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August 1, 2006

OFFICE CLOSURE . . . Please be advised that PGCAR offices will close at 3 p.m. on Thursday, August 10.

 
ANNUAL CRAB FEAST

Join us next Friday, August 11 for the
Women's Council of REALTORS®
ANNUAL CRAB FEAST
7:00 p.m. to 11:00 p.m.
at the Camp Springs Elks Lodge

HOT STEAMED MARYLAND CRABS - ALL YOU CAN EAT!!
Chicken, Hot Dogs, Hamburgers,
Beer, Soda and Cash Bar Service
DJ ~ Dancing ~ Door Prizes ~ Raffle

Tickets: $40 in advance or $50 at the door

Register Online today!
or
Click Here
for a printable flyer

 
COMMITTEE SIGN-UP GOING ON NOW

PGCAR wants, and needs, your involvement in your local association. Through PGCAR's many committees, you can play a major part in the leadership of our association, as well as helping to promote the efforts and positive contributions which PGCAR members make throughout the communities in Prince George's County.

Click here to sign up now.

 
VOTE FOR 2007 OFFICERS AND DIRECTORS

This year you will have a choice to vote online at www.pgcar.com. Click here to view our slate of candidates and their bios. Online voting will open on August 10 and close at 5:00 p.m. on September 8, 2006. Mailed ballots must also be received by 5:00 p.m. on September 8, 2006.

 



ANNUAL REALTOR® CONFERENCE & EXPO
NOVEMBER 10-13 IN NEW ORLEANS!

Register Here!
Early Bird Pricing Ends TODAY, Aug. 1


  • REALTORS® Expo -- New technology, marketing ideas, administrative and office management tools, and more!
  • CE Classes
  • Seminars and focus sessions on sales teams, marketing, broker and agent success, commercial real estate and other specialty areas -- come hear and learn from those who have been there, done that!
  • New Orleans' own popular pianist, singer and bandleader Harry Connick Jr. as featured act of the Celebrity Concert.
  • More than 30,000 REALTORS® and guests who are expected to inject more than $34 million into the local economy during the November 9-13 conference and leadership meetings.
  • Do you want to HEAR about the REALTOR® NARdi Gras we'll enjoy on Bourbon Street Saturday night, or be there?
  • Read more and register for best hotel selection and conference pricing now >>
Keynote Speakers:

Presidents Bill Clinton and
George H. W. Bush

 
NEW TRANSFER TAX CREDITS

All REALTORS® in Prince George's County should be aware of a new affidavit available. PG Form 1330 is a one-page contract addendum to be used for Prince George's County and Municipal Police Officers to receive a tax credit for the transfer tax. Did you know that school teachers can also receive a tax credit? The tax credit for school teachers was won in 2001, and PG Form 1301M may be used to gain that credit for eligible home buyers.

 
MAR CONFERENCE & TRADE EXPO

September 17-20 in Ocean City
Join fellow REALTORS® and colleagues at the annual conference right in your own backyard. Professional development and continuing education courses offered. Networking events all three days. A HUGE trade show showing off all the new services and products to put your career in the fast lane. Sign up now! Also, the MAR conference is known for its extracurricular activities. Join in the fun!

  • Fishing Tournament
  • Outlet shopping excursion
  • Golf tournament
  • RPAC Shark Attack Party

COST:
Members: 3 days for $225
(Price goes up $25 on Sept 1st)
Tuesday only for $115
  Non-members: 3 days for $315

 
ANNUAL INSTALLATION DINNER

. . . will be held on September 12 at Tantallon Country Club at 6 p.m. Mark your calendars now!

 
UPCOMING CONTINUING EDUCATION CLASSES

Date(s) Course Title Instructor   Time   Hours
August 2 Creating Leverage for Your Buyer Matt Tove 6:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m. 3
Elective, MD & DC

August 3
Contracts Al Monshower 9:30 am - 12:30 pm 3
Elective, MD & DC
Legal Update / Advertising Obligations Al Monshower 1:30 pm - 4:30 pm 3
MD required & DC elective

August 11
MD Legislative Update Don Martin 9:30 am - 12:30 pm 3
MD required & DC elective
Fair Housing Don Martin 1:30 pm - 3:00 pm 1.5
MD required & DC elective
August 23 MD Real Estate Ethics Don Martin 9:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. 3
MD required & DC elective
October
4 - 20
GRI Series II - Full Series SOLD OUT 27
Elective, MD & DC

Registration fee for REALTORS® is only $25 for 3 hours of credit and $15 for 1.5 hours of credit. Above classes are limited to the first 45 registrants. For reservations made less than 3 days prior to a class, please add $15 to the Tuition Fee. ABSOLUTELY NO WALK-INS. For more information call Scott Miller, Education Director, at the association office 301-306-7961 or visit our website at www.pgcar.com for the latest schedule.

 
SAVE THE DATE!
2ND ANNUAL PRINCE GEORGE'S COUNTY AMBASSADORS' DAY
OCTOBER 13, 2006

Promoting business (international), investment opportunities, and top quality residential and educational opportunities in Prince George's County, MD
Prince George's County — The gateway to Washington, DC.

Millennium Sponsor: Prince George's County Association of REALTORS®

A day designed for ambassadors and their embassy staff . . . Includes a breakfast reception and plenary session, a luxury bus trip to two county sites, and Congressman Albert Wynn as the Keynote Speaker at the afternoon luncheon and informational presentation at Andrews Air Force Base on business/trade, education/academic, real estate, & R&D opportunities.

SPECIAL FOR THE AUGUST SPOTLIGHT

The Official Homes Section of The Prince George's County Association of REALTORS® brought to you by The Gazette. This is a special pullout FULL COLOR supplement reaching over 127,000 homes and businesses in Prince George's County.

Internet Upgrade Special:
That's right, when you buy a print ad, you receive an online advertisement for only $50! If you are interested in writing an article or placing an ad, please contact Heidi Lamere at 301-731-2134, 240-888-7509 or hlamere@gazette.net.


Click here to check out the AUGUST ADVERTISING SPECIALS!

Article Deadline Monday,
August 7
  Space Reservation
& Ad Copy Deadline
Tuesday,
August 8
  Publication
Date
Thursday,
August 24


 

Code of Ethics Case Study
Case # 11-1: Appraiser's Competence for Assignment
REALTOR® A sold a light industrial property to Buyer B, a laundry operator. Several months later, Buyer B engaged REALTOR® A's services to appraise the property and to supply an appraisal report for use in possible merger with another laundry. REALTOR® A carried out this appraisal assignment and submitted his report. Buyer (now Client) B was dissatisfied with the report feeling that the valuation, in comparison with the market price that he had paid was excessively low. Client B then engaged an appraiser specializing in industrial property, and after receiving the second appraisal report, filed a complaint with the Board of REALTORS® charging REALTOR® A with the incompetent and unprofessional service as an appraiser.

At the hearing, questioning established that REALTOR® A could cite no other industrial property appraisal he had made, and that his appraisal experience had been limited exclusively to residential property. The hearing also established that when the client proposed the appraisal, REALTOR® A had readily accepted the assignment and that he had at no time disclosed the extent and limitations of his appraisal experience with his client.

REALTOR® A was found by the Hearing Panel to be in violation of Article 11.

Prince George's County Association of REALTORS®
8400 Corporate Drive  :  Suite 225 : Landover MD 20785
Phone 301-306-7900  :  Fax 301-306-8273  :  www.pgcar.com  :  ©2006, PGCAR

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