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Prince George's County Association of REALTORS®, Inc.

The Realtor® Connection

Week of November 25, 2002


MAKE YOUR RESERVATIONS NOW FOR THE PGCAR HOLIDAY GALA . . . The Committee promises this will be a fun-filled evening to remember. Detailed information is posted on the website and tickets are available for PGCAR's HOLIDAY GALA on December 9th from 5:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. at the LaFontaine Bleu in Lanham. The cost per ticket is $25 PLUS a non-perishable food item, a coat for the homeless or an unwrapped new toy for "Toys for Tots."

WOMEN'S COUNCIL TO HOLD ANNUAL CHILDREN'S CHRISTMAS PARTY . . . The Prince George's County Chapter of the Women's Council of REALTORS® will hold its Annual Children's Christmas Party on December 4th at the Tanglewood Regional School in Clinton. The party will begin at 12:30 p.m. For more information, please call Karen Thomas at 301-262-6900.

ASSOCIATION OFFICE CLOSED ON NOVEMBER 28 AND 29 . . . The Association office will be closed on November 28 and 29 for the Thanksgiving Holiday.

SUPRA KEY UPDATE . . . For those of you who have exchanged your Supra Key and now have a Display Key or an E-Key, DON'T FORGET that you must still call KIM on a monthly basis at 1-877-887-8772 to receive a manual update code for Anne Arundel, MARS Region, Frederick County and Northern Virginia. Since those Associations are still on the old Supra Key System, your new key will NOT automatically update for those areas; HOWEVER, it WILL WORK in all areas when updated correctly. Our Key exchange did not affect the keys issued by other areas. Keys issued by Anne Arundel, MARS, NVAR, Frederick, etc. will still work in Prince George's County lockboxes if reciprocal access has been requested. If you have questions, please call PGCAR at 301-306-7900. If you have not yet exchanged your SupraKey, YOU MAY DO SO BETWEEN 9:30 AND 10:30 A.M. and BETWEEN 1:30 AND 3:30 P.M Monday through Friday.

2003 DUES ARE DUE BY NOVEMBER 30TH . . . Dues must be received or be postmarked no later than November 30, 2002 in order to avoid a $25 late fee. If you have not received your invoice or if you have any questions, please contact the Association office.

COMPLETE YOUR ETHICS TRAINING REQUIREMENTS ON-LINE - FOR FREE . . . By December 31, 2004, all REALTORS® must take 2 ½ hours of ethics training, as required by NAR'S Code of Ethics and Arbitration Manual. NAR offers two on-line ethics courses at that fulfill these obligations: one for new members and one for existing members . The on-line courses are available from any screen of under "Quick Links" Questions can be directed to the Member Policy Department at (312) 329-8399 or (NOTE: Classes will also be offered by PGCAR after the January 1st of 2003.

DECEMBER CONTINUING EDUCATION CLASSES . . . There is still space available in the following classes:

  • December 2nd - DC Fair Housing. Instructor - Allison Mooney. 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. 3 hours of DC Continuing Education. It IS NOT APPROVED for MD Continuing Education Credit. Association Office.
  • December 5th - Selling HUD Homes. Instructor - Shelly Chlada. 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. 3 hours of MD & DC Continuing Education. LaFontaine Bleu.
  • December 13th - MD 6 Hour Required Course consisting of MD Legislative Update (3 hours), MD Legal Update (1.5 hours) and MD Fair Housing (1.5 hours). Instructor - Don Martin. SPACE IS LIMITED TO 45 students which will be accepted on a first-come, first-served basis. LaFontaine Bleu.

Registration fee for REALTORS® is $25 for 3 hours of credit. A $15 late fee is charged if reservations are made less than 3 days prior to any class. NO WALK-INS. For more information call the Association office at 301-306-7900 or visit our website Education section.

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