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At a Glance – June 18, 2018

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Reminder: The current two-year cycle for mandatory Code of Ethics training for Realtors ends Dec. 31. Get more info here.

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SCAOR Membership Value Proposition – Education, Ethics and Advocacy

2018 MEMBERSHIP BENEFITS

Professional Real Estate Trade Association

Association Dues ($260 for Members billed October 1 and due by October 31)

  • Professional Staff (Association Executive, Director of Professional Development, Communications Coordinator, Administrative Coordinator and Membership Services Coordinator) 
  • High quality education classes with a variety of local and regional instructors
  • Association facility with meeting rooms and professional offices
  • NAR trained Professional Standards Administrator
  • Code of Ethics enforcement ensuring a higher level of professionalism 
  • Over ten committees to focus on issues concerning Bylaws, Professional Standards, Professional Development, Finance, Public Policy and Rental Affairs
  • Networking opportunities with other real estate professionals 
  • An active Community Service Foundation with multiple mixers and a gala
  • Young Professional Network (YPN) events
  • Spring Hospitality Fair for rental members
  • October General Membership meeting
  • Meeting facilities for committee meetings and Association functions
  • Broker meetings to increase participant knowledge and information
  • RPAC events to fundraise for local, state and national issues
  • Asset management to protect the Associations financial interests 
  • Association Management Software to assist with tracking membership records and education classes
  • Database of Professional Affiliate Members who provide a wide range of services
  • Weekly communications: Monday At-A-Glance, Tech Tip Tuesday, Lockbox Thursday
  • Monthly SCAORcard with comprehensive membership information
  • Association website scaor.com and social media platforms such as Twitter and Facebook
  • Route 9 LED sign promoting events and the trade association
  • Participation in municipal and county government issues
  • Market and advertise the Association at community events

Association Owned Lockbox Key System

Lockboxes Fees ($125 for Members and $150 for Non-Members, billed June 1 and due by June 30)

  • Management and maintenance of 5,000 SentriLock wireless Bluetooth lockboxes
  • MLS Committee to enforce and educate members about wireless lockboxes
  • October Association Lockbox Audit

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The SCAOR Card – Issue #019

 

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The SCAOR Card - Issue #019

 


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.

 

June 5th – Welcome to Bright MLS!
SCAOR’s MLS is now a part of Bright MLS.

From the CEO's Desk

 

 

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 May! –

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June 21st – RPR Education Day:

Curious about RPR? RPR and Sussex County Association of REALTORS have put together two training sessions designed exclusively with you in mind. Register for one or both to take full advantage of your N.A.R. member benefit.

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Ethics & Education Event:

Knock out your NAR Ethics Requirement on June 14th. Two classes for one low price!

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The SCAOR Card – Issue #019 – From the CEO’s Desk

First off, thank you for being a member of the Sussex County Association of REALTORS.  As the Association transitions to a new era without owning a MLS, I would like the members to revisit Article II of the Bylaws of the Association.  Article II – Objectives covers six sections that are very important to the future of the organization.  The first objective is to unite those engaged in real estate for the purpose of exerting a beneficial influence upon the profession and related interests.  The second objective is to promote and maintain high standards of conduct.  The third objective is to safeguard the interests of the profession.  The fourth objective is to further the interests of home and real property ownership.  The last two objectives are to partner with the State and National Associations and to designate for the benefit of the public individuals authorized to use the term REALTOR.  Every one of these objectives is still relevant to the members today.  Strong mediation services, ethical members, an iconic brand, defense of property rights and building consensus with the State and National association are all critical to the Association staying relevant and functional for the members of tomorrow. 
 
As you can see, there is no better time to revisit these objectives and think about where the Association is heading in the future.  On June 13 and 14 the Strategic Planning Committee will discuss and debate how the objectives of the Bylaws can influence a new Strategic Plan.  The current Plan has four objectives such as enhanced communications, a robust public policy program, exemplary education and technology for the members, and lastly develop and promote a compelling value proposition. 
 
