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May 28, 2012


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Events
  • Memorial Day
  • GRI 200 Starts Next Week!
  • PGCAR Protecting the American Dream
  • Two FREE Classes - for Your Success!
  • 2012 Housing Fair - Saturday, June 9
  • Red Cross Blood Drive
  • Great CRS Training Offer
  • REALTOR® of the Year - Due June 15
  • MAR'S CARE and Special Project Awards
    Homeownership Matters
  • FREE Homebuyer Workshop
  • Homebuyer Incentives in Prince George's County
  • Consumer Tip: Be Prepared for
        an Emergency
  •  
    The Industry Insider
  • Council Passes Budget with Reduced
        Recordation Fee Increase
  • Market Sen$e: Historic Lows Hold Steady
        for Fixed Mortgage Rates
  • April Existing-Home Sales and Prices are Up
  • Commercial Real Estate Market Improves
  • Senate Passes 60-Day NFIP Extension
  • DC and MD CEU
  • Sales Coach: How to Sweep Prospects
        Off of Their Feet
  • Code of Ethics: Case #10-4
  • Some Reasons to Join REALTORS® Federal     Credit Union
  • Free Hands-On MRIS Tools Training at PGCAR
  • PGCAR Membership Application
  • WCR: Prince George's Chapter - Join Today

  • The PGCAR Office is closed today, May 28th, for the
    Memorial Day holiday and will reopen on Tuesday morning, May 29th.
    We remember and honor those who protect our freedom.

    Have a Happy and Safe Memorial Day!
    USBA® Memorial Day Salute >
      Memorial Day Salute


     

    GRI 200 @ PGCAR! - Starting Next Wednesday, June 6


    Presented by the Maryland Association of REALTORS® and
    Sponsored by the Prince George's County Association of REALTORS®

    PGCAR Association Office
    9200 Basil Court, Suite 400
    Largo, MD 20774
    8:30 am - 4 pm each day


    GRI 200 Series Class Schedule
    Sign up for the entire, 5-day Series here >
    MD CEU - 27 Hours Total: 6 hrs Legislative Update and 21 hrs Elective CE
    Wednesday, June 6 Module 201 - Pricing Property & Appraisal
    Friday, June 8 Module 202 - Contracts & Agency
    Thursday, June 14 Module 203 - Interpersonal Skills & Personal Assistants
    Monday, June 18 Module 204 - Advanced Financing & Real Estate Investments
    Thursday, June 21 Module 205 - Condominiums, Cooperatives & Buyer Brokerage


    Just need a few make-up classes, or want to learn in-depth knowledge of specific topics?
    Sign up for individual classes by clicking class titles above.

    Hurry! Classes are limited to the first 40 registrants!


     

    PGCAR Protecting the American Dream
    Thank You to Everyone Who Showed up for the REALTOR® Rally


    Thursday, May 17, was a beautiful day with a sea of blue standing in the shadow of the Washington Monument. Over 13,800 REALTORS® gathered to protect Home Ownership, and PGCAR made a great showing with a sold out bus and a vocal, ready-to-rally group. In addition, 12 members of Congress attended and 29 major media outlets were there, including CNN and CNBC. NAR President Moe Veissi recounted the success of the Rally and commented that it showed consumers when something as important as home ownership is on the table, REALTORS® are "...in it with them and for them. Whenever you do those things in life, you know you've accomplished something great."

    We appreciate PGCAR members doing their part to Protect the American Dream!

         

    View the NAR photo gallery here >

    Join the Virtual Rally

    Virtual Rallies are the modern-day equivalent of signing a petition. So whether you made it to the Rally or not, you can continue to fight for Home Ownership Matters by adding your support in 4 easy steps:

    1. Go to www.REALTORRally.org
    2. Add your name and limited contact info under the map (contact info is not shared; it is only needed so NAR can tell Congress how many of their constituents participated)
    3. Click "Add me to the map!"
    4. Optional - after clicking, the Rally page will allow you to share your support and the Virtual Rally link by Facebook or Twitter.


