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132 Things Maryland REALTORS Can Do For Their Clients

Learn more about what Maryland REALTORS can do for their clients with this new brochure, "132 Things Maryland REALTORS Can Do For Their Clients". It's a great resource for consumers and your clients and customers. 

Agency Changes & Updates Webinar is available

Did you miss the Agency Changes & Updates webinar with Kathleen & Colette before the holidays? 

We have it for you! Click here to watch the entire webinar. 

MD Real Estate Commission makes changes to its fees

The MD Real Estate Commission has made some changes to its fees, effective January 2, 2017.   Here’s the explanation from the Maryland Register:  "The purpose of this action is to reduce the amount charged by the Real Estate Commission for license reactivation fees and eliminate the fee charged for a duplicate license.  The fee for license reactivation has been reduced from $50 to $25."   

Top Negotiating Tips webinar has been canceled

The "Top Negotiating Tips" webinar we had scheduled for Thursday, December 15 has been canceled due to a scheduling conflict. We will be rescheduling as soon as possible. 

November MD Housing Stats Are Now Available

Homes sold in November climbed by 18% while average and median prices also posted gains statewide, with increases of 1.9 and 2.7 percent, respectively, as compared to November of 2015 See the stats here

NAR News on HUD & Condo rules

William E. Brown  2017 President, National Association of REALTORS® addresses the Project Approval for Single-Family Condominiums in a letter to Mr. Edward Golding Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary for Housing.

Maryland County Real Estate Data Summaries

Please review your updated County Real Estate data recently updated by MAR.

REVISED- Understanding Whom Real Estate Agents Represent form

We are one month into the new forms and found that a change needs to be made to the Understanding Whom Real Estate Agents Represent form.

The Department of Labor, Licensing & Regulation is eliminating the check box for intra-company agent/dual agent.  This box does not need to be there as the buyer or seller will not be signing this form if they are Represented by you or your agents.  However, please make sure that they DO sign the Consent For Dual Agency form.  

Here is the link to the new form for you to download it. Please make sure you use this new form immediately.  Also refresh your browsers before clicking on the link so you get the newest version.

Ombudsman Program

As of January 2016, all REALTOR® Associations now offer an ombudsman program for free as a member benefit and as an additional form of alternative dispute resolution. The scope of the ombudsman program is up to the local association or board with each local jurisdiction having the option to tailor the program to assist their REALTOR© members, REALTOR© clients or customers, and/or members of the public.   

Learn more about the Ombudsman Program in this short video with MAR's Staff Attorney, Jason Brand, Esq. 

Highlights From the Profile of Home Buyers and Sellers

For most home buyers, the purchase of real estate is one of the largest financial transactions they will make. Check out these Highlights From the Profile of Home Buyers and Sellers just put out by the Nationals Association of REALTORS.

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