July 2018 Newsletter

President's Message

Thank you! The initial phases of the strategic planning process have been completed, and your engagement made a huge impact!! You’ll hear more about the results and how your input is being used to chart the future for our professional association.

In the meantime, hopefully you’ve noticed the new “This Week at EPBR” email announcement. Watch for it every Monday to be in the know on what’s happening. You’ll find info on scheduled meetings, special events, and some ongoing activities.

There are plenty of opportunities to engage – attend a committee meeting, sign up for the bowling fundraiser, collect food donations at your office… Experience the strength, encouragement, and fun that results from us working together in our business and community.

Also, check out the new EPBR website ( www.epbr.net). It’s still a work in progress, but the new platform is mobile friendly and will allow easier access to register for events and the things you use the most. More content will be added over time to even further enhance its value.

Our industry continues to change and evolve. EPBR is doing the same to enhance value and service to the membership. Please continue to engage to ensure it’s one of the most relevant, useful resources you have.

Patti Sherwood, President

CALL FOR ACTION!

Are you interested in earning you Military Relocation Professional Designation (MRP)?

Here is your opportunity. WVAR is bringing the class to you on August 7th to be held at the Board Office.

HAVE YOU REGISTERED YOUR TEAM?

Our Bowling Events is scheduled for Thursday August 2, 2018. Please complete the registration and return to the Board Office. The same form can be used if you would like to sponsor. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact the Board Office.

DON’T FORGET TO REGISTER

Don’t forget to register for the upcoming Joint meeting with the Eastern Panhandle Home Builders on July 17th at the Purple Iris. Go to www.epbr.net to register.

UPCOMING MEETINGS AND EVENTS

Name Begin Date Time
Membership Committee Meeting 07/09/18 9:30am
Community Service Committee Meeting 07/09/18 1:00pm
Forms Committee Meeting 07/10/18 10:30am
Nominating Committee 07/10/18 1:00pm
New Members Orientation 07/11/18 12:30pm-4:00pm
PR/Webpage Committee Meeting 07/12/18 9:30am
Strategic Plan Committee Meeting 07/12/18 12:00pm
Bowling Committee Meeting 07/12/18 1:00pm
Board of Directors Meeting 07/17/18 9:30am
2018 Joint General Membership Meeting with EPHBA 07/17/18 6:00pm
Community Service Committee Meeting 07/19/18 9:30am
Sentrilock Training 07/19/18 2:00pm
2018 Charity Bowling Tournament 08/02/18 1:00pm

AS YOU MAY HAVE ALREADY KNOWN

As you may have already known NAR and WVAR  approved a dues increase for 2019 however, EPBR will NOT be increasing your local dues. NAR increase is $30.00 and WVAR increase is $25.00.  The last time NAR and WVAR increased dues was 2011.  Every wonder how your NAR membership dues are used?

Since 2019 dues orders have already been generated in RAMCO, Tammy will create an additional order to reflect the dues increase, so be sure when paying your 2019 dues, that you also remit payment for both orders.

NEW MEMBERS FOR JUNE

REALTOR® MEMBERSHIP

Dawn Billow – Compass West Realty, LLC

Sonia Price – Blue Ribbon Realty

Roxanne Noland – Re/Max 1st Realty-CT

Daniel Plombon – Mackintosh Realty Inc.

Frank Briggs – Atoka Properties

Lars Prillaman – Blackwell Realty Services

Justin Clark – Dan Ryan Builders Realty, LLC

Lois Morgan – ERA Liberty Martinsburg

Kristin Wiese – ERA Liberty CT

Bradley Comstock – Greenfield and Behr Residential

Greg Ahalt – King Street Realty

Carole Newsome – King Street Realty

Doug Miller – King Street Realty

Pamela Miller – King Street Realty

Robert Santymire – King Street Realty

Tara Showen – Real Property Solutions

Brenda Sauter – Keller Williams EP

AFFILIATE MEMBERSHIP

Graham Perry – Westview Inspection Services, LLC

NEW OFFICE MEMBERSHIP

Compass West Realty

Westview Inspections Services, LLC

Greenfield and Behr Residential

King Street Realty

PLEASE HELP STOCK LOCAL FOOD BANKS

The Eastern Panhandle Board of REALTORS® Community Service Committee is requesting your help in stocking our local food bank pantries. Please bring any non-perishable food items to the Board office between 8:30 – 4:30. HOUSE BRANDS ARE GREAT!

SentriLock Tip

TIP: When you need a Power Paddle, for Morgan and Jefferson Counties, you won’t have to come to the Board Office to pick it up.  We have stationed paddles at ERA Liberty Realty in Charles Town and Coldwell Banker in Berkeley Springs to make it more convenient.   Just stop by one of those offices.  Of course, we still have paddles at the Board office as well.

REMEMBER…Anytime you have an issue your Sentrilock whether it is a lockbox, SentriCard or SentriSmart App -Please ALWAYS call Support first 513-618-5800.  They will be able to troubleshoot the problem and provide instructions for you.