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3006, 2020

Bright MLS is Offering Two (Live Streaming) Webinars in July

June 30th, 2020|0 Comments

Bright MLS is Offering Two (Live Streaming) Webinars in July Intro to Bright MLS July 15, 2020 10:00-11:30 am *This is a live webinar* Topics include how to effectively search, residential search display; review of new listing status; new map search tools; creating custom displays; creating reports. For new [...]

906, 2020

Understand the Legal Risks in the New Normal

June 9th, 2020|0 Comments

Understand the Legal Risks in the New Normal NAR Although consumers are eager for physical home tours and open houses to resume, its important to know what COVID-19 restrictions remain in place in your state. In the latest video from NAR’s “Pivot in Place” series, Lesley Muchow, NAR’s deputy [...]

2303, 2020

Update on the COVID-19 Response by the State of Maryland

March 23rd, 2020|0 Comments

Update on the COVID-19 Response from the State of Maryland March 23, 2020--The Governor of Maryland issued a new Emergency Order on March 23rd, directing all non-essential businesses to close to the general public as of 5:00 p.m. March 23rd, 2020.  The emergency order does NOT direct Maryland residents [...]

1903, 2020

Complimentary Inman News Account

March 19th, 2020|0 Comments

Complimentary Inman News Account Did you know that you can get a free Inman account through Bright MLS courtesy of your local association, GBBR? Just follow this link! Inman News is the leading resource for what's happening in the real estate industry. From marketing and social media tips to [...]

1402, 2020

Changes to HUD’s Definition of Service Animal

February 14th, 2020|0 Comments

Changes to HUD's Definition of Service Animal For some persons with disabilities, an assistance animal may be necessary to afford them equal housing opportunity. HUD has narrowed the definition of a service animal under the ADA guidelines. The basics – a Service Animal can only be a dog and must [...]

1402, 2020

MD REALTORS January 2020 Housing Statistics

February 14th, 2020|0 Comments

MD REALTORS January 2020 Housing Statistics Annapolis, MD, (February 14, 2020) - January showed a continuation of the robust winter market, according to housing statistics released by Maryland REALTORS®*. Units sold rose by 10.6 percent and the average price increased by 3.9 percent compared to the same time in [...]

1001, 2020

Fair Housing Report – Undercover Investigation

January 10th, 2020|0 Comments

Fair Housing Report - Undercover Investigation Newsday has removed its paywall to allow everyone access to this groundbreaking and essential investigative project. This project was reported by Ann Choi, Bill Dedman, Keith Herbert and Olivia Winslow and edited by Arthur Browne. Data analysis by Choi. Strategic planning and methodology [...]

301, 2020

Don’t Abbreviate ‘2020’

January 3rd, 2020|0 Comments

Don’t Abbreviate ‘2020’ When Signing Legal Documents, make sure you write our ‘2020’, not just ’20’. You could be opening yourself up to fraud. According to an article published on January 2, 2020 in USA Today, "The new year is giving scammers an easy way to forge documents, but [...]

301, 2020

2020 Real Estate Assessments

January 3rd, 2020|0 Comments

Real Estate Assessments SDAT - Maryland State Dept of Assessment & Taxation Maryland SDAT Reassessment Notices have been mailed and many of you have already received them.  You have 45 days to file for an appeal. February 14th is your estimated Appeal Deadline  For more information on the Appeal Process click [...]

101, 2020

Maryland REALTORS Forms Changes Effective January 1, 2020

January 1st, 2020|0 Comments

Maryland REALTORS Forms Changes Effective January 1, 2020 Maryland REALTORS® forms were revised to comply with changes in the law. The affected forms include the Residential Contract of Sale, Unimproved Land Contract, Maryland Non-Residential Seller Transfer Withholding Tax Addendum and Exclusive Right to Sell Residential Brokerage Agreement. The effective [...]

111, 2019

Maryland REALTORS Forms

November 1st, 2019|0 Comments

Maryland REALTORS® association forms   2019 Maryland REALTORS® forms are posted on Maryland REALTORS®' website. For details regarding the changes, review the  2019 Summary of Changes & Practice Tips here:  http://bit.ly/MRformssummaryfall2019

3010, 2019

Bright MLS Updates

October 30th, 2019|0 Comments

Bright MLS Updates Bright MLS recently announced a new policy that requires submitting listings within 1 business day of publicly marketing the property. The Coming Soon status will continue to be available within the Bright system for listings that are not being shown, and actively marketed. To learn more [...]

1309, 2019

NAR® Member Safety Report

September 13th, 2019|0 Comments

Member Safety Report Highlights 33% of REALTORS® experienced a situation that made them fear for their personal safety or safety of their personal information. The typical REALTOR® reported feeling unsafe less than once a year (54%) in terms of personal safety, but unsafe in terms of personal information every [...]

2806, 2019

New SentriKey™ Real Estate App Now Available!

June 28th, 2019|0 Comments

New SentriKey™ Real Estate App Now Available! The app is an updated version of the SentriSmart® mobile app and it features a new look, clearer prompts, and an action-based layout so you can perform key tasks in just seconds. You can download it now at Google Play or [...]

1705, 2019

You Are Not Being Replaced By AI

May 17th, 2019|0 Comments

You Are Not Being Replaced By AI From chat bots that talk to your clients on your behalf to voice technology that can guide you through your workday, artificial intelligence is changing the way real estate professionals work. Speakers at the Emerging Business Issues & Technology Forum on Thursday [...]

205, 2019

Recent Open House Thefts

May 2nd, 2019|0 Comments

Recent Open House Thefts We have received reports that someone signing in as Greg Harrington at open houses may be stealing client's personal belongings during open houses. At least two agents' clients have reported that items have been stolen. One client has video footage of the person in the [...]