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7th Annual Holiday Charity Event
A Party With A Purpose
Wednesday, December 9
6 pm - 10 pm at La Fontaine Bleue, Lanham, MD

Now is the time to begin those Holiday preparations!

Please join us at our annual holiday charity celebration with live entertainment, Open Bar, Food, Music, Dancing, and more while raising money to help feed families in Prince George's County.

Over the past 6 years, this event has raised enough money to feed over 672 families! This year we would like to increase that amount and with your help and sponsorship, we can succeed!

Bring your TEAM, family and friends to the Annual Holiday Charity Event! New band, buffet, and open bar - we do all the clean up!

Individual tickets, and groups of 10 tickets are for sale!
Bring your teammates and family!

Net Proceeds Will Be Donated to the Public Safety Assistance Program (PSAP) of Prince George's County, which uses our donations to prepare and distribute Christmas food baskets and canned goods to families who are displaced due to disasters during the year.


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ALERT: Wire Fraudsters Targeting Real Estate Transactions
Important Email SCAM ALERT from MRIS:
MRIS has learned that email scammers have copied recent MRIS fraud alert messages, and added their own text to the bottom of the message asking MRIS customers to click on a link and log in to scan their computers for viruses. THIS IS A SCAM. MRIS will never ask you to click on any link to scan your computer. MRIS will also never ask you to log in by clicking on a link contained within an email message. Read more >

Fraud Alert - Wire Fraudsters Targeting Real Estate Transactions Real estate professionals have reported an upswing in email scam in recent months. A hacker will break into a licensee's email account to obtain information about upcoming real estate transactions. After monitoring the account to determine the likely timing of a close, the hacker will send an email to the buyer, posing either as the title company representative or as the licensee. The fraudulent email will contain new wiring instructions or routing information, and will request that the buyer send transaction-related funds accordingly. Since the hacker may already have detailed and accurate information pertaining to the real estate transaction, the request for funds may contain legitimate information and look authentic. Unfortunately, some buyers have fallen for this scheme, and have lost money.

This particular scheme is only one of many forms of online fraud. In protecting yourself, your clients and all parties to a real estate transaction from cybercrime, please consider the following guidance:
  1. Never send wire transfer information via email. For that matter, never send any sensitive information via email, including banking information, routing numbers, PINS, or any other financial information.
  2. Inform clients from day one about your email and communication practices, and alert them to the possibility of fraudulent activity. Explain that you will never send, or request that they send, sensitive information via email.
  3. If you have no choice but to send information about a transaction via email, make sure to use encrypted email. Many people falsely believe email is secure. Email is NOT SECURE unless encrypted.
  4. If you receive a suspicious email, do not open it. If you have already opened it, do not click on any links contained in the email. Do not open any attachments. Do not call any numbers listed in the email. Do not reply to the email.

Arm yourself with several great tips on fraud prevention and recovery.
Read the complete, tips-filled article >
Affiliate Membership Program

As your Association, we strive to be a productive resource for you. As such, we are pleased to offer a new and exciting opportunity to expand your brand and profile among PGCAR's 2800 REALTOR® members. Our new Affiliate Membership program includes affordable sponsorship opportunities on an on-going basis.

Affiliate Member Packages were created as a way for our valued Affiliate members to pay one discounted price and reap the benefits of numerous advertising possibilities all year long. There are three separate packages - each designed to fit within your marketing needs and budget, giving you the option to choose the package that most appeals to you.

Advertise your brand to a broad and captive audience. Envision your logo scrolling on the PGCAR webpage! On a banner at PGCAR events! Hear your name mentioned to large REALTOR® audiences! And more!

The best way to get your name in front of REALTORS® and industry decision makers is to get involved and sponsor PGCAR activities. We hope you will consider this valuable opportunity to support your Association and build new business relationships.
Join PGCAR now!
There's great benefits for our REALTOR® and Affiliate members!

Prince George's County REALTOR membership application for real estate agents Prince George's County REALTOR membership application for real estate agents  REALTOR® Membership Application
Prince George's County affiliate membership application for real estate industry partners Prince George's County affiliate membership application for real estate industry partners   Affiliate Membership Application
Prince George's County affiliate membership levels and benefits for real estate industry partners Affiliate Membership Levels and Benefits
PGCAR REALTORS® Have Smartcharts ProTM as a Member Benefit

PGCAR Offering SmartCharts PRO as a Member Benefit Be the local market expert, able to answer home buyer and home seller questions with credible information and easy-to-understand charts!

Sign up for your SmartCharts ProTM access.
It's a PGCAR REALTOR® member benefit.

PGCAR is among the first MRIS Associations to provide SmartCharts ProTM as a member benefit. Here's a 2-minute video to provide a quick and helpful overview.

Your local RPAC dollars at work
What Impact Does Your RPAC Contribution Make Locally?
2015 (So far)
  • Defeated the $.15 countywide property tax increase.
  • Defeated a proposal to implement a six-month moratorium on foreclosures in Prince George's County.
  • Corrected legislation that would have prohibited "open house" signs in public rights-of-way.
  • Passed legislation to reduce the interest rate on rental security deposits and streamline the handling of deposit returns.
  • Endorsed and supported REALTOR® friendly candidates in the 2014 elections, winning 10 out of 11 local Primary races.
  • Defeated rent density restrictions that would prohibit the issuance of rental licenses for single-family units less than 800 feet apart in certain "overlay" zones.
  • Partnered with landlords to overturn rent control in College Park.
  • Stopped efforts to apply transfer and recordation taxes to front foot benefit declarations.
  • Defeated a proposal to implement a six-month moratorium on foreclosures in Prince George's County.
  • Passed legislation that will lead to the creation of a records management system to track and identify front foot benefit fees for all properties.
  • Defeated efforts to mandate energy usage audits at property transfer.
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Legislative Breakfast
9:30 AM - 12:30 PM
6:00 PM - 10:00 PM
7th Annual PGCAR Holiday Charity Event
1:30 PM - 4:30 PM
Meeting With the Buyer for the 1st Time
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