MSBR Newsletter September 12, 2023


Don't miss

General Membership Meeting with County Council Presidents

Voting for the 2023-2024 MSBR Leadership

Understanding Through Diversity Summit




Understanding Through Diversity Summit


MSBR is standing for Diversity, Equity & Inclusion -- Are you?

Show your support and attend this informative event


Saturday, Sept 30, 2023   10am-2pm

at the Waterfowl Building in Easton 

Free to exhibitors 

Free to attend


MSBR General Membership Meeting


Tuesday, September 26, 2023


VFW Post 5118 at 335 Glebe Road in Easton


No Cost to attend but must RSVP 


MUST RSVP by Monday, Sept. 18th at Noon


Lunch includes:  Meatloaf with mashed potatoes and green beans, tomato bisque, salad and dessert. Iced Tea and Water.


~~~~ Program will Feature ~~~~


Caroline County Commissioner Vice President Larry Porter

Dorchester County Council President Lenny Pfeffer

Queen Anne's County Commission President Phillip Dumenil

Talbot County Council President Chuck Callahan


Lisa May, Maryland REALTORS Director of Advocacy and Public Policy to provide an update of the 2024 General Session. 


Megan Rosendale will give an update on the Down Payment Grant Program and announce the results of the 2023-2024

MSBR Leadership Election.


RSVP here


MSBR Ballots for the 2023-2024 MSBR Leadership

will be sent out today in a separate e-mail to all eligible members.


Complete the ballot on-line, or MSBR will have ballots at the office

or at the membership meeting on Sept. 26th.


Results of the election will be announced at the

Membership & Legislative Luncheon 

on Sept 26th. 



The 10th Down Payment Grant Goes to Joshua Dohoney


First time home buyer Joshua Dohoney was the 10th Grant recipient

MSBR affiliate Brenda Andrew with Academy Mortgage handled the loan

and Ed Cartwright with Benson and Mangold was the Sellers Agent.   

MSBR still has available grant funds. 



$10,000 in MSBR Down Payments Grants

Awarded since May 2023!


It's been an association wide effort and thanks goes out to


The REALTORS as the buyers or sellers agent:

Laura Anthony - Clark & Co.

Ed Cartwright- Benson and Mangold

Alicia Dulin - Benson and Mangold

Henry Hale - Benson and Mangold

April Heim - Rosendale Realty

Amy Kline - Meredith Fine Properties

Debbie McQuaid - Sotheby's

Janet Powers - Rosendale Realty

Maureen Rehbein - Coldwell Banker Realty

Wes Russum- Coldwell Baker Chesapeake

Myisha Walker - Long & Foster 

Gretchen Wichlinski - Rosendale Realty


The MSBR lenders who have processed the loans:

Academy Mortgage- Brenda Andrews  

Coastal Lending Group - Tammy Andrews 

Elite Lending Services- Paula Kelley 

First Home Mortgage- Tom Draper 

First Home Mortgage - Shane Gunther  

Guaranteed Rate- Pat Gannon

Oceans Lending - Kari Anderson  


The MSBR title companies :

Atlantic Title- Ryan Eber 

Eastern Shore Title Company- Lori McDonald 

 Liberty Title-Lisa McCarthy 

Title Excellence - Jen Dudley 

Venture Title - Mary Branham 


Grants by county:

Caroline- 1

Dorchester -4

Kent - None yet!

Queen Anne's- 4



Thank you to all the MSBR members have participated, contributed to the fundraisers and helped make this program a success. 


REALTOR Safety Video



Safety Tips for Open Houses and Showings 

  • Ensure your phone is fully charged and bring a mobile phone charger with you.
  • Put your emergency contacts on speed dial.
  • Check that your phone signal is strong.
  • Invest in a wireless hotspot for use at properties where phone reception and Wi-Fi are limited.
  • Survey the neighborhood for potential safety concerns before an open house or showing.
  • Unlock only one point of entry into the home so you are aware of all incoming clients.
  • At showings, let the clients walk in ahead of you.
  • Stay alert and be aware of your surroundings.
  • Don’t spend time surfing the internet or emails on your phone.
  • When showing a home, consider your exit strategy before the client even arrives.
  • Verify that every attendee has left the premises before closing up and locking the home.
  • If you think a home will take some time to sell, introduce yourself to the neighbors so they know you’ll be coming and going from the property


MSBR will hold a 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 e-mail

or call the board office at 410-822-8767


Love to have VOLUNTEERS to help out that day

or in the planning 




SentriLock is hosting a Safety Seminar on September 28th 


Please join us as we welcome Carl Carter, Executive Director and Founder of the Beverly Carter Foundation, and Tracey Hawkins, REALTOR® safety expert as they offer up real and actionable ways you can stay safe while working in your market.


When: September 28, 2023 03:00 p.m. EST

Where: Zoom Webinar (link sent after registration)

Speakers: Carl Carter, Executive Director and Founder of the Beverly Carter Foundation, along with Tracey Hawkins, internationally known REALTOR® safety expert




Training opportunities for the Mid-Shore Board of REALTORS


09-26-2023 Client Collaboration in Bright MLS Webinar 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Effectively collaborate with your clients! Join us to review the auto-email set-up process, unique tools like Concierge mode, how to manage current auto-emails, monitoring client activity and more. We will also review more efficient ways to schedule your showings!


09-26-2023 Time Saving Tips and Tricks Webinar 01:00 PM - 02:00 PM

Get ready for a class that takes you all around the system providing helpful tips to aid in your success in utilizing the MLS for your business. We will review searching tips, customizing your Workspace, listing performance tools, market research and more!


Register here: MSBRTraining

Donna Roberts/Customer Success Coach/Direct: 301-838-7154


Maryland REALTORS Conference 

CE, Exhibitors, Networking, Meals & Entertainment~

all on one place!


Tuesday, September 19th - Thursday, September 21st

Maryland Live! Casino and Hotel   7002 Arundel Mills Circles, Hanover, MD 21076


Total CE offered: 9 hours


2024 Dues Raffle ~ Play to Win


Get Your MSBR dues waived.   Buy a RPAC raffle ticket


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.  


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)

CostEarly bird rate through August 31st $149 ($179 regular)


Registration cut-off:  Wednesday, October 4

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



In-Coming Maryland REALTORS President, Chris Hill selected MSBR President Megan Rosendale as his Presidential Appointee. Megan will serve on the 2024 Maryland REALTORS Executive Committee.    Congratulations Megan!


Are you using RPR? 

Check out how you can incorporate this

"included in your NAR dues" resource.


On the Go? Stay in the Know with RPR Mobile™ | RPR Learning Center (


 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:
Continuing Education - SAFE
Pre-Licensing - MYJOURNEY
All Real Estate Product Promo - SEP30


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 


MSBR is sad to inform the membership of the passing of 

former REALTOR Earle Bateman Wood, Jr. also known as Bud. 


Our deepest condolences to his family.



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