     

    Two FREE Classes - Helping You Succeed!


    This Wednesday, May 30    10 am to 12 noon

    The Road Map to Success - Join us to learn. This class is about growing you and your Business, reaching your goals, and getting to the next level.

    FREE to PGCAR members ~ RSVP today >


    Next Thursday, June 7    10 am to 11 am

    Finish 2012 as Successfully as You Started It - National real estate expert Steve Harney will give you a 3-step plan to guarantee that 2012 will be the best year of your career. In this webinar you will learn how to re-work your annual goals, uncover the hidden opportunities in an improving market, and ride the current momentum to an exceptional 2012 income.

    Details & Registration >


     

    Don't Miss the 2012 Housing Fair!
    Next Saturday, June 9



    9 am to 3 pm
    Wayne K. Curry Sports and Learning Complex

    What a great opportunity to meet others in the real estate industry . . . and consumers! Please come, and invite all of your customers and prospective customers to come! The Housing Fair will allow you . . . and consumers to visit with mortgage lenders & bankers, housing counselors, rental property management, home developers and more! Attendees will learn how to avoid housing scams, prevent foreclosure, find affordable housing, and manage their money & credit. In addition, the Prince George's Housing Fair will have its first-time ever house lottery! One lucky winner will be drawn to purchase a single family home in Prince George's County at a substantially reduced price.

    Click here to download a Housing Fair Flyer


     
    GIVE BLOOD - SAVE LIVES
    PGCAR is sponsoring and hosting a Red Cross Blood Drive®

    Wednesday, June 20
    9 am to 3 pm


    At the
    PGCAR Office
    9200 Basil Court, Suite 400
    Largo, MD 20774

    ALL ARE INVITED
    FRIENDS ~ FAMILIES ~ MEMBERS
    COME GIVE THE GIFT OF LIFE!



     

    CRS Training: Three Classes - One Great Offer
    Register for ANY ONE Class and Get a SECOND Class for 50% Off


    COST PER CLASS:
    $75 Members of National and MD/DC CRS
    $125 Members of National CRS    $150 Non-Members
    Buy One, Get Second 50% Off!

    CLASS LOCATION:
    Maryland Association of REALTORS®
    200 Harry S Truman Pkwy, Annapolis, MD 21401

    CLASS CHOICES:

    Friday, June 8, 2012, 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
    It's a Price War to the Door
    Details & Registration Form >

    Wednesday, June 27, 2012, 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
    Real Estate Social Marketing
    Details & Registration Form >

    Tuesday, October 23, 2012, 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
    The Little EXTRAS ... In EXTRAordinary Customer Service
    Details & Registration Form >

    Visit the CRS website for more details.


    Who shall be named Prince George's REALTOR® of the Year?

    It could be you, or someone you know whom exemplifies leadership and service.

    Submit your nominations by 5 p.m. on Friday, June 15.
    1. Entries must be submitted on PGCAR's official form.

    2. Nominees must be Primary members of PGCAR.

    3. Nominees must be REALTOR® members who provide continuous, dedicated service to the industry to enhance the quality of the profession.

    4. Supporting information or documentation may be included as an attachment to the entry form.

    5. Pictures and supportive information are not encouraged.

    6. Entries that do not follow this format will be disqualified.

    7. ONE (1) COLOR PHOTO (any size) must be submitted in digital format, as a jpeg or .tif file, of 300 dpi or greater resolution, to jostenso@pgcar.com with the subject line ROTY and your name.

    8. Deadline for submissions to PGCAR is 5 p.m. on Friday, June 15, 2012.
      POSITIVELY NO LATE SUBMISSIONS WILL BE ACCEPTED.

    One ROTY application will be submitted by PGCAR to be entered in the MAR competition. The winner of the State Award will be sent to the National Association of REALTORS® (NAR) for consideration in the national award. Could we see a Prince George's REALTOR® honored in Ocean City and Orlando this year?



