NAR HIGHLIGHTS GBBR'S PSA's AS A FAIR HOUSING SUCCESS STORY The National Association of REALTORS® (NAR) recently featured the GBBR Public Service Announcements (PSAs) that were launched last year to show our collective support for fair and equitable housing. Read the article, here: https://bit.ly/NAR_GBBRpsas Our members should know, [...]
PAYING TRIBUTE TO OUR FIRST RESPONDER FALLEN HEROES The GBBR Charitable Foundation recently committed a $5,000 donation to the Signal 13 Foundation, in Baltimore City Police Officer Keona Holley’s memory, to directly benefit her family. Additionally, The GBBR Charitable Foundation has committed a $10,000 donation to the Baltimore [...]
MARYLAND 2021 TAX DEADLINE EXTENDED 3 MONTHS Maryland residents will have an additional three months this year to file state income tax returns and make payments, Comptroller Peter Franchot announced in January 2022. The filing deadline for 2021 state individual income tax returns will be Friday, July [...]
INFLATION'S IMPACT ON REAL ESTATE As evidenced by past periods of consumer price hikes, housing “has proven to be a good hedge against inflation,” says the National Association of REALTORS®' Chief Economist, Lawrence Yun. Read on, here: https://bit.ly/Rmag_inflationvsRE12-21
Nakia Evans, GBBR 2022 President, shares leadership vision for the coming year Strength. Courage. Knowledge. Confidence. Forgiveness. Relationships. Service. Self-care. Diversity. Ethics. Professionalism. Gratitude. What does it take to be a leader in our industry? Grace, confidence, forgiveness and gratitude and edification. Pull all these components together, and we [...]
Last evening GBBR announced that Nakia Evans will lead its board of directors as president for 2022, during our annual Installation of Officers and Awards event, held at Martin’s West. GBBR also appointed Tim Shotzberger as president-elect, Brian McGeehan as vice president, and Randy Cottrell as treasurer. GBBR honored Shelia [...]
SentriKey® Chat, available at all SentriKey Showing Service® tiers and on both web and app, lets you connect directly, quickly, and easily on a listing! Never miss an important message again – or waste valuable time tracking down an agent's email or phone number. Find out more, here, in [...]
The rapid rise in home prices over the past year is prompting the government-sponsored enterprises to revisit the maximum size of home mortgages it’ll back for 2022. Get the scoop, here: https://bit.ly/RMag_mortgageuptick
The Baltimore City Council recently adopted a resolution to formally join forces with the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development to confront housing insecurity with urgency and resolve through the federal House America initiative. Read the details, and be in the know: https://bit.ly/BaltoCityhousinginsecurity
Earlier this year, GBBR launched three Public Service Announcements (PSAs) that speak directly to the fact that racial disparities are deeply rooted in our history and unfortunately, still exist today across all aspects of society - including the real estate industry. Baltimore City Mayor Brandon Scott supports the efforts [...]
AUGUST 2022 / GREATER BALTIMORE METRO / REAL ESTATE MARKET REPORT ○ The Bright MLS T3 Home Demand Index for the Baltimore Metro market area rose slightly between July and August to a reading of 129, reflecting a Moderate level of buyer demand. The Index was just over six [...]
As promised in our last Brokers, Managers, and Team Leaders meeting, here is the PowerPoint presentation that was offered from Bright MLS. Bright MLS --Top Policy Q&A (View document in a PowerPoint format - prompts for download) Bright MLS --Top Policy Q&A (View document in a PDF format - [...]
Now available: Automatically close listings on the Close Date 06 AUGUST, MEGHAN DEVINE On closing day, listing agents have no shortage of things to do for their client. With so many items to cross off, it can be easy to forget to update the listing status after it’s closed [...]
22 Little Known Yet Highly Effective Persuasion Techniques to Help you Sell More Homes 22 Little Known Yet Highly Effective Persuasion Techniques to Help you Sell More Homes is part of the GBBR Virtual Education Series - 2020. To watch, please click here.
Review of the Brokerage Agreements - Listing and Buyer Agreements Review of the Brokerge Agreements - Listing and Buyer Agreements is part of the GBBR Virtual Education Series - 2020. To watch, please click here.