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The Maryland Evening Pick Three Number for December 4th was 350.  Darlene Tasker was winner for the Calendar Raffle.  The prize for December 3rd will be added to today’s prize Darlene has won the prizes from December 1st – December 4th.  Congratulations Darlene.  Don’t miss your opportunity to win.  Buy your tickets now.

GBBR EVENTS COMMITTEE IS HOSTING A “CALENDAR RAFFLE” FOR THE MONTH OF DECEMBER! (AND NO, YOU DON’T WIN A CALENDAR!)

For every day in December (that’s 31 days!), winners will be based off of the Maryland Pick Three Evening Lottery drawing, to win the item of the day.  Calendar tickets cost $15 each for 31 chances or $10 for the last 12 days of the month.

Tickets will be sold in November and the first drawing will be held December 1st.  Winners will be notified by emails and will be posted to www.GBBR.org.

https://gbbr.org/raffle-tickets/

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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 easyWe 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 changeWe 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 

Bright Updates

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:

  • submit your application in 3 easy steps
  • check the status of your application in one click

The Contract of Sale has been updated.  Make sure you are using the most up to date forms.

https://www.mdrealtor.org/

NAR’S Right Tools Right Now

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.

License Expirations

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.

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