     

    MAR'S CARE and Special Project Awards Due June 15
    Give 10 Minutes to Win $10,000 for Charity


    The PGCAR Community Service Committee realizes that Prince George's County REALTORS® give back to their communities every day in a number of different ways.

    You are coaches, mentors and scout leaders. You deliver Meals on Wheels, work on Habitat and Christmas in April Homes. You create March of Dimes walk teams and Scholarship Fun Walk/Run events. So many of our offices raise money each year for their favorite charity, or they collect food, coats and toys. And because you don't do it for the recognition, sometimes we aren't aware of ALL of the wonderful things you are doing.

    Well now is your chance!

    PGCAR has an opportunity to win MAR's CARE Award, which gives us $10,000 to use for whatever charity we select. We could use it for another Habitat House; we could increase sponsorship opportunities for our graduating students; we could give it to a food bank or numerous other charities - the possibilities are endless.

    Please take a few minutes to tell us how you help your community!

    Nominations are due to PGCAR by Friday, June 15.

    Click Here for the CARE / Special Project Nomination Form

    Positively No Late Submissions Will Be Accepted.


     

    My Home and Buy Suitland Homebuyer Assistance Programs
    FREE Workshop for Homebuyers


    Buy Suitland

    Saturday, June 16
    My Home and Buy Suitland Homebuyer Assistance Programs Workshop

    11 am to 12:30 pm

    Keller Williams Realty
    9701 Apollo Drive, Upper Marlboro, MD 20774
    Facilitator: Cecelia Bell, REALTOR® ~ Keller Williams Realty

    Homebuyers will learn about the My HOME and Buy Suitland loan programs. This workshop is for informational purposes only and does not substitute for the required 8 hours housing counseling class.

    RSVP required: LAJONES1@co.pg.md.us


     
    1. Buy Suitland Initiative
      Up to 5% of home purchase price to first-time homebuyers; Up to 7% for local civic employees. Program Details >
    2. Federal Home Loan Bank of Atlanta (FHLB Atlanta)
      Up to $15,000 towards a foreclosure purchase; Up to $7,500 toward the purchase of a property located in area approved for NSP funds.
      Program Details >   Details & webinars for REALTORS® >
    3. American Dream Downpayment Assistance (ADDI)
      Up to $10,000 to County Homebuyers who have not owned a home within the last 3 years.
      Program Details >
    4. My HOME
      Up to 5% of the home sale price to qualified homebuyers who have not owned a home within the last 3 years.
      Program Details >   County My HOME Website >
    5. Centex Adds Savings to My HOME Program
      Purchase a Centex Home in the Victory Promenade development with My HOME funds and receive seller assistance also. For more information call (301) 350-5875 or email Jennifer Eaddy.
    6. The Maryland Mortgage Program (MMP)
      Acquisition / Rehabilitation Mortgage Program with new incentives for Renovating Fixer-Uppers, and the Homeward Bound Program offering lower mortgage rates on foreclosed or short sale properties.
      Program Details >
    7. Freddie Mac HomeSteps SmartBuySM
      Offers a limited FREE two-year HomeProtect® Home Warranty and up to 30% savings on new appliances.
      Home listings and incentive details >   Sign up for homesteps.com buyer leads >

    Most of these programs can be used in combination. Information on these and other homebuyer savings are available at pgcar.com. For more My HOME program details, members can login to pgcar.com Members Only.


     

    Consumer Tip: Be Prepared for an Emergency


    Putting together an emergency preparedness kit for your home may seem like a waste of time and money - until disaster strikes. While the government has protocols and procedures in place to respond as quickly as possible, it still may take them some time to come to your aid. Preparing and keeping a fully-stocked home emergency kit could be the key to your family's safety. Here are the essentials recommended by FEMA:

    Water (Drinking and Sanitation)

    At least one gallon per person per day for at least three days - if you have pets, factor in their needs as well. Bottled water is best, but you can also store tap water in containers that have been sanitized.

