MSBR Newsletter September 26, 2023


Celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month by attending the 

Understanding Through Diversity Summit 9/30/2023

National Hispanic Heritage Month is annually celebrated from September 15 to October 15 in the United States for recognizing the

contributions and influence of Hispanic Americans to the history,

culture, and achievements of the United States.

Understanding Through Diversity Summit

Saturday, Sept 30, 2023   10am-2pm

at the Waterfowl Building in Easton 

Free to exhibitors 

Free to attend


MSBR General Membership Meeting


The General Membership meeting of MSBR was held on September 26, 2023.  At this meeting ballots for the 2023-2024 MSBR Leadership were counted and announced.

The following members were elected into office

for Nov 1, 2023 to Oct 31, 2024. 


President:                                Shelby Roney/Associate Broker/Benson & Mangold/Talbot

Immediate Past President       Megan Rosendale/Rosendale Realty-Denton/Caroline

Treasurer:                               Trey Quinn/Affiliate/ Fidelity First Mortgage   

President-Elect:                      Michelle Abplanalp/Associate Broker/Rosendale Realty 

Secretary:                               Shandell Green/Agent/Douglas Realty/Queen Anne                  

Board of Directors:

  Andy Beaven/Broker/Wright Real Estate/Caroline  

      Kathleen Brenton/Broker/Brenton Realty Group/Caroline

     Randy Staats/Agent/Commercial/Benson & Mangold/Talbot

    Samantha Grimes/Agent/Chesapeake Real Estate Associates/Queen Anne

    Mary Mabry/Associate Broker/Keller Williams/Dorchester

               Petra Quinn/Broker/Realty Navigator/Queen Anne              

 Jenn Dudley/Affiliate/Title Excellence



Starting November 1, 2023 Shelby Roney, Associate Broker with Benson and Mangold will become President for the 2023-2024 MSBR year. She has served two terms as MSBR Treasurer, served as a Board Director, the Secretary and President-Elect. Shelby is a 2022 graduate of the Maryland REALTORS Leadership Academy and has been a REALTOR for 21 years and will serve as the Local Association Representative on the Maryland REALTORS Executive Committee for 2024. 


Michelle Abplanalp is an Associate Broker with Rosendale Realty and will service as the President-Elect.  Michelle has 26 years as a REALTOR,  is a past president of the Bay Area Association and  a graduate of the 2015 Maryland Leadership Academy.

Shandell Green is an agent with Douglas Realty and after serving as a MSBR Director, she is stepping up to the Secretary role. Shandell co-chairs the MSBR DEI Committee and services on the Maryland REALTORS DEI committee.  Shandell is a graduate of the 2023 Maryland Leadership Academy and has her CIPS,  At Home with Diversity, the state Property Management Certification designation.  

Trey Quinn is an Affiliate member and a mortgage lender with Fidelity First Mortgage.  He has served as a processor, operations manager and now team leader and will begin his second term as MSBR Treasurer.  Before entering the mortgage industry, Trey worked as a financial analyst for a national homebuilder, a financial planner, and chief of staff for a state delegate. Trey has been in the mortgage business for 9 years and serves as the chair of the MSBR Budget Committee. 

Megan Rosendale, Office Manager of the Rosendale Realty Denton office will now assume the role of Past President. She chairs the MSBR Love Down Payment Grant Program. Megan was selected as the 2024 Presidential Appointee for the Maryland REALTORS Executive Committee and serves on the state Public Relations committee.  She has the state Property Management Certification and is a graduate of the 2020 Maryland Leadership Academy and has been a REALTOR for 12 years. 



Andy Beaven is the Broker and owner of  Wright Real Estate in Denton. Andy serves on the state Grievance and the MSBR Down Payment Committees and has been in real estate for the past 18 years. 



Kathleen Brenton is the Broker and owner of Brenton Realty in Denton.  Kathleen serves on the state Professional Standards and the MSBR Down Payment Committees.  She is certified in Property Management has been in real estate for the past 23 years.  


Jenn Dudley is a MSBR Affiliate member and a Vice President  with Title Excellence. Jen has been working with settlements for the past 27 years.  Jen will chair the MSBR Membership Committee.  

Samantha Grimes is an Associate Broker with 21 years’ experience and serves on the 2024 Golf Committee. She is Co-Owner of Chesapeake Real Estate Associates and splits her time between the Chester and Trappe offices.  


Mary Mabry is an Associate Broker with the Griffin Higgins Team of Keller Williams Realty Delmarva North in Cambridge.  Mary has been a REALTOR for 20 years and serves on the Education & Golf Committees. 


