September 2018 Newsletter

President's Message

Change is good. Especially when it comes from you!

The Strategic Planning Committee has been working with your input over the past few months to develop a comprehensive plan for the future of EPBR. Meeting your needs has been in the forefront of the committee’s work and they are nearing completion. Once the plan is completed and adopted, it will be shared with everyone and used as a road map to serve the membership, stay current with our industry, and meet our national standards.

Another big change on the horizon is the transition to the new Bright MLS format. Although we may not have asked for this one, we’re already reaping the benefits of reduced subscription rates. We still have yet to look forward to a more intuitive, feature rich platform for our use and to better serve our clients.

Being the kind of people who get things done, our members have been busy this year organizing education classes, raising money for our communities, and improving communications. We’ll share insights into all of this and more at our Annual Meeting.

Join us as we celebrate our work, our future, and each other!

Patti Sherwood, President

ANNUAL MEMBERSHIP MEETING

You don’t want to miss our Annual General Membership Meeting on September 19th, at the Holiday Inn Martinsburg.  Important information will be provided regarding the Bright MLS conversion, Election Results, Strategic Plan update and more.  Register today. All members present will be entered into a chance to have their 2019 Dues paid in full.

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NEW MEMBERS FOR AUGUST

Johnathan Knight – Century 21 Sterling
Jolene Carroll – ERA Liberty CT
Marcy Deck – Blackwell Realty
Paul Merson – Keller Williams EP
Tami James – Long & Foster MTSBG
Rodney Frazee – Long & Foster MTSBG
Evan Meyer – Century 21 Sterling
Stephanie Renner – Next Home Realty
Sierra Pacific Mortgage

ELECTION DAY FOR 2019 OFFICERS AND DIRECTORS

Election day is September 11th.  Ballots will be emailed on September 1st.

WVAR 100th CONVENTION

It’s not to late to register for the WVAR 100th Convention being held in Morgantown. You can register online at www.wvrealtors.com or complete the attached registration form.

WVAR Convention Registration Form (PDF)

REALTOR® SAFETY MONTH

September is REALTOR® Safety month. At the R.E.D.S Lunch and Learn on September 12th, 11:30 – 1:00, guest speakers from the Martinsburg Police Department will be presenting the program. You don’t want to miss it!

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WINE TASTING AND SILENT AUCTION TO BENEFIT UNITED WAY

Save the date!  October 16th, 4:30 – 7:30. Graycliff Hall at Shepherds Cove.  Lots of Door Prizes, Silent Auction, Wine tasting & food pairing and loads of fun!

2019 DUES

As a reminder, 2019 dues billing orders will be sent to your Broker on September 15th.  Orders are already available for payment online.  Please remember, some members will have two invoices because of the NAR and WVAR Dues increase. Total dues for 2019 is $909.00 which includes the voluntary RPAC contribution and you Sentrilock Service.  If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to contact the Board Office.

DID YOU KNOW...

The Board Office has a REALTOR® Store. We sell sign riders, info paks, t-shirts and more. If we don’t have what you need in stock… we can order it for a discounted price.

SentriLock Tip

TIP: If you that you are going into an area that does not have good Cell service, before you leave, just open up your Sentri Smart app on your phone.  This will allow the Bluetooth to be activated so when you go to open the lockbox, your phone will talk with the lockbox by Bluetooth and you won’t need the cell service.

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.

UPCOMING MEETINGS AND EVENTS

Labor Day-Office CLOSED 09/03/18
Programs/Events Committee Meeting 09/05/18 10:00AM
R.E.D.S. Committee Meeting 09/05/18 11:30am
Membership Committee Meeting 09/10/18 9:30am
Education Committee Meeting 09/10/18 1:00pm
Forms Committee Meeting 09/11/18 11:00am
EPBR Election Day 09/11/18 8:30am
Sept REDS Luncheon 09/12/18 11:30am
PR/Webpage Committee Meeting 09/13/18 9:30am
Sentrilock Training 09/13/18 2:00pm
Code of Ethics Class 09/17/18 9:00am
Board of Directors Meeting 09/18/18 9:30am
Annual General Membership Meeting 09/19/18 5:30pm
Community Service Committee Meeting 09/20/18 9:30am
WVAR 100th Convention 09/23/18
Sentrilock Training 09/27/18 2:00pm

In order to keep your information up to date, please notify the Board Office of any change in brokerage, mailing address, email or any other information so we can update our records. Notification can be made by a simple email to jenamcdonald@epbr.net or tinafleece@epbr.net.