    Food & Can Opener

    At least a three-day supply of a variety of non-perishables (protein, fruits and vegetables). Include treats and snacks like cereal bars, trail mix and candy. Food should be kept in a cool, dry place and stored in pest-proof containers.

    Flashlights

    Because they are a fire hazard, candles should never be used. Make sure to keep the flashlight charged and/or extra batteries on hand.

    First-aid Kit

    Sterile gloves, band-aids, sterile dressings, cleanser, antibiotic ointment and wipes, eye wash, thermometer, scissors, tweezers, petroleum jelly, aspirin or non-aspirin pain reliever and stomach analgesics should all be kept together for easy access.

    Hygiene Supplies

    Make sure to stock up on toiletries (toothpaste, soap, shampoo, etc.), paper towels, toilet paper and garbage bags.

    Radio or TV

    In case you lose power, make sure you have a battery- or crank-operated radio or television and extra batteries, along with a cell phone charger.

    Extras

    Toys for children and pets, prescription medication, plastic sheeting, duct tape and cash are also good to have on hand.

    Check and replace supplies before their expiration date, and update your kit at least once a year as your needs change.

    Go to houselogic.com for more tips on how to prepare for an emergency.


     

    Council Passes Budget with Reduced Recordation Fee Increase
    Thank You for Responding to this Call to Action


    Well over 4,300 opposition emails were sent to the County Council and the County Executive by PGCAR members, along with the opposition voices from another 2,145 concerned citizen voters who phoned their Council representatives through "robo call pass-throughs" hosted by NAR. In addition, the Maryland Association of REALTORS® generously contributed to the cause, allowing us to run two full-page advocacy advertisements in the Prince George's Gazette. And PGCAR representatives spent countless hours meeting with public officials to plead our case. Thank you to everyone who contributed!

    Because of PGCAR lobbying efforts, we were successful in forcing a compromise between the County Council and the County Executive that resulted in a "reduced increase" from the original proposal of $.50 (per $500 in home sale price) to a more reasonable $.25. We were also successful in bringing this issue to the attention of the membership and the general public, and in lessening the impact of the fee increase.

    The new recordation fee of $2.75 per $500 in home sale price
    will take effect on July 1, 2012
    .

    President's May 25 Letter >


     

    Market Sen$e: Historic Lows Hold Steady for Fixed Mortgage Rates


    Results released last Thursday, May 24 show average fixed mortgages rates are still holding at record lows (30-year fixed-rate was down slightly to 3.78 percent while the 15-year fixed-rate remained unchanged from last week). Frank Nothaft, vice president and chief economist of Freddie Mac, states, "Mortgage rates were virtually unchanged this week with fixed-rate loans remaining at record lows and helping to drive homebuyer affordability. The National Association of REALTOR®'s Housing Affordability Index reached an all-time record high in the first quarter of this year since records began in 1970. In April, existing home sales rose to the highest rate since January with an annualized rate of 4.62 million homes with purchases increasing in all four Census Regions. Similarly, sales of new homes also rose last month, beating the market consensus forecast. In addition, the Federal Housing Finance Agency purchase-only house price index rose 0.4 between the first quarter of 2011 and 2012 and represented the first 4-quarter increase since the first quarter of 2007."

    Freddie Mac reports the following averages for the week ending May 24, 2012:

    • The 30-year fixed-rate mortgage averaged 3.78 percent, down from 3.79 percent.
    • The 15-year fixed-rate mortgage averaged 3.04 percent, same as last week.
    • The 5-year Treasury-indexed hybrid ARM averaged 2.83 percent, same as last week.
    • The 1-year Treasury-indexed ARM averaged 2.75 percent, down from 2.78 percent.
    Freddie Mac's Weekly Primary Mortgage Market Survey >

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    April National Existing-Home Sales Up, Prices Rise Again

    Existing-home sales rose 3.4% in April and are 10% above April 2011, while home prices continued to rise, according to the National Association of REALTORS®. The improvements in sales and prices were broad based across all regions.

