Mid-Shore Board of REALTORS  

February 27, 2024 Newsletter 


In today's market,  you need to be on your game to succeed.

MSBR is offering you skills and knowledge. 

Are you investing in yourself? 


Please join us on Thursday, Feb. 29th

drop in anytime from 11am - 1pm

at the Board office for a light lunch

to wish Cheryl Krebeck all the best in her new adventure 

and welcome Chris Babilonia to MSBR.


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!


Advocacy was Number #1 on Feb 13, 2024 


as REALTORS from across the state visited Annapolis for Lobby Day.

MSBR agents met with Senators Johnny Mautz and Steve Hershey as well as Delegates, Tom Hutchison, Jay Jacobs, Chris Adams, Steve Arentz, and Jeff Ghrist, to discuss the 2024 Legislative Priorities


Don't rush me, I'm waiting till the last minute! 


For those who like to get all 15 hours ahead of time

or just in a concentrated format, you're in luck.


Two marathons in 2024

April 2 and April 9


October 1 and 10

For Agents using Dotloop,

new log-in procedure


Everyone currently using Dotloop will see a pop-up asking you to verify your last name and your NRDS (M1#) before being granted access to the forms. Once you verify, Dotloop will be verifying your REALTOR membership every 24 hours.  


It was an All MSBR Member Grant Distribution!

14th Love Down Payment Grant given to Emily Haun and Mike Bailey


Buyers Agents was Mary Mabry with Keller Williams Select

Sellers agent was Amy Endzel with Keller Williams Select

Mortgage was handled by MSBR Treasurer Trey Quinn of Fidelity First 

Settlement  Company was Community Title Network 


Pictured left to right: Penny from Community Title, Mary Mabry, Buyers Mike Bailey & Emily Haun, Shelby Roney, and Amy Endzel. 


MSBR has funds available. 

Be the hero to your clients with a $1,000 grant.


ChatGPT for Real Estate Workshop Tomorrow 2/28

Sign up and start seeing results! 

If you missed this in January, make sure you 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. 
Bring your laptop. 

Witness AI in action and discover how it can propel you into a future of unparalleled success on March 5, 2024 at 1pm for this Free NAR Webinar.


Explore real-world success stories and see in real time just how artificial intelligence is reshaping business processes. From streamlining operations to enhancing customer experiences, this session will showcase the practical applications of AI that have generated remarkable results. Hear firsthand experiences of successfully integrating AI technologies and gain valuable insights into the strategies employed, challenges overcome, and the significant impact AI has had on productivity, efficiency, and overall business outcomes.


Whether you’re a business leader, technology enthusiast, or simply curious about the transformative power of AI, this session promises to deliver actionable insights and inspiration. 


Town of Easton asking for your input.


The Town of Easton is working in partnership with the Easton Economic Development Corporation to conduct an assessment of the Easton market. People often undervalue the inherent relationship between commercial market absorption and land use planning.


The assessment is useful in determining our market demand (or lack of) in various commercial sectors, including retail and entertainment, but is also useful in informing our future strategies for business development along the Dover Street corridor. 


A critical part of the assessment is understanding our primary market. To that end, we are conducting a survey of residents in Easton and Talbot County. The survey is completely anonymous. Please spread the word by passing the survey link to others.


You can take the survey by going here: Market Survey


The topic of missing middle housing is one of great interest not just in the East End, but in our wider community and in communities all across the country.

The Mid-Shore Board of Realtors has launched a site regarding missing middle housing.

 View the website here: Missing Middle Housing: Get The Facts.


Fun Community Event for All MSBR Members


Seeking members to walk as a group in the

St. Patrick's Day Parade on Sunday, March 17th in Easton

Need to know if you are joining us by Feb. 28th!

  • Wear your company shirt or a REALTOR T-Shirt provided by MSBR 
  • Sunday, 5:30pm in Easton  (staging lot off Brewers Alley)
  • If interested, register here.
  • Follow-up details will be sent to those who register. 

Within just four years, Frederick Douglass and Harriet Tubman, two of America’s most influential and notable abolitionists, were born in close proximity on the Eastern Shore of Maryland. Douglass was born in 1818 in Talbot County; four years later, Tubman was born just a few miles south, in Dorchester County.


