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.
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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!
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.
1) How much Will Bright MLS Cost?
$35 per month for REALTOR®’s and $53 per month for non-REALTORS®. Billing will be quarterly. New members after the launch date will be billed quarterly based on their join date.
2) What if I’m joining SCAOR’s MLS today?
New SCAOR REALTOR® Members will pay the current pro-rated amount of $20.38 until Bright’s conversion. Existing SCAOR MLS members will continue MLS access until conversion at no additional charge.
3) How much will my clerical/personal assistant cost?
$30 per month per clerical. Each office will be allowed 1 free clerical per 30 agents up to 3 free.
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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.
Foundation Wrapping Event – December 7th at Rusty Rudder at 9:30 AM
Special Offer on REALTOR® Insurance Marketplace:
Don’t miss Open Enrollment for 2018 major medical coverage. While you are getting a quote, also receive an instant quote on dental, vision, and supplemental plans, to round out your coverage. REALTORS® Insurance Marketplace is your ‘one-stop’ insurance shopping site for health insurance and more. It’s designed just for REALTORS® and is a proud partner in NAR’s REALTOR Benefits® Program.
SentriLock Holiday Hours:
Holidays are just around the corner and we wanted to give you advanced notice of the upcoming changes to SentriLock’s Customer Service Call Center Hours.
Christmas Eve – December 24, 2017: Customer Service Call Center is CLOSED Christmas Day – December 25, 2017: Customer Service Call Center is CLOSED New Year’s Eve – December 31, 2017: Customer Service Call Center is open 8AM – 8PM EST New Year’s Day – January 1, 2018: Customer Service Call Center is CLOSED
SentriLock Minimum Password Requirements:
Effective 1/1/2018, SentriLock will be establishing minimum password requirements.
The number one method hackers use to gain access to someone else’s online account is to attack less secure passwords. SentriLock is making our system even more secure by requiring more robust passwords.
As of 1/1/2018, SentriLock will require a minimum password standard of six (6) characters, with one (1) upper case letter, one (1) lower case letter, and one (1) numeric value.
Customers will be able to update their passwords to the new requirements in the SentriSmart™ App or the SentriLock Lockbox web site. Thank you for your cooperation as we implement these changes.
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SCAOR would like to thank our Platinum & Diamond members:
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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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.
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 email@example.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.