THE VOICE OF BALTIMORE REAL ESTATE
The nation’s first real estate association, founded in 1858.
APPLICATION FOR GBBR 2021 COMMITTEES NOW OPEN!
We welcome all members to join a committee and help shape the future of your association and in turn, your industry! Go here to make your selection(s):
GBBR Earnestly Supports Racial Equality and Housing Equality
Over the course of the last few weeks, we have all witnessed the fear, hurt and outrage of the death of George Floyd and others, as well as the subsequent protests and riots that have followed across the country. We recognize that racial disparities are deeply rooted in our history and unfortunately, still exist today across all aspects of society, including our industry. We share in that grief and we stand together.
To be silent is to be complicit. We stand as one with our members and our community in rejecting racism. Our identity is rooted in empowering everyone in our community. We stand for inclusion.
As the first real estate association in the country and the first organization to sign the “Equal Opportunity in Housing” statement with HUD, GBBR is committed to working with our local, state and federal leaders to create policies that address systemic racism and racial injustice. We will speak up against racist comments and behaviors. We pledge to proactively move towards true change.
We believe this is the time when we should be compelled to stop diagnosing what is wrong and begin to advocate and actively work for what is right. The tragedy of these events gives us all an opportunity of reflection and renewed commitment to our core values. For GBBR, these core values are:
We are a trusted partner: We commit to equity, inclusion and diversity with our members and our community.
We choose right over easy: We stand up and speak out for what’s right – even when it’s not the easy choice. We do not condone police brutality.
We use our leadership to implement change: We recognize that we cannot solve a systemic problem overnight, but we are committed to making progress and to working with our elected leaders to create legislation addressing the end of this abuse and solving this systemic racism.
This recommitment to our core values is only the beginning of the critical conversations we need to have as an industry.
As an initial step, GBBR will launch a series of round table discussions for our members to openly discuss eradicating social injustice, especially in the transfer of home ownership. In the meantime, lean on us and on each other. We are unwavering in our support of the GBBR members and to the broader community.
– GBBR Leadership Team
It’s one of the first things a new agent will do after joining their local Association – Join the MLS. We understand that can be a busy and exciting time for agents and want to make that first Bright experience a good one. To do that, we are working to make the process easier for those new agents and everyone else in their office.
As you likely remember, earlier this summer we added a new, online application process for Office Secretaries and Personal Assistants. This week we made an update for Agents and Associate Brokers that mirrors that process offering the ability to:
The Contract of Sale has been updated. Make sure you are using the most up to date forms.
Through Right Tools, Right Now, NAR is making new and existing NAR products and services available for FREE or at significant discounts to REALTORS® and REALTOR® Associations. The program includes products, resources, and services from all areas of NAR.
For any member that has a license expiring soon, the Executive Order issued by Governor Hogan on March 5th extends license renewals until after the state of emergency. The extension of renewals continues until 30 days after the date the state of emergency is terminated.
GBBR does offer online classes that can be taken in the comfort of your home. If you go to GBBR.org and click on the calendar, follow the link for online classes.
Follow us on social media:
WHY CHOOSE GBBR
GBBR has strived to promote the highest ethical standards and professional practices in the real estate industry.
GBBR’s Gold Event Partner Sponsors
Interested in becoming a REALTOR®?
We offer pre-licensing classes and continuing education classes. We also provide public and professional education classes and workshops,
arbitration and mediation services.