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April 26, 2016
Caption This Contest
2017 - 2020 Strategic Plan
Commercial Lunch & Learn
Upcoming Events & Classes
Women's Council of Realtors® Events
May Membership Meeting - CRT Labs
Live Downtown Frederick Housing Symposium
Save the Date! FUNdraiser BBQ
GRI 100 Series at FCAR
Have Fun with our "Caption This" Campaign
As part of the 2017 - 2020 Strategic Plan, FCAR Communications will be building a public-facing portion of the FCAR website. We would love your input! The above image will be the header to the new webpage. In honor of National Superhero Day, Friday, April 28th (yes, it's a thing!) we've got a fun campaign to get the ball rolling...can you "Caption This"? Share with us any words, phrases or sentences that come to mind, that describe to the public the epic value of working with a Realtor®. If your entry is chosen, you will win a gift card from the Downtown Frederick Partnership.
Click below to enter...
The New Strategic Plan
The 2017 - 2020 Strategic Plan for FCAR is finalized. Thank you to the Planning Task Force for their diligent work in preparing this plan for FCAR for the next three years. You can view the plan on the FCAR website:
Commercial Lunch & Learn
Wednesday, May 10, 11:30 - 1 pm, @FCAR
“Critical Factors in Commercial Transactions including SBA Lending”
This presentation will be on financing commercial operations with particular focus on Small Business Administration (SBA) lending and why it matters to the commercial real estate community.
Cedric Spruill, SBA Manager, Capital One Bank
Gerald Baroudi, VP, Business Finance Group
Lunch sponsored by:
John W. Spahr, Capital One Bank
R.S.V.P. by Monday, May 8
FCAR.org or call the FCAR Office, 301-663-0757
Commercial Real Estate Symposium
The MAR Commercial Alliance Committee announced that registration for the annual Commercial Symposium on Wednesday, May 3, 2017, is will close on tomorrow, Thursday, April 27.
This year's Symposium will be held at the American Visionary Arts Museum and the theme of the headline presentation is "Baltimore's Renaissance". We have assembled a panel of experts to discuss Baltimore's current and proposed commercial and infrastructure projects happening in Baltimore right now such as Port Covington and the Howard Street Tunnel.
This year's Symposium is a one day event featuring education and networking opportunities. Up to 6 hours of MD REC CE credits will be available, plus continental breakfast, lunch, and a happy hour networking event are all included. The regular registration rate is $80.
8am-9am Networking Breakfast
9am-12pm Commercial Agency
Instructor: Chuck Kasky, CEO, Maryland Association of REALTORS
(3 hours, MREC Agency-Commercial, Course #856-1604 Category H CE & DC 3 hours, MREC Agency-Commercial, Course #13212, Elective)
12pm-1pm Networking Lunch
1pm-2:30pm Baltimore's Renaissance
Moderator: Anirban Basu (1.5 hrs of MREC Course #857-1604, Category "F" - Professional Enhancement)
We have assembled a panel of experts to speak about Baltimore's current and proposed commercial projects infrastructure projects going on in Baltimore right now. The Port Covington and Howard Street Tunnel projects will be discussed. Panelists:
Mike Gill, Maryland's Secretary of Commerce
William H. Cole, IV, President & CEO, Baltimore Development Corp.
2:30pm-3:00pm Afternoon Break
3:00pm-4:30pm Legislative Update
Instructor: Bill Castelli, Esq.- Senior Vice President, Government Affairs, Maryland Association of REALTORS
(1.5 hours, MREC Course #859-1604, Category "A" - Legislative)
4:30pm-6:00pm Happy Hour Networking Reception
Upcoming Classes at FCAR
Understanding the Contract of Sale
MREC Agency - Residential
Understanding Real Estate Disclosures
How to Sell a HUD Home
MD Code of Ethics
MREC Required Supervision
Plus...GRI 100 Series
Beer Tasting @ Flying Dog
Tuesday, May 16, 2017, 4:00 p.m.
