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SCAOR Card – Issue #007 – Public Policy

Hello all!  We’ve created subcommittee to follow the Sussex Comprehensive Plan development.  We attended the Sussex Comp Plan Workshop on 3/29 regarding: Future Land Use.  Next Sussex Comp Plan Workshop will be April 10th. Public welcome.  April 21st will be a workshop to set the next round of “townhall” meetings as the County hosted in the Fall of 2016.
 
We are having a bus for May 17th Legislative Day (formerly known as Mid Year). With a $15 RPAC Contribution you will be provided coach bus transportation to and from DC and the Realtor Trade Show, as well as Capital Hill.

SCAOR Card – Issue #007 – Membership this Month

Here’s a list of our new members since our last SCAOR Card.  Welcome aboard!

New Members - March 2017

Date Member Type Member Name 
2/23/17 Primary James B. Moore
2/23/17 Primary David DePaul
2/23/17 Secondary John Ford
3/1/17 Primary Marianna Daria Rowe
3/1/17 Primary Danielle Lecakes
3/2/17 Primary Theresa Embrey
3/6/17 Primary Ingrid Mall Kollist
3/8/17 Primary Melissa Rudy
3/8/17 Primary MaryAnn Benyo
3/9/17 Primary Mitchell Brittingham
3/9/17 Primary Jaclyn Hesson
3/13/17 Primary Devon Paul Senft
3/14/17 Primary William B Barry
3/14/17 Primary Nadezda Klimova
3/14/17 Primary Beverly S Mister
3/14/17 Primary Jesus Leon- Serrato
3/16/17 Primary Nicholas Alfano
3/16/17 Primary Casey Price
3/21/17 Primary Robert K Taylor
3/22/17 Primary Lynn Andrews
3/23/17 Primary Yvonne Calhoun
3/28/17 Primary William Novy III
3/28/17 Primary Catherine Kougoures
3/28/17 Secondary Ryan Mullins
3/29/17 Primary Wendy O’Conor
3/29/17 Primary Clint Anderson 
3/29/17 Primary Dominick Scott

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SCAOR Card – Issue #007 – From the CEO’s Desk

Welcome to another edition of the monthly SCAORcard. As your CEO, I have exciting news from the March BOD meeting. The BOD approved the following capital improvement projects this spring. First, the rear parking lot will be improved with new stone. Second, all lighting throughout the facility will be replaced with LED bulbs thus saving on annual electric bills. Third, external parking lights will be replaced with LED bulbs to reduce costs and improve lighting for evening events. Lastly, cracked tiles will be replaced inside the facility. As any facility manager understands, replacing and renovating in the short-term saves money in the long-term. Another project in the works is replacing the landscaping in front of the building. The existing plants and shrubs are overgrown and could be replaced with a new design.

The new lockboxes will be delivered in mid-July with a swap out designated week of July 24-28. Please reserve that week as a time when you will be asked to visit SCAOR and replace your current lockboxes. To summarize, the BOD approved purchasing 4,200 wireless lockboxes at the January BOD meeting. All association lockboxes will be replaced. Stay tuned for more information.

Lastly, I just returned from the 2017 Association Executives Institute in Denver, CO with Angela Emerson. We spent one day at a certified Professional Standards Administration class and two days attending numerous seminars / workshops on leadership, management, advocacy, technology, RPAC fundraising, customer service, community outreach, marketing and NAR policies. Overall, it was a great conference and we are looking forward to attending in 2018. Speaking of conferences, mid-year is around the corner in Washington D.C. For those not familiar with the legislative meetings in Washington D.C. from May 15-20 this is a time when REALTORS and leadership advance the real estate industry while attending meetings and a trade show. SCAOR leadership and management will be attending on your behalf. If you have time, drive over for the trade show on the 18th and 19th!

Thank you again for everything you do to promote home ownership throughout Sussex County. We have an active and vibrant association with over 1500 members and growing. If you ever need anything, feel free to email me at merritt@scaor.com or call me at (302) 855-2300.

Sincerely,

Merritt Burke IV
CEO

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SCAOR Card – Issue #007 – Education with Angela Emerson

It’s hard to believe the first quarter of 2017 is coming to a close. Now you only have one year to complete all your CE! That’s right, only 12 months left! AHHHHH…Don’t worry – we will have many opportunities for you to take advantage of. You can find all our CE offerings and more by visiting www.SCAOR.com.

Attention New Agents: 
You receive New Salesperson Module 1 with New Member Orientation. Knock out New Salesperson Modules 2 & 3 on April 11 and 4 on April 20.

Rental Summit:
April 12, Michael Morton joins us for our Rental Summit. Module 1 Agency & Fair Housing will be offered in the morning and Module 5 or 6 Being a Prepared Tenant in the afternoon. Michael knows all about that Landlord/Tenant Code. He should. He wrote it!