    Lawrence Yun, NAR chief economist, said the housing recovery is underway. "It is no longer just the investors who are taking advantage of high affordability conditions. A return of normal home buying for occupancy is helping home sales across all price points, and now the recovery appears to be extending to home prices," he said. "The general downtrend in both listed and shadow inventory has shifted from a buyers' market to one that is much more balanced, but in some areas it has become a seller's market."

    A diminishing share of foreclosed property sales is helping home values. Moreover, an acute shortage of inventory in certain markets is leading to multiple biddings and escalating price conditions," Yun said. He notes some areas with tight supply include the Washington, D.C., area; Miami; Naples, Fla.; North Dakota; Phoenix; Orange County, Calif.; and Seattle. "We expect stronger price increases in most of these areas."

    Read more >

    To be the first to see Prince George's May home sale statistics when they're released, like us at www.facebook/pgcar.


     
     

    Commercial Real Estate Market Improving
    Multifamily Sector Strong


    Shaking off a prolonged impact from the recession, fundamentals are gradually improving in all of the major commercial real estate sectors, according to NAR's quarterly commercial real estate forecast and the May 2012 quarterly Commercial Real Estate Market Survey, which collects data from members about market activity. The apartment rental market has fully recovered and is growing.

    Lawrence Yun, NAR chief economist, said new jobs are the key. "Ongoing job creation, which is at a higher level this year, is fueling an underlying demand for commercial real estate space, assisted by a steady increase in consumer spending," he said. "The pattern shows gradually declining commercial vacancy rates, with consequential but generally modest rent growth. Although we need even stronger job growth, by far the greatest impact of job creation is in multifamily housing, where newly formed households striking out on their own have increased demand for apartment rentals - this is the sector with the lowest vacancy rates and strongest rent growth, which is attracting many investors."

    Rising apartment rents also are having a positive impact on home sales because many long-time renters now view homeownership as a better long-term option, Yun noted.

    Click here for statistics regarding the commercial office, industrial, retail and multifamily markets >


     
     

    Senate Passes 60-Day NFIP Extension


    On May 24, the Senate approved a 60-day extension of the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP) under an agreement between Senators Reid and Vitter. Because the Senate amended H.R. 5470 to include 60 rather than 30 days, the House will again have to pass the extension bill, which is expected early this week. Currently, program authority is set to expire this Thursday, May 31.

    Under the terms of this agreement, in early June, the Senate will also bring up and vote on the 5-year Flood Insurance Reform Act (which has already passed the House). Several hurdles remain before a bill can become law, but these are positive steps toward the long-term solution NAR continues to advocate for. Learn more >


     
     

    Earn All MD and DC Required CEU at PGCAR


    All classes are held at PGCAR offices, just off the Route 202 / Landover Road exit of I-495. Find our NEW association office at 9200 Basil Court, Suite 400, Largo, MD 20774. There's plenty of parking.


    This Wednesday, May 30
    The Road Map to Success

    William Murray 10:00 am - 12 noon

    Next Wednesday, June 6
    GRI Series II Begins
    MD CEU - 27 hours total:
    6 hours Legislative Update and 21 hours Elective CE
      8:30 am - 4:00 pm
    GRI Module 201: Pricing Property & Appraisal
    6 MD Elective CE
      8:30 am - 4:00 pm

    Next Friday, June 8
    GRI Module 202: Contracts & Agency
    3 MD Required Legislative Update CEU
    and 3 MD Elective CEU
      8:30 am - 4:00 pm

    Thursday, June 14
    GRI Module 203: Interpersonal Skills & Personal Assistants
    3 MD Elective CE
      8:30 am - 4:00 pm

    Friday, June 15
    MD Code of Ethics
    3 MD Required Ethics CEU;
    3 DC Elective CEU
    TBD 9:30 am - 12:30 pm