Petra Quinn is the Broker  and Co-Owner with Realty Navigator in Queen Anne's County. Petra has been a REALTOR for 18 years and serves on the MSBR Membership Committee.  She has her GRI, At Home with Diversity, Short Sale & Foreclosure Resource,  RENE, CIPS and C2Ex designations. 



Randy Staats is a 31-year Commercial Agent with Benson & Mangold in Easton and serves on the 2024 MSBR Golf Tournament Committee.  He also handles waterfront, farms and residential.  


The MSBR Membership gained a greater understanding of the various Counties when they heard from: 


Dorchester County Council President Lenny Pfeffer

Queen Anne's County Commission President Phillip Dumenil

Talbot County Council President Chuck Callahan

Caroline County Economic Development Director Debbie Bowden


Lisa May, Maryland REALTORS Director of Advocacy and Public Policy, who provided an update on the Maryland REALTORES

priorities for the  2024 General Session.


 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

or call the board office at 410-822-8767


VOLUNTEERS needed to help the day of the event

or in the planning stage. 


National Flood Insurance Program Reauthorization Deadline: September 30th


Please be aware that the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP) is set to expire on September 30th. This impending deadline could have significant implications for our clients, especially those in flood-prone regions.

The National Association of Realtors (NAR) is actively working on this matter. Please refer to the NAR FAQ  for a comprehensive understanding of NAR's ongoing efforts and preparations. You can get it here: FAQ: National Flood Insurance Program Expires September 30, 2023 ( 

Recommendation for Immediate Action:

  1. If you have clients currently under contract, it is strongly advised to ensure they bind and pay for their flood insurance before the September 30th deadline.
  2. For clients whose flood insurance is up for renewal within the next 30 days, consider encouraging them to renew their policies as soon as possible.

2024 Dues Raffle for your 2024 MSBR Dues


Time is running out!  Drawing Monday, October 2nd  at Noon


RPAC Raffle for 2024 Local Dues 


Buy online or at the Board Office  

Drawing is Monday, October 2, 2023 at Noon


Raffle tickets are $25, the more you invest in RPAC the more chances you will have to win.  Help MSBR protect property rights and support the issues that are important to you.  


What's RPAC Done For Me?

  • Reformed the Return of Buyer Deposits when Exercising contract contingencies
  • Defeated a 5% sales tax on real estate services
  • Prevented Stateside rent control and just cause eviction requirements 

Just a few of the many reasons to invest. 




NAR 2024 Dues:                   $6 increase to $201

Maryland 2024 Dues:          $5 increase to $232  

MSBR 2024 Dues:                No change staying at $350


Plus a voluntary contribution for the Down Payment Grant and RPAC.


The 2024 dues notice will be sent out November 1, 2023 

Dues are due on  December 1, 2023

Pay by close of business on January 2, 2024 to avoid the $100 late fee. 

REALTOR membership terminated on February 1, 2024 if dues not paid.


Hardship letters can be submitted to MSBR Board for Directors

by December 1, 2023 for dues consideration.  


NAR Offering Virtual Accredited Buyer's Representative (ABR®) designation at a discounted price. 


It's critical that REALTORS® articulate the value they bring to the transaction and the  role REALTORS® play in guiding consumers through one of the biggest financial decisions of their lives. In addition to the longstanding practice of having listing agreements, every real estate agent should implement the use of buyer representation agreements into their practice.


The Accredited Buyer's Representative (ABR®) designation is the benchmark of excellence in buyer representation. The ABR® course educates REALTORS® how to convey their value to a buyer-client and conduct a successful buyer counseling session that educates the buyer-client, builds trust, and leads to a signed buyer representation agreement. The course includes a sample buyer agreement.  You can find the full list of course objectives at


Date:  Thursday, October 5 - Friday October 6

Time:  10AM – 5PM (Central Time)



Registration cut-off:  Wednesday, October 4

Note: Continuing Education (CE) credit is not available for this course.



 September-November 2023 classes and events



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 


September 30% off promo codes: SAFE
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



With market conditions being what they are,

this Real Estate Negotiation Expert class can

boost your skill set. 


October 11th and 12th 9am-5pm Board Office 


To Register Use this Link 



Member Volunteer and Notice Section 

  • 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


  • Cheers for Charity raised $559- for the Down Payment Grant on Sept 12th.  Megan Rosendale & Jillian Luna were the guest bartenders that helped bring in these funds.

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