Mid-Shore Board of REALTORS  

February 13, 2024 Newsletter 


Information and skills are needed to grow our business. 

What MSBR offerings are you using?  


We are saying goodbye to Cheryl Krebeck

and hello to Chris Babilonia


Please join us on Thursday, Feb. 29th from 11am - 1pm

at the Board office for a light lunch.


Cheryl joined MSBR in June 2020 and has been a professional joy to have in the office.  Her real estate knowledge and experience has been instrumental in advancing MSBR events and programs.


But have no fear, Sue and Cheryl are training Chris on all everything MSBR!  Chris brings a wealth of professional knowledge and enthusiasm!!


We hope you will stop by to say "Hello" and "Goodbye"

Please register here so we can plan enough refreshments!


ChatGPT for Real Estate

Sign up and learn more in the one hour session

If you missed this in January plan to attend in person on
February 28, 2024 (1:00 PM - 2:00 PM) 
Discover how ChatGPT can help grow your real estate business in ways you never thought possible.  This one hour hands on session will get you started.  

An unsung hero of the Civil Rights Movement

lives in Montgomery County, MD


Willie Pearl Mackey King worked for the Southern Christian Leadership Conference under the late Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. as a member of his executive staff.  King performed a variety of administrative duties and traveled with Dr. King.  While in Birmingham, Alabama with Dr. King, she typed his famous Letter from Birmingham Jail.  She and Dr. Wyatt Tee Walker transcribed the letter, which was written on newspaper edges, table napkins, toilet paper, and whatever scraps of paper that Dr. King could find to write on.  

Letter from Birmingham Jail 


February is Black History Month and there are many ways to celebrate.

Here are just a few!


Caroline County 

Black History & Arts Celebration  February 24th from 11am-3pm @ The Foundry


Dorchester County 

Harriett Tubman Underground Railroad State Park 4068 Golden Hill Rd. Games and Crafts every Saturday & Sunday during the month of February from 10am to 3pm. 


Talbot County

Frederick Douglas Parade February 17th starting at 9:30am at the Easton Police Dept 106 W. Dover Street in Easton 


Sign up NOW  for the Bias Override Class


Attendance is Guaranteed to Make You THINK Differently!


for Agents & Affiliate members

February 22, 2024 from 2-5 pm

Refreshments afterwards


In-Person at the MSBR Office 

The MSBR Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Committee has arranged the offering this CE at no cost to the members. 1.5 hours Fair Housing CE credits are earned; plus, 1.5 hour Elective CE


Educate Yourself About Unconscious Bias from 2-5pm on Feb. 22, 2024


The objectives of the class are:

1. Describe the history of bias and discrimination in real estate to understand how neighborhoods became segregated and appreciate the challenges many consumers still face because of their identities.

2. Explain how implicit bias may result in violations of Fair Housing laws and industry ethics. 3. Identify interventions to prevent implicit bias, identify anxiety, and stereotype threat from influencing behavior so that consumers are treated with equal concern, respect, and fairness. 4. Increase personal motivation to confront these phenomena in business and the community.




Maryland REALTORS Round Table Lunch & Presentation

March 7th 11-2pm Hyatt in Cambridge 


Regional Roundtables- MUST RSVP to Attend 

Join fellow REALTORS and the state Leadership at either of the Roundtables to connect with industry professionals, share experiences, and develop new outlooks.

Ask your questions!


Roundtables will be on March 7th at Hyatt Chesapeake in Cambridge, MD and on April 3rd at the Eagles Next Club in Phoenix, MD.



Earn the Housing Opportunity Certification and get CE

March 21   All 4 Classes 

Lunch will be provided by our Affiliate, Mike Steinhice from M&T Bank.

Thank you, Mike!


Click Here to Register for all 4 Classes



Supporting and Having Fun

Jenn Dudley, Chair of the Membership Committee was joined by Shirley Coulbourne, Sarah Sherman, Erene Katris, Laura Anderson, LeeAnne Fleming and Brenda Andrew at Kiln Born where they painted bowls for Talbot County Empty Bowls.

Thank you for contributing to this fundraiser combating hunger in our area.




How many of the 179 ways that

REALTORS help clients can you name? 


Click here to read the 179 things REALTORS do to help clients 





Sponsorship Opportunities Now Available 


MSBR Golf Tournament May 14, 2024

Fundraiser for the MSBR LOVE

Down Payment Grant Program


Sponsors To-Date: 

 3 -Eagle Sponsors at $1,500

Bay Capital Mortgage Corp

USA Mortgage 

Kari Anderson with Oceans Lending


  2 - Birdie Sponsor at $1,000 

Mary Mabry with Keller Williams Select

Tom Draper with First Home Mortgage


Beat the Pro Sponsor -  Trent Riggs, Main Street Home Loans

Beverage Cart Sponsor - Boudreau Insurance


To sponsor or for more information click here


NAR CEO Nykia Wright addresses false claims

about commissions in real estate. 


See Her Video 


Most consumers work with a real estate professional because they recognize that technology is no substitute for an expert helping them to navigate risk, avoid pitfalls, and obtain results.


NAR has led our industry forward for more than 100 years by focusing on ethics, professionalism, advocacy, and putting consumers first. The result is transparent and competitive marketplaces, satisfied clients, and stronger communities.


NAR’s guidance for local MLS broker marketplaces ensures consumers get comprehensive, equitable, transparent, and reliable home information, and that brokerages of any size, service, or pricing model get a fair shot at competing. NAR's policies expressly prohibit MLSs, associations, and brokers from setting or suggesting real estate commissions or fees.

Compensation is always negotiable between agents and their clients.  


Maryland REALTORS Missing Middle Housing Video


Did you know that Maryland is 150,000 housing units short of what is needed?

Do you understand how Zoning has helped to make this shortage? 

Check out this 6 minute video 



Visit Maryland REALTORS new website and get more information 



You can share how your clients are having trouble finding an affordable home or, even better,

have you clients share their story 



Affiliate member Troy Blades, with Safe and Secure Enterprises

next Classes is March 5th 


Obtain your MD Wear and Carry (Conceal Carry Course) or RENEWAL


training@ssei-online.com   (410) 231-3790


Never touched a firearm. No problem, we start from the beginning, use non-firing tools to help you build confidence and overcome any fear and anxiety before you step on the range.

Next Class:

Tuesday, March 5, 2024                               5:30 p.m. – 9:30 p.m.     (classroom)

Wednesday, March 6, 2024                        5:30 p.m. – 9:30 p.m.      (classroom)

Saturday, March 9, 2024,                            8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.      (classroom/range) (full day for Renewals)


This class is designed for women and men and covers basic principles to keep you and your family safe, using your firearm as well as preparing and planning ahead of time so you don’t need to!

Website: www.ssei-online.com

USCCA (United States Conceal Carry Association): https://training.usconcealedcarry.com/instructor/d6378ff6-1716-11ec-9407-02420a00018c



February 2024 - April 2024 classes and events

Additional Classes and events are on the MSBR website. 



Click this link to check what credits you need and what you have earned according to the Real Estate Commission



Can't make the MSBR Classes? 

Take classes with the CE Shop.

There is a charge but the classes are available to you 24/7 



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