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

The Realtor® Connection

Week of June 30, 2003


CANDIDATES FOR BOARD OF DIRECTORS BEING SOUGHT. . . Have you ever thought about serving on the Board of Directors? Candidates are now being sought for the Board of Directors for 2003/2004. Four Directors will be elected this year for two year terms. To qualify to serve as a Director, you must be a member of the Prince George's County Association of REALTORS® in good standing.

To qualify to serve as an officer (Vice President, President-Elect) of the Association, you must have served a two-year term as a Director during the last four years. If you would like to be a candidate, you can obtain a Candidate Form on the website or call the Association office at 301-306-7900 and one will be mailed or faxed to you. All candidate forms must be received no later than July 10, 2003. The Annual Installation Luncheon will be held on Thursday, September 18th, at the LaFontaine Bleu.

Intro To e-PRO. . . Join Saul Klein - International Speaker as he presents: Intro To e-PRO The only online technology certification course supported by NAR. Compliments of NAR® and Presented by the creators of e-PRO®, InternetCrusade®. e-PRO® has been developed and is being delivered by one of the most respected real estate education technology companies in the industry, InternetCrusade®. And e-PRO® is packed with critical Internet learning applications to give you enhanced Internet skills, increasing your opportunities for success in the real estate industry! ADMISSION IS FREE. All attendees get a $25 discount on e-PRO sign-ups!

Date: Tuesday July 8th, 2003
Time: 1:00 pm to 2:15 pm
Location: Prince Georges County Association of REALTORS®
Address: 8400 Corporate Drive, Suite 225, Landover, MD 20785.
To RSVP please call 301-306-7900 or e-mail

VOLUNTEERS AND DONATIONS NEEDED FOR THE HOUSE THAT MAR BUILT. . . Come to Ocean City and join other REALTORS® to begin framing the Habitat for Humanity International house on Saturday, September 6. Volunteers are needed for two shifts, 8 AM - 11 AM and 1 PM - 5 PM. For more information or to volunteer, contact us at Donations are tax-deductible and should be made payable to "HFHI - Maryland Build," and sent to c/o Melinda Goforth, Habitat for Humanity International, 1010 Vermont Avenue, NW, Suite 900, Washington, DC 20005.

WOMEN'S COUNCIL OF REALTORS TO HOLD ANNUAL AUCTION. . . The PGCAR Chapter of the Women's Council of REALTORS® will hold its Annual Auction and Luncheon on Thursday, July 10th, at Allen Pond. The cost is only $5 per person. If you have any questions, please contact Karen Thomas at 301-404-1473. Reservations should be made by calling Alice Anderson at 301-269-6900. If you have items to donate for the auction, please contact either Karen or Alice. Also mark your calendar for the Annual Crab Feast which will be held on August 8th at the LaFontaine Bleu from 7 p.m. to 11 p.m. Tickets will be available at the Auction.

NEW MEMBER ORIENTATION REMINDER. . . All members joining the Association after January 1, 2003 MUST ATTEND a New Member Orientation within 6 months of their join date. The next New Member Orientation will be held on Wednesday evening, July 16th, at the LaFontaine Bleu beginning at 5 p.m. If you plan to attend and have not received a registration form, please contact the Association office at 301-306-7900.

COMPLETE YOUR ETHICS TRAINING REQUIREMENTS ON-LINE - FOR FREE - MEMBER REQUIREMENT. . . 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 online ethics courses at that fulfill these obligations: one for new members and one for existing members. Questions can be directed to the Member Policy Department at (312) 329-8399 or the questions link at (NOTE: Classes are also being offered by PGCAR on a regular basis.)

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

  • July 8th - New Home Sales.
    Instructor - Allison Mooney. 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
    3 hours of MD & DC Continuing Education. Location - LaFontaine Bleu.
  • ** July 11th - 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. Location - LaFontaine Bleu.
  • July 17th - Selling Investment Real Estate, A Formula for Success.
    Instructor - Bob Blumenkrantz. 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
    Not approved for CE Credit. Location - LaFontaine Bleu.
  • July 24th - Creating Leverage for Your Buyer.
    Instructor - Matt Tove. 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.
    3 hours of MD & DC Continuing Education.
** 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 Online Education Calendar.

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