 As CEO, I think the communications of the Association have been enhanced and continue to be timely from the weekly At-a-Glance and Tech Tip Tuesdays to the monthy SCAORcard.  Regarding education, I think SCAOR provides an exemplary in-house experience but could improve offerings and possibly look into internet classes.  Two areas that need improvement are communication about advocacy and what the Association is doing at the local level to benefit the members.   Even though we have an experienced Public Policy Committee, we could do a better job communicating what they do for the members.  Lastly, we could promote the value proposition better, no doubt.  The Association offers many other benefits such as a comprehensive lockbox program, an active Young Professionals Network (YPN) and partnerships with WCR on national speakers.  Professional growth and development of the members is critical for the organization.  The public expects that our members are fully trained, knowledgeable and service orientated.  The Association also sustains an active Affiliate roster with multiple networking events throughout the year. There is a lot happening at SCAOR, so attend a class, serve on a committee or stop by a mixer.
 
Speaking of getting involved, June 4-22 is the 2019 Board Recruitment.  The Nominating Committee has been selected and approved.  Interviews will be scheduled July 9-13 at SCAOR.  If you are interested, please apply to serve on the Board or wait until the fall for 2019 Committee recruitment.  We always need volunteers on various committees.
 
Other news includes the following:
  • June 1 SentriLock invoicing.  Deadline June 30.  Members $125 / Non-Members $150.
  • June 4 Bright MLS Conversion date
  • June 4-22 Board Recruitement
  • July 9-13 Recruitment Interviews
  • July 19 BOD meeting at 9 am
  • October 1 General Membership Meeting
Sincerely,
 
Merritt
 

Merritt Burke IV

Chief Executive Officer

Sussex County Association of REALTORS
(302) 855-2300: Office Phone
 

The SCAOR Card – Issue #019 – Membership

Welcome to the SCAOR REALTOR® membership report!  Here’s what’s happened on May 2018.  We’ve added 35 new members:

5/1/18     LeRoy Gaines
5/1/18     Immacolata Carannante
5/1/18     Kimberly Taraila
5/1/18     Mera Hitchens
5/1/18     Carolan Fischer
5/2/18     Joseph Cusato
5/2/18     Amanda Pace
5/2/18     Donald W Van Buren
5/3/18     Alexandra A Holden 
5/7/18     David Temby
5/7/18     Theresa M O’Brien
5/7/18     Jacquelyn M Ogden
5/8/18     Logan Charles Simpson
5/8/18     Linda Campbell
5/9/18     Valli DeLair
5/9/18     Jerry Hill
5/15/18     Edward Fowler
5/15/18     Angela J House
5/15/18     Frances M Brogan
5/15/18     Stephanie Adams
5/16/18     James J Smith 
5/16/18     Judith Dourgarian
5/16/18     Ronald Thompson
5/18/18     Teresa Queen
5/22/18     Denise Van Buren
5/22/18     Megan Honeysett
5/22/18     Steven Greene
5/23/18     Jennifer Lougheed
5/23/18     Robert Fitzgerald
5/23/18     Caitlin McCarron
5/24/18     Ashley Matthew Mills
5/24/18     Loye Wheat Miller
5/29/18     Kasey Keith
5/29/18     Robert Hicken
5/30/18     Stephen Hoffman

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At a Glance – June 4, 2018

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At a Glance – May 21, 2018

 

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At a Glance – May 14, 2018

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Reminder: The current two-year cycle for mandatory Code of Ethics training for Realtors ends Dec. 31. Get more info here.

Reminder: SentriLock Billing Begins June 1st and is due by June 30th.

Announcement: Delaware Flood Insurance Roundtable: May 17, 1–4 p.m., at Cheer Community Center, 20520 Sand Hill Road, Georgetown

This afternoon workshop will provide a rare opportunity for discussion about flood preparedness, risk reduction and emergency management through floodplain management, flood insurance and community awareness. RSVP to Greg Williams at Gregory.Williams@state.de.us or call Coleen Ponden at 302-739-9921 with your attendee’s names, agenda items or to discuss any questions you have about the event. Registration is free.

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Sussex County Association of Realtors

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