, etc. for a mini expo to take place on April 6th at the Nassau Vineyards.  More information to follow.
RAC has been busy preparing for their Pre-Season meeting to take place on May 4th at Irish Eyes in Lewes. This is an opportunity for Rental Agents, Elected Officials and Law Enforcement of our coastal municipalities, as well as Southern Delaware Tourism to get together before the summer season in order to identify any potential areas of concern so that they can move through the season in a collaborative effort.


SCAORCard – Issue #006 – Public Policy

Get ready to fasten your seatbelts!  PPC is off to the races as we announce our RPAC fundraiser for April 27, 2017!  Folks what a time we have for our members, brokers, and affiliates!  Come join SCAOR PPC for our ROAD RALLY RPAC FUNDRAISER.  This will prove to be action packed and something for everyone!  Team up with a partner and hit the roads of Sussex County, be part of a pit crew that will race to first place finish in a cook off, or be part of the spectator crowd…something for everyone!!!  More information on registration is to come so get those engines reving!!!
PPC just held their annual Legislative Breakfast.  What a turn out!  Thank you to our Senators Gary Simpson (Minority Leader), Gerald Hocker, Ernie Lopez, Brian Pettyjohn, and Bryant Richardson; our Representatives Pete Schwartzkopf (Speaker of the House), Danny Short (Minority Leader), Dave Wilson, Harvey Kenton, Steve Smyk, Ruth Briggs King, and Rich Collins for taking the time to join us and share your insights into the issues before the General Assembly.  Reps. Tim Dukes and Ron Gray sent their regrets as they were out of town at the time of the breakfast.  Thank you, also, to our BOD members for their attendance as well.
Please stay tuned for updates regarding the Sussex County Comp. Plan.  We are still awaiting the release of the spring dates for round two of the public hearings.
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SCAORCard – Issue #006 – Education


Have you heard about SCAOR’s Education Adventure?

We are at it again…..this year you have the opportunity to get your Delaware, Maryland and Pennsylvania continuing education credits in beautiful Puerto Rico from October 15th through the 22nd. Stay at the Wyndham Grand Rio Mar for as low as $197 per person per night based on double occupancy. This ridiculously low price is ALL INCLUSIVE! This means that it includes your room, food and drink (including alcoholic beverages). You can’t go wrong here. Can’t get away for the whole week, that’s ok too. Join us for 3, 5 or all 7 nights, it is entirely up to you. We will be offering the Resort Second Property Specialist (RSPS) certification along with 18 continuing education credits. We are still working on the schedule of classes but will schedule the certification class to take place during the three-day minimum. How do you take advantage of this opportunity? Give Dena a call at 302-678-5050 and book your space TODAY!

Education Adventure


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