Tuesday, June 4, 2019
Nearly 300 members attended PGCAR's recent General Membership luncheon, held on June 4th as part of our inaugural "Member Appreciation" week. Our Keynote Speaker Lawrence Yun, Chief Economist and Senior Vice-President of Research at the National Association of REALTORS®, presented an excellent overview of the local and national housing markets. Specifically, Mr. Yun pointed to Prince George's County as having a steadfast housing market with room for growth. Dr. Yun's presentation can be found here >
The Interim CEO of Bright MLS, Brian Donnellan, was on hand to address the most recent happenings with the new Bright MLS service. Bright is now operational in 6 states and the District of Columbia with 95,000 subscribers. Brian shared that Bright is the second largest MLS in the country. Members learned details about the Maryland Real Estate Commission from their new Executive Director, Mr. Michael Kasnic. Members also learned vital information about state legislative issues from Maryland REALTORS® Senior Vice-President of Government Relations, Bill Castelli.
Long-time PGCAR member and former President, Linda Simpson, was awarded the NAR Emeritus Award for her 40 years of committed service to NAR, Maryland REALTORS® and PGCAR. Congrats Linda!!
Thank you to all of the affiliates who sponsored and participated in the affiliate product showcase which preceded the event. Both the program and the opportunity to network with colleagues and friends were greatly enjoyed.
The Voice for Real Estate in Prince George's County
PGCAR is the voice for REALTORS® in Prince George's County, Maryland. Representing more than 3,000 real estate professionals in the national capital area, PGCAR provides numerous services vital to its members' daily business needs. It also works with lawmakers to ensure public policy that encourages homeownership, promotes an environment conducive to business growth and works to improve the communities in which its members live and work.