Pres: Barbara Osborne
Pres Elect: Mark McIlquham
Vice: Suzanne Crerar
Sec/Tre: Deane Christopolis
Past Pre: L. Chapin Fish
Directors: Craig Kahn, Gary Ostrander, Andy Myers, Maureen McFarland, David Walker Price, Christy Martino
State Directors: Debbie Dwyer, Victoria Ross, Barbara Osborne
State RVP: Anne Meczywor
MLS Pres: Jeff Rose
MLS Vice: Karen Climo
MLS Sec/Tre: Colleen Zajac
Past PRes: Andy Perenick
MLS Directors: Nate Girard, Mary Jane White, Steve Ray, Tim Lovett
Join us at the Board office for an SOS meeting for our Central County members
YPN REconnect Cocktail Hour - June 13, 2013
Join fellow realtors in South County to talk, have drinks, and share apps
June Continuing Education - June 19, 2013
Classroom style programs
Join Paula Savard and Elaine Hoff as they present a series of three classes each day, and earn all your CE credit. Take one class, take all or any combination thereof!
June Webinar - June 28, 2013
Earn two credits of Continuing Education from your favorite WiFi spot
Join Jody O'Brien as she presents Leisure Homes, Second Homes, and Age-Restricted Housing
Fair Housing, Syndication & Copyright
Issues Demand your Immediate Attention
Did you know????
Fair housing testers are actively searching REALTOR.com:
There have been many lawsuits, but the most recent fair housing lawsuit was filed by a self proclaimed "fair housing tester" who was activiely searching REALTOR.com for listing remarks that violate fair housing laws, and filed discrimination LAWSUITS against both the listing agents and broker-owners for violations found. The most recent case was interesting, to say the least. To address the seriousness of this issue, we’ve developed three simple steps that you can take to protect your company, your agents and the public:
Learn About the Issue:What promoted this notice and details about the Fair Housing, Communications Decency and Digital Copyright Acts.
There were slight modifications to the data input screen in FlexMLS when entering a new listing, giving you the option of syndicating your listings to Realtor.com, iBerkshires and/or Point2 Partners (including Zillow, Trulia, AOL and over 80 partners). This keeps syndication in the hands of the seller / agent / broker for display where it is most effective. As always, the MLS Board is studying syndication issues as they emerge and encourage you to have a conversation in your office about the pros and cons of online marketing of all types. If you haven’t read the Clariety State of Syndication report yet, there is a direct link for some great information.
It is important to us to know if you’ve received and read this information. As the broker responsible for the office, we hope that the message is coming through and we are helping to protect your best interests. Please do us a favor and reply to this message to let us know you’ve received it… and let us know if there is anything else we can do to help. We’d so appreciate that feedback!!