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SCAORCard Issue #002 – Education Update

Doug Devitre will be visiting SCAOR on November 18. Doug is in the National Association of REALTORS® Business Specialties Hall of Fame. He holds the Certified Speaking Professional Designation from the National Speakers Association.  We hope you won’t want to miss this valuable FREE seminar.

If the success of your business depends upon your ability to communicate, influence, persuade, or present ideas that solve problems, you need to harness the power of screen-to-screen technology to help you get the job done-faster, more efficiently, and more affordably.

Doug promises you show you how to:

  • Boost sales, performance, and customer experience- without being physically present
  • Choose the right technology for the right job and the right budget
  • Prepare the best visuals for every transaction, every client, every time you connect
  • Find the highest-rated apps, software, and online services – at the lowest price possible
  • Visually demonstrate value that only you can provide – in a way that makes you stand out from the competition
  • Conduct meetings, train employees, coach teams and give presentations that captivate audiences – and seal the deal EVERY TIME!

Sound awesome?  It is.  CLICK HERE TO SIGN UP!!

Screen to Screen

 

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Bright MLS - Get More Information Here

Bright MLS Summary to Members

Date:               October 26, 2016

To:                   Participants and Members

From:               SCAOR CEO, Merritt Burke IV

Re:                   Bright MLS: Information and Timeline

Over the past year, SCOAR leadership has been attending Bright MLS Vision Team meetings to consider joining a more expansive MLS.  The new MLS is a merger between MRIS and TREND combining 36 combined REALTOR® Association shareholders in six states plus the District of Columbia (not-for-profits and for-profits). 

A copy of the August 30 Bright MLS presentation is enclosed as a PDF.  Lastly, attached to this letter are a technology summary of what SCAOR members will receive if the Board votes to join Bright MLS. 

The timeline to consider joining the new MLS is as follows:

August 8 – October 26            Bright MLS was referenced in several emails (At-A-Glance, Blogpost/SCAORCast and SCAORcard) to members and discussed at two MLS Committee meetings

August 30                               Participant meeting (this meeting was scheduled before the deadline was changed to execute an Agreement from October to December 31)

September 27                          Board meeting to discuss Bright MLS

October 3                                General Membership meeting where Bright MLS was discussed

November 9 (1:30 pm)             Information meeting with Bright MLS rep. and SCOAR CEO

November 17 (9:00 am)           Board meeting (tentative vote to join Bright MLS)

The deadline to execute a Service Agreement is December 31, 2016.

As CEO, I anticipate that the Board will discuss and/or vote to join Bright MLS at the November 17 Board meeting.  The goal up to that point is to inform the Participants and Members of the benefits and challenges of joining within the next two months.  President Frank Serio and I, including Bruce Plummer who has attended all Bright MLS Vision Team meetings, are available to answer questions at any time.

Financial Impact 

Yes, there will be a nominal financial impact to SCAOR.  MLS fees are anticipated to increase and revenue is anticipated to decrease.  There are options to mitigate the loss of revenue.

Summary

To summarize, the Board is interested in hearing Participants and Members opinions of joining a more expansive MLS.  Within MLSEvolved.com you will find everything you need to review the new MLS including a map of the new service area and informational videos from the leadership team.

Click These Thumbnails to see more:

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Proposed Map Image of Bright MLS (Formerly MLS Evolved) Coverage

 

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Bright MLS (Formerly MLS Evolved) Technology Comparison Sheet

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Bright MLS (Formerly MLS Evolved) Presentation PDF

 

Road Rally Sign Up – October 20th

 


 



A Few Rules for the Road:

1. Entry fee $100 per car (includes Driver & Navigator).
2. Driver & Navigator After Party fee is included in registration.
3. Prizes are awarded to the first four cars to return in the fastest time and closest mileage to the SCOAR Chair’s official mileage count.
4. No short cuts are allowed,all entrants must follow the clue list. 
5. No GPS or mobile devises can be used.
6. Each car registered will get a set of clues to follow the day of the event, apprx 5 minutes before they are able to leave.
7. Entrants are encouraged to decorate a theme on their car and have a cheering pit crew.
8. Cars will be divided into to groups, A & B and released accordingly.
9. In the case of a tie, the team that collects the most donations at the event will be declared the winner.

After party – $25.00 

Sound like a blast?  It’s going to be.  Click here to sign up and join us!

 

 

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SCAORCast Monday – 07/11/16 – Interview with Brigit Taylor on WBOC

Welcome to SCAORCast, your ultra-fast download of everything Sussex County Association of REALTORS®.  Here’s what’s happening for this week.  (Check our show notes at the bottom of this page for easy access to all of these links.) Our thanks to the PCA’s Summer Social for sponsoring this episode.

This Week’s Show Notes & Links:

  • We have a few classes that are available this week.  Buyer Representation, Real Estate Documents, and Real Estate Professionalism. Head to SCAORStore.com to find out more and register.

  • SCAOR was featured on DelmarvaLife recently, where our very own President-Elect Brigit Taylor hung out with WBOC’s Lisa Bryant and talked the merits of owning a home in Sussex County.  Listen in as they discuss why choosing a REALTOR® is important to the home-buying process.
  • Questions?  Comments?  Talk back to us and let us know.  We’d love to hear from you.  (And be sure to subscribe in iTunes, and never miss an episode again!)
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SCAORCast Monday – 06/06/16 – Sign Ordinance and One Question with a Staff Member

Welcome to SCAORCast, your ultra-fast download of everything Sussex County Association of REALTORS®.  Here’s what’s happening for this week.  (Check our show notes at the bottom of this page for easy access to all of these links.)  Our thanks to Women’s Council of REALTORS® for sponsoring today’s episode.

This Week’s Show Notes & Links:

  • Tomorrow there is a Sign Ordinance amendment before Sussex County Council on at 10am.  This proposed amendment has significantly negative impacts upon your business.  SCAOR is holding a position of opposition to this amendment.  If you haven’t already responded to the call to action, You may do so now by clicking here.
  • One Question with a staff member: “What are some of the essential tools for a REALTOR® to have in their technology toolkit?  And what’s ahead?”
  • Questions?  Comments?  Talk back to us and let us know.  We’d love to hear from you.  (And be sure to subscribe in iTunes, and never miss an episode again!)
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SCAORCast Podcast 04-11-16 – DelmarvaLife Segment, Marathon Classes, and Lock Box Audit

Welcome to SCAORCast, your ultra-fast download of everything Sussex County Association of REALTORS®.  Here’s what’s happening for this week.  (Check our show notes at the bottom of this page for easy access to all of these links.) Today’s episode is sponsored by the Peninsula Commercial Alliance’s Wallops: It’s NOT Just a Virginia Thing Event.

 

This Week’s Show Notes & Links:

  • Our next DelmarvaLife segment is airing on April 20th in the 5-6PM hour.  A Day In the Life of a REALTOR®!
  • Click here to sign up for our marathon class of Modules 1, 3, & 6.  Click here for Modules 2, 4, & 5.
  • Remember to start taking your lock box inventory now, and get ahead of the lock box audit!

Questions?  Comments?  Talk back to us and let us know.  We’d love to hear from you.  (And be sure to subscribe in iTunes, and never miss an episode again!)

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