    Monday, June 18
    GRI Module 204: Advanced Financing & Real Estate Investments
    6 MD Elective CEU
      8:30 am - 4:00 pm

    Thursday, June 21
    GRI Module 205: Condominiums, Cooperatives & Buyer Brokerage
    3 MD Required Legislative Update CEU
    and 3 MD Elective CEU
      8:30 am - 4:00 pm

    Friday, June 22
    MD Legislative Update
    3.0 MD Required Legislative Update CEU;
    3.0 DC Elective CEU
    Larry Hudson 9:30 am - 12:30 pm
    MD Fair Housing
    1.5 MD Required Fair Housing CEU;
    1.5 DC Elective CEU
    Larry Hudson 1:30 pm - 3:00 pm
    Environmental Issues/Chesapeake Bay
    1.5 MD Elective CEU
    Larry Hudson 3:15 pm - 4:45 pm

    Monday, June 25
    MREC Agency-Residential
    3 MD Required or elective CEU
    Fredericka Lloyd 9:30 am - 12:30 pm

    Wednesday, October 3
    GRI 300 Series Begins
    13.5 hrs Legislative Update
    and 12 hrs Elective CE
    Various 18:30 am - 4:00 pm

    Complete CEU Schedule >>


     

    Sales Coach: How to Sweep Prospects Off of Their Feet


    Home Sales Coach The secret to pleasing prospects, turning referrals into clients, and getting repeat business is to use the same interpersonal skills that one would use on a first date. To improve your chances, pay attention to the small - often overlooked - details that can make or break the relationship. Here are some tips to get you started on building your interaction skills so you can land the client and close the deal.

    DON'T APPEAR DESPERATE

    Approaching the client as if you don't need the business, but would like their business, is a sure way to make them feel special.

    DO APPEAR CONFIDENT

    If you feel confident with your abilities, your clients will pick up on it and will want to work with you. Just be careful that you don't cross the line from confidence to arrogance.

    DO MAKE THEM FEEL SPECIAL

    Show your prospect that you're interested in working with them. Make the extra effort to pursue them and follow up, then let them know it's time for a commitment - in the form of a contract.

    DON'T TALK MORE THAN YOU LISTEN

    No one wants to spend time with someone so self-absorbed that they can't get a word in edgewise. To establish a good connection with a prospect, ask a lot of questions, wait until they are finished speaking, and give them time to open up.

    DO TAKE TIME TO GET READY

    First impressions are important. Don't go to showings in jeans and a t-shirt; do brush your teeth after lunch; and do clean out your car before volunteering to drive. These things only take a few minutes to do, but can have lasting effects (positive or negative) with a potential client.

    DON'T WHINE

    Complaining is off-limits - even if your client is venting their frustrations. Remember, you're being paid to listen and respond to their concerns. So show up in a good mood and keep any problems to yourself.

    DO CALL

    When you've just listed new clients, always call the next day. Don't be rude by keeping them waiting. Prospects sometimes fear that you'll sign them and then disappear. Put them at ease by proving that you'll keep in touch.

    ALWAYS BE YOURSELF

    Just like the best relationships, the best clients are the people who like you just the way you are. If you're pretending to be somebody else, the charade can only last so long. So be yourself and do your job extremely well. Those are the two things that will help you get, build and maintain great relationships!

    For more details and all 10 Dating Rules, click here >


     

    Case #10-4:
    Use of "Choose Your Neighbor" Marketing Letters

    REALTOR® A listed a property in a new subdivision. At the instruction of his client, Seller X, REALTOR® A did not file information on the listing with his Board's MLS, did not place a "For Sale" sign on the property and did not advertise the property in the local newspaper. Seller X had told REALTOR® A that he wanted the sale handled quietly, with the new purchasers being people who would "fit into the neighborhood-people with the same socioeconomic background" as the other residents of the subdivision.

