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The SCAOR Card – Issue #017

 

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The SCAOR Card - Issue #017

 


REALTOR® Political Action Committee

 


Sussex Strong Foundation

 


Women's Council of REALTORS®

 

“Ethics, Education and Advocacy.”
 
Association Dues & Fees:
  • Membership Dues: Billed October 1, due October 31 annually
  • Lockbox Fees: Billed June 1, due June 30 annually.

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From the CEO’s Desk –

Merritt shares updates on the Bright MLS transition, billing updates, and the coming months.

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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 March! –

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SCAOR Card – Issue #016 – Foundation Update

The Community Service Foundation has raised and distributed hundreds of thousands of dollars through various fundraising and charitable efforts over the years. As a result, we have helped thousands of families throughout Sussex County by providing them with access to critical services.

This year’s Gala is scheduled for October 25th, 2018. Please mark your calendar, as this year’s event is certain to be the best yet as the foundation celebrates its 10th year as a 501(c)3.

To learn more about our Foundation please visit http://www.sussexstrong.org/

Thank you!
Kristina Lingo
2018 President of SCAOR Community Service Foundation

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SCAORCard – Issue #016 – Rental Affairs

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From the Rental Affairs Committee:
 
 On Wednesday, February 28th, with the financial support of Clean DE, Grand Rental Station, and Wells Fargo, SCAOR Rental Affairs Committee hosted the 1st annual Hospitality Summit.  This event was fully funded by these three amazing companies and allowed us to offer a free Expo in the morning followed by a free Mod 5, 6, or 7 “Being a Prepared Tenant” instructed by Michael Morton!
 
The vendors that helped make this such a success were: Hot Steam Carpet Cleaning, represented by owner Mike Dunmeyer; Cape Water Taxi, represented by owner David Green; Rehoboth/Dewey Chamber of Commerce, represented by Meghan McCalley; Clean DE represented by Pamela Rutherford and Dawn; Grand Rental Station, represented by Troy Virden, Don Mitchell, and M. Bradley; Bethany/Fenwick Chamber of Commerce, represented by Susie Miller; Mulligan’s Pointe (formerly Sussex Pines CC), represented by Dawn Slacum; East of Maui and Sup Yoga, represented by Stacey Chandler, Lewes Chamber of Commerce, represented by Anita; Mobile Cloud Game Party, represented by owner Troy Boxton; Anderson Carpet One, represented by Ashley Wilson, Milford/Georgetown Garden Center/Flower Market, represented by owner Diane Steif; and Errand Girl, represented by owner Lee Temby
 
Calypso Caterers did a phenomenal job with our continental breakfast, that included bagels donated by Surf Bagel, of Lewes, and our lunch!
 
We would like to thank all of those that came out and supported the SCAOR Rental Affairs Committee, chaired by Harold Marmon. To see over 125 people here at SCAOR to help make this day a success we are truly appreciative.
 
 
Kindest Regards,
Patricia L. Anderson
Director of Professional Development/ProStandards Administrator
SCAOR
23407 Park Avenue
Georgetown, DE 19947
302-855-2300

SCAORCard – Issue #016 – Professional Development

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.  Check out March 28th from 1-4 Mods 6 or 7 Manufacturing, Mobile, and Module Homes.  If you missed the opportunity to take this last fall, now is the time to get in!
 
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
302-855-2300

The SCAOR Card – Issue #016 – 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.  Check out March 28th from 1-4 Mods 6 or 7 Manufacturing, Mobil, and Module Homes.  If you missed the opportunity to take this last fall, now is the time to get in!
 
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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The SCAOR Card – Issue #016 – From the CEO’s Desk

Welcome to the February edition of the SCAORcard.  For those new to reading the SCAORcard, it is a monthly e-newsletter capturing the month that was and informing the membership about the months forthcoming. Essentially, it is your monthly source of SCAOR information (education, public policy, membership, finances, YPN, Bright MLS, etc.).
 
The highlights from the month of Feb. are that we are preparing for the Bright MLS conversion date.  Bright MLS executives attended the March 8 BOD meeting to discuss proposed conversion dates.  We expect to release an official date sometime in March.  Stay tuned for this very important announcement.  
 
Other news includes that all SCAOR Committees have met multiple times in 2018.  The Young Professional Network (YPN) has met twice and will be leading an RPAC fundraiser in November.  They are also planning for an April mixer and a summer event.The Affiliates, totaling 24 and growing, have also been busy meeting monthly.  The Affiliate Committee is planning for a busy year with three mixers.  The mixers are a great way to network with various companies who work in the real estate industry.  The first mixer is March 22 at JD Shuckers in Georgetown, DE.
 