Join us for a evening of unlimited beer tasting, lite fare, games, music and tour facility! Cost: $30 (Must be 21 or older) Plenty of Parking! Sign up soon, tickets are limited.
Sponsorship Opportunities Available! Contact Nancy at firstname.lastname@example.org or Peggy at email@example.com for additional details!
SUMMARY OF 2017 REAL ESTATE LEGISLATION
The Maryland General Assembly adjourned for the year. Click below for an update on some of MAR's key issues, including: Open House Legislation and Septic Tank Requirements. Summary of Legislation
Live Downtown Housing Symposium
As you may or may not be aware, Downtown Frederick Partnership's 2020 Strategic Plan identifies Live Downtown Frederick as one of our top five goals to address. The Partnership's goal is to welcome 335 new residents to Downtown Frederick by 2020. To achieve this goal, the Partnership has hired a consultant team to look at the incentives and disincentives to developing more residences in Downtown Frederick.
This analysis along with potential policy recommendations will be presented on Friday, April 28 at the Live Downtown Frederick Housing Symposium. The event will begin with networking from 7:30 - 8AM and will be followed by the presentation as well as a speaker's panel. The link to register: https://livedowntownfrederick.eventbrite.com/
May Membership Meeting
Did you know that 27 percent of all homeowners in the United States have purchased an Internet of Things (IoT) device for their home? In 2016, 80 million smart home devices were delivered worldwide, a 64 percent increase from 2015. Smart home technology is a reality and it's only growing in use. It affects our industry and our businesses... and NAR is on top of it!
David Conroy, from the Center for REALTOR® Technology (CRT Labs) will be our guest speaker at the Membership Meeting on May 4th. CRT Labs is a research group operated by the National Association of Realtors®, with the goal of serving the REALTOR® Membership as an industry advocate, and implementation consultant and technology resource.
David Conroy will be here all the way from Chicago, so come and find out what NAR is doing to keep REALTORS® out in front of technology.
Even if you just have an hour...
FCAR is partnering with Rebuilding Together to assist a deserving homeowner (in Crestwood Village) with several home repairs during the Rebuilding Together WORK DAY on April 29th. We need volunteers to assist with one or more of the following tasks:
- Garage - patch ceiling drywall and paint, repair light on garage door opener
- Gutters - reposition front gutter away from front stoop and bury drainage pipe extension in backyard.
- Hall Bathroom - replace shower head, install tub grab handle and paint ceiling, walls and trim.
- Kitchen - paint ceiling and clean oven manually.
- Master Bedroom - stretch rug to reduce trip hazard.
If you would like to Volunteer, please contact FCAR CEO Steve Jarvis: 240-447-3599, or at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Community Service Committee BBQ FUNdraiser
Tickets are Available!
Thursday, June 8, 2017 from 5 p.m. to 10 p.m.
Tickets $40 per person
FOOD, FUN, ENTERTAINMENT AND MORE
Tickets are available now by contacting Steve Jarvis at FCAR: email@example.com or by calling 240-447- 3599. or see a member of the Community Service Committee. Tickets are limited.
Sponsors: Please contact a member Community Service Committee if you would like to sponsor or donate to this event. PROCEEDS BENEFIT THE FREDERICK COMMUNITY ACTION AGENCY
Special Entertainment - The Knight Brothers. Come see them play from 6-8p.m
GRI 100 Series Here at FCAR
Presented by the Maryland Association of Realtors®. Topics Include:
- GRI 101 - Building a Real Estate Business (No CE)
- GRI 102 - Business Development & Listing Techniques (No CE)
- *GRI 103 - MD Ethics, Flipping & Predatory Lending (3 CEC "D"), *Fair Housing & Cultural Issues (3 CEC "C")
- *GRI 104 - Basic Financing and Programs (6 CEC "F")
- GRI 105 - Home Sales and Marketing (4.5 CE "F")
- *GRI 106 - MREC Agency-Residential (3 CEC "H"), Contract Law & Anti-Trust (3 CEC "F")
*Meets MDREC Renewal Requirement
May 15, 16 and 18...May 22, 23 and 25. Sign up deadline is May 8th.
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