Calling all PGCAR achievers!
REALTORS® will be recognized in the following categories:
Application for the 2015 PGCAR Achievement Awards is now open!
- 2015 Individual Residential General Brokerage
- 2015 Team Volume General Brokerage
- 2015 Rookie of the Year
Affiliates are our "partners in real estate": mortgage lenders, title companies and settlement attorneys, home inspectors, home warranty companies and more. Affiliates have elected to support the real estate industry by holding membership in PGCAR, and many have chosen to sponsor our programs and events.
We encourage our REALTOR®
members -- and Prince George's County home owners, buyers and sellers -- to use the Affiliates Directory
when seeking real estate related service providers.
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- Researching a Market at Home or Abroad
- The Metric World
- Money Concepts
- Tax Matters
- US Visas
- Value Concepts
- Compiling Transaction Data for Decision Making
LEGISLATIVE ALERT - December 9, 2015
Mike Graziano, Executive Vice President
The County Council recently passed legislation imposing a drastically high penalty for operating a rental unit without the proper license. CB 85-15 imposes a $1,000 per month penalty for each month, or portion thereof, where a rental property was operated without a license or operated under an expired license.
Rental Licenses are not transferrable, as such; purchasers of occupied rental units have 30 days following settlement to obtain a rental license. The new law applies to properties in unincorporated areas. If the property is located within the boundaries of a municipality and the municipality enforces their own rental license requirement, the County penalty would not apply. However, the municipality may impose a penalty. If the municipality does not have a rental license requirement the County license mandate applies.
PGCAR ZipForm Benefits Continue;
Form Revisions and a Form Addition - Now in Effect
PGCAR is pleased to advise that we will continue to offer ZipForms to our members as a benefit of membership. To sign up for this PGCAR Membership Benefit, just log in at PGCAR Members Only
and follow the ZipForm link. As always, links to MAR forms and to ZipForm are prominently displayed at www.pgcar.com/membersonly/forms
To access ALL MAR forms and the below listed MAR form revisions, ZipForm users should seek out these directories under the forms library:
- the MDAR Directory - includes the MAR Sales Contract, addenda, disclosures and more
- the NEW MDARBF (Brokerage Forms) Directory - includes the MAR listing forms and related Broker documents
At Dotloop, all MAR forms are located under the Maryland Association of REALTORS®
See the Revised and New Forms for October 2015
with Summary of Changes and Practice Tips >
INCLEMENT WEATHER / SNOW POLICY:
In the event of inclement weather, please be aware of the Prince George's County Association of REALTORS®
Inclement Weather Policy:
PGCAR ASSOCIATION OFFICE:
If Prince George's County GOVERNMENT is CLOSED, our offices will be CLOSED. All committee meetings and classes are cancelled. Always call the office first at 301-306-7900 to check operating status.
If Prince George's County GOVERNMENT is CLOSED, our offices will be CLOSED. All classes are cancelled. If you are registered for a class and it is cancelled, you will be notified by email and your registration fee will be returned or transferred to a future class. If unable to attend, please email Scott Miller at email@example.com
or call 301-306-7961 and indicate if you would like to reschedule or a refund.
PGCAR COMMITTEE MEETINGS:
If Prince George's County GOVERNMENT is CLOSED, our offices will be CLOSED. All committee meetings are cancelled. If Prince George's County Public Schools are on a delayed schedule, all meetings scheduled before 12 pm will be cancelled. Meetings scheduled after 12 pm will be held as scheduled.
Our phone lines will be updated with operating status, so please be sure to call 301-306-7900 prior to coming to the office.
As always, please be safe and use your best judgement with regards to driving.