One topic that is causing confusion for members is billing (membership dues and MLS fees).  In years past MLS/Sentrilock fees were invoiced in June for a July 1 to June 30 service year.  That changed in 2017 with the pending Bright MLS conversion date. The BOD voted to invoice members for 6 months or from July 1 to December 31, 2017.  When the conversion date was delayed into 2018, the BOD voted to invoice members for MLS services from January 1 through March 31 ($60 for members and $90 for MLS Only).  Members were emailed, I sent a voicemail and information was published in SCAOR weekly communications.  The actual invoice date was January 16 through Feb. 16; however, with RAMCO (association management software challenges) we did not disconnect members until March 5.  The reconnection fee remains from years past $50.  A second invoice for 2018 may occur.  The BOD will hear from Bright MLS executives on March 8, and a decision will be made in reference to the official conversion date and if a second invoice will be sent to members.  We will communicate directly to the membership through emails, a phone call from me and weekly communications.  
 
To summarize, Sentrilock fees are due in June and Membership Dues are due in October of every year.  If you are a Broker/Participant or Member not receiving information from SCAOR, please call us right away. You should be receiving at least 13 emails per month including the monthly SCAORcard.  You also should be receiving emails from the Affiliates.  Our goal is to send you timely and accurate information every month.  We appreciate your membership with SCAOR and look forward to serving you.  
 
Lastly, SCAOR hosted several programs in Feb.  The Public Policy Committee State Legislator breakfast was February 8,the first Broker/Participant meeting of 2018 was February 9, a Sussex County Economic Development meeting was February 26 and the Rental Affairs Committee Summit was February 28.  All meetings were well attended.  Future meetings/events include the above mentioned three Affiliate mixers and multiple YPN mixers. Please consider attending a meeting or mixer to network and build your business.
 
Sincerely,
 
Merritt Burke IV
CEO

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The SCAOR Card – Issue #016 – Public Policy

Hello from the SCAOR Public Policy Committee!!  There are a few updates for the good of the membership that I would like to tell you about.  First, we are considering creating a new local RPAC committee to spearhead out RPAC Fundraising.  Alongside the YPN we are planning an event in the fall.  We have achieved 74% our NAR RPAC investment goal and the fall event will surely get us to our target. 

Second, we are working with the DAR PPC and lobbyist to support legislation for a state transfer tax exemption for first time home buyers and we are supporting a bill that if passed will repeal the 1% transfer tax increase last year.  Please take a look at the DAR Government Affairs legislative updates at http://www.delawarerealtor.com/

Nationally there are 15 major federal issues being followed and you can find information on the issues, NAR’s position, and how they affect REALTORS®, home buyers, and private property owners via the Federal Issues Tracker

Lastly there is a new Realtor Party Mobile Alert (RPMA) system REALTOR® Party Mobile Alerts that has replaced the Realtor Party Action Center.  Once signed up you will receive text alerts for active Calls for Action (CFAs).  State wide we have a participation goal of 23% which adds up to a minimum of 901 members that we need to reach our goal.  Please take a few moments to complete the form and start getting the texts!

 
Bob McVey
Broker/Owner
Mann and Sons, Inc. Realtors
414 Rehoboth Ave
Rehoboth Beach, DE 19971
(302) 227-9477 (W)
(302) 227-4518 (F)
(302) 236-7795 (C)

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The SCAOR Card – Issue #016

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REALTOR® Political Action Committee
Sussex Strong Foundation
Women's Council of REALTORS®
“Ethics, Education and Advocacy.”
 
Association Dues & Fees:
  • Membership Dues: Billed October 1, due October 31 annually
  • Lockbox Fees: Billed June 1, due June 30 annually.
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.

[ READ MORE ]

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 February! –

[ VIEW THE LIST ]

2017 Stats

Rental Affairs:

The Hospitality Summit was a fantastic success, and here’s the official recap:

[ READ MORE ]

 
 
2017 Stats

Public Policy:

Bob McVey weighs in on the latest from Public Policy

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Sign up today for future text updates
Education:

As the licensing cycle draws to a close, we have some fantastic classes ramping up!

[ READ MORE ]

 
 
Chris Lind Interview

SCAOR Foundation Update:

Read the latest update from 2018 SCAOR Foundation President, Kristina Lingo.

 

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