When it came to their approaches to abolitionism, the difference between them was “marked,” as Douglass himself once wrote. Douglass fought slavery and systemic racism out in the open, speaking to masses of people and chronicling the horrors of his youth in books and his abolitionist newspaper, The North Star. Tubman’s activism was more “under the radar,” says Dale Glenwood Green, Professor of Architecture and Historic Preservation at Morgan State University. Her work helping enslaved people escape was illegal and had to be more clandestine.

                  To read the rest of the article click here



 Bias Override Class was a hit!


Comments included:

  • Loved the interaction we had with each other.
  • I think today’s class was exceptional. Everyone was engaged, shared their experiences and thoughts, and really listened to each other. 
  • The topic was much more informative and I enjoyed this different approach. 

Maryland REALTORS is inviting all REALTORS to lunch

at the Hyatt in Cambridge 

March 7th 11-2pm Hyatt in Cambridge 

Free to attend

Regional Roundtables- MUST RSVP to Attend 

Join fellow REALTORS and State Leadership; connect with industry professionals, share experiences, and develop new outlooks.

Ask your questions!


Increase your qualifications/skills with the 

Housing Opportunity Certification

and receive CE credits

on March 21   

Attend all 4 classes, or take just 1,2 or 3 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


NOT Using RPR--Why Not?


Okay, so maybe you’ve heard of RPR, your Realtors Property Resource, but you haven’t exactly tried it out yet. That’s a shame, because using RPR can transform how you do business in real estate. Watch this quick video to see what you’re missing… narrpr.com

Only for REALTORS so you'll need your NAR #.  

 Check out what you are missing


Agents attended the NAR Orientation 

Please welcome these new agents. 


Pictured left to right is: 

Chantale Roach with Benson & Mangold; Joe Brown with Exit On The Bay; Haley Frampton with Douglas Realty; Jennifer Williams Broker with Rauch Properties, LLC; Edie Chapman with Rosendale Realty; Drew Knoedler with Long & Foster Real Estate; David Cadell with Benson & Mangold and Alexia Ploss with Exit on the Bay.


Golfers and Sponsors needed


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 Sponsors 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


Tee Signs:  

Choptank Electric

Safe and Secure Enterprises


To sponsor or for more information click here


NAR Interim CEO Nykia Wright address THE REAL STORY


This is a challenging moment for the real estate industry and for NAR. External commentary has seized on those challenges and purported to tell our story for us. 


The real story is this: NAR recognizes the challenges of the moment, and we are focused on moving our association and our industry forward.


On the legal front, we recognize that the challenges facing our industry are complex and multifaceted. We’re mindful of the profound obligation we have to guide our industry and organization going forward, especially in ongoing antitrust litigation.

To read the full letter click here


NAR by the Numbers

The 2023 NAR by the Numbers report includes information about media/consumer outreach; community involvement; member and association engagement; political participation and advocacy; diversity, equity, and inclusion; real estate technology; real estate and the U.S. economy, and NAR event engagement

NAR by the Numbers


MSBR is sad to announce the passing of REALTOR Rita Petitt


Rita worked at the Star Democrat and Bayshore Foods before working in the real estate office of Bud Wood Realty. It was here that Rita discovered her love of real estate. She and Buzz eventually opened Petitt Realty, opening an office on Goldsborough Street. Even after Buzz’s passing, Rita expanded her business into Petitt Enterprises. Rita owned and managed over two dozen rental properties in the Easton/Talbot County area and continued to run the day-to-day activities of her company up until a few months before her passing.





Benson and Mangold held a ribbon cutting for their new Cambridge office; stop by and check out their new office on 

300 Academy St. Suite 1.


Affiliate Member Caronna Estate Sales wants to remind you-


to let the professionals at Caronna Estate Sales help your clients get the most money for their antiques, collectables and home furnishings. They have a solid reputation for giving a clean, organized and complete estate sale.

Call Kristy at 443-521-5014

or e-mail her:  caronnaestatesales.com


Obtain your MD Wear and Carry (Conceal Carry Course) or RENEWAL with Affiliate member Troy Blades on March 5th 


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



Queen Anne's Community Volunteer Opportunity 


National Rebuilding Day is April 27th

If you would like to participate, your help will be appreciated.

Connect with Petra Quinn for more information.

(443) 600-1986

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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