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

The Realtor® Connection

Week of December 16, 2002


2003 DUES ARE DUE BY DECEMBER 31st . . Dues must be received or be postmarked no later than December 31, 2002 in order to avoid a $100 reinstatement fee. A $25 late fee was assessed on December 1. If dues remain unpaid as of January 6th, all Association Services, INCLUDING USE OF THE SUPRA KEY, will be suspended. If you have not received your invoice or if you have any questions, please contact the Association office.

PGCAR HOLIDAY GALA A HUGE SUCCESS . . .The PGCAR Holiday Gala held at the LaFontaine Bleu on Monday, December 9th, was an overwhelming success. A great time was had by the over 225 members and guests who attended. A big thank you to all those attending who donated food, coats and toys for the needy. Thanks are also extended to the sponsors, whose contributions enabled the Association to keep the cost down for this fun-filled event. Sponsors included: Beltway Title (Open Bar); Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage (Photos); Don Frederick, RE/MAX 100 (Caricaturist); Long & Foster (Fruit & Cheese); Realty Executives Main Street USA (Ham & Turkey) and RE/MAX One (DJ). Other Sponsors were: Asset Realty, Associates & Johnson, Hunt & Suss, Title Company, Mel Schneider, Attorney and Realty Executives Andrews. We would also like to thank those who contributed door prizes for our Holiday Gala. They include: Allied Mortgage (DVD Player); Certified Termite (Honey Baked Ham); Kevin Hodge, Eastern Mortgage (Basket of Cheer); Patricia Clark, Express One Realty ($25 Cash); Gordon Weaver (2 drawings for $50 Cash); Troese Title (2 drawings for Hockey Tickets). Thanks to all who attended and supported this year's Holiday Gala.

HOLIDAY OFFICE SCHEDULE. . . The Association office will close at Noon on Tuesday, December 24th, and will be closed on December 25th for the Christmas Holiday and January 1st for New Year's. Happy Holidays to all!

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 1:30 AND 3:30 P.M Monday through Friday.

COMPLETE YOUR ETHICS TRAINING REQUIREMENTS ON-LINE - FOR FREE. . . By December 31, 2004, all REALTORS must take 2 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.

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

  • ** January 17th - 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. LaFontaine Bleu
  • January 22nd - Environmental Issues - Mold, Radon, Lead Based Paint and More. Instructor - Walter Clews. 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. - 3 hours of MD & DC Continuing Education. Association Office
  • January 24th - It's a Bird, It's a Plane, It's a Contract! Instructor - Al Monshower. 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. - 3 hours of MD & DC Continuing Education LaFontaine Bleu.
** Please Note: These 3 classes meet the 6 hour requirement for those licensed for more than 10 years. The cost for the 6 hours is $60 for REALTORS and $100 for non-REALTORS. 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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