National Speaker – Marc Cunningham:
Marc Cunningham joins us April 19. He will present Success is Not an Accident – 10 Necessary Behaviors to Win Business. This class is approved for Module 7. Marc will dive on in and tackle 1- of the most critical areas of business success and define how you can start implementing them TODAY!

Puerto Rico – Education Adventure:
Have you heard? We only have a few rooms left. The week of October 15 SCAOR will be visiting Puerto Rico for the low price of $197 per person per night. This is an ALL INCLUSIVE opportunity. We will be offering DE, MD and PA credits! Bonus tax write off!

We are in the planning stages of the Fall Brokers course so be on the look out for more information coming soon.

– Thanks, and as always, it’s a pleasure to serve,
– Angela Emerson

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SCAOR Card – Issue #007 – YPN

Our YPN (Young Professionals Network) is up and running!  We’re in the beginning stages of planning our first major event, and are excited about the growing momentum of this group.  To learn more about YPN, check out their blog & help support the future leaders of tomorrow.

About the 2017 YPN Chair:
Emily Williams is a lifetime resident of Delaware. She has a degree in Education and focuses on listening to the needs of others. Emily, raised in northern Delaware, has relocated to the fast growing area of the Delaware Beaches.

Emily is a full-time professional REALTOR® and says, “I love my job!” These days, if not selling property or volunteering for a worthy cause, she is continuing to further her education and stay on top of the current trends.  In her spare time she enjoys going to the beach, spending time with friends and family, working out and reading.

Send us an email if you’re interested in finding out more about YPN!

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From the CEO’s Desk – 

Merritt shares updates on capital improvements, the new lockboxes, and upcoming events.  It’s an exciting time to be a Sussex County REALTOR®!

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Bright MLS Update at Thursday’s Broker’s Meeting – 

Miss the Broker’s meeting on Thursday?  Catch up with our On-Demand video of Mike Carlin presenting an update on Bright MLS’s Progress.

 

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2016 Year in Review

Education Update with Angela Emerson – 

Angela Emerson is our resident staff RCE, MBA, & Executive Assistant with over five years of experience in association management.  She is your  “go-to” for education and professional standards, and has some exciting CE events in the works!

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DAR Forms – 

All DAR members are entitled to free online forms via zipforms or dotloop.  Any current REALTOR® who is not a DAR member can either purchase a one-year forms subscription for $129, or they can join DAR.

 

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YPN –  

Our Newly Formed YPN Committee is now meeting, and we’re already planning our first event.  Learn more about our new chair, Emily Williams.

 

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New Plan Subcommittee Formed in Public Policy – 

Here’s what’s happening with Public Policy:  We’re keeping on top of the comp plan & related workshops.  Click the update to find out all the details! 

 

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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 February! –  BONUS – Check out our updated Membership Video for navigating new membership choices. 

 

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DAR Update – Bruce Plummer Video – 

Bruce Plummer, president of DAR, and Andy Taylor, legal counsel, offered a solution to a 1 percent increase in the property transfer tax in Dover.

 

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"Most people do not listen with the intent to understand; they listen with the intent to reply.” - Stephen R. Covey

 

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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.

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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!

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“Ethics, Education and Advocacy.”


Calling All Brokers!

Get Involved TODAY! – 

One of SCAOR’s strategic plan objectives is to get as much broker participation as possible throguh NAR.  We’ve noticed that some of you aren’t involved, so please click here and follow the steps to get plugged in!

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From the CEO’s Desk – 

Merritt pulls back the curtain on some of the projects our staff has been working on (Think YPN, Public Policy, Sussex County Comp Plan, and more!)

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Technology & Bright MLS – 

This month, Ben fills us in on a helpful tip for technology when it comes time to renew MLS Membership, as well as the latest regarding Bright MLS.

 

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2016 Year in Review

Membership This Month – 

SCAOR is made up of some of the finest people in Sussex County.  Here’s who’s joined in February! –  BONUS – Check out our revamped Membership Flowchart for navigating new membership choices. 

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DAR Forms – 

All DAR members are entitled to free online forms via zipforms or dotloop.  Any current REALTOR® who is not a DAR member can either purchase a one-year forms subscription for $129, or they can join DAR.

 

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Education – 

Need a vacation?  Why not pair your CE classes with a trip to Puerto Rico?  Check out all the awesome details on our education adventure coming in October!

 

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Public Policy (Legislative Breakfast Pictures & More) – 

Rev up your engines!  Here is what’s happening in Public Policy this month:

 

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Rental Affairs- 

RAC has been busy preparing for their Pre-Season meeting.  Find out more here!

 

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Affiliates - March 16 Mixer & New Facebook Page

Affiliates – 

Click here to register for an incredible mixer at The Brick in Georgetown on March 16th.  Curious which Affiliates have joined so far in 2017?  Find out here!  

Know about the Affiliates’ new Facebook page?  Now’s your chance to follow along online.

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