CALL FOR ACTION! PLEASE RESPOND... Recently, the Senate Judicial Proceeding (JPR) Committee held a positive hearing on SB 678, however, it has yet to move for a vote. We need you to email your Senate JPR member and urge them to please Move and Support SB 678 The Remote [...]
March 12: Release Notes Below is a list of the system enhancements and updates we released for March 12. Updated the Financial Functions compatibility with Mac OS and mobile browsers. Corrected listing fields and information that were incorrectly mapped into Bright from TREND and MRIS. Performed fixes to the [...]
February 2019 Housing Market Update: Inventories remain near historically low levels, pushing prices for both D.C. Metro and Baltimore Metro areas to record February highs. Sales continue to slow.
February 2019 Housing Market Update Inventories remain near historically low levels, pushing prices for both D.C. Metro and Baltimore Metro areas to record February highs. Sales continue to slow. The following analysis of the Washington, D.C. Metro and Baltimore Metro Area housing markets has been prepared by Elliot Eisenberg, [...]
Taxes - How the Laws Have Changed Hear from tax expert Linda DeMarlor about how some of the tax laws have changed and what you need to do to be prepared to file your taxes. Click Here
Bright status definitions and their impact on DOM/CDOM. To help you understand the differences between Bright’s statuses and the impact they have on Days on Market (DOM) and Cumulative Days on Market (CDOM), we have improved the status definitions in Listing Management and made them easier to view within [...]
GBBR 2019 Event Teaser: Member Appreciation Week and REALTOR Fair Every year, GBBR members can take advantage of several different events that we offer. Two of our major events are Member Appreciation Week in June and REALTOR Fair in October. Click here to see GBBR's 2019 Education Chair discuss [...]
GBBR Professional Development Enhancement Classes for Spring 2019 Learn about the various professional enhancement courses that GBBR will be offering this spring, including ABR and it's required elective, At Home with Diversity Certification and GRI. GBBR's 2019 Education Committee Vice Chair, Brenda Kasuva will explain what they are (here) and [...]
Member Benefit Highlight: Free CE. Watch a brief video (here) to listen to GBBR's 2019 Education Committee Vice Chair, Brenda Kasuva, explain how to get all 15 hours of CE for FREE at GBBR.
NAR Launches "That's Who We R" Campaign President John Smaby declared 2019 the year of owning our story, and that’s just what we’ll be doing as NAR launches an exciting new national ad campaign, “That’s Who We R®.” The campaign champions REALTORS® and what sets them apart from non-members [...]
Congratulations to our Winter Party Auction Winners Check your tickets to see if you are one of our winners! (Click on the image below to enlarge it.) *All items have been claimed with the exception of the highlighted items in orange. Please notify GBBR by calling 410-337-7200 before March [...]
Upcoming GBBR Events Click on the event name to register for each event. Winter Party February 22, 2019 7:00-11:00 pm Martin's East Bowling Night March 5, 2019 5:00-9:00 pm AMF Towson Lanes Bags and Baskets Bingo May 21, 2019 Doors open [...]
Bright Days on Market- The Life Cycle of a Listing How is DOM impacted when your listing is entered in Bright? The status of the listing helps determine whether DOM starts, stops, pauses or accumulates. Download the PDF
Important Links for Brokers, Managers and Team Leaders Check My CE Online Resources GBBR Member Benefits Member Contact Update Form License Status Update Form
State ALERT - Call for Action Supporting HB 222 Escrow Agent Written Agreement UPDATE: HB 222 – the Escrow Agent Written Agreement legislation, our current Call for Action. We’re please to share that HB 222 passed the full House this morning with a vote of 138-0. Over 1,500 emails [...]
Understanding the Bright Statuses Bright’s statuses tell other subscribers about the state of your listing. It’s very important you use these statuses correctly and understand the meaning behind each one. Continue reading...
WEEKLY UPDATE February 15, 2019 As we mentioned last week, we are committed to improving the MLS experience for you and making regular system updates. Here are some of this week’s system updates: Temporarily resetting Days on Market (DOM) when a new listing is entered and the previous listing [...]
Bright Association Update: February 14, 2019 Dear Shareholders: As we head into the active Spring market, we have renewed our focus on the Bright MLS experience to make sure subscribers get the right data, statistics and tools when and where they need it. This week’s update touches on several [...]
Code of Ethics Pathways to Professionalism While the Code of Ethics and Standards of Practice of the National Association establishes objective, enforceable ethical standards governing the professional conduct of REALTORS®, it does not address issues of courtesy or etiquette. Based on input from many sources, the Professional Conduct Working [...]
Treasury, IRS Give Big Win to Real Estate Professionals in Qualified Business Income Rule WASHINGTON (January 22, 2019) – Late last week, the Treasury Department and the Internal Revenue Service issued final regulations regarding the new 20 percent deduction on qualified business income. As Americans begin preparations for the [...]
Source of Rental Income Legislation Premature in Baltimore Baltimore City Council’s proposed bill 18-308, “Housing Discrimination — Source of Income,” would force landlords to rent to Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher tenants, which involves compelling landlords to enter into a contract with the Housing Authority of Baltimore City and [...]