    Based on his conversation with Seller X, REALTOR® A's only marketing effort was mailing a letter to the other residents of the subdivision, inviting them ". . . to play a part in the decision of who your next neighbor will be. If you know of someone who you would like to live in the neighborhood, please let them know of the availability of this home, or call me and I will be happy to contact them and arrange a private showing."

    REALTOR® A's marketing strategy came to the attention of REALTOR® B, whose mother lived in the subdivision. REALTOR® B filed a complaint charging REALTOR® A with a violation of Article 10 of the Code of Ethics.

    At the hearing, REALTOR® B told the Hearing Panel of receiving a copy of the marketing letter from his mother, who had recently moved to the subdivision. REALTOR® B advised the panel that he had checked the Board's MLS for information on the property, had driven past the house to look for a "For Sale" sign and had scanned the Sunday real estate section of the local newspaper for information on the property. Finding no mention of the property in either the MLS or the newspaper and noting the absence of a sign on the property, REALTOR® B concluded that REALTOR® A's marketing strategy was to limit access to the property to individuals preselected by the current residents. "In my mind," said REALTOR® B, "this could only mean one thing. REALTOR® A was deliberately discriminating against home seekers from other areas, or those with different backgrounds, who would never have the opportunity to learn about the house's availability. Obviously, REALTOR® A was directing all of his marketing energies into finding purchasers who would not disrupt the ethnic and economic character of the neighborhood."

    REALTOR® A defended his actions by advising the panel that he was acting on Seller X's instructions. Seller X appeared as a witness for REALTOR® A and confirmed this fact, adding that he and the other residents of his block had an informal agreement that they would try to find "suitable" purchasers for their homes if they ever decided to sell. Seller X felt that by broadening the marketing campaign to include all residents of the subdivision he had increased the chances of finding such potential purchasers.

    Based on your understanding of the Code of Ethics Article 10, how do you think the Professional Standards Panel ruled?

    Find out here >>


     
     

    REALTORS® Federal Credit Union


    Why Join REALTORS® FCU?
    It's the 24/7 credit union designed for your unique needs as a REALTOR®!

    Open 24/7!
    FREE ATMs Nationwide
    FREE Checking w/ FREE debit card
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    Transfer funds between financial institutions online
    Flexible lending that understands a REALTOR®'s income
    Earnings go back to benefit YOU and your fellow REALTORS®

    Join Online >   It only takes 15 minutes!


     
     

    Free Hands-On MRIS Tools Training at PGCAR


    MRIS 201: Maximize Your Productivity with MRIS June 19, 9:30 am - 12:30 pm
    This class introduces the often overlooked tools and features available as an MRIS customer benefit designed to save you time and money.

    MATRIX 201: Customize Matrix to Fit Your Business June 19, 1:30 pm - 4:30 pm
    Personalize Matrix to create easier navigation to better assist your advanced skills, and to enable you to work more efficiently and productively.

    Visit www.mris.com/training for details and registration. Advance registration with MRIS is required.


     

    PGCAR Membership Application - for New or Returning Agents


    For new agents, please download, print and use the 2012 membership application at www.pgcar.com >

    For any returning agents who did not pay 2012 dues, you will need to Renew Online and pay the reinstatement and late fees to regain SentriLock access. If your online access is no longer active, please call the office at 301-306-7900 to renew.


     

    Women's Council of REALTORS®
    Prince George's Chapter - Join Today


    We are a network of successful REALTORS® empowering women to exercise their potential as entrepreneurs and industry leaders. Through our influence as successful business professionals, the women and men who are members of WCR will effect positive change in the profession and in the broader community.

    Join the Prince George's Chapter by signing up today!

    Click Here for More Information >

    Prince George's County Association of REALTORS®
    9200 Basil Court :  Suite 400 : Largo, MD 20774
    Phone 301-306-7900  :  Fax 301-306-8273  :  www.pgcar.com  :  ©2012 PGCAR

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