Mid-Shore Board of REALTORS

October 10, 2023 Newsletter 


Annual Awards & Installation of Officers


Thursday, October 26, 2023 

11-noon Brunch & noon-1pm Program


Please join us as we celebrate our award recipients

and the new 2023-2024 Leadership


$10 for Brunch 


The Point at Pintail on 511 Pintail Point Farm Rd. in Queenstown

MUST RSVP by October 20, 2023



Michelle Abplanalp won the  2024 MSBR Local Dues RPAC Raffle.   


Thank you to the 31 members who participated. Contributions of

$1,200 were raised. 



The MSBR Understanding Through Diversity Summit was a wonderful event.  The exhibitors and attendees said they enjoyed networking with so many diverse organizations, Natalie Davis provided helpful takeaways for recognizing our personal implicit biases and our panelist: Derick Daly, Tina Grace Jones and Victoria Gomez gave us insight on their non-profits and how they help the community. Profession Green lead a 2-hour tour of Easton's Historic Hill District which everyone said they really enjoyed. 


Thank You MSBR DEI Committee - This was a homerun!  


Welcome New Agents

These agents attended the new agent orientation class, we wish them much success. 

From Left to right are:

Marti McGinty with Chesapeake Real Estate Assoc; Stephanie Faulkner with Coldwell Banker Chesapeake; David Plumer with Chesapeake Real Estate Assoc, Morgan Stafford with Coldwell Banker Chesapeake and Christi Eddy with Long and Foster. 





Thursday, November 2nd

Mid-Shore Board of REALTORS

8615 Commerce Dr, Suite 2, Easton


10:00-11:30  Cliff Quinn from First Fidelity Mortgage will teach UNDERSTANDING CREDIT. Good for the new agent and a great refresher for ALL! 1.5 hours elective CE

Click here to register


11:30-12:00 Join your fellow MSBR members for Pizza


12:00-1:00  You Deducted What?! Chuck Ireland from Accounting Strategies Group offers TAX TIPS FOR REALTORS.  Make sure you are taking all of your deductions!

Click here to register





Holiday Party  on Friday December 1, 2023 


Sip & Shop with MSBR 



Music, Food, Beverages, Shopping, Gift Wrapping, and of course a fun time!


We will be collecting for a Caroline County Charity.

More Information in the next newsletter.


 Now selling 50/50 tickets

Drawing day of the Golf Tournament on May 14, 2024

$5 for 1-Ticket

  $20 for 5-Tickets


Golf Tournament on May 14, 2024

Hog Neck Golf Course in Easton, MD


Proceeds go the the MSBR LOVE Down Payment Grant.


Kari Anderson and Leslie Stevenson will co-Chair

Interested in being involved? E-mail us at info@msbrmd.com

or call the board office at 410-822-8767


VOLUNTEERS needed to help the day of the event

or in the planning stage. 





You will want to become familiar with all of the recent forms changes and additions! Pick up the latest Maryland REALTOR magazine and go to the STATEWIDE FORMS article on page 18. Also, there is a recording of a webinar that was lead by Taylor Kitzmiller and Kathleen Dartez at Maryland REALTORS in September. Check it out!

Legal Forms Update (September 2023) - YouTube





         Bright Search Updates:  Starting Sept 26, updates were made to Bright Search.

  •  Carts & Favorites Searches Dashboard – This page will have an intuitive new layout plus a Timeline feature that lets you track recent client activity in chronological order. Also, the Edit Dashboard button allows you to easily reorder and toggle on/off the displayed panels and widgets. Note: News & Alerts will always display in the first position and be hidden if nothing is posted, in order to save screen space.
  • Auto Emails – Sort, filter, or show your list of Auto Emails using the >> icon at the top of the page. View basic information for each Auto Email in its list view, or click on one to see the details or jump to available actions. There will now be an option to Disable each Auto Email individually by clicking the Disable button in the expanded view of that selected Auto Email.
  • Saved Searches – Sort, filter, or show your list of Saved Searches using the >> icon at the top of the page. View basic information for each Saved Search in its list view, or click on one to see the details or jump to available actions. You will now be able to choose whether or not to display your Saved Search on your Carts & Favorites Searches Dashboard by toggling it on/off from its Settings.   



COMING SOON! Office Exclusive: Coming later this month, you will be able to enter Office Exclusive listings in Bright Listing Management. This will provide one location for you to enter this information and make it easier to publish as a full listing if the seller requests that update. Office Exclusive listings will not be distributed and must still follow the current rules around marketing.  


Offer Management URL: Starting October 4, Bright will provide the option to enter an offer management link in a brand-new listing field. With the new field, buyer's agents will be able to more easily view and share this information with their buyers.


  • Now available, updates to buyer leads ensure your clients can contact you about any listing they want to learn more about on Nestfully. Learn more.

This is just the beginning of MLS-owned tools you can trust and share with your sphere.

Share Your Draft Listings

·        Listing Preview now lets you share draft listings with key office members—and the sellers—directly from Bright’s Listing Management.

·        Ensure the most complete and accurate listings every time!



·        Now available, CubiCasa offers free floorplans to all Bright subscribers.

Looking for more? For a small fee, you can purchase Fixed Furniture, GLA Report, and 6 Hour Turnaround time.








To find the answer and learn how to identify other architectural styles attend the class, ARCHITECTURAL STYLES ON THE EASTERN SHORE with Jennifer Martella, Architect and MSBR Affiliate member on Tuesday, October 24 at 10 am at the MSBR Office.  Earns 1.5 hours Elective CE "F".  Jennifer says that everyone who guesses the right answer will be entered into a drawing for a bottle of wine from Piazza!  Click here to register




October-December 2023 classes and events


Visit www.midshoreboardofrealtors.com

to see the full events calendar and to register on-line


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 

October 30% off promo codes: SELFCARE


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




Member Volunteer and Notice Section 


  • Karla Wieland-Cherry is looking for volunteers to help with Waterfowl Festival! It's a 2 hour time slot Friday, Saturday and Sunday. A few new locations have been added this year. If you are able to do an extra time slot or day that would be great! Get a friend to sign up with you! There are service learning hours for kids as well! Please use the Sign Up Genius link below to sign up for a spot! Thank you as always for your time and help!




  • Looking for another opportunity to be involved with Waterfowl? Chivy Wieland is coordinating the volunteers to ride the buses and help out all of the visitors. Shifts available on Friday, Saturday and Sunday; 9 to 12 or 12 to 3. Call 410-310-4322 or chivyw@aol.com 


  • Karla Wieland-Cherry is the 2023 Festival of Trees Chairman and inviting all to attend this year's Festival-Caroling, Caroling Through the Town.  Special event on Sunday, November 26th from noon - 4pm called Santa's Workshop,  fun opportunity to bring children and grandchildren to see Santa, write a letter to him and make a special treat. Carols by Candlelight will also be Saturday evening, November 25th from 5pm - 7pm to hear local artists sing and perform holiday songs and join in the Caroling. For more information on volunteering visit our website festival-of-trees.org.



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