Mid-Shore Board of REALTORS  

March 12, 2024 Newsletter  


Feel the thrills as you increase your education and skills

MSBR has everything you need and more!


March is Women’s History Month and the 50th Anniversary of the Equal Credit Opportunity Act of 1974. 



Prior to 1974, women could not get a loan without a male to co-sign.   

The Equal Credit Opportunity Act was signed into law by President Gerald Ford on October 28, 1974. The ECOA prohibits creditors from discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, sex, marital status, or age.


March 8th was International Women's Day


Spring into Action with BRIGHT MLS Networking

March 20th 5:30-7:30pm  

at The IVY 12 W. Dover Street in Easton


Delicious Appetizers & Beautiful location 


If the weather is nice we will use the courtyard otherwise we will be inside.  

Open to all MSBR Affiliates and REALTORS

RSVP by March 18th

Cash Bar 


Will also have 50/50 raffle tickets for sale and

also RPAC raffle tickets for your 2025 MSBR dues  


MSBR & NAR are teaming up for an AMAZING Education Opportunity


NAR is offering the ABR course at no cost in 2024, a savings of $295.

MSBR is offering the SRS for only $250- 


Steps to obtain the ABR Designation:

  1. Take the ABR course on-line or with a live webinar.
  2. Take 1 qualifying elective course like the SRS being offered at MSBR on April 24 & 25 in-person.
  3. Complete 5 transactions in your career.
  4. Once all completed submit your application.
  5. Annual fee of $110 is waived for the 1st year.

Accredited Buyers Representative Course (ABR)- free through the end of 2024. Complete the course via live interactive 2-day webinar or online at your own pace. No CE credit.   

Register for the Free NAR Accredited Buyers Representative Course


Sellers Representative Specialist Course (SRS)- MSBR will hold this 2-day class in person at the Board office on April 23 & April 24th. Early bird cost is $250 by April 10th, afterwards the cost is $295.   6 elective hours of CE credit.


 Register for the MSBR  Sellers Representative Specialist (SRS) April 24 & 25



April CE Marathon all 15 credits in 2 days.  

Be well educated and well fed. 


Lunch Sponsors are

Tammy Andrews with Shore United Bank 


Trent Riggs with Main Street Home Loans


Register here


Earn 7.5 Commercial Continuing Education Credits


For Commercial Agents and Agents who want to learn more about Commercial Real Estate


 Maryland REALTORS® is hosting their annual 2024 INNOVATE Commercial Symposium. This one day event is full of groundbreaking information, educational sessions, and experienced local leaders ready to assist in a full day of learning.


Morning and afternoon sessions are eligible to earn Maryland Continuing Education Credits, Keynote Speakers, Lunch and Deal Exchange all for $150-


Thursday, March 28th, 2024 at the College Park Marriott Hotel and Conference Center, Hyattsville, MD from 7:45am to 6pm.




15th Love Down Payment Grant given to 


Buyers Agents was Kathleen Thompson with Benson & Mangold

Sellers agent was Traci Jordan with Meredith Fine Properties

Mortgage was handled by Tom Draper of First Home Mortgage

Settlement Company was Mary Branham  of Venture Title 


Pictured left to right:  Traci Jordan, Megan Rosendale, Kathleen Thompson, Tom Draper, and first time homeowner, Madison Loker. 


Way to Go MSBR Members, You are making a difference in the community! 

Funds are available.



On a Federal Level, President Bidens Housing plan; if passed,

it could help your buyers. 


Read more about this proposal here.  


MSBR was well represented at Maryland REALTORS

Round Table at the Hyatt


Good networking, great turnout, excellent updates & information at this years Regional Round Table event.


Discussed a lot of topics including:

  • National lawsuits and what agents are seeing locally.
  • New Buyer Agency Agreement and Addendums that will clarify compensation. To be effective April 1st.  More information from Maryland REALTORS coming soon. 
  • Maryland REALTORS Video, Podcasts and upcoming events
  • Advocacy efforts at the state level on bills like Just Cause Termination of Leases HB477/SB664 and newly introduced HB 1515 that would tax services including real estate commissions, home inspections, and all services!

Earn the Housing Opportunity Certification and get 6 hours of Continuing Education credits

March 21st    


NAR's 'That's Who We R' consumer campaign ads

are now live across national TV, radio, streaming video and audio, and social platforms.


For 2024, the campaign takes a consumer-first approach in demonstrating REALTOR® value and the many ways REALTORS® put their expertise into action as they help clients navigate the complexities and nuances of the property buying or selling process. 


The campaign is supported with a robust media plan, weighted strategically to reach consumers at the right time with the right message. Ads will also run during high visibility sport tentpole events, reaching those live streaming the upcoming March Madness tournament and this summer our ads will play on both the radio and digitally during Olympic game highlights. 

Visit ThatsWhoWeR.realtor to view the new consumer campaign ads, and to leverage turnkey advertising and social assets to share and use NAR's free Photofy app for a library of social assets you can easily personalize and post.


In addition to paid advertising, the campaign also reaches consumers through NAR's First Time Buyer show on Hulu, which just launched its 4th season, the REAL Estate Today radio show and podcast, and NAR's HouseLogic website which provides homeowners with information and resources on how to protect their investment. NAR members may utilize this consumer-facing content.


MSBR Members in the NEWS

Congratulations Sydney Cohee on

obtaining the Associate Brokers License


Sydney J. Cohee, with Sharon Real Estate has recently earned her Associate Broker License and attained her GRI designation.


And Congratulations to these members


Queenstown Bank - Large Business of the Year from Talbot Chamber of Commerce


Affiliate Member Frank Gunsallus IV - Young Professional of the Year from Talbot Chamber of Commerce


Celebrating Anniversaries

40 Years Affiliate Davis, Bowen & Friedel

35 Years Affiliate Eastern Shore Title Company


New Office

Exit Sunshine Realty, Broker Leslie Jackson

Ribbon Cutting March 22 at 4pm  Open House 3-5pm

219 Marlboro Ave, Suite #47  in Easton 


Just like Christmas, your REALTOR dues come due

December 1st of every year


Reminder - MSBR has a Pre-Payment program for the 2025 dues.  We accept checks or cash in any amount

at anytime to off-set your 2025 dues. 



Sponsorship Opportunities Still Available 


MSBR Golf Tournament May 14, 2024

Fundraiser for the MSBR LOVE

Down Payment Grant Program


Sponsors To-Date: 

Eagle Sponsors at $1,500

Bay Capital Mortgage Corp

USA Mortgage 

Kari Anderson with Oceans Lending


  Birdie Sponsor at $1,000 

Mary Mabry with Keller Williams Select

Tom Draper with First Home Mortgage


Beat the Pro -  Main Street Home Loans

Golf Cart Beverage Sponsor- Boudreau Insurance 


To sponsor or for more information click here


Open to all & no charge for the museum tour


The DEI Committee has arranged a guided tour of the

Water's Edge Museum in Oxford

Wednesday, April 3 at 11am


Many of Maryland’s founding African American families led their lives at the water’s edge on the Eastern Shore. This maritime region—which boasts the oldest extant free Black community in America—is noted for its natural beauty, isolation, as well as for its unique perpetuation of an Elizabethan English dialect. 


If you have time, join several DEI members for lunch at Dock's. Lunch is on our own. 


Register here


Affiliate Troy Blades Next Class


This course will fulfill the training component for applying for your MD Wear and Carry permit as well as your HQL (MD license to purchase a handgun).


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:

Wednesday, April 10, 2024                         5:30 p.m. – 9:30 p.m.     (classroom)

Thursday, April 11, 2024                              5:30 p.m. – 9:30 p.m.      (classroom)

Saturday, April 13, 2024                              8:00 a.m. – 4:00 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 so you limit your risk of being in a bad situation!


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 

30% Promo Code is: Elevate


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